Sunday, 12 February 2012

Learning Thai Takes A Back Seat

I promised my father-in-law that I would learn Thai; and that next time I visit I would speak Thai with him. That was April 2011. It is now February 2012 and I have made little progress. I'm not finding it difficult, just lacking the motivation to actually put in the time to learn.

I realise time is ticking by and that we intent to return to Thailand next year. I feel I must make a concerted effort to get past the beginner stage. I am tackling again the Thai alphabet. I hope this time to complete the course and move on to the reading, writing and active listening. I only need a couple of hours a week to get to where I want to be next year. So there is no excuse for not doing the exercises.

Monday, 23 May 2011

I'm Back!

I'm finally knuckling down and back to studying. After my last visit to Thailand last month, I promised my father-in-law that next time I visit him in Thailand I will speak Thai with him. So, something to aim for.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

New Words

I'm still at it. I've finished my revision and I'm learning new words.

-- Post From My iPod Touch

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Thai Keyboard

I was googling for a Thai keyboard when I found Frontype. I can well recommend this nifty piece of software. Within 5 minutes of me downloading the trial version, I logged on and bought the product. Not only did I find a usable Thai keyboard for my laptop (with English keyboard) but a touch-typing tutor to boot!

Back on the trail

A year of absence and I can still remember most of what I learnt. I can well recommend Pimsleur Thai. I'm on disc 3 again. We'll see how far I get this time.

Monday, 10 March 2008

No Progress

No progress so far. As reported on my other blog, I am studying a new programming language - VB.NET. With two boys to look after whilst Jeep is out at work, leaves me little time for very much else. I haven't given up though and I will persevere.

Life of a Thai Teenager

If you love Thailand then you really must visit Panrit (Gor) Daoruang's website - http://www.gorsworld.com/ . He is serving a 3 year sentence for drug possession. Please purchase his autobiography, by doing so you will be supporting his lovely daughter - Nong Grace. His website's are also a great resource for learning Thai.