Following AUA’s Thai writing workbook, my Thai teacher demanded that I write in perfectly formed TINY Thai. That just wasn’t going to happen. (down and up). Hi Todd. The real value of the reading and writing videos is that you get to hear the Thai alphabet and vocabulary spoken as it’s being written on the board. To test them out, I uploaded the first four Mp4 files to my iPad via iTunes and dusted off both books. This is very similar to the way questions in English will rise at the end of the sentence.
I bought the entire set from the AUA bookstore at their Ratchadamri Campus when I sat a few mind-numbing hours of their ALG classes, lol. Might want to ask there. Edit: I checked with David and the rest of the videos should be online before the Xmas holidays. I’ve recommended them to quite a few people interested in self study. There was a chapter in one of them which covered what Thais look for as far as character recognition. Help is at hand, Rice farmer in Phayao shoots assessor dead after he gave low valuation, Baht weakens, analyst advises investors to monitor market direction, Thailand praised for Covid response - quick tourism recovery expected, Biden says UK border with Ireland must be open, Experts have advice for govt on how to ‘move Thailand forward’. If you are looking for a good resource to learn Thai online, check out Learn Thai from a White Guy. Sign up for a new account in our community. I'd suggest having a look at thai-notes.com There's a reading course which covers the basics over 33 lessons. If tiny Thai grade school script isn’t your style then don’t quit – buy a ruled notebook to use instead. The videos can be downloaded in either FLV or MP4.
It also hosts a version of the FSI Thai Language Course which, whilst probably too basic for you, could provide further reading practice supported by English translation and AUA-style transcription (which can be hidden). While you're learning the names and sounds of the alphabet, we'll use a system of transliteration, where the Thai sounds are spelled out in English syllables. Started Yesterday at 07:49 AM, Copyright 2002 - 2020 Thaivisa.com You need to be a member in order to leave a comment.
Unless I’m mistaken (which I am frequently) AUA used to have and sell a set of cassette tapes of those lessons. Powered by Invision Community, Subscribe to the daily ThaiVisa newsletter to receive, Thai Reading and writing learning methods, Co-Vid lockdowns in Melbourne and restrictions not allowing us to get back to Thailand I've decided to keep myself busy by having yet another crack at learning to read and write in Thai. Hi Todd, I have the entire set as well. Seriously, if you are going the self-study route by learning to read and write Thai on your own, or if you are attending AUA’s reading and writing course, then AUA’s Reading and Writing Thai videos will be a boon for you. Lesson 26 - Basic dialog: Discussion of wedding gifts Lesson 27 - Sending a servant for a taxi Lesson 28 - Conversation with a taxi driver Lesson 29 - Going Out to Eat Lesson 31 – Looking for a place to live (1) Lesson 32 – Looking for a place to live (2) Lesson 33 – Renting a house (3) Lesson 34 – Renting a House (4) Excerpts from Campbell and Shaweevongs' Textbook. Going to counter J tomorrow at MTT, do I need a tm30 ? My classes don’t start again until January and I have been lazy lately regarding my Thai studies. The real value of the reading and writing videos is that you get to hear the Thai alphabet and vocabulary spoken as it’s being written on the board. This happens at no cost to you and helps me cover some of the expenses of running this website. I agree, learning to write Thai using the TINY lines they provide in the book is a ‘hand cramping’ exercise in futility (or at least it was for me early on). I went back and used those over-sized ‘trace over’ character sheets that Thai kids use. The books mentioned are AUA’s Reading and Writing-Text and Reading and Writing-Workbook and can be ordered through AUA or amazon.com/co.uk. I'd suggest having a look at thai-notes.com There's a reading course which covers the basics over 33 lessons. Started December 4, 2018, By By the time you finish our lessons, you will be spelling words in Thai, and will be able to see the required tones in the written words. Not sure.
