Rikker Dockum is a linguist and Fulbright grantee researching the ancient Thai language. A mere slip of a lad, to expats Rikker is known as the Old Man of Thai Learning.

The Thai 101 Learners Series was originally penned for the Phuket Gazette (hardcopy), but we received permission to share it here. When Rikker is not too busy, he will top up the series with this and that.

For more about Rikker: Successful Thai Language Learners: Rikker Dockum.

You can also find Rikker at Thai 101: Thoughts on Thai language, media, and culture.

And if you’d like to know what he’s having for lunch… Rikker Dockum (thai101) on Twitter.