The official language of Thailand is Thai. Tai-Kadai family is credited for the origin of this language. Thai language gets recognized as one of the ancient languages in South East Asia and East Asia which is still spoken by 60 million people in the Southeast Asian region. Linguistically, Thai language is quite similar with the language used in Laos, northern Vietnam, Myanmar or eastern Burma and Yunnan.
English is the second language in Thailand and it is taught in public schools and universities. This is why Thailand offers amazing scope to the ESL teachers who are opting for the teach and travel project of American TESOL Institute. English is also spoken and understood in Bangkok. Thai people also use other languages like Chinese, Lao, Malay and Mon- Khmer along with some regional dialects like Southern Thai, Phuan, Thai Dam and Shan. Nyaw is another prominent language in Thailand which is used in the provinces of Nakhon Phanom, Northeast Thai regions, Sakhon Nakhon and Udon Thani.
Interestingly, 32 vowels and 44 consonants make up Thai language. The Thai script was first introduced by King Rham Khamhaeng in 1283. Later on it was enriched and developed by Sanskrit. The grammar rule used in Thai language is pretty simpler compared to the one used in western languages. The pronunciation of Thai language depends highly on your tonal pitch. Some words are to be used in a definite pitch to convey the expression. Thai is thus quite similar to Chinese in its monosyllabic tonal feature. Thai languages are known to manipulate five basic tones like low, mild, falling, high and rising. These tones are responsible for the change of interpretation in case of each and every syllable.