Thai Lessons

Archived Q&A and Reviews

May 2002

My 12 year old want to learn to speak Thai. Any ideas for a class or private instruction? Katherine

To the parent looking for Thai Classes: How much depth do you want? The Thai temple in Berkeley on Russell off MLK has Thai classes for children and adults. The fees are quite reasonable. They also have a wonderful Sunday morning market and you can get a feast and pretend your in a Thai market for the morning. My kids used to go to the Sunday morning kids program and I'd take a newspaper and order some breakfast and just SMELL the wonderful aromas. Good luck! Lisa

Wat Mongkolratanaram (the Thai temple) next to the Berkeley South Library on Russell Street has on-going language classes. Phone is 849-3914, but your best bet is to visit during Sunday lunch (they start serving around 10 or 10:30, every Sunday, rain or shine) and speak to someone. If you like Thai food, you'll love the lunch. Stacey