Learn Thai with The Pimsleur Method

Speak Thai like a native!

It’s now possible to speak and understand a foreign language effortlessly. The world-famous Pimsleur Method™ combines well-established research, most-useful vocabulary and a completely intuitive process to get you speaking right from the first day. All Pimsleur® courses feature real-world context and flexible vocabulary enabling you to learn your new language in a fluid, natural way. It’s the simplest way to start speaking a new language today.

Standard Thai, the dialect taught in the Pimsleur course, is also known as Central Thai or Siamese, and it is the official language of Thailand. Sometimes called the Bangkok Dialect, it is spoken by about 25 million people. Learn Thai today with Pimsleur. READ MORE »

Try a Free Lesson

Customer Reviews

Here’s what other customers have had to say about Thai Phase 1, Units 1-30. If you have anything to share about your experience with a Pimsleur title, please go to the page for that title and write a review.

Reviews for Thai Phase 1, Units 1-30

Learn more about this product

REVIEWS SUMMARY

by PowerReviews
PimsleurThai Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (14)
  • It works (14)
  • Portable (11)
  • Fun (7)
  • Perfects accent (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement (14)
    • Travel (13)
    • Business/work (8)
    • Family background/heritage (4)
    • Fun (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Traveler (11), Business person (7), Student (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    The Best but Needs Levels 2 and 3

    Pimsleur Thai is the best language course on audio CDs bar none, in my experience but the fact that after all these years Pimsleur have STILL not come out with levels 2 and 3...Read complete review

    Pimsleur Thai is the best language course on audio CDs bar none, in my experience but the fact that after all these years Pimsleur have STILL not come out with levels 2 and 3 like most of the other languages really makes it a bit of a dead end. I turned to other materials from other providers, none of whom are remotely as effective as Pimsleur system and where you learn slower, and I visit Thailand at least twice annually on my pre-retirement path. Pimsleur however is the best system when away from Land of Smiles and I have already used all 3 Japanese modules and now started the Chinese but I have lobbied them to make higher level courses 2 and 3 in Thai but stll in 2013 no sign of this happening yet. I am sure MANY people would buy these if you make them, so please put them on the urgent development list.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Yes and no

    I've been studying Pimsleur almost 2 years. I have to go to Thailand in 4 years so I am going slowly. Cracks me up when they say a "language in 10 days"....Read complete review

    I've been studying Pimsleur almost 2 years. I have to go to Thailand in 4 years so I am going slowly. Cracks me up when they say a "language in 10 days". Hilarious. The course gives a good basis of Thai. But one is nowhere near everyday conversations. One could survive those awkward first meetings for about 15 minutes but thats about it. I walk to work an hour each way and wear my headphones to listen and learn. I'd say I use it for a good 6 hours a week minimum. Its an excellent way of mastering the fundamentals of their grammar and intonations. I just wish there were a Thai II or III. This only scratches the surface. I'm married to a Thai by the way and yes she is a horrible teacher.

    Reviewed by 16 customers

    Sort by

    Displaying reviews 1-5

    Back to top

    Previous | Next »

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again and again

    By mario

    from Cyprus

    About Me Traveler

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • It Works

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Thai Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      I loved it. I reviewed/repeated each lesson 5 times.

      But,but it is not enough. I am confident that if there were 3 or 4, 30 lesson units I would be able to survive in Thailand without any difficulty. There are so many expatriates living in Thailand now an d I am sure your investment will bear fruit. I had also covered the 4 German units. I learned a lot. I wish, however there were more.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great start to learning Thai

      By RichS

      from London, England

      About Me Student

      Pros

      • Easy to use

      Cons

      • No Advanced Level Product

      Best Uses

      • Family background/Heritage
      • Self-improvement

      Comments about Thai, Comprehensive:

      I listened to the Thai course everyday in my car on my way to work. I have picked up loads from it but now I've completed the first lesson I eargerly await the advansted levels. Please consider this I wish to continue learning with this programme. Many thanks

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      want more

      By Mimi

      from Switzerland

      About Me Business person, Traveler

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • It Works
      • Native Speakers
      • Perfects Accent
      • Portable
      • Whole Sentences

      Cons

      • Expensive
      • Not Enough Lessons
      • Not The Vocabulary I Need
      • No writing component

      Best Uses

      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Thai, Comprehensive:

      My mother tongue is German. I've taken French, Italian, English and Thai lessons in language schools as well as self-practice courses. I wish I had a program like Pimsleur before.
      Especially with Thai as a tonal language the program was very helpful for me. You can listen to it again and again, wherever you are. With these 30 lessons I've learned a basic vocabulary. But 30 lessons are far not enough to communicate with Thai people. So I'm looking forward to the next 90 lessons.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      So far so good!

      By Shes Birdie

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Business person, Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Fun
      • It Works
      • Portable

      Cons

      • Too Fast

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Thai Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      Really like the format and progression. Being 48yo picking it up is very difficult. I go through each lesson 3-4 time before moving on. It's slow going but I feel what I'm learning is taking pretty well. Almost to a point that I'm brave enough to try talking to Thai people here locally. I've tried other systems and this one by far is more effective for me and much more convenient.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very helpful and easy to follow

      By Dan

      from Norwalk, CT

      About Me Business person, Student, Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • It Works
      • Perfects Accent
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business/Work
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Thai Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        The Thai learning program is very helpful, practical, and easy to follow. I have been learning Thai for about five years now and wish this was the first learning program I tried. It breaks down how the tones should sound and it teaches in a way that you learn and retain the information.

        Displaying reviews 1-5

        Back to top

        Previous | Next »