Centre for Continuing Education

Thai Course 404 (Level 16)

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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.

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, brief news, current affairs, working and living, useful travel phrases and other everyday expressions. Students will continue to practice reading, comprehension and pronunciation in passages from various articles and media. Each reading has a vocabulary list where new and unfamiliar words are introduced.


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

  1. Engage in conversation about everyday interests.
  2. Exchange opinions.
  3. Identify healthy food and drinks.
  4. Discuss the difference between a solar calendar and a lunar calendar, and how they can be used.
  5. Gain insight into southern Thai people, and their food and culture.
  6. Employ repeat words to use in a sentence to indicate plurality.


This course covers the following topics:

  • Using adjectives to describe holidays
  • Discussing fashion statements, likes and dislikes
  • Favourite Thai food eaten during travels in Thailand
  • Discussion around what constitutes a healthy diet
  • Use of the solar and lunar calendars in Thailand and Asia
  • The history of Southern Thailand, its food and culture
  • Reading short stories from social media, brief news from internet
  • More useful prepositions phua, dang nan, phiang, dooy chaphro
  • Using repeat pronouns, verbs, and adverbs in relation to time and quantity in a sentence to indicate plurality

Intended Audience

Suitable for B2 level students, those who have completed all levels of Thai up to 403 or who have completed 370 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.