Thai Phase 1, Units 1-30

Thai Phase 1, Units 1-30

Learn to Speak and Understand Thai with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442323810
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Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and reading booklet

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.

The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! Thai Phase 1, Lessons 1-30 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty, 30-minute lessons.

  •  In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more. You’ll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning level, but with near-native pronunciation skills.
  • In the next 10 lessons, you’ll build on what you’ve learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items. You’ll understand more of what you hear, and be able to participate with speech that is smoother and more confident.
  • In the final 10 lessons of Phase 1, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in the target language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.

Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30 to provide you with an introduction to reading the Thai alphabet. These lessons, which total about an hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

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Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and reading booklet

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.

The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! Thai Phase 1, Lessons 1-30 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty, 30-minute lessons.

  •  In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more. You’ll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning level, but with near-native pronunciation skills.
  • In the next 10 lessons, you’ll build on what you’ve learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items. You’ll understand more of what you hear, and be able to participate with speech that is smoother and more confident.
  • In the final 10 lessons of Phase 1, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in the target language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.

Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30 to provide you with an introduction to reading the Thai alphabet. These lessons, which total about an hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

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PimsleurThai Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.6

(based on 19 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (17)
  • It works (15)
  • Portable (12)
  • Perfects accent (9)
  • Fun (8)

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    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement (16)
    • Travel (15)
    • Business/work (8)
    • Family background/heritage (5)
    • Fun (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Traveler (12), Business person (7), Student (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    The Best but Needs Levels 2 and 3

    Pimsleur Thai is the best language course on audio CDs bar none, in my experience but the fact that after all these years Pimsleur have STILL not come out with levels 2 and 3...Read complete review

    Pimsleur Thai is the best language course on audio CDs bar none, in my experience but the fact that after all these years Pimsleur have STILL not come out with levels 2 and 3 like most of the other languages really makes it a bit of a dead end. I turned to other materials from other providers, none of whom are remotely as effective as Pimsleur system and where you learn slower, and I visit Thailand at least twice annually on my pre-retirement path. Pimsleur however is the best system when away from Land of Smiles and I have already used all 3 Japanese modules and now started the Chinese but I have lobbied them to make higher level courses 2 and 3 in Thai but stll in 2013 no sign of this happening yet. I am sure MANY people would buy these if you make them, so please put them on the urgent development list.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Yes and no

    I've been studying Pimsleur almost 2 years. I have to go to Thailand in 4 years so I am going slowly. Cracks me up when they say a "language in 10 days"....Read complete review

    I've been studying Pimsleur almost 2 years. I have to go to Thailand in 4 years so I am going slowly. Cracks me up when they say a "language in 10 days". Hilarious. The course gives a good basis of Thai. But one is nowhere near everyday conversations. One could survive those awkward first meetings for about 15 minutes but thats about it. I walk to work an hour each way and wear my headphones to listen and learn. I'd say I use it for a good 6 hours a week minimum. Its an excellent way of mastering the fundamentals of their grammar and intonations. I just wish there were a Thai II or III. This only scratches the surface. I'm married to a Thai by the way and yes she is a horrible teacher.

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    4.0

    So far, so good ...

    By Tom

    from Long Beach, CA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Haven't Tried It From My
    • Perfects Accent

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Thai Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      I like the oral-aural method of language learning, first encountered it when I trained for the Peace Corps (Thailand) in the 1960s. I anticipate another year-long stay in Thailand and am 'brushing up' on my Thai. I try to do at least one lesson per day, repeating it at least once.

      Am only up to Lesson 12 (of 30, ??) so have no final statement on its worth. Haven't tested it beyond ordering food and chatting in a Thai restaurant from time to time. I detect some words that differ from what I recall -- probably because I learned in-country Thai in the Northeast (Esaan) where dialect differs -- leans towards Laotian.

      Since I won't be going to Thailand for another year or so, I hope there will be additional lessons coming in the future.

      Not so great: Am working on telling (i.e., speaking) times right now and would like a step-by-step review, hour by hour, all at one time as it were.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Learning Thai

      By Jake

      from Virginia

      About Me Husband, In-law Of Thai Family, Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family background/Heritage
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Thai Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        I use the product on my iPhone, I turn it on each day on my way to and from work. Then I practice with my wife at home. In the past 12 years I have not progressed, but in the first thirty days with this program I feel much more confident, and my wife is really excited that I am finally learning her language.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        User Friendly

        By Cruisin

        from Virginia

        Pros

        • Easy To Understand
        • Easy to use

        Cons

        • Only Has The One Level

        Best Uses

        • While Driving

        Comments about Thai Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        I travel to Thailand for work and wanted to learn the language. The Pimsleur method is easy to use and understand. About halfway through the course I started making a few flash cards to help me remember/study sentence structure and grammar. The first level, (1-30) is very good. However, it is also very basic. I am really hoping that Pimsleur makes a level two and three so I can continue learning.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I would buy this product again and again

        By mario

        from Cyprus

        About Me Traveler

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • It Works

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about Thai Phase 1, Units 1-30:

          I loved it. I reviewed/repeated each lesson 5 times.

          But,but it is not enough. I am confident that if there were 3 or 4, 30 lesson units I would be able to survive in Thailand without any difficulty. There are so many expatriates living in Thailand now an d I am sure your investment will bear fruit. I had also covered the 4 German units. I learned a lot. I wish, however there were more.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great start to learning Thai

          By RichS

          from London, England

          About Me Student

          Pros

          • Easy to use

          Cons

          • No Advanced Level Product

          Best Uses

          • Family background/Heritage
          • Self-improvement

          Comments about Thai, Comprehensive:

          I listened to the Thai course everyday in my car on my way to work. I have picked up loads from it but now I've completed the first lesson I eargerly await the advansted levels. Please consider this I wish to continue learning with this programme. Many thanks

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