Does anyone have any recommendation for phone apps, specific language tutors, you tube videos, tutors or other methods for learning the language ?Dodger wrote: ↑Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:58 pmI've been procrastinating about this for years, and just recently made a commitment to start the learning process (again). I purchased a Rosetta Stone Thai Language Course several years ago which has been doing nothing but gathering dust. This Course is based on a learning process by association (sound & pictures), versus the traditional ways of memorizing word-by-word which should help, and Jai has volunteered to spend one hour/day correcting the pronunciation of the words I just learned which is the biggest challenge. Anyway, I'll let you know this time next year how it went.
I haven't done much with Thai, but did start learning to count on the last trip. I would like to push on a little bit further during the next trip.
The things I noticed whilst studying another language were:
(i) If having lessons, twice a week is about 5 times better than once a week. Even if spending several hours studying between lessons, being challenged in the lesson more frequently is good.
(ii) A high quality teacher makes it so much easier.
Other than English, the only other language I currently have any proficiency in is another Western European one. For English speakers, learning European languages is much easier than Asian languages. I did spend some time on another Asian language and it's really hard work.