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Thai Language and Culture for Beginners

ภาษาและวัฒนธรรมไทย
สำหรับผู้เริ่มเรียน

A Beginning Thai Language Course Book set

by

Yuphaphann Hoonchamlong      

About the Course Book | Sample pages and Lesson | Review (in JSEALT)
Book Information and Price | About the Author | Companion Workbook (In Preparation)

About the Course Book


Thai Language and Culture for Beginners aims to provide a basic foundation for conversational Standard Thai for beginning learners. It focuses on developing the learners’ listening and speaking skills.

Designed primarily for use in a Thai as a Foreign Language class in U.S. universities, this course book uses a proficiency-based approach to learning Thai and covers the daily real life topics and situations that a student might encounter.

Each volume set consists of:
  Coursebook   
      Companion Audio/Video CD (in mp3 and mpeg formats)
      Companion Dialog Video clips DVD (NTSC format)

The Thai Language and Culture for Beginners coursebook set (Book 1 and Book 2) consists of 31 lessons and appendix sections providing samples of songs and poems of Thailand, as well as an index to structural patterns introduced in the text and a vocabulary index in both Thai to English and English to Thai order, providing both IPA transcription and Thai script.

The accompanying audio-CD provides the reading of the terms and expressions introduced in each lesson. The video-DVD provides video-clips of the enactment of the contextualized dialogs as audio-visual samples of language usage.

   

Sample pages and lesson
                  

   Book Preface        
                     Table of Content: Book 1          Table of Content: Book 2             
                     Thai Sound System Introduction         
                      Lesson 1     with sample Audio files (mp3 [1 MB])   
                                          and sample dialog video clips [7 MB]

                       Sample Index pages (English-Thai and Thai-English)    

Additional Book information

Thai Language and Culture for Beginners Books are now "print-on-demand" books and no longer include DVD/CD inserts.
Companion audio visual files for this edition of TLCB books are available online at the following site;
http://bit.ly/TLCB-Resources

Book 1

  Paperback, 295 pages, Dimension 7.25 x 10.25 inches,
  ISBN: 978-974-7512-25-0, Published in August 2007
List price $40
Addendum Book1

Book 2

  Paperback, 195 pages, Dimension 7.25 x 10.25 inches,
  ISBN: 978-974-7512-26-7, Published in August 2007
List price $40
Addendum Book2

                 

The following versions of video-DVDs are also available. Contact  directly.
              Dialog DVD with Thai Subtitle
              Dialog DVD with English Subtitle

Also available are Thai Alphabet T-shirts with Thai at University Hawaii logo, available in L and XL. $8.00 plus shipping. Contact to order.

 

About the author

Yuphaphann Hoonchamlong is Associate Professor of Thai and Coordinator of the Thai Language Program at the University of Hawai'i-Manoa. She taught Thai Linguistics for more than ten years at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand, and since 1984 she has had extensive experience teaching Thai as a foreign language at various U.S. universities. She has been teaching Thai at the University of Hawai'i since 2001.

For more information about her and her academic works, follow this link.

In Progress

Thai Language and Culture for Beginners Workbook
       The "beta version" of interactive multimedia "activities" for some units of Book 1 are now available on-line. Please follow "Activities" link HERE.

This is an ongoing project and we continue to add new materials and update/enhance existing materials with new technology.

Please consider making a donation to the following account to support us in maintaining, updating and developing additional materials. 

UH Foundation (UHM Thai Program Account Number 127-0550-4), Click here for donation information