2011 Lao Summer School

2011 Summer School Thai Language classes start soon


SUNDAYS – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Beginning June 5th 2011 thru October 30th 2011


SUNDAYS – 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Beginning July 10th 2011 thru October 30th 2011

Registration forms for these both of these classes are at the temple.

For additional information regarding either class, please email mwaldo@succeed.net, subject, "Thai Language Class"

Wat Sacramento Buddhavanaram
2011 Summer School — Adult Thai Language Class

The Adult Thai language class studies vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and reading, along with Thai culture, literature, songs and the Buddhist religion.

Class lessons work well for beginning through advanced students. All students study together with extra phonics lessons for new students to be sure pronunciation is correct.

The different student levels work together for better results and understanding, and more fun.

Students also benefit from taking the lessons home and studying on their own. For questions about the weekly lessons, I can be reached by email to assist your learning.

All skill levels are welcome. There are many students who have been in the class for two to three years who help newer students adapt and begin to learn. They readily come back every year to review and polish their Thai skills and they really add to the entire class experience.

We have a very open, friendly classroom with lots of opportunity to learn. We all share knowledge, experiences, and food as friends.

Our class is held outdoors, under a roofed cover without walls, creating a realistic Thai atmosphere. Summer mornings are usually cool to mild, while afternoons can be hot. Dress in layers, keeping in mind the need for modesty at a Buddhist temple.

Registration forms are available at the temple. You can show up on the first day (June 5th, at 10:00 AM), see what we have to offer, and complete your application forms then.

Ajarn Nonglug Waldorff
อาจารย์นงลักษณ์ สงวนศิษย์ วอลดอรฟ

Thai Language Classes at Wat Sacramento

In the Summer of 2008, Wat Sacramento began offering Thai language and culture classes during the summer months from July through September. This year classes are being offered again.

The free, two-hour to four-hour classes start promptly at 10:00 A.M. every Sunday.

These weekly classes in Thai Language for both children and adults recall the style and atmosphere of Thailand.

Our children's courses focus on speaking Thai while also emphasizing the culture that makes Thailand such a unique place.

The Adult Thai language program, consisting of detailed Thai language sessions for students of all levels, provides an excellent opportunity to begin exploring Thai or strengthen existing language skills.

Wat Sacramento is also honored to have highly qualified instructors for both Thai dancing and the Kim, a percusive string instrument where the strings are struck with two special sticks. The kim is a very popular instrument with Thai students. Availability of Thai Dance and kim classes depend on student interest and instructor availability.

Our classes have been popular for the past three years and we are anxious to begin again this year. An image gallery from previous years is available [ GALLERY ] if you'd like to see our activities through the past years.

If you are interested in attending any of these classes next year, please contact the Abbot of Wat Sacramento at (916) 925-1579.