When you think of learning something correctly, you do not always think that fast is best. However, it can be a good plan for the Thai language. Quickly does not always mean haphazardly. If you quickly begin to use Thai letters, videos, and workshops simultaneously, you can fully learn the language.
Emails and Letters
You can begin to work with a Thai native via letters. The best way to do this to cut down on time is through emails. For safety purposes, set up a free email account to do this with. Then look online at social media, chat rooms, and schools. You are looking for a contact person who is willing to exchange notes with you. The best route is probably a student who wants to learn your native language in return. Emails are better because the responses are instantaneous. You can go back and forth with notes that you can translate for checking accuracy. This will also introduce you to more nuances such as the behaviors of the Thai, the word phrase, and the different 60 Thai characters.
Watching Videos for Learning the Language
Another speedy method is watching videos. You can find them at any online streaming or video site. Start first with subtitles and as you watch more and more, then begin to watch the movies and film clips without the subtitles. This will also give you a visual glimpse into the Thai people and culture, as well as the language. This is important because inflections and body language are very important tools to speaking the language correctly. You can see how the tones change and how much or how little eye contact is made in the film.
As an educator and writer, I use workshops for keeping me current on new techniques and methods in my fields. Workshops can be found in a plethora of places and for a variety of costs. I like to use the online tools, since I can take the class from anywhere I want. I also like the features that make these workshops available at the time I want to use them. Of course, if I am interacting with others at the shop, I must adhere to the posted time schedule. If you search for online Thai workshops, you will be amazed at what you can find.
Some criteria to consider before you commit to one of these is your time available, your budget, your desire learning style, how quickly you want to learn the language, and what level you are currently at in the language acquisition. Once you can find the best fit for you, you will be amazed at the results. A good one will allow for you to speak, read, listen, and converse with others.
Fast is not always bad. If you can write letters and emails, watch videos, and participate in language workshops, you can quickly master the Thai language. You will be busy, but you will also be rather amazed at the end results.