Language Space in Chiang Mai
Lately, I’ve been busy working an idea I’ve had for a couple of years now. Its rather simple in theory – a space where you can go to on a regular basis and get exposure to the target language.
So I’ve set up a group session that meets twice a week for an hour each language/time. At the moment, this includes Thai and English. I’ve only had 2 rounds so far, but I think it went pretty well.
Basically, 1+ native speakers do most of the talking while everyone else just listens. The topic is clear beforehand and its ok for the listeners to ask questions to keep the speaker talking. There are no lessons are books or whatever.
In the event there are any readers in CM interested in checking this out, do let me know. I can be reached at LTfaWG (spelled out) AT gmail DoT com.
As I said, at the moment its just Thai and English. Burmese and Korean are next in line.
I’m still messing around with some (rather terrible) recording equipment as I’d like to record the sessions and release them. I think they’d be a good resource. The sound at the moment still isn’t as good as I’d like it to be. Hopefully I will figure something out. I tried video as well yesterday, but I haven’t checked the footage yet. I’ll youtube any vids that come out ok.