In a market full of vocab memorization apps, Pocket Thai Master tries to do something new: teach the language from the ground up.
Pocket Thai Master is a Thai language learning program and culture guide that takes you from zero Thai language experience up to the conversational level. Using straightforward explanations of grammar and culture, this program prepares you for life, work, and travel in Thailand!
Try the first five lessons for free today!
What will you learn with Pocket Thai Master?
• 38 Lessons: 350 pages of interactive content
• Reading Made Easy: Pronounce Thai like a native speaker by first learning the Thai script
• Culture Lessons: Highlight the differences between Thai and Western cultures with lessons that teach you how to fit in
• Professional Audio: 1000+ clear audio recordings of female and male native Thai speakers
• Interactive Quizzes: Test your understanding with fun multiple choice quizzes that change each time you take them
• Friendly and Fun Explanations: A warm tone and down to earth explanations of both grammar and culture make learning easy
• Study at Your Own Pace: Designed to be effective at whatever pace works best for you
• Always With You: Pocket Thai is anywhere that you are, no internet connection required
Read a few of the reviews:
The conversational tone of the app and sequential nature has really accelerated the learning process for me, and the supplementary educational elements concerning Thai customs, history, and other points of context show that the developer really understands that learning a new language is really inseparable from encountering a complete culture. -mmrrkk
Checked out many apps but this is the first app which really takes you through lessons step by step... easy to follow and easy to learn. -Ralf
This app is absolutely excellent. I speak 4 other languages aside from Thai, and thus far this has been one of the best overall language apps I have seen. It’s extremely thorough and written in simple, non-technical language so even absolute beginners can make sense of a very difficult language. The quizzes at the end of each lesson are great too! -Tokyo Teacher
Been in Thailand for 9 years. On and off learning Thai and this has been a great help. I feel it explained the rules to me very well and made it easier to read more! -jr7diving
Which version of Pocket Thai is right for you?
Pocket Thai Master contains 38 lessons and teaches reading, speaking, and culture. It is ideal for serious students and anyone living and/or working in Thailand for 6 months or longer.
Pocket Thai Speaking contains 22 lessons and teaches the most important aspects of speaking and culture. Ideal for travelers and some long term visitors that want to learn the basics without a major investment of their time.
Pocket Thai Reading contains 12 lessons and teaches only the Thai script. It is aimed at people that probably speak Thai already but never learned how to read the Thai alphabet and tone rules.
What Pocket Thai Master is NOT:
This is not another app made by a company that gets a list of the most common vocabulary words in 20+ languages and creates a bunch of apps with simple picture/word matching games. I spent years living in Thailand and studying Thai including reading many grammar books, creating and reviewing thousands of flashcards, and having lots of conversations with friends and acquaintances. This app contains lengthy grammar explanations and cultural nuances that other programs don't include, because their authors probably don't even speak the languages of the apps that they create.
Want More Info?
• Please email with any questions that you may have: Evan@Pocket-Thai.com
• I respond to every email that I receive and answer questions, give advice, or listen to feedback!
• More information is available on the website: Pocket-Thai.com.
This is a tiny update to fix a few bugs and update the App Store listing. Bigger updates (with more quiz questions & a new dark mode) are in development and coming soon.
Ratings and Reviews
Logical curriculum design
I was looking for an app to start to learn Thai so I could talk more to my uncle without him always having to use English when we are together. I love that the lessons start off with the writing system and the methodical pace and that the developer has written things so clearly. I find it helpful to see the expectations and have a high level explanation of what will be covered, then going into detail and explaining the logic behind things. A lot of the other other apps that I tried throw you in drilling vocabulary or alphabet without context but this app is more like a class, where you receive lectures to supplement the understanding of the language. And starting with the writing system is a huge help because there are things to read even if my vocabulary is almost nonexistent yet. I can already read my family members’ name in thai and say them properly now with the tones, and I am excited to continue learning basics even if I never become a fluent speaker I feel closer to the language now. Thank you so much for making this.
Best Thai Learning Resource I’ve Found So Far
I’m just getting started learning Thai, and this app, despite its modest trappings, has proven to be easily the most instructive, well structured, systematic, consistent, and humane approach I’ve found (short of soliciting training from actual live teachers, which I haven’t done yet).
The developer clearly put a lot of love and thought into this, and has a clear knack for structuring the learning process in a way where the systems and rules of thai are laid out consistently, and explained with both clarity and precision. The transcription system used here also makes more sense to me than any of the others i’ve encountered so far (some of the others really bear no resemblance to how the words actually sound in Thai as far as i’m concerned!).
On top of all this, the conversational tone of the app and sequential nature has really accelerated the learning process for me, and the supplementary educational elements concerning Thai customs, history, and other points of context show that the developer really understands that learning a new language is really inseparable from encountering a complete culture. All of this has been very welcome for me and has accelerated my learning process.
I don’t normally write reviews when prompted by an app, but this one was very polite in making its request. This app is not only a clear labor of love but also simply the best I’ve found so far for helping me learn Thai.
Developer Response ,
Thank you so much for the kind words and it's great to hear that you're finding the app to be effective for learning Thai! If there are any features that you'd like to see or critiques that you want to share, please don't hesitate to shoot me an email and let me know.
Great language application
This is one of the best language applications I have used. From reading Thai to speaking it, it is ordered very logically. I have used 30+ Thai language applications and this is one of the two I use daily. If you are looking to read Thai, speak Thai, learn essential vocabulary, language syntax, and about the culture, this is the best program that I have seen. It doesn’t hurt that it comes at a cheap cost. Well done!
Developer Response ,
Thank you very much for the kind review! I’m very happy to hear the positive feedback and would be happy to hear any critiques or feature requests if you have any too. Please feel free to email me if you would like to see any updates or changes. Thanks!
- Evan Winget
- 95.4 MB
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © Evan Winget
- In-App Purchases
- Unlock Lessons 6-38 $9.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.