Centre for Continuing Education

Thai Course 204 (Level 8)

Thai. Learn Thai with us.

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. You 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.


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

  • discuss things that you want to buy; bargaining for items and how to pay
  • exchange basic conversation about your favourite things
  • describe different types of drinks: coffee, tea, and discuss where they can be obtained
  • describe your favourite drink and how often you drink it
  • recognise Thai sayings and how to use them in everyday life
  • write a short message in a card for special occasion, for example a birthday card, a New Year card etc.


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 those who have completed all levels of Thai up to 203 or those who have completed 170 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Delivery style

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

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Please note

Selected Language 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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