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Good YouTube Videos for Learning Thai

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Good YouTube Videos for Learning Thai

Postby Keven » Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:05 pm

In the less intermediate stages, watching movies and such isn't that efficient (too long, better things to use two hours on, etc.), but I find that watching simple and short videos is good to get accustomed to the sounds of the language.

I am trying to find simple YouTube videos, preferably with subtitles, that are good to learn Thai in the less advanced stages. A whole channel would be even better. I know there are many videos on YouTube in Thai, but something where the speakers don't speak too fast, where the subtitles can help you out and where the vocabulary isn't too advanced. Not necessarily language videos, but just useful videos that are more accessible.
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Re: Good YouTube Videos for Learning Thai

Postby tod-daniels » Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:26 am

The thai language school AUA (American University Alumni) in Bangkok has a TON of you tube videos available for students of thai. They use the "ALG method" (automatic language growth). They DON'T have sub-titles, but if you start from video 1, level 1 and work your way up, you'll be amazed how much thai you pick up and how much better your understanding of spoken thai gets;

Here's the link to their you tube channel; ALG World

You hafta scroll thru to find the first of their conversational videos as they have a LOT of material on their channel..
https://www.youtube.com/user/algworld/videos
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Re: Good YouTube Videos for Learning Thai

Postby Tgeezer » Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:37 am

tod-daniels wrote:The thai language school AUA (American University Alumni) in Bangkok has a TON of you tube videos available for students of thai. They use the "ALG method" (automatic language growth). They DON'T have sub-titles, but if you start from video 1, level 1 and work your way up, you'll be amazed how much thai you pick up and how much better your understanding of spoken thai gets;

Here's the link to their you tube channel; ALG World

You hafta scroll thru to find the first of their conversational videos as they have a LOT of material on their channel..
https://www.youtube.com/user/algworld/videos

That is an excellent link Tod, I haven't found the conversations yet but was intrigued to learn what the seven high sonorants were so clicked it, no vision. The Thai teacher was equally puzzled when reading the English, you can almost hear the clogs engaging as he tries to work out to which พยัญชนะ 'sonorants' might refer.
He goes back to lesson 13 which explains the ข ฉ ถ ผ ฝ ส ห อักษรสูง and works out that high sonorants means หอนำ with อักษรเดียว .
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Re: Good YouTube Videos for Learning Thai

Postby Keven » Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:46 pm

tod-daniels wrote:The thai language school AUA (American University Alumni) in Bangkok has a TON of you tube videos available for students of thai. They use the "ALG method" (automatic language growth). They DON'T have sub-titles, but if you start from video 1, level 1 and work your way up, you'll be amazed how much thai you pick up and how much better your understanding of spoken thai gets;

Here's the link to their you tube channel; ALG World

You hafta scroll thru to find the first of their conversational videos as they have a LOT of material on their channel..
https://www.youtube.com/user/algworld/videos

Hey Tod. Yeah, found that ressource. The in-class videos are awesome.
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Re: Good YouTube Videos for Learning Thai

Postby Keven » Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:47 pm

What I am especially looking for are videos or shows for Thai natives with subtitles. Not news, which is a bit too formal, but more standard Thai.
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Re: Good YouTube Videos for Learning Thai

Postby Ruffian Dick » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:06 pm

I'm not too familiar with the ALG method, but it seems to me that emulating the language learning that a child goes through would take years of passive listening. :shock:

I can see a prospective student of a language watching foreign language dramas if no classes are immediately available, however... :?
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Re: Good YouTube Videos for Learning Thai

Postby Ruffian Dick » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:20 pm

I'm seeing a little conflict here; maybe someone can help me out.
According to ALG World, it's suggested that students should just listen to conversations in the new language, without speaking; they call it "tagging along".
But the course description for AUA indicates a lot more (traditional) structure:
In class, students practice by speaking the language in a controlled setting. As a student you will be expected to actively participate in the learning process-interaction not only between teacher and student but between fellow students. Words and grammar patterns are presented for understanding and repeated to ensure proper pronunciation and tone habits. Dialogs are also practiced to increase fluency.

So is there a conflict or am I just imagining it?
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