Sawasdee Pee Mai = Happy New Year 2021 สวัสดีปีใหม่ 2564
2020 has been a challenging year for everyone to say the least. It has been a pleasure to continue teaching my Thai language students in the New York City area. This year will be the 16th year of me teaching private Thai lessons.
If you wish to start a Thai lesson, please include the following information.
Your purpose in learning Thai: work, family, or personal development.
Time frame: travel plan in three months? crash course? a long term goal to reconnect with distant Thai relatives?
Your previous experience in learning a foreign language.
These questions should help you think about your decision to start a Thai lesson. Thai is not an easy language to learn, but the goal to master the Thai language is attainable. I just want to make sure that you are committed to it.
I did a project with Turnstile Tours, sponsored by Thai Select USA. If you want to check out a brief lesson on how to order food in Thai and how to make Som Tum (Papaya Salad) and Larb Ped (Duck salad), please check out this program. Also, if you live in the NYC area, Som Tum Der is my favorite Thai restaurant. Here is the LINK to the program.
The trend that I have seen during the past five years or so is the surge of Thai-American adults taking Thai lessons since they might not have a chance to do so when they were younger, and they now want to reconnect with their Thai root.
Here is a new teacher review from one of my Thai-American students. Thank you, D. for your kind words.
“Titcha has been a great tutor! We began lessons in person and continued with weekly lessons during the pandemic with video meetings and it has not affected the level of engagement or enjoyment. My parents are Thai but I had never spoken or written in Thai growing up and my level of understanding Thai is limited. Titcha is very patient (especially when it comes to reading comprehension) and has been very helpful in connecting the dots for me. I have learned so much in terms of grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. She is very personable and I definitely recommend her if you are interested in learning Thai.”