• 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
  • Course convener
    • Dr Chintana Sandilands
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2014
    See Future Offerings

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+.

Learning Outcomes

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.

Other Information

A minimum of five students is required for this course to run.

Indicative Assessment

Oral test during the course: 40%; Written assignments during the course: 20%; Two written exams: 40%

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Workload

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

To enrol in this course you must have the permission of the convener. You may not enrol in this course if you have previously completed THAI1002.

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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Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1164
2004 $1926
2005 $2190
2006 $2190
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2004 $2916
2005 $3234
2006 $3240
2007 $3240
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Summer Session

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

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