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Gawd, am I late with this post, or what? I have no real excuse except for a back-to-back life, and playing catch up to that back-to-back life. How’s that? Weak… I know… I know…
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In February, Hugh Leong had two great posts for learning Thai: Thai Language Thai Culture: A House is a Home and Thai Language Thai Culture: How Many Rainy Seasons are You?
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Also in February, two new series were added. First up, Tod Daniel’s informative Thai Language Schools in Bangkok, where Tod outlines the benefits of Language Express. The second arrival, by yours truly, is Getting By With Learning Thai, where Greg Jorgensen promises, well… you’ll have to read it to see.
A third series hosted by Luke Cassady-Dorion was added in March but until I get around to it, here’s Luke’s interview Successful Thai Language Learner: Luke Cassady-Dorion. Pretty grand, yes?
February: Who’s talking about learning Thai…
Julien: Diary of a Crazy Farang (no longer online)
Today I’m going to feature a recent find, ‘Diary of a Crazy Farang’. It’s written by Julian, a Frenchman with his eye on things Thai. A chunk of Thai bloggers are taking time out so it’s good timing. Julien’s aim? To be ‘fluent in Thai in 6 months’. Going great guns, Julien started out with the ‘Manee readers’ at the end of January and then switched to ‘Assimil’ in Feb. From my reckoning, there are three months to go before the end of his six month challenge. Stay tuned.
Andrej: Bakunin Learns Thai (no longer online)
When I visit Andrej’s site I put aside plenty of time to digest what he and those commenting have to say. In both Feb posts, Andrej discusses extensive reading (a decent subject to chew on): What to expect from extensive reading and Is extensive reading a good way to acquire new vocabulary?
Sadly, Anothai Dara’s YouTube account has been disconnected due to copyright infringement. There is worth in what Anothai Dara was contributing to the learning Thai community but YouTube drew a line and that was that.
Brett Whiteside: Learn Thai from a White Guy
Hamish focused on school kids with When I Grow Up I Don’t Want to be Corrupt – Pt 1 and When I Grow Up I Don’t Want to be Corrupt – Pt 2. Again touching on Thailand’s youth is
A Rose by Any Other Name – Valentine’s Day Special. And like Brett, Hamish has a liking for Longdo, only he’s going for Longdo’s iPhone app version.
Josh Sagar: Learning Thai, now Let’s Talk Thai
Josh’s title says it all: Stop Thinking and Learning in English! I wish I could, I wish I could 😉
Kaewmala: Thai Woman Talks – Language, Politics & Love
The eloquent Kaewmala has three wonderful posts for Valentines Day: Thai Women, Me and the Monkey’s Uncle—Valentine’s Scrooge Edition and How to Call Your Sweetheart in Thai—Late Valentine’s Edition and Thai Particles of Endearment. All three posts are bookmark quality, for sure.
Palmisano: Thai Blog
More chatty posts have started to appear on Thai Blog so please check them out. But as my aim is to share mostly about the Thai language, here you go: If you say it enough times, it becomes the truth and How to use the Thai word Laew and You can do it, you haven’t done it, and you have got it.
Richard Barrow: Using the iPhone in Thailand (no longer online)
The Thai learning iPhone app market has started to slow down but Richard still managed to find two new additions: ‘Learn Thai for Free on the iPhone’ and ‘Google Translate for iPhone’. I tried Google Translate and while there is no denying that the potential is there, but for now it only works sometimes.
Sarawan: The Parent Vine Thailand (no longer online)
Sarawan’s excellent post about taxi safety went live on March 1st but I’m posting it in February edition because I’m running late… and… and… and I’ve got a mention 🙂 Be sure to stop by to find out ‘everything you wanted to know about kids and taxi safety in Thailand…but were afraid to ask’.
Terry Fredrickson and Jon Fernquest: Bangkok Post, Learning From News
For February I chose posts that made me smile: First transgender flight attendants and Bike lanes for Bangkok? and Discount buying. And just because I have an interest I included Thai traditional massage.
Podcasts about learning Thai…
Bangkok Podcast: Thai Language Series
Fitting for February (Valentines and all that stuff), Bangkok Podcast interviewed the lovely Kaewmala from Thai Sex Talk.
YouTube channels about learning Thai…
Adjima Thaitrong: Learn Thai with Mod, fun & easy!
Sweet Adjima has a few tips for the guys/gals in Learn Thai – How to ask someone out (Shall we…?)
Bloggers who sometimes tweet more than they blog…
Bloggers who bounce between twitter and blogging:
Who’s doing all that Thai twittering…
The (mostly) complete Thai twitter list:
Note: The full list of both twitter people and bloggers can be found here: Thai Language Bloggers. Again, let me know if anyone is missing.
Until March (coming real soon!) enjoy…