Centre for Continuing Education

Thai Course 102 (Level 2)

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If you want to learn to speak Thai, our Thai classes are ideal for adult learners to enjoy a practical and social experience while you learn Thai language and culture. Learn Thai the smart way with Thai courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

This course covers basic communication in everyday life situations: asking for directions; telling the time; making an appointment; talking about your daily routine; calendar days, months and years. Grammatical themes are centred around the present, past and future tense. Basic Thai scripts in reading and writing are presented, and participants will practice reading and basic sound systems in class. Components of Thai writing for consonants, vowels and tone markers will be covered, as will writing basic open syllables used in everyday words and short sentences.


Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Communicate through listening and speaking very simple exchanges in relation to basic survival needs in everyday life situations.
  2. Make an appointment (including time and place).
  3. Talk about daily activities.
  4. Demonstrate a basic capacity for reading and writing in Thai.
  5. Identify basic components of Thai writing for consonants, vowels and tone markers.
  6. Read and recognise words in open syllables and in short sentences.
  7. Discuss the relevant aspects of Thai culture and etiquette for everyday personal interactions.


This course covers the following topics:

  • A brief introduction to reading and written Thai characters, consonants, vowels, tone markers.
  • Review of telling time and making an appointment.
  • Talking about daily routine and activities.
  • Understanding the calendar, talking about present, future and past times.
  • Practice writing basic open syllables in everyday words and also write in short sentences.

Intended Audience

Suitable for continuing A1 level students, those who have completed Thai 101 or who have completed 20 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Delivery Style

This course is delivered as a series of interactive workshops where active participation is encouraged.

Prescribed Text

Students are not required to purchase a prescribed text for this course. All course materials will be provided in class.

Please Note

Selected Language and Culture courses that teach spoken language may include use of language immersion (course instruction in the selected language) as part of the training strategy.


Language courses are offered in four terms each year during January, April, July and October.

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