Thai for Beginners with 2 CDs

Paperback, 262 pages, 5.7x8.3
Book with 2 CDs
by Benjawan Poomsan Becker
ISBN: 978-1887521000
Thai for Beginners:
  • Teaches all four language skills--speaking, listening, reading & writing;
  • Is effective for independent self-study or classroom use;
  • Offers clear, easy, step-by-step instruction, building on what has been previously learned;
  • Is written in a brisk, interesting style by a native Thai speaker fluent in English and experienced in teaching the Thai langugage.

About the Author

Benjawan Poomsan Becker was born in Bangkok and spent her childhood in Yasothon, a small province in Northeast Thailand. Her family is ethnic Laotian, so she grew up speaking both Thai and Lao. She graduated from Khon Kaen University in Thailand in 1990, with a B.A. in English. Benjawan gained extensive experience teaching Thai to foreigners while studying for her M.A. in Japan with the Japan-Thailand Trade Association and Berlitz Language School, and in the US with Thai temples, Stanford University and private students. She now resides in Berkeley, California where she continues to write and publish books on the Thai and Lao languages. Her books include "Thai for Beginners", "Thai for Intermediate Learners", "Thai for Advanced Readers", "Thai-English/English-Thai Dictionary for Non-Thai Speakers", "Improving Your Thai Pronunciation", "Practical Thai Conversation DVD Series", the popular "Speak Like a Thai Series" and many other titles on the Thai language.