Last year was 2 weeks in Thailand. I thought Thai was impossible to grasp. I've learned maybe 10 words. This year 3 months before visiting Thailand i ..Show More »started listening to lessons units 1 to 20. I was able to communicate on very basic level even with some native thais who didn't understand english at all. Next year i'll take lessons 20 to 40:) Also after taking 3 months lessons i was able to learn much more new words in Thailand than first time. Your ears get used to Thai language melody.