Centre for Continuing Education

Thai Course 204 (Level 8)

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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 A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

Development of both formal and informal conversation will continue in a variety of situations, such as going shopping, describing objects, bargaining, some useful phrases for shopping, expressing opinions, suggesting and discussing places to visit. Participants will also continue to practice reading comprehension, Thai sayings, and useful phrases, expressions, and vocabulary from various reading material. Also included will be how to write a card for a special occasion.

Outcomes

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

  1. Discuss things that they want to buy; bargaining for items and how to pay.
  2. Exchange basic conversation about their favourite things.
  3. Describe different types of drinks coffee, tea and their favourite drinks, and discuss where they can be obtained.
  4. Describe their favourite drink and how often they drink it.
  5. Recognise Thai sayings and how to use them in everyday life.
  6. Write a short message in a card for special occasion, for example a birthday card, a New Year card etc.

Content

This course covers the following topics:

  • Going shopping and some useful phrases
  • Using phrases for everyday conversation with locals
  • Ordering breakfast, type of cooked eggs, noodle dishes for lunch, chicken and seafood menus for dinner
  • Talking about your favourite things, describe it and why you like it
  • Discussing and comparing tea and coffee – what is your favourite drink and why, describe it
  • Do you like tea and/or coffee? Do Thai people like tea or coffee
  • Reading Thai Saying useful expressions and their use
  • Reading stories from social media
  • Writing a greeting card for friends

Intended Audience

Suitable for finishing A2 level students, those who have completed all levels of Thai up to 203 or who have completed 170 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.

Features

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