Want to pick up the Thai Language, but unable to get a stint in Thailand? Even in Singapore, here are 3 easy ways to get started!
It is a known fact that any form of exposure will help you pick up a foreign language more quickly. This is especially so for Thai – which is near-to-impossible to learn properly solely from textbooks or even online courses. However, what should you do if you are stuck in Singapore, with no chance for a holiday in Thailand given #covid? How do you learn the “Thai way” of saying things if you have no one to practice Thai speaking with?
Fret not! I have come up with 3 simple ways to stay in touch with the Thai language, while being based in Singapore and without paying a single cent. Try them out for yourself and improve your Thai conversational skills by leaps and bounds!
1. Make friends online and immerse yourself in a language-learning community
It is difficult to be motivated to learn a language by yourself especially when you’re stuck in Singapore, with no chances of a holiday in Bangkok or a Thai friend to converse with. Hence, finding like-minded friends who are also keen to learn the Thai Language will help you A LOT. There are many platforms out there for you to get started – I’ve used Mundo Lingo Singapore, a Facebook group recommended to me by another fellow Singaporean keen on language learning. Just join the group and start finding friends who are teaching/learning the Thai language.
2. Watch Thai Lakorns (with subtitles) and note how Thai people converse in everyday life
There are many Thai Lakorns (Lakorn = Drama) with English subtitles that you can watch for free in SIngapore. Some of the very famous lakorns are …