Speak Isaan Thai Volume 1 is an essential book and DVD language learning solution that teaches you to speak practical conversational Isaan Thai (Isan Thai / Esan Thai / Esaan Thai / Eesaan Thai / Lao 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 - Isaan Thai glossary. The PAL dual layer DVD is region free.
Teaches everything you need to know to speak Thai successfully
Speak Isaan Thai Volume 1 is ideal for absolute beginners and for those who know some Isaan Thai but wish to improve their pronunciation skills. It will also benefit anyone wishing to broaden their Isaan Thai conversational abilities within highly relevant everyday situations. It teaches:
Isaan Thai language foundations and grammar
Correct Isaan Thai pronunciation
Key Isaan Thai phrases and words
Isaan Thai speaking and listening skills
In-depth language and cultural insight
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 Isaan 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 Isaan 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.
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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 learn Thai quickly and successfully. Unique features that help you learn Isaan Thai more effectively:
The ‘See, hear, speak’ audio visual learning system that 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 Isaan Thai speaker, and then speak the word or phrase replicating the pronunciation and tones.
The course has high quality audio spoken by native Isaan 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.
Audi visual slideshows (with photographic backgrounds that show the special way of life in Thailand) allow you to focus on word pronunciation and sentence constructions.
An intuitive, easy to read phonetic transliteration system that accurately show how a word can 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 yor time learning Isaan Thai rather than learning how to read and say a new Romanized alphabet.
Use prominant word tone graphic symbols that enable you to clearly see what the tone of a word is (in contrast to other learn Thai courses that either have tiny unclear symbols or no symbols at all).
A word colour coding system that instantly shows what each word in a phrase means.
Literal meanings of Isaan Thai compound words are given. This increases your understanding of the Isaan Thai word making it easier to remember, rapidly expands your Isaan Thai vocabulary and gives you helpful insight into how Isaan Thai words are composed.
Lessons feature practical Isaan Thai words and phrases that you will hear and speak in your everyday interactions with Isaan 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 Isaan Thai at every opportunity, it gives you the confidence to speak across a wider range of situations using the language knowledge you have learnt.
A complete chapter teaching Isaan Thai pronunciationof unfamiliar, difficult to say Thai start consonants, short and long vowel sounds. There is a focus on teaching you to hear and speak Isaan 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 depth of knowledge and vocabulary range necessary to speak and understand Isaan Thai in the situations featured. The chapter content also provides you with the language know-how to speak confidently across a whole range of other everyday conversation situations.
All the essential grammar you need to know to speak Isaan Thai successfully taught in an easy, accessible, non-technical way. Grammar is taught in focused sections within the course and also throughout the course aspects of langiage are highlighted and explained as they crop up in the lesson content. What you learn provides the building blocks for a lifetime of successful Isaan Thai speaking.
Chapters have effective check your learning exercises that help you learn lesson content fast.
Humorous illustrations of lesson content help keep the learning fun.
Helpful insight into aspects of Thai culture, values and social etiquette necessary for you to interact with Isaan people showing the appropriate levels of politeness and respect are given.
There is an extensive English - Isaan Thai word glossary at the back of book.
The course gives the scope to teach your Isaan partner English. All words and phrases, whether English or Isaan Thai, have audio making it very easy for an Isaan person to learn how to say any Isaan Thai word or phrase in English.
Quite simply, there is no other learning package on the market that approaches teaching you Isaan Thai in the same way and gets you speaking Isaan Thai quicker.
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