Born in Sydney Australia, Scot Barme PhD (Thai history), M.A. (Thai history) and B.A. (Asian Studies, Honours) all undertaken at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, and a Diploma of Education from the University of Canberra, has a long standing interest in Thailand that goes back to the early 1970s. Over the years he has worked in a Thai university and, while in Australia, been involved in curriculum development together with producing language materials for the teaching of Thai. In addition he has done extensive work translating Thai into English and also worked as an interpreter. He has spent many years in Thailand where he presently lives. Revisions by: Jintana Rattanakhemakorn graduated from Chiang Mai University with a bachelor's degree in Thai, and completed her master's degree in English at Khon Kaen University. She also holds a certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language from Seattle University College of Education. She has been teaching Thai to U.S. college students at the study abroad program in Khon Kaen, Thailand, administered by the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) since 2004. As the Language Director for the program, she has developed methods, materials and lesson plans used in Thai language courses to help students become better, more confident speakers of Thai. In addition, she is the author of Easy Thai: Learn to Speak Thai Quickly and Easily.