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.
All students with previous 'language experience or exposure' are required to take a language placement test to determine their language proficiency in order to ensure enrolment into the language course at the most appropriate level.
The Course Convenor, in consultation with the Language Convenor will move students into an appropriate level course if students are deemed to be of a different proficiency level. Students are also encouraged to consult their course convenors immediately upon if they find that their proficiency level differs from that expected by the course.
As language courses are sequential, this may mean that students can only commence their language course in the following semester.
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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- 6 units
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|Class start date
|Last day to enrol
|Class end date
|Mode Of Delivery
|01 Jan 2015
|23 Jan 2015
|23 Jan 2015
|31 Mar 2015