Thursday, 5 February 2009

Back to school

I started my Thai classes this week, at the TLA School in Bangkok. It is proving pretty difficult at the moment!!

I am there for 3.5 hrs every morning for the next four weeks. My impressions of the school so far are pretty good. The class sizes are small, the teacher seems reasonable and everyone is friendly. Oddly there are lot of nuns from a Catholic Convent studying at the school too!

We have spent the first three days focusing on learning the different vowels, tones and some of the consonants. It is completely mind boggling and I am finding it very difficult to get my head round hearing all of the different tones and vowel sounds. It is very alien to the western ear.

Tomorrow we start learning some vocab and phrases for the first time. Hopefully it will start to get a bit easier!