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by ReubenA
Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: General Thai Language
Topic: Learning Plateaus
Replies: 5
Views: 7055

Re: Learning Plateaus

People hit a wall when they stop pushing themselves. Read harder things, watch harder things, push your conversations towards more complicated things. If you're constantly doing that then I can't see how you would hit a wall. Tod, I read your article and the second wall you talk about just comes fro...
by ReubenA
Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: Learning more than one language at once?
Replies: 12
Views: 13613

Re: Learning more than one language at once?

Since starting this thread I started learning a bit of Mandarin and stopped, deciding to pick it up again later. I feel like I'd have to way slow down my Thai study if I were to take up another language. My plan is essentially get my vocabulary to a strong level in Thai, and then pick another langua...
by ReubenA
Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:43 am
Forum: What Does This Mean | Translation
Topic: ซะงั้น
Replies: 1
Views: 8933

ซะงั้น

ซะงั้น

I'm not sure if this is slang or what.. but I've had friends say it and then try to explain but I still have no idea what it means nor where/how to use it.

Anyone?
by ReubenA
Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:35 am
Forum: General Thai Language
Topic: Learning to type in Thai
Replies: 5
Views: 7226

Re: Learning to type in Thai

I feel the most important thing is having a good motivation to do it. I learnt entirely through Facebook / Line chats with friends. Those typing trainers bore me after 5 minutes... but I can easily spend hours talking to people online.
by ReubenA
Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: General Thai Language
Topic: Learning efficiently vs. learning quickly
Replies: 5
Views: 7176

Re: Learning efficiently vs. learning quickly

Regarding the words you remember, but don't use (or use frequently): 1). Can you produce them with little to no forethought if the situation demands it 2). Can you understand them right away if someone says them to you I'm asking, because I believe there is a difference between being able to recogn...
by ReubenA
Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:15 am
Forum: Member Introduction
Topic: Hello, here is Bernard in Chiang Mai
Replies: 2
Views: 5310

Re: Hello, here is Bernard in Chiang Mai

I'm fairly introverted too at times, so I can relate to that. Speaking is my weakest skill for sure. For me typing helps and seems to transfer over fairly well into speaking. But really it's all about practice and finding a way to get enough! I'm sure you already know that, though :) Regardless, wel...
by ReubenA
Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:13 am
Forum: General Thai Language
Topic: Take a break.
Replies: 1
Views: 1627

Take a break.

I tend to go through very on and off periods of studying. 1-2 months of VERY intense study.. filling as much time as I can with Thai.. then I take time off for a week or two. I find that every time I take that week break from Thai I almost always come back stronger. If you're getting burnt out / fee...
by ReubenA
Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:09 am
Forum: General Thai Language
Topic: Learning Tones
Replies: 4
Views: 6591

Learning Tones

Both pronunciation and understanding. How did you do it? For me I ask my ex girlfriend to sit down with me as I endlessly pronounced กา ก๋า ก่า etc. until I had them right. Then I'd randomly quiz her on which one I was saying to make sure I had it correct and could produce it when I wanted. Hearing ...
by ReubenA
Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:01 am
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: If not Thai, what language?
Replies: 10
Views: 12233

Re: If not Thai, what language?

I have plans to learn Spanish after I'm more satisfied with my Thai. Like ILikeThai mentioned, I learnt Thai because I'm living in Thailand so I'd probably follow the native language of where I'm living.
by ReubenA
Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:57 am
Forum: General Thai Language
Topic: Methods of learning - Speak, Read, Write first?
Replies: 4
Views: 6874

Re: Methods of learning - Speak, Read, Write first?

I don't think one should come 'first' as I think they all should be done simultaneously. But in the beginner to intermediate stages I think comprehension and vocab acquisition (reading and listening) should be given precedence over output for a few reasons: 1. You need to understand a lot more than ...