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    Teaching a TG to read English, any suggestions?

    So Noy is actually eager to start learning to read and write English and was wondering if anyone has any tips of how I could start this for her. I looked into schooling here but it is very hard to get a non-resident into a course that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Noy knows the Alphabet and a few very basic words but that's about it. Any one got any ideas of where we can start from here? Just to add as well, she can't read and write Thai so Learning English for Thai books are not an option...

    From what I have experienced she is quick to pick things up and remember them so I am hoping once she has got the basics down she will be able to learn through everyday activity. I also understand that once/if she gets approved for the PMV she will be given 500 hours to learn English. I don't want to have to wait that long so the sooner she can start the better

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    There's a community centre in town that offer a basic course... could be a good start
    I cant tell you the name of it, but every now and then I get a brochure in the mailbox.... go to the council offices and ask there (up on top of the hill behind the high school)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatongBeachBoy View Post
    There's a community centre in town that offer a basic course... could be a good start
    I cant tell you the name of it, but every now and then I get a brochure in the mailbox.... go to the council offices and ask there (up on top of the hill behind the high school)
    Thats the way PBB, most councils provide an cultural support center, and they run English clases for 1/2 a day, cost $10 a day. At least that was what it was here in Townsville for Jeab.

    Just be warned it can be very frustrating and difficult and she will probably want too give up after the first week, Jeab did. I think it may depend on if your can get her in at the start of the program, that was what made it hard for Jeab, she came in in the middle and they were talking pronouns etc it was all double dutch to her.

    Also worth checking the Thai comunity, around a university. Many local groups hold classes at Uni or Tech centres at night. If she has Thai's with her to talk to she won't feel so isolated.

    Good luck, hope you find something reasonable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatongBeachBoy View Post
    There's a community centre in town that offer a basic course... could be a good start
    I cant tell you the name of it, but every now and then I get a brochure in the mailbox.... go to the council offices and ask there (up on top of the hill behind the high school)
    I did see that and gave them a call but they told me it was very expensive as she was not an Aussie Resident and the Government "discount" would not be included. Was looking at over $1000 for 3 months of which Noy could only partake in one of those months

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    Must be a different course than the one I looked at.... If I remember rightly it is up Toomuc valley rd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatongBeachBoy View Post
    Must be a different course than the one I looked at.... If I remember rightly it is up Toomuc valley rd.
    Yeah is a different one, I was looking at this one in Henry St
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minder View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by G4orce View Post
    So Noy is actually eager to start learning to read and write English and was wondering if anyone has any tips of how I could start this for her. I looked into schooling here but it is very hard to get a non-resident into a course that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Noy knows the Alphabet and a few very basic words but that's about it. Any one got any ideas of where we can start from here? Just to add as well, she can't read and write Thai so Learning English for Thai books are not an option...

    From what I have experienced she is quick to pick things up and remember them so I am hoping once she has got the basics down she will be able to learn through everyday activity. I also understand that once/if she gets approved for the PMV she will be given 500 hours to learn English. I don't want to have to wait that long so the sooner she can start the better
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    Quote Originally Posted by G4orce View Post
    So Noy is actually eager to start learning to read and write English and was wondering if anyone has any tips of how I could start this for her. I looked into schooling here but it is very hard to get a non-resident into a course that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Noy knows the Alphabet and a few very basic words but that's about it. Any one got any ideas of where we can start from here? Just to add as well, she can't read and write Thai so Learning English for Thai books are not an option...

    From what I have experienced she is quick to pick things up and remember them so I am hoping once she has got the basics down she will be able to learn through everyday activity. I also understand that once/if she gets approved for the PMV she will be given 500 hours to learn English. I don't want to have to wait that long so the sooner she can start the better
    [SIZE="3"]Sorry G4, I have missed this thread. Do you think learning by some websites could help? I have found one here. And I am sure there are many more.

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    Thanks Mrs M that is a great site and I will pass it on to Noy

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