ESP Biography


Major: 6-3, 24-2

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: G

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Past Classes

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S15997: Making Waves : An Introduction to Phonetic Speech Analysis in Spark 2024 (Mar. 16 - 17, 2024)
What is the difference between sound and noise? What about speech? Phonetics, a sub field of linguistics, is the scientific study of sound as applied to human language. Every time you say something, you are coordinating a very complex series of physical movements from your diaphragm all the way to the tip of your tongue and lips. These movements result in audible sounds that we can then interpret with incredible accuracy, all without thinking. By studying these sounds we can learn a lot about how language works, from physiology to perception. This is the work of the phonetician. In this class we will use the tools of phonetic analysis, namely sound waves and special diagrams called spectrograms, to think critically about the following question: By looking into the waves of our own speech, what can we learn about our language(s) and about human language in general?

B14233: Thai Language, History and Culture in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
This course is an introduction to Thai language, history and culture. Why am I teaching this? Because I'm born and raised Thai and I'm proud of it! Not many people *actually* know about this country and people, outside of the beaches and occasional puns about our names and our place names. Come to learn the idiosyncrasies of our language and stay for more Thainess! This is pretty much the same as last year's course, so if you were here last year I'd recommend the other Thai course I'll be teaching!

B14234: Thai II: Electric Boogaloo in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
With me last year, registered for "Thai Language, History and Culture", or already have some knowledge about this Pad-Thai loving, scorching country? Come explore even more of Thai language including orthography, evolution and vocabulary, phonology (or lack of), and syntax! If time permits I'll also do an AMA about Thai language or Thai people or Thai history or me!

P14235: History and Strategy of Minecraft Speedruns in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
This video, I made it so that students coming in will get to know about Minecraft Speedrunning. This goes way back before Dream even started his YouTube channel. We'll get to see Illumina, Benex, NiceTwice, TheeSizzler, Dimeax, Korbanoes and other big name speedrunners, and see their strategies throughout the years. Will they beat Minecraft (quick enough)? We're about to find out. Also, only a small percentage of people that watch my videos are actually subscribed, so if you end up liking this video, consider subscribing, it's free and you can always change your mind in the future. Enjoy the video.

P14236: Eurovision Song Contest in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
Good Evening Europe! I discovered the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2014 and have been watching the contest every year. What is this TV show? Why do I like it so much? Come learn about the contest, and join me in watching all-time favorite songs and performances from this huge spectacle!

B13231: Introduction to Linguistics, featuring Thai and French in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
A brief introduction to the wonderful world of linguistics with a lot of examples from the languages I know: Thai, English and a bit of French. Heavily inspired by MIT's 24.900. Explore semantics, syntax, morphology, phonology and phonetics and whatever topics I can fit within the time! A good starter to learn about the simplicity and complexity of Thai and French (and English!). Please also check out Thai Language, Culture and History if you want more Thainess!

B13310: Thai Language, Culture and History in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
This courses dives quite deep into Thai language, culture and history because I'm born and raised Thai and I'm proud of it! Not many people *actually* know about this country and people, outside of the beaches and occasional puns about the names our capital. Come to actually know what our capital means in our language and stay for more Thainess!