Centre for Continuing Education

Thai Course 301 (Level 9)

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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 B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

Students will continue to develop their formal and informal conversation skills in a variety of situations including sharing experiences, expressing opinions, comparing cultures and discussing current affairs. Students will practice pronunciation and comprehension on various topics – geography, the weather, food, festivals etc. These readings will provide students with useful phrases, expressions and vocabulary, and are accompanied by an English version to help students' overall comprehension of each passage.

Outcomes

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

  1. Describe their experience of a recent holiday: where, with whom, how long, activities, feelings.
  2. Discuss their favourite things to do during holidays.
  3. Select particles at the end of a sentence in several ways to express feelings, for example: na, si, la.
  4. Deliver expressions using different particles to express opinions e.g. jang, jang loey, loey, jang loey na.
  5. Name more words with jai-(heart) talk to express self and culture correctly.
  6. Gain more insight through reading comprehension, expressions, vocabulary and cultural awareness.

Content

This course covers the following topics:

  • Talking about impressive activities during holidays
  • Talking about activities in different seasons and weather
  • Useful words with jai and their use in different situations
  • Reading stories and discussing news, current affairs and social media
  • Writing words and a translating a short paragraph from English to Thai

Intended Audience

Suitable for beginner B1 level students, those who have completed all levels of Thai up to 204 or who have completed 195 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.