Learn how to spell Thai! …with a method that picks up where other programs have left off. Floating Market focuses on teaching you the sounds of the Thai alphabet. It also helps you memorize many of the components of Thai in a quick fashion. Instead of reading from a book packed with transliteration, you are exposed to the consonant and vowel sounds continuously, along with an essential vocabulary containing over a thousand words. Each audio example contains both Male and Female native speakers. The app also contains in-depth details about each challenge, which cover what is being studied, along with real-world advice from a “Falang” who has studied Thai as a second language.

SKILL LEVEL: students of 3 months to intermediate level students.

The setting of the app is the world famous "Floating Market", near Bangkok, Thailand. It is a busy market where people buy food, fruit, tchotchkes, and anything else, in boats! The famous canal is packed with characters, boats, and great food. It is a great place to use your newfound language skills to barter for goods.

When you are practicing vocabulary with Floating Market, you drag tiles onto a passing boat! You are given a word, and it is up to you to spell it correctly, with the set of characters in your canoe. With each example, you increase your vocabulary and ability to phonically sound the language. As you continue through the levels, you begin to understand how the different characters sound as they are put together, increasing your ability to read, spell, write and ultimately think - in Thai.

It should be noted that this is not a one-stop shop for learning Thai. Learning from several methods is always best no matter what the subject. This app is intended to supplement the serious student’s goal of learning the language. This is not a phrasebook that blasts through the most common words, although most common words are covered. This is a patent-pending solution that breaks through the barrier - of just “knowing a few words” - into knowing the nuances of Thai script.

What's New

Version 1.0.4

iOS 10 Compliance

Ratings and Reviews

Worth it


I thought three bucks might be too much, but I took a chance and this app is definitely worth it. The developers obviously put a lot of time into this. They somehow managed to make a spelling app fun. This should be good if you want to improve your Thai reading, spelling and vocabulary.

Great app!

Sooth central

Floating Market goes into detail with many words, easy to use, informative articles, great graphics and audio! Turn the sound up!

Really impressive

Cris Stauffer

The best way to learn Thai is by learning to read it and this is by far the best app. My only request is it would be awesome to allow custom lists!


Art of communication, Inc.
74.6 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2014 Art Of Communication, Inc


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