Centre for Continuing Education

Thai Course 404 (Level 16)

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 403 or who have completed 370 hrs (or equivalent) of recent face to face tuition

We will continue to develop conversation both formally and informally in a variety of experiences in different situations. We will continue to learn regional cultures and beliefs, brief news, current affairs, working and living, learning more useful travelling phrases and other useful everyday expressions. Students will continue to practice reading, comprehension and pronunciation in passages from various articles and media. Each reading has a new vocabulary list where unfamiliar words are introduced.


This course covers the following topics:

  • Southern region, festivals, local food and belief
  • Contemporary issues
  • Brief news, current affairs
  • More economic and business opportunity
  • Working and living

Grammar structures

  • Using more prepositions phuea, dang nan, phiang, laew tae, dooy chaphror
  • Using the word “tham” with different prepositions tham phuea, tham hay, tham samrap, tham phror, tham thaen
  • Using sentence particles ja, ha, la, lor, mang, si, wa, ya
  • Using repeated words in a sentence dek dek, pii pii, chin chin, sii thaw thaw, sii dam dam, rew rew

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

Prescribed Text

Thai Reference Grammar; The Structure of Spoken Thai by James Higbie and Snea Thinsan, ISBN 974-8304-96-5
A Reference Grammar of Thai by Shoichi Iwasaki and Preeya Ingkaphirom, ISBN 978-0-521-10867-6
Thai for Advanced Readers by Benjawan Poomsan Becker (Paiboon Publishing) ISBN 1-887521-03-8

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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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.


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