Yeah, I'll be teaching for a year in Suratthani and then hopefully hop around a bit (I have family in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai aside from Bangkok so they're options) but I don't know what the local population is like. I learned almost no Thai since I got here (a week ago) because my cousins all speak English and were with me the whole time >_<
Originally Posted by Bahuyuddha
Thanks, I'll check that book out. And my cousins agree, also so I can learn the unique sounds of the Thai alphabet and everything.
One thing that helped was learning to read and write Thai from the start. It will re-enforce your spoken Thai immensely, because you will find yourself automatically studying vocabulary every time you see a sign posted in Thai. Also, get a good textbook. I used one called Thai for Beginners, by Benjawan Poomsan Becker. She has an intermediate and advanced book also.
Oh snap, you rule. I'm learning to read as I type (other tab)
Here are some sites that I find useful:
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