Thai Language and Culture


Aims and objectives 

Thai Language can inspire and motivate children and is a unique way through which all children can communicate. It is a vehicle for personal expression, and it can play an important part in the personal development of people. Thai Language reflects the culture and society we live in, and so the teaching and learning of Thai Language enables children to better understand the world that they live in. Thai Language plays an important part in helping children to feel part of the community. We provide opportunities for all BSB children to develop the skills, to appreciate a wide variety of Thai Cultural experiences.

Events: Thai Language and Culture plays a large part of education in BSB and this is reflected in our school’s annual events: Songkran, Loy Krathong, International Day. 

Our objectives in the teaching of Thai are: 

to provide the full Thai curriculum to Thai nationals;

to explore Thai language and culture;

to show how music is produced by a variety of instruments;

to teach how Thai is structured and written down;

to teach basic spoken and written language and Thai Culture to non-Thai

All children in BSB learn Thai from Early Years to Year 6.

Teaching and learning style 

At BSB British International Primary School, we make Thai language an enjoyable learning experience. We encourage children to participate in a variety of Thai cultural experiences through which we aim to build up the confidence of all children. Our teaching focuses on developing the children's ability to speak, read, write and understand Thai. We teach them to listen to and appreciate different forms of Thai music. As children get older, we expect them to maintain their concentration for longer. We teach them the disciplined skills of spoken and written Thai.  

We recognise that in all classes, children have a wide range of abilities and so we seek to provide suitable learning opportunities for all children by matching the challenge of the task to the ability of the child.