• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, Language Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Minor code THAI-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate

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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.

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.


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.

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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

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

Code Title Units
ASIA2083 Readings in South and Southeast Asian Cultures 6
ASIA3108 Advanced Readings in South and Southeast Asian Cultures 6
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
THAI3008 Thai 3B 6
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