Centre for Continuing Education

Thai Course 304 (Level 12)

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 up to 303, or who have completed 270 hours recent face-to-face tuition or equivalent.

We will continue to develop conversation both formally and informally in a variety of situations and life experiences. It will include current affairs and exploring history, as well as sharing and expressing opinions through current media. Participants will practise reading, comprehension, pronunciation and definitions in passages and news articles from newspapers and Internet, as well as proverbs and songs to give cultural insights. Each reading has a new vocabulary list where new and difficult words are introduced. It will also include writing short summaries and written answers from reading articles.


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


  • More contemporary issues
  • Brief history
  • News in brief, current affairs

Grammar structures

  • Using kan as reciprocal, distributive and collective in sentences
  • Using “tong”, “cam pen”, “khuan”, “naa ja”, “khong”/ "aat ja"
  • Using pragmatic particles na , na ha, la, si, leoy
  • Using adverbial markers phor, khana thii, ra waang thii

Prescribed Text

  • Poomsan Becker, Benjawan, Thai for Intermediate Learners, Paiboon Publishing, ISBN 97818875210177– for grammar structure
  • Poomsan Becker, Benjawan, Thai for Advanced Readers, Paiboon Publishing, ISBN 1-887521-03-8 – for reading

Based on the above texts. The texts are used for activities and form the basis for consideration and practice.

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