TPA Thai Language Proficiency Test


What is the Thai Language Proficiency Test

The Thai Language Proficiency Test is hosted by Technology Promotion Association (Thailand-Japan). The test’s objective is to evaluate students’ abilities in Thai. The test will not result in "pass" or "fail", but will indicate the test taker’s level (beginner, elementary, intermediate, advanced, or proficient).

*The test paper should be completely written in Thai.


Level Definitions

1 Beginner Those who are at the beginner level are able to read and write Thai, and are able to understand basic vocabulary and grammar. They can also create short sentences about their daily life situations.
2 Elementary Those who are at the elementary level are able to read and write Thai fluently, and understand daily life vocabulary and grammar well. They also have good listening comprehension and are able to communicate in daily life situations.
3 Intermediate Those who are at the intermediate level are able to understand complicated sentences, and are able to communicate properly. They can understand Thai articles about general topics in newspapers or magazines, and also are able to use of Thai at the workplace.
4 Advanced Those who are at the advanced level are able to understand more complicated sentences than intermediate level sentences. They can read, listen, and understand content about economics, politics, and social issues in newspapers, magazines, T.V., or radio channels. They can also use Thai confidently at the workplace and are able to live in Thailand without language problems.
5 Proficient Those who are at the proficient level are able to use Thai as proficiently as Thai people in all skill areas.

Testing and Results Notification

2020 TPA TLPT dates and test location
Test Dates and Time: 1st Test Sunday, March 15
2nd Test Sunday, October 18
Time 10:00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.
Test Location: School of Language and Culture (2nd floor)
Technology Promotion Association (Thailand-Japan)
5-7 Sukhumvit Road, Soi 29, Klongtoey Nua, Vadhana, Bangkok 10110
Office Hours
Monday-Friday 08:00 – 19:00, Saturday-Sunday 08:00 – 16:00
Tel. 0-2258-0320-5, 0-2259-9160 ext. 1640-2 Fax 0-2662-1019
Technology Promotion Association (Thailand-Japan), Sukhumvit 29

Test Registration Process


Sample Questions

Test Instructions and Example


Certificate Issuance

The test will not result in "pass" or "fail", but will indicate the test taker’s level (beginner, elementary, intermediate, advanced, or proficient). The exam results will be delivered at the address specified in the application.