Centre for Continuing Education

Thai Course 401 (Level 13)

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 304, or who have completed 295 hours or equivalent of recent face-to-face tuition.

It will continue to develop conversation, both formally and informally, in a variety of life and work experiences. It will include current affairs, sharing and expressing opinions through current media, and exploring history. Students will practise reading, comprehension and pronunciation, and definitions in passages from articles, from newspapers and the Internet. Each reading has a new vocabulary list where new and difficult words are introduced. It will also include writing basic passages in everyday activities.

Content

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

Topics

  • Brief news, current affairs
  • Brief history
  • Regions and some main provinces within regions
  • Environment and climate

Grammar Structures

  • Using more sentence particles: ja, ha, la, na, lamang, mang
  • Using demonstratives: nan, nii, non, nun
  • Using frequency adverbs and quantity adverbs: samer, ruay ruay, taam-thammada, taam-pokkati, dooy thua pay, suan yai, suan maak
  • Using laew, maa for a particular situations, with respect to the current situation

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
  • Iwasaki, Shoichi & Ingkaphirom, Preeya, A Reference Grammar of Thai

Based on the above texts. The texts are used for activities and form the basis for consideration and practice. The texts can be purchased after meeting the first week.

Textbooks should only be purchased after confirmation is received from us. This usually occurs up to 5 days prior to commencement.

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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.

Features

Language courses are offered in four terms each year during January, April, July and October. Try our Language Proficiency Calculator to work out which language level is right for you.