Centre for Continuing Education

Thai Course 103 (Level 3)

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

This course consolidates knowledge previously gained in Thai Course 102 (Level 2) and continues to develop basic communication used in everyday life situations.

You will expand on your verbal and non-verbal language skills through topics such as: the use of family kinship terms in Thai society, how to express oneself, make small talk with the locals, make travel plans, and introduce basic reading and writing rules including the reading of road signs and menus.

Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • use kinship terms to address others in everyday conversation
  • use useful expressions to express yourself and others
  • make small talk with locals in basic conversation
  • discuss more of the relevant aspects of Thai culture for everyday personal interactions
  • identify and use components of the written script
  • discuss how the components of written scripts influence pronunciation
  • read and write words in open and close syllables in social interactions including road signs and menus.

Content

This course covers the following topics:

  • talking about daily routines
  • making a reservation – booking a train and bus ticket
  • family and kinships terms
  • expressing self and small talk
  • talking about your favourite everyday activities
  • describing people
  • talking about your favourite TV program
  • reading and writing – more basic rules for script, exceptions and techniques used.

Intended audience

Suitable for continuing A1 level students, those who have completed all levels of Thai up to 102 or who have completed 45 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Delivery style

Delivered as a series of interactive workshops where active participation is encouraged.

Prescribed text

There is no prescribed text. Course materials will be provided electronically.

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.

Features

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

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