Do you know what the biggest gripe new learners have with getting to grips with Thai is?
There Is No SINGLE SYSTEM to Take an Absolute Beginner With Thai Language Through to Being Able to Read Thai
(Until now, that is.)
Hi, Duangta here...
Yes, learners have told me that not having a single system to learn Thai is the biggest hassle and the biggest cause of time wasting that they face.
There are other problems, of course. Things such as fear of using the language (the embarrassment of saying the wrong thing and looking stupid), not having enough time, and all of those.
Some, like Sandy, said that "the Thai language was intimidating" (until she met our program, that is. You can read what she said, in full, later on).
But with Thai, a single system is the one that bugs many.
If you're new to Thai then you might well ask what it is and
Why Is It Such Hassle?
Well, it's all to do with Thai script and the way it's translated into English.
You see, Thai is a tonal language and there's no easy way to incorporate tone when we write it in English.
And because the powers-that-be can't agree on a single, recognised system, quite a few systems have sprung up.
12 of them, in fact. (Yep, 12.)
No-one Can Agree on Which of the 12 Transliteration Systems In Use In Thailand Is Best and That's Why There's So Much Confusion Between Books, Videos, etc.
So when you pick one book up, it might use 1 system, which you need to spend time learning...
...and then, when you watch a video or pick up another book, they'll use another different system.
And it's annoying. Very annoying, especially when the advice or teaching conflicts with what's been said in the 'other' system (it happens, believe me).
Because then you're stuck.
"I must say that the resources that you have created are the best that I've found to learn the Thai script because all the necessary knowledge is in one place and these resources, I feel, are based on the student's needs to learn; to learn Thai without the hassles of jargon. LTYGA and your online application are to the point. I like that a lot."
How do you find out which one's right?
Or maybe they're both wrong?
(I'll tell you now that some transliteration systems can't even agree on the sounds some consonants and vowels make).
- slow you down.
- confuse you.
- make you consider giving up (and many learners do).
Let's face it, when the sun's shining outside and it's a toss-up between having a frosty iced drink on your patio and listening to the birds or spending time trying to work out which system's right and which one's wrong, then where's your motivation going to be?
Yep, every single time.
Life's just too damn short for that nonsense.
And that's the problem.
- You don't need distractions
- You don't need confusion
- You don't want hassle, and
- You don't want your time wasted
"I was at the point where I was ready to give up learning Thai and then I found your website. I’ve been sceptical about other books as I haven’t gotten anywhere with them and they seem to just confuse things.
You make it sound easy and logical and it’s filled a lot of gaps the others left."
Because that's what we're talking about.
It's Not Only Too Much Hassle, But It's Also An Utter Time Waste
I mean, no-one in their right mind is going to go down the route of learning all these different systems.
Systems which are only there until you get good enough to read Thai script.
Because after that you'll never need transliterated Thai again. Ever.
(Unless you're a Thai language teacher that is. No Thai is going to know what you're on about.)
So the logical answer is to learn 1 system (and 1 system alone)...
...and use that to get you to where you want to be: speaking, reading, and writing Thai.
Makes sense, right?
"I have received Thai books from Thai friends in Thailand that are honestly a collection of hard to understand jargon that instead of starting with the basics, bombard one with so much information that should be reserved for the middle stages of language learning instead of the beginning (or maybe I have a personal problem when it comes to dry material...). Maybe, those books follow the 'if you want to learn how to swim quickly, you have to be thrown in the deep end of the pool' philosophy.
Or maybe I have received technical books, a bad batch to begin learning Thai with. They had no clear direction... "
Because the Longer You Spend Learning Different Transliteration Systems, The More Time, Energy, and Money You'll Waste
The thing was, there was no alternative before...
Authors wrote a book, maybe stretched it to 2, and that was it.
So you could only get so far.
Like I said, many learners gave up long before that.
You have to put the effort in to learning a language - it won't happen automatically. But when the very material you're using is adding to the confusion, then it's more aggro than it's worth.
And, when you realise that it's actually a hindrance and is running you ragged, then the system isn't fit for purpose and it's time to get rid of it.
(And many do).
But with a proven single system, you know:
- It's all you will ever need - we designed our system to solve the single biggest problem that Thai language learners face. This means that you don't have to waste time looking for other learning material to supplement what we teach (especially when some of the material out these is plain wrong!)
- It'll save you so much time - for the same reason. 1 system means you don't waste time flitting from book to book learning garbage that to all intents is useless once you can read Thai (Rest-assured, we have different ways to help you learn the Thai alphabet. You will be amazed at how easy it is. Then, once you've mastered that, we then teach you how to read Thai.)
- It will save money - our system is end-to-end: from absolute beginner through to reading Thai script (yes, Thai sentences). We have up-to-date material which takes advantage of the latest technology to help you and guarantee your success
- It will eliminate your confusion - we researched our system extensively to ensure that it's 100% correct. Now there's no longer any chance for baffling and conflicting advice which distracts you from your goal to speak, read, and write Thai
- It will remove any 'foreign language fear' you might have - this is something that all learners face (to some extent). No-one likes to make mistakes, but it's from mistakes that we learn. But, when you know our teaching and your learning is the best, then it wipes that fear off the map.
- It will boost your confidence - making your entire stay in the Kingdom the most memorable it can be. Thais love to hear foreigners speak Thai and this will boost your confidence like you wouldn't believe (and when you can read Thai... it's a whole new ball-game! And we will teach you to read Thai: here's what Emiliusz wrote:
“Well, I agree that your app and those posts are like a speed-of-light catalyst in terms teaching one the Thai script and reading it within literally two days (in my experience) which I find extraordinary."
(The posts Emiliusz refers to were later compiled into our How To Read Thai book.)
Orville said, "Suddenly I was looking at Thai writing and beginning to see some of the words forming ... fantastic!! This has been a brilliant start for me..."
- It will improve your social circle - speaking another language is guaranteed to improve your social life. Many people don't want to make the effort. But, by learning Thai you're broadcasting to everyone that you are willing to and want to make friends.
- It will enrich your life - we never stop learning and learning Thai, opening up your social circle, and making the effort, will enrich your life like never before.
- And so much more.
We want you to reap these rewards soonest.
And these are the very reasons why we created our unique system.