The pandemic has been a challenging 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 17th 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.
Thank you for reading this message.
Current availability: I will start taking on new students in February 2023. Thank you for your interest.
I have been a fan of Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, a Thai director for awhile now. In particular, I appreciate his dark humor and how his films make me ponder about life. His best works include Heart Attack (2015) and Happy Old Year (2019). His films and characters just linger, long after the final credit.
The good news is his latest film Fast and Feel Love will be showing at Lincoln Center on July 15, 2022 as a part of the New York Asian Film Festival. This is how to get a ticket: LINK to Lincoln Center Calendar.
I was listening to an episode on learning “your parents’ language” on NPR’s Life Kit and it provided an accurate depiction of what heritage learners might expect when they learn their parents’ language. One notable thing from the episode was not to be easily sold to the idea of learning a language quickly as many language learning products might claim, but as a heritage learner, focus on your strengths. Many of my Thai heritage learners can understand spoken Thai, but they cannot seem to put sentences together. Focus on the fact that you understand spoken Thai and use that to build your linguistic repertoire. If you want to listen to the episode in full, here is the LINK.