When travelling, do you want to journey off the English-speaking path, meet people and speak Thai easily? If so then you need to Get Talking. Through 10 common scenarios plus culture and travel advice, you'll learn the skills for understanding and the confidence to speak Thai in just 10 days. Practise the most frequent words and expressions for: -making introductions -greeting people -taking a taxi -going shopping -ordering food -going for a meal -getting to the post office -speaking about Thai -asking where are you from -asking if you have ever been outside Bangkok? You'll progress in your understanding of naturally-paced conversations, be able to personalise the language through interactive role-plays and perfect your pronunciation to sound more natural. This absolute beginner Thai course contains an MP3 CD-ROM. You can download the audio files on this disc from your computer to your MP3 player or play it in an MP3 CD-ROM player. Also included is a handy phrasebook and a PDF coursebook for reading and writing practice. Get Talking Thai in Ten Days maps to A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages. Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
David Smyth spent several years teaching at universities in Thailand before taking up a post as Senior Lecturer in Thai at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.