Centre for Continuing Education

Thai Course 402 (Level 14)

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 401 or who have completed 320 hrs (or equivalent) of recent face-to-face tuition.

Students will continue to develop conversation both formally and informally in a variety of experiences in different situations. They will include regional cultures and beliefs, brief news, current affairs, initiating and continuing business, and learning some idiomatic expressions. Students will continue to practice reading, comprehension and pronunciation in passages from various media. Each reading has a new vocabulary list where unfamiliar words are introduced.


This course covers the following topics:

  • Northeastern region, bang fai sky rocket festival and belief
  • Contemporary issues
  • Brief news, advertisements
  • Understanding economic and business situation
  • Working with business, negotiating and partnering

Grammar structures

  • Using more quantifiers: leua kern, naa duu, thii diaw, chiaw, jat
  • Quantifiers with requests and suggestions noy, nit diaw, nit nueng, sak nit, iik noy, iik nit noy, iik nit diaw
  • Expanded sentences using – ruu waa, may ruu waa, ruu laew waa, may nae cay waa
  • Sentences with khue/ definition

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

Prescribed Text

  • James Higbie and Snea Thinsan Thai Reference Grammar; The Structure of Spoken Thai ISBN 9748304965
  • Iwasaki, Shoichi & Ingkaphirom, Preeya, A Reference Grammar of Thai ISBN 9780521108676
  • Poomsan Becker, Benjawan, Thai for Advanced Readers, Paiboon Publishing, ISBN 1887521038

Based on the above text for grammar. The text is used for activities and forms the basis for consideration and practice.

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