There are some basic Thai words on this website as well as a brief view of the Thai language. There are a number of Thai languages schools if you are moving to Thailand. Somehting to think about when retirement comes. See more details here.
Thai Retirement Visa
You will see the requirements for the Thai retirement visa for Thailand. This is also known as the Thai O-A Visa at the Embassy. The process can become complicated. See more details about the visa process on this website here.
90 Day Reporting
If you have a retirement visa or a marriage visa then you need to check with Thai immigration every 90 days. Before you leave Thailand you also need a re-entry permit. These are explained on this website here.
If you are going to retire then you can rent or buy the property you are going to be living in. If you decide to buy property then speak to a property or real estate lawyer in Thailand today. See more details here.
There are a number of places to retire in Thailand. If you like neon signs then Pattaya is a good start. Rural country life and Chiang Mai looks much better. There is also Hua Hin and Bangkok as a retirement location. See the options here.
Moving and retiring in Thailand can be difficult if you have never lived in Thailand before. There are a number of issues from property to medical aid. There is also locations and visas. See the issues listed here.