Beverly Hills Lingual Institute
Beverly Hills Lingual Institute
Beverly Hills Lingual Institute
Beverly Hills Lingual Institute

Learn Thai
at the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute

Did you know? The khao pad American served in Thailand is rarely found in American Thai restaurants. The rice is fried with ketchup or tomato sauce, and might be mixed with raisins and peas. It is served with some combination of fried chicken, bacon, hot dogs, ham, and croutons. Apparently, it was created during the Vietnam War when many Americans were stationed in Thailand, and the dish went on to become Thai comfort food.

Thai is spoken by around sixty million people worldwide. The vast majority of Thai speakers reside in Thailand and the countries that border it, such as Laos and Burma. Thai television programs are received and understood in neighboring Laos, where the national language is closely related to Thai.

Your best choice to learn Thai in Los Angeles is the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute. Our faculty and courses are proven, effective, and extremely popular with residents of the Los Angeles area.

Meet Your Thai Teachers

Chertchai | Thai teacher


Thai teacher
@ BH Lingual
for 23 years

The best part about living in Los Angeles is...
I've lived in different areas of Los Angeles, like Westwood, North Hollywood, Whittier and others for many years. No matter where I have lived, I've always found interesting things in the area around me, especially ethnic foods. There are so many things that have surprised me. I like to explore new cuisine. That is the best aspect of life in Los Angeles.

Recommend a place to visit where Thai is the native language, and tell us why you like it.
To experience the Thai culture and language, one can go to Hollywood area, on Hollywood Blvd. between Western Ave. and Normandie Ave. It is called Thai Town. There are many Thai business establishments such as Thai restaurants, Thai markets, book stores, massage parlors and much more. Here you will find a variety of authentic Thai foods and desserts. So check it out.

What Thai film or musical artist do you recommend students watch or listen to?
There are a few Thai movies that I like and would like to recommend to anyone who want to watch Thai movie. The names are 'Beautiful Boxer' and 'Ong Bark.' These are a little old movie but they are fun to watch. The 'Beautiful Boxer' is based on a true story of a Thai boxer who wanted to become a women. The 'Ong Bark' is an action movie with an interesting story. See them for yourself.

What most surprises your students about Thai?
Many English-speaking people think that Thai language would be very difficult to learn. However, many of my students find it not as difficult as they thought. The Thai grammar is simpler than that of English and other languages.

What one thing would you like your students to know about you?
I enjoy many outdoor activities like hiking, cycling, camping and more. I would like to enjoy these activities with my students as well. So I'd be very happy if any of my students would like to join me.

Learn [LANGUAGE] in Los Angeles

Learn Thai in Los Angeles

The Beverly Hills Lingual Institute is the premier Thai language school in Los Angeles, fostering a dedicated student body and a rich, supportive atmosphere for learning Thai.

We offer Thai classes for all levels of students, and take pride in providing L.A.'s premier Thai instruction, with highly educated, native-speaking Thai teachers and university texts.

Thai language tutors are also available for private instruction and corporate programs.

Schedule | Thai Language Classes

We offer a comprehensive schedule of Thai language classes in Los Angeles. The classes scheduled reflect our current students' needs and the anticipated requirements of new students.

Current Term
Fall II 2018
Next Term
New Year 2019
Mon 29 Oct
Sat 22 Dec
Mon 07 Jan
Sat 02 Mar
Beg I
Tue 7:35 PM
$295 / term
Beg I
Tue 7:35 PM

All regularly scheduled classes meet once a week for 80 minutes during each eight-week term.

If your level and preferred time is not shown, please call.

We often add Beginner's classes after the schedule is published in order to accommodate demand.

Private classes

We also offer semi-private Thai classes or private Thai lessons for any level of Thai. Please write us or call (323) 651-5000 to schedule your private class.

Why Learn Thai?

Learn [LANGUAGE] in Los Angeles

Thailand is an exciting, beautiful, exotic country, with scenery ranging from breathtaking mountains and rain forests, to gorgeous sandy beaches.

If you can read Thai, you'll recognize some Lao and Cambodian letters, and you'll find that knowledge of the Thai script gives you a major advantage when learning to read Lao and Cambodian.

Learning a language can change your life.

Knowing how to say at least a few words in another language will break the ice at any business meeting, and will certainly make your vacation more pleasant.

You may also want to get in touch with your heritage by learning some of the language that your ancestors spoke. Language is a particularly good bridge in this regard, as it can often be a guide to the ways in which different cultures express not only ideas, but emotions. By exposing you to every aspect of the human condition, language allows you to study the past, understand the present, and ponder the future.

The Beverly Hills Lingual Institute invites you to learn Thai at our award-winning school, where we are proud to offer Thai and more than 35 other languages.

Our language school hires and retains exceptional Thai teachers, eager to share their knowledge and love for their native land and the Thai language.

Our attractive location, on-site parking and schedule all combine to facilitate your Thai courses.

Read what our students say about us - and come experience the best Thai courses in Los Angeles.

Why a Classroom Instead of an On-Line Course?

Clearly there are those who have been successful using on-line courses.

However, we have found that most students who are serious about learning Thai do better in a classroom setting with native-speaking teachers, using college-level texts.

