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nembleton    0

Thanks a lot for all that information. I will definitely look at that school as Chiang mai looks very interesting. :o

Thanks also for all that Thai vocabulary. Do you feel that you can exchange easily with local people? How long have you been learning at that school yet?

Just one notice that I have to do:

"Remember Thai expresses the adjective after the noun, so it comes out backwards for us Westerners."

Actually, as a French Westerner, it is quite perfect for me because the way to build the sentences in Thai is pretty much similar to French.

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Lithobid    1
Thanks a lot for all that information. I will definitely look at that school as Chiang mai looks very interesting. :o

Thanks also for all that Thai vocabulary. Do you feel that you can exchange easily with local people? How long have you been learning at that school yet?

Just one notice that I have to do:

"Remember Thai expresses the adjective after the noun, so it comes out backwards for us Westerners."

Actually, as a French Westerner, it is quite perfect for me because the way to build the sentences in Thai is pretty much similar to French.

I teach Thai and English private classes here in CM and one of my English students is French, but he has no interest in learning Thai. I said to him "but your grammar structures are identical! it would be so easy" - oy ve

You're right, Thai would be easy for your because of grammar structure, but it will be quite hard tonaly, and also for your pronuciation, unless you've learned english and can return your pallete soud to be quite neutral.

I've been studying at Payap now for 8 months, and am going to continue for another year. They have a wonderful program.

Cheers

Lithobid

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hsiaa    0

hi Lithobid.

could you please tell me that how and who i should contact to if i want to attend intensive thai classes in payap university? just email the application form or have make appointment with somebody else? thank you!

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Lithobid    1
hi Lithobid.

could you please tell me that how and who i should contact to if i want to attend intensive thai classes in payap university? just email the application form or have make appointment with somebody else? thank you!

You want to go and register with the application form at the Graduate Building located between the church, and the library, and goto the second floor room 208. There you need to find either, Ajahn Boy, Ajahn Noi, or Ajahn Um and they will level test you. After that you have to pay at the finance office, and you're set begin classes!

Cheers and good luck

Lithobid!

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Lithobid    1
When do you continue with the notes?

Good question! I have stopped studying intensive Thai at Payap, because, I've been hired as an English teacher there. I've also reached a point of study, where I can go on my own, and consult teachers here and there with grammar questions. I will try to keep posting grammar constructions in this forum, though perhaps, we need to change the name of the forum. I highly encourage, all of you other wonderful posters out there, to add to the Grammar here. Perhaps this could becom the "Grammar forum" where different constructs can be discussed. Thanks to all, good luck with your studies.

Cheers

Lithobid!

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Morien    0

Hey,

how do people rate Payap?

I'm looking to study Thai in Chiangmai and am looking for the best place to learn.

I'm aiming for fluency in speaking, reading, and writing, maybe even sitting for the grade 6 exam.

I'm not after a quick fix, and am looking to put in the hours, but I am looking for the most efficient course available; quality is more important than the cost.

Thanks

Morien

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Lithobid    1
Hey,

how do people rate Payap?

I'm looking to study Thai in Chiangmai and am looking for the best place to learn.

I'm aiming for fluency in speaking, reading, and writing, maybe even sitting for the grade 6 exam.

I'm not after a quick fix, and am looking to put in the hours, but I am looking for the most efficient course available; quality is more important than the cost.

Thanks

Morien

Hi Morien,

Payap is a great place to start, they'll get you going with reading and writing. To get to the grade 6 level takes a lot of work, I don't study at Payap anymore, because they don't have a level high enough for me, but I'm still miles away from passing the P6 exam. I think that after 6-7 months with Payap you will be able to self-study, for another year or so, and then look at taking some university courses in Thai. I've also heard that Chiang Mai university has an advanced 1 year program for Diplomats, but I don't know much about it.

Cheers

Lithobid

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Morien    0

Thanks for that Lithobid.

Hmm. Yeah, Payap is sounding more interesting to me now.

Do you know much about it in comparison to some of the other courses on offer? Say Corner Stone?

How would you rank their curriculum?

Perhaps I should start a new thread to ask this..

Thanks a lot

Morien

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Lithobid    1
Thanks for that Lithobid.

Hmm. Yeah, Payap is sounding more interesting to me now.

Do you know much about it in comparison to some of the other courses on offer? Say Corner Stone?

How would you rank their curriculum?

Perhaps I should start a new thread to ask this..

Thanks a lot

Morien

Well, I don't know other schools, but to rank Payap I would have to say that it's wonderful in giving you extra help. If you were lost during a class, they always go the extra mile to help you understand (IF YOU ASK THEM!!!!@!) I only say that because I've seen student after student walk out of a class disappointed, but do they even approach the teacher (NO!). Payap was so gracious to me that after studying Thai for 7 months with them they didn't have a regular curriculum course for me because I was at a higher level and the head of the Thai Language department, taught me for free for two months! They are great people at Payap, the key is, getting into the right level course, and if it’s lower than your level, they will hammer you with writing and reading. If it’s higher, you can be more like a mouse and just enjoy.

For all others that read this who have never taken a language course. In every class, you will always have multiple level’s of students; some good at reading, some at writing, and some at speaking. I strongly recommend surveying Payap to see if it is the right course/style/environment for you.

When it all comes down to me, I always find that it’s “how much time can I put into it” that is the main factor. At Payap, you can be a 3-4 hour a day (self-study ) commitment, or just a 3 hour class, that was fun commitment. It’s up to you.

Cheers

Lithobid!

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yeows    0

Hi Lithobid, is there a set of minimum criteria to meet (e.g. degree) before I can take this course? Btw, I have some basic knowledge on Thai. If the ajahns level test me and find me suitable for another level, do I have to wait a month or two for the next class to start? Thanks.

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Lithobid    1
Hi Lithobid, is there a set of minimum criteria to meet (e.g. degree) before I can take this course? Btw, I have some basic knowledge on Thai. If the ajahns level test me and find me suitable for another level, do I have to wait a month or two for the next class to start? Thanks.

Lol are you kidding! TIT They'll test you and take your money whenever you're ready...lol

Cheers

Lithobid

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yeows    0

Thanks fo the reply, Lithobid. I was worried as their website shows they do not have two adjacent courses starting at the same time and the requirement that the minimum number of students be met before they start.

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Lithobid    1
Thanks fo the reply, Lithobid. I was worried as their website shows they do not have two adjacent courses starting at the same time and the requirement that the minimum number of students be met before they start.

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Lithobid    1
Thanks fo the reply, Lithobid. I was worried as their website shows they do not have two adjacent courses starting at the same time and the requirement that the minimum number of students be met before they start.

That's their usual protocol, but now I think they're desperate for students, so should be no problem to jump right in, though you may have to wait until the end of the month to start at the "begining" of a level.

Cheers

Lithobid

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