Since some weeks, I created a Youtube channel. Yeah! I have my first Youtube channel “Simply Learn Thai with Khwanoi“.
This is my channel :) The background is at 'Huay Tung Tao' in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
The channel provides videos of me teaching Thai 🙂 Why do I do this? These are the reasons:
I love teaching
No matter about what subjects! In school, I helped my friends or children in different subjects e.g. English and Maths. I never thought of wanting to be the best in the class or better than anyone. I just wanted my friends to have good grades.
I volunteered at a small school in Thailand and taught them Computer programs such as Microsoft Power Point and Words. My feeling when I taught was so good. I felt, I could help someone know things better.
The interesting thing is, I never wanted to be a teacher teaching in schools for living. When I teach, I just want to do it because I want to. I got a place to study Thai language in the Faculty of Education at the Chulalongorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. I just thought, why should I take this place?
I never want to be a teacher and to teach Thai and stay in school until my retirement. Never!
So I passed on the opportunity. I know that I should not have had applied for the place in the first place but I just got convinced to do so. After the result of the entrance exam came out, I decided to study Economics at the same University. At the end, I did not study in Thailand at all…
I like when foreigners can speak Thai.
When I was in foreign countries, I loved to speak and learn foreign languages. So I could talk to the locals (sometimes just a little I knew). So, I helped people to learn Thai. My first student was my husband. 🙂
In the beginning, I taught him all 44 Thai alphabets and 21 vowels. And he could write his name within a week or so. After that he took several Thai classes at the university. When he had questions, I explained to him and then realized Thai language is very complex 😀
I created a lot of materials such as voice recordings of vocabulary, movies of short stories in Thai with phonetics and translation, vocabulary cards etc. Why shouldn’t I share these materials?
It helps me improve my language skills.
I also gained skills while explaining someone in foreign language. I tried to talk so that people can understand quickly. I need to think, how I can express and how to find the best explanation in the language I use while teaching.
It is another channel for people to use our mobile app ‘Simply Learn Thai’
We have the ‘Simply Learn Thai’ mobile app. The app is a phrasebook app for people who is travelling to Thailand. They can click on any phrase like ‘Where is the toilet?’ and then my voice will come. This is not magic. This is the link to the app. There are several phrasebook apps that do the same but our is better than them. Why?
- transcript system is accurate – paiboon plus
- the sentences are broken down to words. Thai phrases consist of different words. This is also the way I taught my husband to remember each word in the sentence. This way it is very easy for him to remember phrases
- fun quiz. You will get a badge if you do all correct!
- flashcards. You do not need to write vocabulary on the physical cards anymore. You can do it within the app. It also has an algorithm to calculate which vocabulary you know very well and which one not. You can give the card either a ‘hard’ or ‘easy’. The system will ask you difficult (hard) vocabulary more often until you categorize them into the easy group.
Finally, I hope you will enjoy my Youtube channel. I tried to produce more videos more often 🙂 Thank you very much for reading.