Centre for Continuing Education

Thai Course 104 (Level 4)

Thai. Learn Thai with us.

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.

Suitable for those who have completed all levels up to 103 or who have completed 70 hours of recent face to face tuition.

Further develop conversation in both formal professional and informal situations by expanding vocabulary and enhancing grammar awareness. It will also continue to develop your skills in reading comprehension such as short advertisements and emails. It will also reinforce basic writing skills. The thematic focus will give you an understanding of current socio-cultural issues.


This course covers the following topics:

  • More complicated greetings: meeting friends at a party, festivals
  • Small talk with friends and business partners, acceptable and unacceptable topics
  • Getting around by public transportation, making reservations for travel by air, train, underground train, travelling by coaches, etc.
  • Visiting people’s homes, giving gifts, having guests, room contents
  • Talking about hawker food – having lunch at a noodle shop


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

Prescribed Textbooks

Based on the following text. The text is used for activities and forms the basis for consolidation and practice.

Thai for Beginners by Benjawan Poomsan Becker (Paiboon Publishing) ISBN 9781887521000

Thai for Beginners CD by Benjawan Poomsan Becker (Paiboon Publishing) ISBN 9781887521314

Textbooks should only be purchased after confirmation is received from us. This usually occurs up to 5 days prior to commencement.

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Take your enrolment confirmation and a copy of this page to the Language Book Centre to receive a 10% discount off the price of the recommended text.

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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. Try our Language Proficiency Calculator to work out which language level is right for you.