Thai is fast becoming a very popular language to learn - whether it be because of passion or because of job seeking opportunities, it is essential to know Thai before moving over or visiting!
Thai - Beginner to advanced
Thailand Competency Test (Can only be done in Thailand)
There are 9 levels of proficiency in Thai broken down into 3 Courses:
LISTENING & SPEAKING SKILLS
In Level 1 - 3, Students will be introduced to the phonetic script, vowels, consonants and the tones of the Thai language. They will develop an extensive vocabulary and understand basic sentence structure
READING & WRITING SKILLS
Students will learn Thai reading and writing systems in Level 4 - 6. They will be able to read stories and articles concerning daily life, beliefs and culture in Thai society. They will be able to understand and exchange different points of view.
SOCIAL PROBLEM S & THAI CULTURE
Once these six basic modules have been completed, the student can sign up to take Level 7 - 8 (Social Problems) and Level 9 (Thai Culture)
The Thai Ministry of Education has established the Thai Competency Test for the purpose of testing the Thai language proficiency of non-Thai people against that of a native speaker.
This was done in order to provide opportunities for those who are interested to receive documentation of their proficiency in the Thai language.
The results of this test allow successful candidates to apply for further studies, apply for certain jobs and occupations, or operate a business, where it is necessary to use documents showing their level of proficiency in the Thai language. This is especially true for foreigners who are foreign language teachers in Thailand who must have the ability to use Thai to communicate with their students.
The Ministry of Education issues documents certifying the results of the examination for test takers that are valid for 2 years from the date the documents are issued. Certificates with the exam results are also sent to those who take the test.
Extracted from: https://ulsthai.com/thai-competency-test/ [Accessed: 21/07/2020]