Centre for Continuing Education

Thai Course 103 (Level 3)

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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 consolidates knowledge previously gained in Thai Course 102 (Level 2) and continues to develop basic communication used in everyday life situations. Students will expand on their verbal and non-verbal language skills through topics including 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.


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

  1. Use kinship terms to address others in everyday conversation.
  2. Use useful expressions to express themselves and others.
  3. Make small talk with locals in basic conversation.
  4. Discuss more of the relevant aspects of Thai culture for everyday personal interactions.
  5. Identify and use components of the written script.
  6. Discuss how the components of written scripts influence pronunciation.
  7. Read and write words in open and close syllables in social interactions including road signs and menus.


This course covers the following topics:

  • Talking about daily routines
  • Making reservations, such as for trains and coach tickets
  • Family and Kinships terms
  • Expressing self and small talk
  • Talking about favourite everyday activities
  • Describing people and 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

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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