Category Archives: nonverbal communication

How Real Does It Feel?

13 January 2015, TV 1045.7 = hours

AUA: advanced class = 1068 hours, total class time = 2006 hours

Years ago, as a college student, I took several semesters worth of French and then ended up spending close to a year in the country, getting to the point where I could understand, speak, and read the language to a decent level continued…



1 April 2014; AT5 = 1063 hours; total class time = 2001 hours; TV = 687.2 hours

Yesterday I had to buy a screwdriver so I could fix something – not the leaky toilet I blogged about yesterday, but a malfunctioning hair clipper.

This was actually my second encounter with screwdrivers in a Thai language setting continued…

Missing Words Part 2: Plumbing Problems

31 March 2014; AT5 = 1063 hours; total class time = 2001 hours; TV = 682.2 hours

A recent incident might give some idea of my shortcomings in Thai as well as how I work around them. Specifically, this is about how my restricted Thai vocabulary impacts my ability to communicate.

The other day I needed to see about a repair in my apartment continued…