Problems for Thai Learners

Problems for Thai Learners of English

There are many problems in learning English and some of these problems are specific for Thai (or Asian) learners, whereas others are problems for all learners.

As I teach English in Thailand and this website is about learning English in Bangkok, I will concentrate on the more Thai specific problems.

Problems Types

There are basically two types of problems: Grammar and Pronunciation.


English grammar differs from Thai grammar in several ways. For example: In English the adjective comes before the noun, whereas in Thai it comes after the noun. So we say “A beautiful girl” not as some Thai beginners would say “A girl beautiful.”

Grammatical problems will be listed here.


Some sounds that exist in the English language are not found in Thai and are difficult for Thai learners. I will post some of these problems here:


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