Today's renewal verbage
For those of you out there who want to learn Thai, here is a great site. I would suggest if you really want to study properly you meed to learn how to read and write in Thai as well as speak. I learned to read Thai font (child like but I can do it) several years ago and have found it invaluable. Plus whenver a farang writes anything in Thai it impresses the hell out of local Thai people which allows you to make friends quickly.