How The Rapid System Works
The Rapid Method is primarily a self-study system that you follow with the help of a Thai teacher to guide you.
The Rapid Read Thai course is designed to be followed online. It doesn’t take long and you should try to schedule 10/20/30 minutes a day to working through the course in a comfortable manner – at home before bedtime with a glass of wine or bottle of beer, at a coffee shop with your favourite coffee and a delicious cake, etc.
However, the course can be downloaded offline if you prefer. It’s a bit fiddly and I’ll provide you with all the details if it’s something you want to do. Basically, you will need to buy software that downloads a website to your computer and then log in and then download the Rapid Read Thai course into a folder on your computer.
The Rapid strategy is essentially as follows: learn to read, then develop an understanding through reading (and listening to the text being read out aloud), and practice speaking as a physical – not ‘linguistic’ – skill. I call it Face Gym. Don’t bother with writing, it isn’t necessary. (If are academically inclined or wish to produce articles then postpone this as a seperate endevor until after you’ve become fluent in reading and speaking.)
It sounds like marketing hype, doesn’t it? But don’t take my word for it…
This is what participants (real people) have said recently about the Rapid course:
“I wanted to thank you for an excellent weekend. I asked my Thai teacher today if she thought it possible that someone with no prior knowledge could learn to read Thai in two days. She said no. When I read some Thai to her she said, “It’s a miracle!!!” This morning I was behind a minibus and was able to read that its route was Krungthep to Baan Beung!!!! I was still smiling when I arrived in Pattaya.” Simon Gunn, Managing Director, Channah Thailand.
“[It] was excellent, I learnt and retained more information [in one day] than I had in the previous 3 months by conventional teaching methods.” Mark Pirie, Triumph Motorcyles.
“I was [astounded] at how I absorbed your material and was able to apply it. […] Well done mate – your depraved teaching methods really work.” Jeff Lafaro, Uhde Shedden.
The Rapid Method is based on quirky, bizarre and obscene pictures and stories. So you don’t need to memorize anything. Taking what you already know naturally in English, we apply it to the Thai language. So-called “rising tones” are exactly the same as asking a question in English: “Why?” And we always use the “high tone” when we feel uncertain or skeptical: “Are you OK?” etc.
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Learning Thai buys you freedom, respect and a sense of worth and independence. And with the Rapid Method, it isn’t difficult. It takes time (because of the gradual approach), but there’s very little effort involved – which means there’s no excuse! Everyone can do it.