What you need to know to land a job, stay long-term, and save $1000s on rent, money transfers, insurance, and utilites! Because with Thai being a tonal language, reading from books just isn’t good enough. They cover what’s needed and are absolutely great for brushing up. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Many Thai words can sound almost the same, but will have different or even opposite meanings because of a difference in tone. David Long: Following the idea of Sal Khan of Khan Academy. It's easy! Snap, taking a break from Thai studies can be a good thing (that’s the excuse I use If you don’t have the books already, I hope you won’t have any problems getting them to Australia.
Thanks in Advance. Listen to this example: Our Tone Hint Marks: Mid tone (no mark) Syllables are spoken with a steady, even tone that drops slightly lower at the end. Thank you for helping us keep this website free of annoying ads! Australia to dismiss at least 10 soldiers over Afghan killings - ABC, BOT ready to deal with strengthening baht: Arkom. You get the audio explanation in Thai and the Thai in actual script. Note my spoken is very good. The books might be getting long in the tooth but the materials are totally solid. I especially liked the Reading and Writing Books and another one called “Small Talk”; a book which has “substitution based” dialogs of commonly spoken phrases.
The first video starts on page 1 in the workbook and the textbook so I skipped past the lessons on transcription (bane of my life) and went straight to the lessons shown in the video. It gives you access to over a hundred pieces of exclusive content that help you save time and money. I imagine AUA used to have the complete set but I’ve read that they no longer do.
I realise that you can get the sound files for the AUA materials but the cost is horrific.
Timely information Cat. There are five tones in Thai, and getting the tone right is one of the most important things about speaking Thai. Thai for lovers Basic Thai for relationships.
As the explained in the video, Thai is a tonal language, which means that when Thai words are spoken, the pitch can be different for each word. Slowly I decreased the size of my written ‘font’ and now can write pretty darned small (and mostly readable) Thai. I did learn at AUa some 25 years ago however we used a phonetic system instead of the Thai Sanscript.
Though not a true alphabet, the Thai writing system consists of 44 consonants, 32 vowels, and several punctuation marks. They should be used together with the books below, and if you are not able to attend our classes, you can study on your own and meet on-line with one of our teachers. Learn how your comment data is processed. Great idea, OP. They are good resources, very inexpensive and even though they’re old, they still contain a wealth of good learning information. This website includes links to partner companies. This study application below has 5 Thai words that sound very similar to each other, except for tone.
You already know about AUA’s Thai class videos being available for free download. But if you can’t understand Thai you are still covered because the books have the explanations in English.
.. By the time you finish our lessons, you will be spelling words in Thai, and will be able to see the required tones in the written words. NOPOMPAM, September 21 in Thai language, Due to Co-Vid lockdowns in Melbourne and restrictions not allowing us to get back to Thailand I've decided to keep myself busy by having yet another crack at learning to read and write in Thai. Each lesson begins with a passage dealing with some aspect of Thai society, history, geography or culture. (even) Low tone. Please check back often for new lessons. Tod.
Lessons cover greetings, how to wai, how to make a suggestion politely, giving a snappy retort, how much money to give a beggar, dialects. And if you want to see samples of a free-form style of writing Thai, purchase Reading Thai is Fun mentioned in my post The Easy Way for Beginners to Read and Write Thai. In this lesson you will start learning the Thai alphabet. Thanks in Advance, Are you in Thailand and feeling low? TV has a Thai Language subforum. 60 Day Covid Extensions at MTT in Bangkok??
Then, tone hint marks like these are placed over the vowels to let you know which tone to use. My fingers cramped up and I grew frustrated. ThaiARC Thai alphabet and phrases (with sound). Cat, this is great! Following the passage are questions on the content of that passage. (up and down), Syllables start out a little higher than your normal voice, and rise even higher through the end, giving them a stressed high sound. Btw, I’ll be rewriting that post to include the wonderful AUA materials…. Some Thai teachers and students swear that these two books are the best for learning how to read and write Thai. So what I’m saying is that while the writing books are wonderful, don’t sweat the small stuff. I didn’t know about the videos, but do now, Thanx.
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