Thai for Beginners has ratings and 8 reviews. Joe said: I am finding this book very useful, but it gets confusing because it and another book I have. When it comes to all things Thai language, Benjawan Poomsan Becker (Paiboon Publishing) is an amazing powerhorse. I do not know where. It is an undisputed fact that Benjawan Poomsan Becker of Paiboon Overview: Thai for Beginners teaches speaking, listening, reading and.
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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Thai for Beginners by Benjawan Poomsan Becker. An easy to use Thai language textbook designed for either self-study or classroom use.
Teaches all four language skills speaking, listening when used in conjunction with the cassette tapesreading and writing. Offers clear, easy, step-by-step instruction, building on what has beenpreviously learned.
Used by many Thai temples in America. Recommended books to be studied An easy to use Thai language textbook designed for either self-study or classroom use. Recommended books to be studied along with Thai for Beginners are Thai for Travelers a practical Thai phrase book and Speak like a Thai series by the same author.
Thai for Beginners by Benjawan Poomsan Becker
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I only wish the written lessons were more detailed.
Also I don’t like the fact that the alphabet is chopped up into so many different lessons. Just put it in one section of the book, don’t chop it up!
I am learning this language still so I am only half way through, but I know enough. Useful, could be better organized. Sep 11, Ferenc rated it it was ok. For learning Thai script and vocabulary this book is excellent, but for learning grammar it is not that good: So you have to learn the grammar by reading phrases over and over again until the grammatical structures stick in your head. After a while this becomes a boring way to memorize grammar, exercises do not just have a functional purpose they also vary your learning experience.
So if you are a self-learner be aware that learning grammar from this book is li For learning Thai script and vocabulary this book is excellent, but for learning grammar it is not that good: Poomsaan if you are a self-learner be aware that learning grammar from this book is like learning grammar from a graded reader or henjawan phrasebook.
I am not new to this approach, but to those who haven’t done it before the lack of detailed explanations could be frustrating. I think this book is ideally used in a class where a teacher can explain the grammar in more detail and can give you grammar exercises to do, for self-learners with higher ambitions I think Smyth’s TY book is much better because it covers the script AND explains the grammar.
If you still prefer to use Becker’s book I highly recommend that you complement it with Moore’s ‘Colloquial Thai’ to get a good coverage of the grammar. Apr 14, Tam Tam rated it really liked it Recommends it for: For those wanting to learn Thai, this is a great book to start with.
I had to use it for my Thai class and I thought it was great and actually learned how to read Thai using it. It’s a hard language to learn with all the different tones, but I think the book taught it well enough. Jul 15, Emma rated it it was ok Shelves: However, I did not find it helpful. After 4 lessons, I am switching to a different textbook.
Thai for Beginners – Paiboon Publishing
Other than loads of vocabulary and vocab exercises, the book provides little else. There are no grammar lessons, sentence explanations, or writing and reading practice. I also agree with the other review that the alphabet lessons are too spread out. I appreciate that this text does not romanize from the start, but what is the point if the alphabet is so spread out? As a self-study tool, this source is incomplete and insufficient.
As poomssn self-study aid, I see becket with the vocab practice. Sep 03, Aaron added it. This is probably the most widely book used for beginners. It offers a basic introduction.
Compared to other books for learning Thai, it is slightly above average. I would highly recommend the 3-way electronic dictionary produced by Paiboon with the computer work by Chris Pirazi. Thai for Beginners is mediocre, but priced reasonably. As finished with this book as I am going to be finished with this poomsam in Year One.
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A great resource for learning how to read and write and getting a feel for basic sentence structure. I didn’t have the CD, which I imagine, of course, would help with cadence and pronunciation. Feb 23, Mark rated it it was amazing Shelves: If you want to learn Thai I think becked with the Audio CDs is probably the best tool I have found. Learn to speak, read, and write in Thai Apr 03, Tragic Comedyn added it. Ryan M rated it it was amazing Pomosan 23, Sarah rated it it was amazing May 27, Lori Thomas rated it it was amazing Oct 25, Martin Khamphoukeo rated it liked it Jan 08, Paul Thompson rated it really liked it May 13, Sergejs rated it thwi it Apr 02, Jennie rated it liked it Nov 06, Mi Sandy rated it did not like it Apr 11, Per rated it really liked it Sep 16, Tilopa rated it really liked it Feb 27, Tone Hoeft rated it it was amazing Jun 28, Darling Darlingthailand rated it really liked it Oct 10, Wendy Casker rated it liked it May 23, Sarah Ngaothong rated it really liked it Apr beccker, Karisa Blake rated it it was amazing Oct 24, Eugene Gorny rated it it was amazing Jul 30, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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