If you are just learning about the country Thailand, you may be surprised that Thailand is big into making films, and they have a very storied and successful past in the industry. It is said that the first films were brought from Switzerland at the request of King Chulalongkom in the year of 1897. The royal family has a long history of supporting the field of film.
Many Thai films are made in the country, but also many foreign film companies come to the country to film due to the scenic sights. Foreign films made in Thailand include the American produced movies “The Deer Hunter” and “The Beach. “ And while the history of Thai film is interesting, what you should focus on is how to use film to learn. Do not worry if you are not in the country, you can still access the films.
The films can be broken down into two categories. You will want to look at educational and entertainment types of movies. Mix the two of them because you will want the structure of the educational, but will need the interaction, emotions, gestures, and movements that can only be found in a recreational movie.
The down side on the educational film viewing is that they will probably cost you some money. You should do an online search and consider the reviews, the references, the cost, and the creators of whatever film package you decide to use as a learning tool. There are five-six premier companies that advertise heavily and are quite effective at what they do. You should need to only use one of the packages. You can re-watch it as needed.
The best way to not get bored with the educational films is to alternate them with your fun films. You can use any online delivery system for these films. Pick your favorite genre such as mystery or romance and simply hit play. You can do this without spending a single penny. You can stream them to your phone, tablet, laptop, or computer and watch them. The beauty is that as you watch them, you are learning.
Additionally, you can join a foreign film club and have the movies delivered to your home. The cost is minimal and you can enjoy the movies in the comfort of your home.
You are learning about all the Thai language nuances, but also about the locations, history, culture, dress, and traditions of the land. You are immersing yourself fully into the culture. Of all the methods of studying a new language, this is one of my favorite ones to use.
As you mix the educational and the entertainment films, you will learn. You can determine the pace at which you go in the process. As you move along in the process, you will have fun and become versed in the Thai language before you know it. Have fun with Thai films and learn to speak the language.