- Series: Teach Yourself
- Audio CD: 384 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 2 edition (March 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0071750495
- ISBN-13: 978-0071750493
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.7 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 54 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,605,838 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Complete Thai with Two Audio CDs: A Teach Yourself Guide 2nd Edition
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About the Author
David Smyth spent many years teaching at universities in Thailand before taking up his current post as Senior Lecturer in Thai at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London.
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The audio is virtually useless. The English narration occupies so much recording time compared to the Thai speakers that an immersive effect is almost impossible to achieve. The student has to fire up his audio editing software and ruthlessly edit out much of the redundant English in order to enhance the signal-to-noise ratio.
I am disappointed because I am actually comparing this apples-to-apples(!) after experiencing "Complete Hindi: A Teach Yourself Guide (Teach Yourself Language)" of the same series.
Major positive point: all vocab, dialogues and sentences are accompanied by Thai script. To the learner: work hard to learn to read Thai script if you want to pronounce the language correctly. Listen to the CDs, which you must have.
My other peeve is that I wish it had more and longer dialogues.
Overall, a solid course, but one star is deducted for the confusing romanization system.