• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Thai
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Chintana Sandilands
    • Michael Sloggett
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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Thai 6 sees advanced learners working with significant independence, locating and analysing their own primary sources to produce substantial academic output in the Thai language. Following Thai 6, interested and diligent students will be well-placed to continue to a higher-level academic degree or career role in which they may draw on their acquired skills and knowledge.  

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills at an Advanced level of Thai to:
1. Recognise and use a specialist vocabulary suitable for independent study on areas of personal academic interest.
2. Create sentence structures to support the expression of complex ideas and arguments.
3. Evaluate a wide range of largely self-selected formal and informal texts relating to their areas of personal interest and academic specialisation; interact independently with informants to elicit desired information on personal research projects and present that  research in an academic manner to other advanced learners.
4. Debate current issues in Thai culture with native speakers spontaneously and in a manner appropriate to all different levels of society.

Indicative Assessment

Attendance and class participation (15%); Weekly short written assignments of 500 words in Thai (25%); two class presentations (5% each = 10%); translation into English (15%); minor project of 3,000 words in Thai (15%); and a major essay of 4,000 words in Thai (20%).

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.


2 class hours and 1 tutorial per week

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed THAI3002, or have been permitted entry based on the results of the Thai language placement test. Incompatible with THAI6008.

Preliminary Reading

Preliminary Reading: Thailand: The Worldly Kingdom. Maurizio Peleggi. The University of Chicago Press and Reaktion Books, Chicago, USA.  (2007).  

Very Thai.  Philip Cornwel-Smith. River Books Press, 396 Maharaj Road, Tatien Bangkok, Thailand. (2007).  

A History of Thailand. Chris Baker and Pasuk Phongpaichit. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. (2005).




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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
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.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $2820
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4320
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
ANU Online
8792 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A

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