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Language Study – It just doesn’t make any sense! (Part 1)

Man’s commitment to language study is something that’s never made sense to me. A statistic that I’ve never heard argued is this one: Over 95% of those who study a foreign language fail! Wow! If I said to you that I have a business opportunity, and that you must...

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Input, Output, and the Brain

The propensity that we adults have to ‘test’ everything is not realistic. Though so fast we’re normally not even conscious of most of what our brains do – still time is required for the linking up of information. This is never more true than in language acquisition. Current brain...

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Automatic Language Growth and ‘Study’

Life experience is the greatest teacher we have. Schooling however, has taught us that learning requires hard work and study (mainly to prepare us to be adults who were expected to work in boring routine factory jobs). At ALG, we believe that learning is as natural as breathing. We are...

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Culture and the Thai Program

Taken from Long in Asia – david long: Culture Shock “One thing I realized as a student in the AUA Thai Program is that through sharing their lives, our teachers gave us more understanding of culture than was even imaginable. I realized that in fact, understanding culture was more important...

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Rubiks Cubes (and the complexity of language)

I’ve been thinking about Rubiks Cubes lately. If you Google “Rubiks Cube” you will find many instructions on how to solve the puzzle. This wasn’t possible 10 years ago. In fact, I never knew there were instructions. I’ve asked many people (not hundreds but several at least), “How did...

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long dead syllables

This video was produced by ALG World Co., Ltd. with the cooperation of the AUA Language Center Thai Department in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Recommended Reading

Q – “What books do you recommend to learn Thai?” A – The answer will all depend on your purpose for studying Thai. I will try to outline some typical reasons here for you. 1. ALG was designed for real language acquisition. We don’t use, nor recommend books at...

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Sometimes it’s best to accept what is:

Sometimes it’s best to accept what is: http://auathai.wordpress.com/2010/02/28/faith-and-language-learning/

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Learning Like Children

Both children and adults alike naturally record what happens to them. Try forgetting a bad experience if you don’t think so! Somehow, whatever happens to us becomes a part of us. This isn’t something we must apply effort to – things naturally work that way. Are YOU too old...

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short dead syllables

This video was produced by ALG World Co., Ltd. with the cooperation of the AUA Language Center Thai Department in Bangkok, Thailand.

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