สบาย สบายSabai Sabai An Elementary Thai Course
Author: Asst. Prof. Gerard Fouquet,Asst. Prof. Anchalee Pongpun and Arpaporn Iemubol
Publisher: Mahidol University International College
Publication date: 2008
ISBN: 978-97 4-11-1005-6
Number of pages:302
The purpose of the Sabai SabaiThai Textbook is to provide a sound fundamental knowledge of the Thai language. The Sabai SabaiThai textbook will enable learners to function in various everyday communicative situations as well as to read and write Thai.
Each lesson consists of a listening and speaking part and a reading and writing part. Lessons one to five use a phonetic transcription system designed to help students quickly master the fundamentals of Thai phonology and facilitate language acquisition until they have acquired a sufficient knowledge of the Thai alphabet and orthography. The appendix section at the end of the book provides the texts of all the listening activities contained in the book, a precis of Thai grammar, a phonetic glossary, a Thai glossary various maps of thailand, and the Thai alphabet.
The Sabai SabaiThai Textbook project was initiated in 2OO4 in order to provide a sound framework and practical class materials for international students at Mahidol University International College who wanted to learn Thai. We hope that the resulting textbook and materials will not only meet the original goals of the project but also answer the needs of learners interested in developing an in-depth knowledge of the Thai language..ii