I can type about 120 words a minute in English using a laptop but i’m not so sure about my Thai skills it’s probably only about 20-30 words a minute if I’m thinking about what to write. If I’m copying Thai and it’s not that difficult a text it’s probably a lot faster. The way I learned to touch Type in Thai is pretty simple first I used this website I’ll show you in a minute that helps me to feel the keys on the keyboard and then I practiced by talking to Thai people on MSN messenger.
After about 3 months of a few hours a day chatting to people on MSN you can start to get to know the Internet slang and ways to sound more “Thai” online. These days it’s not uncommon for me to get on MSN and pretend to be a guy a girl a lesbian or Tom and let people believe i’m really Thai. I just do it for fun and to practice my Thai. Sure beats reading a book!
So if you don’t already know how to read Thai but can speak it I recommend you get the book Learn the Thai alphabet this will enable you to read the alphabet within a day or two then start trying to read texts and practice typing. I don’t recommend you actually try writing Thai at all because it’s basically useless unless you want to write a love letter!
To learn how to touch Type in thai (or maybe your girlfriend wants to type in English) then I suggest you go to the following website which I used to learn to Touch Type in Thai.
There are two sections for learning to Type for English and Thai. The Thai lessons are really good and strengthen how you can Type and find the keys. It’s a free touch typing tool to learn to type in Thai.
Once you are confident and can read the lessens then you need to find some Thai people to chat too. I don’t recommend going to a Thai dating site to find these people because most of them can speak and type in English. You need someone who can’t even speak a word of English. These people can be found on Postjung.