Learning the lingo!

Friday, 30 November 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 48 By  Hillary

Dear Hillary,

I have been transferred to Thailand by my company for the next two years.  I am a native English speaker, and so far I find the Thai language very difficult, to almost well-nigh impossible.  What is the best way to learn the lingo?  I see there are quite a few “language schools”, but I get the feeling they are just out to rip me off with their high fees.  I want to converse with my lady friend a little better.  Some suggestions please.

Len

Dear Len the linguist,

I can’t recommend one language school above the others, as I haven’t needed to go to one myself.  The larger ones are fairly reputable I am told, Petal.  The best way, I am told, is ‘immersion’ where you go somewhere where nobody speaks your language and you have to learn Thai, just the same as a small child picks up Thai.  Three year olds have a good command of the language, after all.  This might be difficult for you if you are employed down here, so you might have to sign up for lessons.  There is another method, called ‘pillow talk’ where your lady friend teaches you, but again, I am not offering!

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3 comments

  • Comment Link Tuesday, 04 December 2012 19:19 posted by Thaibe

    I can help you learn Thai !just ask it's free

  • Comment Link Monday, 03 December 2012 22:40 posted by Kamel Hyder

    Be a cunning linguist and get a cheap language CD on 2nd road.

  • Comment Link Saturday, 01 December 2012 04:03 posted by marc

    Use the bar girl farang dictionary...it has all you need to know!

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