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BANGKOK 19 June 2019 16:48
Lithobid

Payap University: Class Notes

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Hi all, it's been several years since I regularly updated this forum, as I've been into other adventures in life. I hope to return to regularly studying Thai, and look forward to getting some of my progress posted here for others to learn from as well. I see many folks have posted corrections and additions, I can't thank you enough! Without your help, this thread wouldn't be half of what it is.

Cheers!

Lithobid

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They speak Thai in the classroom not English. I think you will be ok studying Thai at Payap. However, we also have Intensive English at Payap too.

 

I dont know about another levels, but first level speak at simple English, it was ok for me

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In my experience through all the levels there, they speak English to help you along. Even at the lowest level, they primarily speak Thai only to immerse you, but we all need some help from time to time, and they will translate for individuals when needed so that the class stays together.

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Sorry for offtop may be... Is the whole course (and student visa) only for 3 months? Or usually it takes longer?

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So what's the difference between this course and the one in YMCA?

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A special thanks to Meadish for pinning this thread, and editing. I try to keep it as neat as possible but that's the side effect of learning. http://ic.payap.ac.th/certificate/thai/about.php This is the URL for Payap's current schedule, tuition fees, and contact #'s. I started this thread in part to peak interest, because I think they have a great program worth every penny. I know when I was searching for a school, it was hard to come by good 1st hand info, so please if you have any questions about the University or the Thai Studies program, don't hesitate to ask.
Cheers Lithobid
Giving Directions (Part
I've separated the directions into two sections, part A for giving directions to a place, and part B is more for describing where a place is, in relation.
Notice how กับ (with) is used in most of these words.
In class I noted the unusual dictionary definition for เยื้องกับ, I think a better translation for common usage would be "up, down the street from". David I'm sure you have advise here?
เยื้องกับ – Diagonally Opposite
ระหว่าง – Between
ติดกับ – Next to
ตรงข้ามกับ – Across from
ใก้ลกับ – Close to
อยู่บนถนน "___" – On "____" road.
อยู่ในซอย – On the street (Notice how we use บน for road, and ใน for ซอย)
ทางไป – On the way to
อยู่บนถนนทางไป – On the street on the way to…(this is good to use if you don't know the name of the street, but you do know where it goes ex.)
อยู่บนถนนทางไปเชียงใหม่ - (on the road on the way to Chiang Mai)
Example Sentences
I've attached a map to this post. Let's start with the
City Hospital (โรงพยาบาลเมือง).
โรงพยาบาลเมืองอยู่ใหน?
(Where is the City Hospital?)
โรงพยาบาลติดกับมหาวิทยาลัยเมืองและเยื้องกับศาลากลางบนถนนMadison Ave. กับ 3rd Street.
(The City Hospital is next to the University, and down the street from the City hall, on Madison Ave. and 3rd Street.)
Now take a look at the map, and try describing a location to your friend!
map.doc
โรงพยาบาลติดกับมหาวิทยาลัยเมืองและเยื้องกับศาลากลางบนถนนMadison Ave. กับ 3rd Street.
(The City Hospital is next to the University, and down the street from the City hall, on Madison Ave. and 3rd Street.)

Does not the Thai say: . . . 'and diagonally opposite the city hall'. . . (as opposed to 'down the street')? Bit of a difference if giving directions.

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