Learn to Read Thai with Manee and Friends

One of the most popular Thai Readers for primary students for many years has been "Manee and Friends". The book has been long out of print in Thailand. When we first proposed doing this internet edition, many of our teachers were very excited as they have fond memories of these characters. We are pleased now to share this book with our foreign friends who have so graciously decided to make an attempt at learning our national language.

Please proceed to Lesson 1

Free Online Lessons for Learning to Read Thai

On the first page of each lesson, you are given an "Introduction" to new letters and words. Next, click on "Read with Teacher" where you can listen to the teacher while trying to follow the story. Finally, by clicking on "Exercises" you will be able to practise the new letters introduced for that lesson. To help you memorize the words, we have also produced flashcards and listening tests.

Choose section:

Map of Town
Vocabulary List
Listening Tests
Evaluation Tests

This book for learning Thai was originally published by The Thai Ministry of Education in October 1977. There were 23 people on the team who wrote this book, but Ratchanee Sripaiwan is regarded as being the main author. Although these days it is regarded as a classic by many Thai adults, it is now out of print and is no longer taught in schools.

This internet version was developed by the Thai Department at Sriwittayapaknam School. Our intention is to provide FREE online lessons for our foreign friends. The contents cannot be used for commercial reasons. This includes language schools who have students paying tuition fees.