I am playing with the Thai alphabet and reading a little now. I think Stickman is dead on about learning to read and write Thai. It will make the language process so much easier.
I was disciplined and would study for an hour a day after work, Monday to Friday. I never missed an hour! I cleared a desk in a spare room, set it up, and studied there. I had meticulous study habits and making it a routine worked well for me. Missing a day would be like a gym freak missing a day of exercise.
If you are having a difficult time getting the Thai alphabet into your head, then consider using Damian’s 60 Min Thai Alphabet first.
Were you learning another language at the same time as Thai?
I am not a programmer. 25 years ago I could write some code in BASIC, but that is about it.
What were your reasons for learning Thai?
It is though all about finding what works for you and to his credit, Stickman studied his brain off. Great interview w/ a infamous web personality 😉
My mind keeps changing with each interview on the best way to tackle Thai, I’m convinced after reading this that learning to read and write is the best way once again. Have you got a good link for downloading and printing some Thai alphabet flashcards because my efforts so far keep leading me nowhere on that score.
I guess you could say that I was a student of the Thai language from late 1997 until late 2000, so a period of about three years, although really, from early ’98 to early 2000 there was little actual study done, other than engaging Thais in conversation and improving my language skills through conversation and use of the language on a daily basis. That was a period of very slow development for me.
Name: Stickman Nationality: New Zealander Age range: 30-40 Sex: Male Location: Bangkok Profession: Webmaster Website: StickmanBangkok.com What is your Thai…