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    Project: FSI Thai language course

    Anyone wants to help on this project?

    The FSI Thai language course is a high quality language course which is in the public domain. At this moment not many people are using this course for several reasons:
    - The layout is old fashioned, it's made by typewriter.
    - It contains no Thai script
    - Some dialogues are outdated
    - It's not being actively promoted

    The FSI Language course has several strong points:
    - it uses a very systematic way of teaching
    - there are hundreds of exercises in the course
    - the course book is perfect for classroom use, but also for individual use.
    - there's a lot of audio material available.

    The goal of our project is to convert the scanned FSI documentation into text (which can be edited later) and to add Thai language for all transliterations/phonetics script. We're convinced that the result will be a language course that can compete with and might be even better than some (rather expensive) commercial products.

    What do you get from helping?
    - the opportunity to practise your Thai
    - the opportunity to work with new technologies (wiki)
    - the opportunity to give something to something back to the Thai learners community
    - a free high quality language course
    - eternal fame!

    How do we work?
    - Our working platform is a "wiki". This is a kind of web-site that can be edited by many people at the same time. You don't need to be a computer expert to use it.
    - We might convert the information into other electronics formats, like PDF later.

    Who can help?
    - Anyone with a bit a free time and an interest in Thai language.
    - You don't need to be able to type Thai. You can work on the English part.
    - If you don't know how to use a wiki, you can use the templates we prepared for you.

    Please send a PM (personal message) to me if you're interested.
    thaileren.blogspot.com

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    Re: Project: FSI Thai language course

    fantastic idea ...im studying my way through the course now.
    i think it would be difficult to use without some additional materials as the course perhaps benefits from an in class teacher but if you have previously studied thai then i think its hard to beat this course.
    good luck with the translations.
    i am interested in helping.

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    Re: Project: FSI Thai language course

    I am also stuying Thai language! if you like, I would love to help you!

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    Re: Project: FSI Thai language course

    I would be totally glad to help, it sounds awesome!

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    Re: Project: FSI Thai language course

    Have a look at:
    www.thailanguagewiki.com

    It's not finished yet, we still need to add transliterations, audio and clean up the layout.

    We also started entering the "FSI Thai reference grammar".
    thaileren.blogspot.com

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    Re: Project: FSI Thai language course

    Hi Kris,

    Are 'wiki' something like google doc. that can be share and edit?.

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    Re: Project: FSI Thai language course

    Quote Originally Posted by Zakk View Post
    Hi Kris,

    Are 'wiki' something like google doc. that can be share and edit?.
    Kind of.
    I'm sure you've heard of wikipedia? A "wiki" is a site with the same layout as wikipedia where anyone can sign up and contribute content.

    By the way, I just checked out this wiki and I'm very impressed

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    Re: Project: FSI Thai language course

    Yes, that's right. Everyone can sign up to help and some people of this forum did a big part of the work. All the work is done by volunteers (This is not a commercial project).

    I want thank everyone that helped and I hope many more will follow.
    thaileren.blogspot.com

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