• Total units 48 Units
  • Major code THAI-MAJ

Thai is the national and official language of Thailand and spoken by about 60 million people. The study of Thai is essential for anyone wishing to understand Thailand's culture, society and long history. As Australia's future is increasingly tied to the nations of Asia, the importance of Thai will continue to grow. Knowledge of the language is a skill valued in a wide range of professions, both in Australia and internationally.

Students in this major are encouraged to spend time studying at a tertiary institution in Thailand through a year of study in the Year in Asia program. Competitive scholarships are available to qualified students.

A student may not take a course if that course is a prerequisite for another course which they have already passed.

Students with prior knowledge of the language will be required to take a placement test and may be exempted from the compulsory course.

 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the Thai language major students should be able to:

  1. Express      themselves well in a formal or informal register, appropriate to the      situation and to the people to whom one is speaking.
  2. Read      and understand newspapers and other texts in Thai
  3. Engage      with authentic Thai language media
  4. Write      in Thai in the appropriate style using the correct grammar and the      vocabulary appropriate the genre, contents and audience
  5. Write,      perform and record presentations or interviews in Thai either individually      or in cooperative groups, and answer questions based on those performances      or interviews

 

Course Lists

The course lists in the "Requirements" section below is a definitive   list and includes all courses that can be counted towards the major,   whether or not they are offered in the current year. For a list of   courses that will be offered in the current year, please see the Summary of Courses page.

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Requirements

This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:

6 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
THAI3008 Thai 3B 6

42 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
THAI1002 Thai 1A 6
THAI1003 Thai 1B 6
THAI2002 Thai 2A 6
THAI2003 Thai 2B 6
THAI2525 Learning Language Locally: Thailand 6-12
THAI3002 Thai 3A 6
ASIA2083 Readings in South and Southeast Asian Cultures 6
ASIA2103 Language in Asia (L) 6
ASIA3006 Practical Assignment in Asia and the Pacific 6-12
ASIA3014 Southeast Asian Frontiers: Thailand and Burma/Myanmar 12
ASIA3108 Advanced Readings in South and Southeast Asian Cultures 6
BURM1002 Burmese 1 6
SKRT1002 Sanskrit 1A 6
SKRT1003 Sanskrit 1B 6
SKRT2103 Sanskrit 2A 6
SKRT2104 Sanskrit 2B 6
SKRT2105 Sanskrit 3A 6
SKRT2106 Sanskrit 3B 6
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