The best way to discover a new language is to immerse yourself in it. Listen to the way it sounds, concentrate on the pronunciation, and look at how it is written. Above all, speak it. By listening and repeating, you'll enter a new world of ideas and peoples. A word spoken between ten and twenty times is remembered more readily than a word seeen fifty to one hundred times.

Being surrounded by others who are interested in the Thai language and culture will reinforce your interest and motivation. Learning together, with shared commitment, creates a pleasant and exciting education experience. As we're often told, acquiring a language through immersion really does feel like magic!

Research has shown time and time again that motivation is a crucial part of learner progress, and that the establishment of clear goals from the beginning will contribute to your success.

  • Regularly scheduled Thai classes

  • Accountability from your teacher and the class

  • Individual attention to your learning style

  • Interaction with teacher and classmates

  • Continuity of teaching method at all levels

  • Stay with your classmates as you progress

More About Thai

Thai is a tonal language, with five tones: mid, low, high, falling, and rising. The learner needs to get used to recognizing the pitch of a word. For some, hearing and producing different tones comes easily; for others, it takes more time and practice.

Learning a new script always presents a challenge, but most find the Thai script easier to grasp than they might have been led to expect.

Word order in Thai is similar to English. Basic grammar is easier than in European languages, because there are no verb or noun endings.

Language Classes at the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute

The Beverly Hills Lingual Institute offers the most comprehensive selection of language classes in the Los Angeles area.

Classes are held at our facility located at 8383 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 250 in Beverly Hills, California.

Most of our 80-minute classes are scheduled during the evening with the first session running from 6:00 to 7:20 pm, and the second session running from 7:35 to 8:55 pm.

Some classes are also offered during the day. See the schedule for a complete list of all classes.

We all speak one.
Some of us speak several.
A few of us know dozens.

Languages are a staple of everyday life, a necessity for getting by in the world and communicating with each other. They can help you get jobs, help you enjoy another country and culture - and even get you out of trouble.

Choose a language and begin to enjoy the extraordinary benefit of being bilingual or multilingual.

Private Classes

Some students prefer private lessons instead of a scheduled class, or occasionally take private classes to augment their existing, scheduled group course. Private classes are tailored to specific needs, and can be useful if a student's language knowledge is uneven, if a more intensified study program is needed, or if scheduling and privacy is a concern.

With our large staff of native speakers, we can schedule private lessons in most languages.

Private lessons are available in packages of eight, 80-minute sessions; or, if you are enrolled in a group class, your private lesson can be scheduled individually.

Alternative Programs

The majority of our scheduled language classes are designed for adult students who want to learn another language. We also offer the following alternative programs.

English | Accent Reduction

Classes evaluate the student's problem areas and focus on exercises designed to target and remedy those areas. Our Accent Reduction course focuses on pronunciation, stress, enunciation, diction, tonality, musicality, syntax, and articulation, through vowel and consonant exercises, work chants, tongue twisters, and readings. Individual attention is given to each student's area of difficulty.

English | Native Speaker

These classes are for those who grew up speaking English but want to improve and refine their English. Designed to give you the critical edge in English communication, they target grammar, spelling, and pronunciation.

Little Linguals

Designed for children aged 6 – 11, our "Little Lingual" classes meet once a week during the afternoon for one hour. Class content includes Alphabet, Songs, Games, Practical Words and Phrases, and Basic Dialogue. Children aged 12 and above can join our regularly scheduled adult classes.

These exciting classes are geared to get an early start on language learning while helping children enjoy and appreciate a different culture. This is the best time for them to learn a foreign language. The younger the learner, the better they are at mimicking new sounds and adopting pronunciation. The brain is open to new sounds and patterns in preadolescence.

Young children have the luxury of taking in a new language naturally. A child's brain is like a sponge, soaking up new vocabulary, sentence structure, words stress, pronunciation, and everything that makes up language quickly, easily - and, most importantly, without explicit grammatical instruction.

When you're an adult, learning a new language takes a bit more effort!

Young children have time to learn through play-like activities. Language lessons can be informal. Children's minds are not yet cluttered with facts to be stored and tested. Before children become self-conscious, they can try out their newly acquired languages without fear of embarrassment.

Children who grow up learning about languages develop empathy for others and a curiosity for different cultures and ideas. They're better prepared to take their place in a global society. In later years, career opportunities increase for those with additional languages to offer.

Studies by Harvard University confirm that learning additional languages increases critical thinking skills, creativity and flexibility of the mind in young children. Moreover, pupils who learn a foreign language outscore their non-foreign-language-learning peers in standardized verbal and math tests, indicating that learning additional language is a cognitive - and not just linguistic - activity. The brain, like any muscle, functions better with exercise. Learning a language involves memorizing rules and vocabulary, which helps strengthen that mental muscle.

Travel Classes

Our Travel Classes are designed for those who are planning a trip and want to get more out of their travel experience. These classes are held twice a week for one month. They are language classes focused on travel conversation, pronunciation, and culture.

Translating and Interpreting

With a roster of over eighty native-speaking teachers in over 30 different languages, the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute has the expertise to address many translating and interpreting challenges. This is a highly customized service. Please contact us to discuss your translating or interpreting requirements.