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by Benjawan Poomsan Becker

eBook Practical Thai Conversation epub
  • ISBN: 188752147X
  • Author: Benjawan Poomsan Becker
  • Genre: Reference
  • Subcategory: Foreign Language Study & Reference
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Paiboon Publishing (April 2005)
  • ePUB size: 1769 kb
  • FB2 size 1952 kb
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Benjawan Poomsan Becker was born in Bangkok and spent her childhood in Yasothon, a small province in Northeast Thailand. Her family is ethnic Laotian, so she grew up speaking both Thai and Lao. She graduated from Khon Kaen University in Thailand in 1990, with a .

Benjawan Poomsan Becker was born in Bangkok and spent her childhood in Yasothon, a small province in Northeast Thailand. Benjawan gained extensive experience teaching Thai to foreigners while studying for her . She now resides in Berkeley, California where she continues to write and.

Benjawan Poomsan Becker. Designed for intermediate Thai learners. This new media for learning Thai comes with a booklet and a DVD that contains nine scenes. Use it on your TV, desktop or laptop. The course is straight forward, easy to follow and compact. A must-have for all Thai learners! show more. Offers clear, easy, step-by-step instruction, building on what has beenpreviously learned. Used by many Thai temples in America. Recommended books to be studied along with Thai for Beginners are Thai for Travelers (a practical Thai phrase book) and Speak like a Thai series by the same author.

Practical Thai Conversation book. Details (if other): Cancel. Published by: Paiboon Publishing. First Published in: 2005. This engaging course book helps students practice their listening and speaking skills with the help of a DVD and workbook. While taking part in this course, students will work on tonal and pronunciation exercises, follow along with scripted dialogues related to scenes from the DVD, and practice their writing and reading skills.

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Challenges readers to read Thai and keeps their attention with interesting cultural facts about Thailand. Also helps readers expand their Thai vocabulary in a systematic way. Two CDs follow along with lessons in the book.

This new media for learning Thai comes with a booklet and a DVD (good for all regional codes). There are ten scenes. Each scene is divided into two parts. The first part is spoken at natural speed and the second part is spoken slowly so you can hear each word clearly. For the second part you can choose English, Thai or phonetic subtitles. You will enjoy watching and listening to this program and learn the Thai language in a way you have never done before. Use it on your TV, desktop or laptop. The course is straight forward, easy to follow and compact. A must-have for all Thai learners! A 45-minute DVD disc and a 65-page booklet (4.8" x 7.1") included.
Comments: (2)
Zieryn
I was so excited when I saw this product. I hit a wall in my quest to master Thai. I was not remembering as many words as I use to. I thought this was what I need to get over the hump. Once again, I was to be disappointed.

The DVD is a series of skits / conversations. They are about everyday occurrences. All skits are enacted twice: first, at regular speed; then, it is spoken slowly and clearly. It looks a little silly when they speak slowly, but I believe it will be helpful to most viewers.

The DVD is accompanied by a small booklet. The booklet starts by explaining the "Becker Transliteration System" (don't skip this section if you have never used any of Ms. Becker's' courses). Then, it shows all the conversations written in Thai, the Becker Transliteration, and the English translation of the conversations. After each conversation is the vocabulary for that skit.

The conversations are as follows:

1. Greetings and Introductions,

2. Asking for Directions and Taking a Taxi,

3. Asking for Directions II,

4. Asking for Personal Information,

5. In a Thai Restaurant,

6. On the Telephone,

7. Shopping,

8. In a Hotel,

9. Talking about Yourself,

10. Talking about Thailand

My biggest complaint about this DVD is that it is boring. Very boring. It is very hard to get through more than two conversations at one time. Moreover, the DVD can not be used very effectively without other learning resources. "Practical Thai" is great if used as a supplementary learning tool for "Thai for Beginners" and "Thai for Intermediate Learners." Though, it might be more effective (diffidently more entertaining) to watch Thai movies and television.
superstar
I really wanted to like this concept, but there are some flaws.

- The pacing is bad; sometimes the actors rush and sometimes they pause at the wrong places trying to remember their lines.
- There is a lot of background noise.
- Most of the conversations are repeats from other Paiboon publications.
- The textbook gets rather messy with Thai script, transcription, and English translation interleaved.

One bad example is where a guy is asking which bus to take and get a very hurried list of bus numbers and where to change with no pause for breath. I doubt I could have gotten that at first try even if spoken in my native language.

On the good side; after every conversation they repeat everything slowly (though occasionally the actors forget themselves) in a noise-free environment.

All in all it seems like a rather rushed production. With more attention to details, more retakes, and some fresh, interesting scripts it could be great.
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