Read Thai book


Read Thai book with free audio!

The Thai script looks so foreign that it’s difficult to convince people to have a go at learning to read it.

Really though, there’s no excuse not to learn to read and write Thai. It’s so much easier than you imagine, but don’t take our word for it – give it a go and prove it to yourself!

Our Read Thai book is the result of almost 40 years of experience teaching Thai to foreigners at Patong Language School.

Whether you’re a complete beginner or an advanced speaker, this book will take you step-by-step through all the consonants, vowels, tone rules and everything else that make up this wonderful language.

We’ve left nothing out – if you complete all the lessons you’ll be able to read anything you come across accurately and  confidently.

The book itself contains all the materials to learn to read, while the free online materials offer audio (by a native Thai speaker), writing guide and writing practice sheets.

Give it a go – we know you won’t regret it!

  • step-by-step progress
  • simple explanations throughout
  • lots of example vocabulary and sentences
  • online audio for the entire book
  • writing guide
  • writing practice sheet downloads

Our easy-to-follow Read Thai book was fully revised and updated in August 2021.

Available as PDF download or hard-copy, A4, spiral bound, card cover of 136 pages. Clear plastic protection sheet to front cover.

Suitable for guided study and self-study.

Read Thai introduces consonants and vowels gradually, thereby building your knowledge of the alphabet in manageable steps.

This is the most complete guide to reading Thai; it covers everything from tone rules, consonant clusters, odd characters, punctuation, to oddities and more!

Follow the link in the book to log on to our website with free audio of the entire book. Perfect for self-study or practising alone after a lesson with your Thai teacher.

Weight0.25 kg
Dimensions30 × 21 × 1 cm



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Hard copy, PDF download