Let the beautiful women of Thai Language Hostess accompany you on your travels and assist you with speaking and learning Thai whenever you desire.
There are quite a few iPhone apps out there for people wanting to learn Thai. Many of them are quite similar. The Thai Language Hostess is the first one I have seen that takes a different approach. Instead of a list of boring phrases, what they have done here is give you video clips of Thai ladies speaking the phrases. It is actually quite important to watch the movement of the lips when trying to say Thai words. So, they have the right idea. Though obviously that wasn’t their intention.
When you first open the app you are given various categories like Getting Around, Eating & Drinking, Shopping & Money, Meeting People, Health, Time & Date, Problems and Numbers. In each of the categories you are then presented with a long list of related phrases. There is also a search function if there is a particular word or phrase that you want to find. You can also mark any phrase as a favourite so that you can quickly find it later. In all there are over 500 words and phrases.
When you click on the phrase you are then taken straight to the hostess who reads it out loud to you. At the bottom of each screen you will see the phrase in English, Thai and Roman letters to help you pronounce it. In the last section there are some bonus phrases, see above, which I guess are there to help you feel better about yourself. Overall it is kind of fun. The girls are certainly pretty and they give you incentive to keep working on your language skills. But, will this be of interest to women learning Thai?
The developers have recently released more versions for French, Chinese, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Korean speaking people learning Thai. So, if English is not your native language then make sure that you buy the appropriate app.