Learning a language is more than just drilling vocabulary and grammar. The way a language is taught has a big impact of the effectiveness of the lessons, so I combine several techniquesto help you get the most out of your course.
Based on your learning style, goals, and interests, I will create tailor-made lessons that are just for you. This guarantees a fully personalized curriculum, which offers much better value for your money than the “one-size-fits-all” books and CDs on the market.
During our first meeting we’ll determine your learning style: visual, auditory, or tactile/kinesthetic. Understanding your preferred way of learning helps me match my teaching style to your learning style and increases the effectiveness of your lessons.
All one-hour Thai lessons are broken down into three parts. Here’s a typical breakdown of your lesson:
This review at the beginning of each lesson ensures that you will never forget what you’ve learned!
For example, a conversation in a restaurant. You’ll learn the appropriate vocabulary, and then practice the conversation, which may include grammar, pronunciation, asking questions, and expressing opinions. We’ll use a lot of role playing to recreate real life situations as much as possible.
I always record the correct pronunciations for you during your lesson, so you’ll be able to listen to them as many times as you want, and practice on your own.
Depending on your learning style, we’ll use different teaching methods to ensure that your lesson is fun and interesting for YOU.
(Visual learners like pictures; verbal learners like to repeat a lot!)
Studying Thai in your own country, in the comfort of your own home, is very convenient, but makes it harder to practice the language in real life situations. That’s why, from time to time, I’ll surprise you by inviting a native Thai speaker to the lesson… someone who doesn’t speak any English!
I’ll be there during your 10-15 minute conversation, so I can listen and evaluate it with you afterwards.
The most important benefit of this exercise?
You can practice what you’ve learned in a safe and supportive environment. You’ll feel as if you are already in Thailand!