I began this site a while back primarily as a way for me to record the things that were coming up during lessons while I was teaching Thai privately. It has evolved into something more than that, but ultimately the purpose is to streamline the process of learning Thai. I am always in the process of applying these methods to other languages and modifying them as necessary.
I do take requests when possible. If you need help with certain things or need to be pointed in the right direction, just ask.
While there is a little for everyone, I’m planning on doing a series of beginner posts as I have refined some of my ideas for getting past the alphabet and consonant classes. I’m confident that I can take someone from zer0 to being able to crack open a book and start reading within about 5 hours. They won’t understand anything yet, but they can avoid the huge pitfall which is transliteration.
Kinda like a crazy old cat lady. Except I’m not that old, and it’s languages running around my place rather than cats. And I’m a guy.
Seriously though, languages are what I do. I sometimes feel that I am not good enough at any of them and I’ll probably never be entirely satisfied. There is no end-game, you never finish as there is always stuff you don’t know. What I try to do here is impart a few bits of wisdom as there are loads of time-wasting, frustrating mistakes that almost everybody makes when learning their first new language and I can certainly steer you around all the ones I encountered.
I enjoy talking about this stuff as it keeps me motivated and allows me to rethink things that might not have occurred to me otherwise. If you need help with something please let me know. If I have time I’m willing to make videos or write posts in response to requests.