Learn the most important words in Thai and communicate with Thai people
The only course where you learn the vocabulary that really matters…
Want to Speak Thai?
Can you relate to any of these comments?
The good news is that becoming conversational in Thai doesn’t have to take a lifetime!
In fact, you’ll be able to socialize in Thai by knowing only a few hundred words and phrases if you study the right content, the right way!
Hi, we are Jan van der Aa and Lucas Bighetti!
We’re the founders of LanguageBoost, a website where we help people worldwide to learn foreign languages quickly. We are language consultants, coaches, creators of the Language Boo(s)tcamps and authors of the VocaBooster language courses.
Of course, we also learn languages ourselves!
A few years ago Jan wanted to learn Thai and to be honest, he struggled…
After several months of almost daily study he failed miserably to hold a simple conversation with a native speaker. This caused him to lose motivation and give up.
Having studied over 10 languages each in the past decade, we have found that in order to get momentum and to become conversational quickly in another language, learning the most important vocabulary first is crucial.
But Jan had a problem when he wanted to learn Thai the first time…
Unfortunately, there were not many resources available for beginners that focus on the right vocabulary and phrases.
And that’s why we created VocaBooster Thai!
A few years later Jan went back to Thailand for another attempt to become conversational in Thai using VocaBooster… in just 21 days.
With VocaBooster, we teach you the most important vocabulary (and how to use it), so that you can get to a conversational level as soon as possible.
Combining the words and sentences from this course will give you the ability to create a huge amount of useful sentences.
After helping many people worldwide to get conversational in almost a dozen languages, we’re now proud to announce that VocaBooster Thai is finally here!
Jan van der Aa
Why can some people pick up Thai so quickly?
For native English speakers learning Thai isn’t an easy job. Thai is a tonal language and the pronunciation of its numerous vowels is anything but easy. Yet some ‘’falang’’ (foreigners) manage to become conversational in a matter of months.
Are they just gifted at languages or to they have a higher IQ?
Of course, motivation plays a big role there, but even if you’re very motivated it’s easy to lose your motivation by studying random content that you can’t use in your conversations.
So what explains their success?
The 80/20 Rule
The 80/20 rule (Pareto principle) states that, 80% of our results come from only 20% of our the effort. In other words, by knowing just 20% of the vocabulary and grammar you can say 80% of what you want to say.
We found that what you study and how practice is more important than the number of years you’ve been learning a particular language.
How do you find out what your 20% is?
If you work as a translator, the word ‘’translator’’ in your target language will obviously be more important for you than for someone else. Everyone’s 20% is different.
So how can you find out what your 20% is?
Maybe you can look for a frequency list on the internet and add vocabulary that is relevant for you?
And that's where the problems begin...
Frequency lists on the internet are often generated from TV or written content that contain vocabulary not relevant for beginners.
Vocabulary is not shown in context. Learning words out of context is the most common mistake in acquiring new vocabulary and makes memorizing new words very difficult.
You also don’t learn how the language works. It’s cool to know lots of words but even when you know many words, no one will understand you if you don’t know how to build proper sentences.
You don’t learn how to pronounce the language.
There are no grammar explanations.
In order to memorize new words you need to make as many associations with new words as possible. These lists lack audio and images.
Learning wordlists is boring!
So what can you do?
Sign up today and you’ll receive the following:
VOCABULARY FLASHCARD DECKS
Once you can understand the content by using the transcripts, translations, and word by word translations, it’s time to activate your new vocabulary!
If you buy VocaBooster today, you’ll receive an amazing bonus: Ready-made flashcard decks of all the vocabulary contained in the course, compatible with the popular flashcard app: Anki.
You will receive 3 decks, and it’s up to you which one you want to use:
– Deck with Thai script
– Deck with romanization
– Deck with IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet)
Practice your output anywhere; on the bus, on the train, or walking down the street – without wasting any time making the flashcards yourself!