Private Thai lessons in NYC

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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.

  1. Your purpose in learning Thai: work, family, or personal development.
  2. Time frame: travel plan in three months? crash course? a long term goal to reconnect with distant Thai relatives?
  3. 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.

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Thai Graffiti artist: Alex Face

Chinatown, New York City

A Man in Saffron Robes by Maitree Limpichart

A friend of mine Stephen Landau did a wonderful job translating this Thai masterpiece, A Man in Saffron Robes, a work by Maitree Limpichart.

Please check out reviews here.

The book review appeared in Journal of Siam Society.

As I wrote here, literary translation requires so much brain power to engage in such creative endeavor. I don’t believe that many Thai works are translated into English. Landau’s work is definitely a good place to start your collection.

A Man in Saffron Robes