- Code THAI1004
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Culture History and Language
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Thai
- Areas of interest Asian Languages
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Chintana Sandilands
- Mode of delivery In Person
Summer Session 2014
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This course aims to develop basic proficiency in spoken Thai to an International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) level of 1- (able to satisfy immediate, predictable needs using predominantly formulaic language) to 1 (able to satisfy basic everyday, transactional needs). The student will gain basic proficiency in a range of social situations and contexts relevant to basic survival needs. The course also aims to develop an awareness of cultural norms and values in Thai society as well as an understanding of cultural behaviour expressed in both the spoken language and non-verbal communication. This course will provide the necessary language to be able to communicate and understand simple personal information, follow simple directions and take part in simple transactions in areas of need.
The course will also introduce the Thai writing system. The course begins with the premise that students will have had little or no exposure to the writing system prior to enrolling in the course. This course will therefore introduce the language's alphabet, tone rules and major spelling rules. Proficiency with the Thai script is expected to reach an ISLPR level of 0+.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
By completion of this unit the students will be able to:
(a) Communicate and understand simple personal information, follow simple directions and take part in simple transactions in areas of need.
(b) Develop an waareness of cultural norms and values in Thai society as well as an understanding of cultural behaviour expressed in both the spoken language and non-verbal communication.
A minimum of five students is required for this course to run.
Oral test during the course: 40%; Written assignments during the course: 20%; Two written exams: 40%
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The course will be taught over a period of one month or approximately 70 contact hours in January and February at Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand.
Placements will be subject to availability and security assessment. Participants are advised that due to circumstances beyond the University's control (for example: the onset of specific international security concerns, or international health crises) it may not be possible for this program to run or it may be terminated at short notice or without notice. STUDENTS ENTER THIS PROGRAM AT THEIR OWN RISK.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the School of Culture History and Language to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|1104||01 Jan 2014||24 Jan 2014||24 Jan 2014||31 Mar 2014||In Person||N/A|