Centre for Continuing Education

Thai Course 402 (Level 14)

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Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

Continue to develop your formal and informal conversation skills on a variety of topics including regional cultures and beliefs, current affairs, initiating and continuing business, and learning some idiomatic expressions. Students will practice reading, comprehension, pronunciation, and definitions in passages from newspaper and internet articles. Each reading has a vocabulary list where new and difficult words are introduced.


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

  1. Discuss things that are good or bad for one’s health.
  2. List their favourite wintertime activities.
  3. Exchange their opinion about the need/requirement to work until the age of 70.
  4. Master basic grammar to using quantifiers in everyday meetings with people.
  5. Deliver suggestions using dii in everyday conversation.
  6. Write a clear and simple short note.
  7. Gain insight into Northeastern Thai people, their culture, and regional foods.


This course covers the following topics:

  • Things that are good and bad for your health
  • Wintertime activities
  • The effects of working until you are 70 years old
  • Use of quantifiers in sentences lʉǎ koen, naa duu, thii diaw, jat
  • More quantifiers noy noy, nit diaw, nit noy, nit nit, sak nit , iik noy
  • Use of phuut waa, khit waa, bork waa
  • Use of dii to ask for suggestions
  • Writing short notes
  • The history of Northeastern Thai people, their culture, beliefs, food for the region

Note: this outline is subject to flexible scheduling and reorder as well as additions.

Intended Audience

Suitable for continuing B2 level students, those who have completed all levels of Thai up to 401 or who have completed 320 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Delivery Style

This course is delivered as a series of interactive workshops where active participation is encouraged. Students will be guided through a variety of complex texts and will engage in lively discussions on specialised topics in a relaxed atmosphere.

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.


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