Thai, Conversational

Thai, Conversational

Learn to Speak and Understand Thai with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 16
  • ISBN: 9780743551229
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Description

Includes 16 lessons on 8 CDs

Standard Thai, the dialect taught in the Pimsleur course, is also known as Central Thai or Siamese, and it is the official language of Thailand. Sometimes called the Bangkok Dialect, it is spoken by about 25 million people.

Thai, Conversational

  • Sixteen 30-minute lessons of spoken Thai language instruction. These sixteen lessons are the same as the first sixteen lesson of Pimsleur's 30-Unit Comprehensive Program.
  • Each lesson includes an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures and includes practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons.
  • Essential grammar and vocabulary. Topics include: greetings, numbers, meals, shopping, telling time, scheduling activities, and asking and giving directions.
  • No mindless repetition! Converse with native speakers in natural (and useful!) conversations.
    Easy, fast, fun and effective language acquisition.
  • Completely Audio - anytime, anywhere. No computer necessary! Unlike expensive software programs which tie learners to a computer, Pimsleur courses are available in CD or mp3 format to meet your needs.
Pimsleur® equals success. Just one 30-minute lesson a day gets you speaking and understanding like no other program.

Description

Includes 16 lessons on 8 CDs

Standard Thai, the dialect taught in the Pimsleur course, is also known as Central Thai or Siamese, and it is the official language of Thailand. Sometimes called the Bangkok Dialect, it is spoken by about 25 million people.

Thai, Conversational

  • Sixteen 30-minute lessons of spoken Thai language instruction. These sixteen lessons are the same as the first sixteen lesson of Pimsleur's 30-Unit Comprehensive Program.
  • Each lesson includes an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures and includes practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons.
  • Essential grammar and vocabulary. Topics include: greetings, numbers, meals, shopping, telling time, scheduling activities, and asking and giving directions.
  • No mindless repetition! Converse with native speakers in natural (and useful!) conversations.
    Easy, fast, fun and effective language acquisition.
  • Completely Audio - anytime, anywhere. No computer necessary! Unlike expensive software programs which tie learners to a computer, Pimsleur courses are available in CD or mp3 format to meet your needs.
Pimsleur® equals success. Just one 30-minute lesson a day gets you speaking and understanding like no other program.

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4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

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  • Easy to use (3)
  • It works (3)

Cons

  • Time commitment (3)

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (5)
  • Business/work (3)
  • Fun (3)
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4.0

Not for kids

By Nabead of Hawaii

from honolulu, hawaii

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Pros

    Cons

    • Time commitment
    • Too Fast

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Family background/Heritage
    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Thai, Conversational:

    I bought this for my daughters 7 and 9 years old, while the lessons were nicely done, the course failed to hold their attention. I learned to speak Thai in a similar fashion, listening to tapes of native Thai speakers and memorizing phrases. Maybe we'll try again when they are older.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    The best learning tool on the market

    By Eric

    from Ft Walton Beach, FL

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    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

    • No writing component

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Thai, Conversational:

    I have used Pimsleurs to learn many times before. This makes my 4th language. I have tried everything else and nothing is as easy and effective as your product. It is worth every penny. The only reason it only got four and not five stars is that it could explain sentence structure a little more and not leave it to the user to decipher the placement of the words in the sentence as much. All in all it is a wonderful learning tool. Thank you

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    scratching the surface

    By adamskiinasia

    from Okayama City, Japan

    About Me Business person

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Perfects Accent

    Cons

    • Only Beginner Level

    Best Uses

    • Family background/Heritage
    • Self-improvement

    Comments about Thai, Conversational:

    I am married to a Thai but she's a horrible teacher. I have finished 27 of 30 lessons and feel I'm not that far along. I have studied it carefully and methodically over 2 years (not 10 days he he) It works well by giving me a great basis for the language but it only scratches the surface. Just wish there was a follow up. A Thai 2 or Thai 3.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Thai, Conversational - It works~!

    By joefish

    from los angeles, ca

    About Me Traveler

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    Pros

    • It Works

    Cons

    • Time commitment

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement

    Comments about Thai, Conversational:

    I am onto the 5th lesson so far and the method really works. I am actually learning to speak thai! I will stick with the complete series of Cds and likely buy the advanced set once I am finished with the first set. Thanks pimsleur!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sawadeee kha!

    By never2old

    from San Diego CA

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    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Time commitment

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Thai, Conversational:

    I started the Thai course in preparation for a trip to Thailand and possible work stay next year. I have used the Pimsleur Japanese so was familiar with the technique. I have been listening to the Thai CDs while driving which isn't the best for road safety! I've had to shut off the CD to focus on driving. So I'm going through the CDs relatively slowly but more thoroughly. If you have the time and luxury to use the CDs as recommended (1/2 hour at a time AT HOME) then I'm sure you will progress faster than I do.

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