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Conversational Thai Courses.

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Conversational Thai Language Courses
Conversational Thai Language courses is a teaching and learning programme that focuses on speaking and listening skills for communicative purposes, covering grammar and structures, vocabulary knowledge, word-building and expressions, as well as speed of reaction in order to gain confidence in speaking and to increase fluency. Students will develop these skills through lecture and note-taking, formal and informal conversations, group discussions, and speaking activities.

The Six Stages of Learning
The process of learning have been divided into six stages based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) to differentiate levels of ability. Each is necessary as it lays down the foundation for the next, and should never be omitted if you are to achieve the best result. Please take the time to read the information provided to fully understand them.

The recommended tuition hours given for each individual level is only an approximate timescale. The length of time required to complete your course depends largely on how much time you can dedicate to independent studies and how well you grasp the Thai language concepts in the teaching and learning material.

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The level A1 course designed to give you a solid foundation in Thai language grammar and build on your basic vocabulary knowledge. It is intended for students with no previous knowledge of the Thai language. By the end of the course students will be able to construct simple sentences and expressions when dealing with various situations in daily life, especially when expressing wishes and attending to personal needs in and around Thailand.

The students should be able to complete the entire course within approximately 40 hours of classroom time and 40 hours of independent study.

On successful completion of this course, students should be able to perform the following:

  • Can use basic greeting and pleasantries.
  • Can introduce themselves and others.
  • Can identify objects and ownerships.
  • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases.
  • Can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where they live, people they know and things they have.
  • Can interact in simple way providing the other person speaks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
The level A2 course designed to build on your existing knowledge of Thai language grammar and vocabulary. It is intended for students who have completed the level A1 or those who already have some knowledge of the Thai language. By the end of the course students will be able to engage in and understand everyday discussions as well as construct more complex sentences using common conjunctions.

The students should be able to complete the entire course within approximately 80 hours of classroom time and 80 hours of independent study.

On successful completion of this course, students should be able to perform the following:

  • Can handle very short social exchanges.
  • Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas such as basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, and employment.
  • Can communicate and exchange information on familiar topics and activities.
  • Can use a series of phrases and sentences to describe in simple terms their family and other people, living arrangements and background, present or most recent job, and matters in areas of immediate need.
  • Can find out time, directions, costs, and telephone numbers.
  • Can state needs and leave short messages.
The level B1 course designed to expand your existing speaking and listening skills, while revising and deepening more advance aspects of Thai grammar with special concentration on pronunciation and tones. It is intended for students who have completed the level A1 and level A2 and wish to progress further by consolidating their learning with more practice and depth, prior to embarking onto level B2 (intermediate). By the end of the course students will be able to engage in everyday discussions and understand more complex sentences, as well as communicate using correct structures and tenses.

The students should be able to complete the entire course within approximately 80 hours of classroom time and 80 hours of independent study.

On successful completion of this course, students should be able to perform the following:

  • Can understand the main point of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling.
  • Can enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life such as family, hobbies, work, travel and current events.
  • Can connect phrases in a simple way in order to describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions.
  • Can briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
  • Can narrate a story or relate the plot of a book or film and describe reactions.
The level B2 course designed to develop existing Thai language skills further, using vocabulary, idiomatic expressions and grammar on the higher level. It is intended for students who have completed the previous three levels or those who have good command of Thai language grammar and tense forms. By the end of the course students will be able to follow the main content of specific and abstract topics and obtain relevant information from them.

The students should be able to complete the entire course within approximately 80 hours of classroom time and 80 hours of independent study.

  • On successful completion of this course, students should be able to perform the following:
  • Can understand extended speech and follow even complex lines of argument provided the topic is reasonably familiar.
  • Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible.
  • Can take an active part in discussion in familiar context, accounting for and sustaining their views.
  • Can present clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to the field of interest.
  • Can explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
This course is for intermediate and upper-intermediate level students who want to communicate more fluently, effectively, and confidently in spoken Thai with a primary emphasis on pronunciation. By the end of the course students will be able to use Thai language more appropriately in most social situations.

The students should be able to complete the entire course within approximately 80 hours of classroom time and 80 hours of independent study.

On successful completion of this course, students should be able to perform the following:

  • Can understand extended speech even when it is not clearly structured and when relationships are only implied and not signalled explicitly.
  • Can express one-self fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use language flexibly and effectively for social and professional purposes.
  • Can formulate ideas and opinions with precision and relate contribution skilfully to those of other speakers.
  • Can present clear, detailed descriptions of complex subjects integrating sub-themes, developing particular points and rounding off with an appropriate conclusion.
This course is for upper-intermediate and advanced level students who want to communicate more fluently, effectively, and confidently in spoken Thai with a primary emphasis on pronunciation. The topics covered tend to be in the form of revision, recycling or extension but are dealt with at a higher level of complexity or sophistication.

The students should be able to complete the entire course within approximately 80 hours of classroom time and 80 hours of independent study.

On successful completion of this course, students should be able to perform the following:

  • Have no difficulty in understanding any kind of spoken language, even when delivered at fast native speech, provided that some time have been given to get familiar with the accent.
  • Can take part effortlessly in any conversation or discussion and have good familiarity with idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms.
  • Can express one-self fluently and convey finer shades of meaning precisely.
  • Can backtrack and restructure around the difficulty so smoothly that other people are hardly aware of the mistakes.
  • Can present a clear, smoothly-flowing description or argument in a style appropriate to the context and with an effective logical structure which helps the recipient to notice and remember significant points.

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