Time to leave
- 15 Nov 2017 at 12:03
- WRITER: TERRY FREDRICKSON
This is my last day at the Bangkok Post after 25 years running various English-language learning programmes. In fact, this is my last story.
Time to leave
This is my last day at the Bangkok Post after 25 years running various English-language learning programmes. In fact, this is my last story. I'm alive and well however, and you can find proof each day at https://www.facebook.com/terryat50/
Bangkok Post Learning will continue normally and you might not notice I am gone, except that the stories will now be told in a British rather than an American accent, a welcome change for many.
My idea has been the same throughout. Thai learners of English can greatly improve their language skills by reading and listening to current Bangkok Post news stories. This is especially true of local news stories since readers will already have background from the Thai language media.
Those of you who have followed Bangkok Post Learning faithfully must have noticed a significant increase in your vocabulary. We often define – in both English and Thai – well over 100 words in a day.
Hopefully, your listening has improved as well since we read stories at natural speed, the same rate as stories for native speakers. It's a good idea to download the audio files and listen to them several times. I often listened to stories 10 times when I was learning Thai.
I've enjoyed my time here, especially with the advent of Facebook which has allowed me to get to know many of you. Keep in touch. As you may have noticed, I enjoy answering your questions