Centre for Continuing Education

Thai Course 204 (Level 8)

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 203 or who have completed 170 hours of recent face-to-face tuition or equivalent. Development of both formal and informal conversation will continue in a variety of situations, such as describing experiences, expressing opinions, suggestions about places to visit and discussing current affairs. Participants will also continue practice of reading comprehension and obtaining useful phrases, expressions and vocabulary from various reading materials. Also included will be how to write a card and leave short messages and notes for friends.

Please note the following outline is subject to flexible scheduling and reorder as well as additions.


  • Compliments in everyday conversation
  • Talking about favourite media programs
  • Talking about opinions and places to visit
  • News in brief, current affairs

Grammar structures

  • More words with 'jai'
  • Using the expression ‘dai’: jam dai, dai yin
  • Using ‘kiàw kàp’: to be related, to be relevant; ‘rueng’: topic / title
  • Using the expression ‘dii’ after adjectives: aroy dii, duu dii

Prescribed text

Thai for Intermediate Learners, by Benjawan Poomsan Becker (Paiboon Publishing), ISBN 97818875210177

Thai for Intermediate Learners CD, by Benjawan Poomsan Becker (Paiboon Publishing), ISBN 9978188521499

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

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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.


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