Speak Thai Volume 1 is an essential book and DVD language learning solution that teaches you to speak practical conversational Thai with the correct pronunciation and tones. It contains highly relevant phrases and vocabulary, fascinating insight into the language and culture, and humorous pictures that illustrate language / cultural points. It also features helpful check your learning exercises, and has an extensive English -Thai glossary which all help you learn Thai. The PAL dual layer DVD is region free.
Teaches everything you need to know to speak Thai successfully
Speak Thai Volume 1 is ideal for absolute beginners and for those who know some Thai but wish to improve their pronunciation skills. It will also benefit anyone wishing to broaden their Thai conversational abilities within highly relevant everyday situations.You learn:
Language foundations and grammar
Key phrases and words
Speaking and listening skills
Correct pronunciation and tones
Insight into language and culture
The book provides the knowledge and insight into the language framework and usage, whilst the 3 hour DVD teaches the correct pronunciation and tones of all the Thai words and phrases in the book. Together with the dedicated chapter on pronunciation and the focus on how to say and hear tones, it is the most effective way of learning the correct pronunciation and tone of Thai words.
The book content and lessons are designed to keep learners motivated from start to finish by means of highly relevant content, interesting language and culture insight, photographic backdrops on all audio visual material showing fascinating aspects of Thai life, and humorous illustrations.
Click on the contents page images below to see just how much relevant Thai language the book and 3 hour DVD covers:
Designed with you in mind - to maximise your learning success
People wishing to start learning Thai often don't really know the key things to look for when buying a learn Thai language course and often end up buying unwisely. Through his own experiences of learning to speak ThaiRichard Charleshas developed the Learn Speak Thai system of learning Thai that guarantees you to learn Thai quickly and successfully. Below are some of the unique features that help you learn Thai more effectively:
The ‘See, hear, speak’ audio visual learning system teaches the correct pronunciation and tones of all words and phrases that appear in the course. You seethe word or phrase, hear the word or phrase spoken clearly by a native Thai speaker, and then speak the word or phrase replicating the pronunciation and tones.
All Learn Speak Thai courses use a high quality audio by a native Thai speaker to ensure you clearly hear the pronunciation and tone of all words and phrases. The speed of speech is slightly slower than normal so that you hear clearly how to say each word in a phrase.
Audio visual slideshows (with photographic backgrounds that show the special way of life in Thailand) allow you to focus on word pronunciation and sentence constructions.
The courses have an intuitive, easy to read phonetic transliteration system that accurately show how a word has to be spoken (rather than using needlessly complicated ‘scholarly' or inferior phonetic systems that actually hamper learning). How a word reads is how to say it. You spend your time learning Thai rather than learning to read and say a new Romanized alphabet.
Prominent word tone graphic symbols are used that enable you to clearly see what the tone of a word is (in contrast with other courses that have tiny unclear symbols or no symbols at all).
The course uses a word colour coding system that instantly shows what a word in a phrase means.
The course gives literal meanings of Thai compound words. This increases your understanding of the Thai word making it easier to remember, rapidly expands your Thai vocabulary and gives you helpful insight into how Thai words are composed.
Lessons feature practical Thai words and phrases that you will hear and speak in your everyday interactions with Thai people. We know that this is the best preparation for you to have meaningful and successful conversations. What you learn you can readily use, and this not only encourages you to speak Thai at every opportunity, it gives you the confidence to speak across a wider range of situations using the language knowledge you have learnt.
The course has a dedicated chapter teaching pronunciationof unfamiliar, difficult to say Thai start consonants, short and long vowel sounds. There is a focus on teaching you to hear and speak Thai tones correctly throughout the course (a key aspect of successful Thai speaking neglected by other Thai language courses).
The course has highly focused chapter content that ensures you have the knowledge and range of necessary vocabulary to speak and understand Thai in the situations featured. The chapter content also provides you with the grammar and language know-how for you to speak confidently across a whole range of other everyday conversation situations.
Lessons teach in an easy, accessible, non-technical way all the essential grammar you need to know to speak Thai successfully. Grammar is taught in focused sections whilst other aspects of language are highlighted and explained as they appear in the lesson content. What you learn provides the building blocks for a lifetime of successful Thai speaking.
Each chapter has check your learning exercises that help you learn lesson content fast.
Humorous illustrations of lesson content to keep the learning fun.
The course gives helpful insight into aspects of Thai culture, values and social etiquette necessary for you to interact with Thai people showing the appropriate levels of politeness and respect.
There is an extensive English - Thai word glossary at the back of book.
The course provides the scope to teach your Thai partner English. All words and phrases, whether English or Thai, have audio making it very easy for a Thai person to learn how to say any Thai word or phrase in English.
Quite simply, there is no other Thai learning package on the market that approaches teaching you Thai in the same way and gets you speaking Thai quicker.
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