LivingHour.org is pleased to announce the publication of Learn Thai Language: Generation Next (Slang & Colloquial Talk). This fun and useful bi-lingual book is for all students who are learning the Thai language and wish to better understand and communicate with Thailand’s younger generation. Not a dry Thai textbook or simple dictionary of terms, this is one easy Thai language book that you will enjoy reading and using.
If you are a Thai language student looking for the latest Thai idioms and slang; a tourist looking for a Thai language book that’s not filled with the same old stuff; or an English teacher struggling to understand your Thai students, Learn Thai Language: Generation Next is the easy Thai book for you. More than just giving you new vocabulary, this book provides hundreds of sample sentences to advance your skills in listening, talking, and reading the colloquial language of Thailand.
The book is organized to make it easy for you to navigate. The easy Thai vocabulary pages are arranged alphabetically by their transliteration (phonetic spelling). Each Thai entry is followed by an English definition and two English words or phrases that match the Thai. This vocabulary is used in the comic and in the sample sentence below the definition.
The easy Thai translation of the English sample sentence is followed by its transliteration and by a literal word-for-word translation, so that students can better understand the vocabulary used and how the sentence is organized. At the bottom of each page is a transliteration of the Thai used in the comic, followed again by its literal translation. An English word index is included in the back of the book, which can help you locate matching Thai entries.
Unlike other Thai slang resources that focus on curse words and vulgar language which could get you into deep trouble in Thailand, we focus primarily on common “G” rated slang. As a guide, we have rated the Thai as (G) for general inoffensive words, (PG) for slightly stronger language, and (R) for words which should not be used except when with close friends. The English words and phrases are likewise rated.
Learn Thai Language: Generation Next is also an excellent resource for Thai English students who are learning the colloquial language of native English speakers. English language notes included.
Order your copy today from our secure Createspace store, email us the receipt, and we will send you a free copy of our easy Thai mini-ebook: Colloquial Language Expressions.
Buyers in Thailand. Buy the workbook edition for 225 baht (price includes shipping). Contact us at: living(at)livinghour.org to make arrangements for an ATM money transfer.
*All proceeds from book sales go to The Foundation For Underprivileged Children (Chachoengsao) and the development of lessons and course materials at the Ysaan Institute.
If you are a Thai or English language student in Thailand who wants to speak more like a native speaker, then the Generation Next workbook is the resource for you. Written by the Ysaan Institute & Sam Kittayapong, this easy workbook version of our popular paperback and eBook includes common Thai and English slang, idioms, and colloquial talk. This easy Thai book is supported by hundreds of colloquial sample sentences and each page is illustrated with a cartoon.
The book is organized by the phonetic spelling of common Thai slang words spoken regularly by Thailand’s younger generation. This word is then used in an easy Thai sample sentence and the Thai/English cartoon dialogue. Thai English students learn two popular English slang words or idioms for each Thai vocabulary word. All students are assured of understanding the Thai and English sentences and dialogues because each one is supported by a figurative translation and a word for word literal translation.
These literal word for word translations are very important for both English and Thai language students, as it helps them begin to better understand the differences in how English and Thai thoughts and ideas are arranged. At the bottom of each page is a lined area for note-taking, practice, and/or further exercises assigned by your Thai or English language teacher.
The Generation Next workbook is a valuable, one-of-a-kind, easy Thai book for Thai language teachers and foreign English teachers in Thailand. English and Thai language students will be more engaged and have more fun using this book. Besides teaching colloquial talk and idioms, Generation text can also be used to teach more formal Thai and English. In addition, it will greatly help farang English teachers who want to better understand what their Thai students are saying in their own language.
Purchase the Generation Next (Slang & Colloquial Talk) Workbook today for 225 baht (price includes shipping). Contact us via our Contact Page to make arrangements for an ATM money transfer. Please include your mailing address.
Special Offer for Thai & English Teachers: Discounts of 50% (115 baht per copy) are available for Thai and English teachers who would like to purchase 10 or more copies of the Generation Next Workbook for use in the classroom. Please contact us on our Contact Page, letting us know how many copies that you would like to order. English teachers in Thailand also get a free list of teaching activities to use with this book.
All proceeds from the sale of the Generation Next workbook is either being donated to The Foundation For Underprivileged Children in Chachoengsao or used for development of free learning material at the Ysaan Institute, so it would be much appreciated if teachers refrain from the common practice of copying a book such as this for their students.