Wednesday, July 26, 2006

I have been listening to the Voice of America in Thai.

It's propaganda. I know. As an American who values critical thinking, I'm suspicious of any media outlet that is controlled by my government... especially recently.

But as a Thai acquisition device, VOA is awesome. The vocabulary is everyday. The content is interesting. The announcers are engaging. I often know something about the topics. Words get repeated often. Individual stories are perfect for narrow listening.

I edit the news in Audacity and listen to interesting segments over and over. As usual with Thai content on the internet, the content is a little beyond my i+1 level. But I can look up a few words.

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