• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Thai
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Chintana Sandilands
  • Mode of delivery Online
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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Thai 1 sets students on the path to an engagement with Thailand by introducing them to the Thai language, both spoken and written, and developing in them the cultural knowledge required to support effective day-to-day interactions.

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 Introductory level of Thai to:
1. Recognise and use all Thai consonants, vowels and tone markers, including their combination in syllables.
2. Recognise and use a basic scheme of transliteration; recognise various Thai fonts and use a Thai computer keyboard.
3. Use an active vocabulary of about 1000 items.
4. Recognise and use basic Thai grammar and sentence structures, such as subject-verb-object structures, conjunctions, simple modifiers, and particles.
5. Use simple Thai expressions to discuss issues relating to kinship relations, personal status, greetings, occupations, numbers, time, food, travel-related signs, requesting help and basic transactions.
6. Demonstrate an understanding of and respect for Thai cultural norms and sensitivities, as well as distinctive Thai behaviours.

Indicative Assessment

Oral tests during the semester (40%), written assignments (20%), written mid-semester and final exam (40%). Graduate students attend joint classes with undergraduates but may expect more rigorous assessment and additional assignment work, tailored to the graduate students’ interests.

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.

Workload

Online Students 

Each week students are expected to study for 5.5 hours as follows:  

1. 60 minutes, before online lecture, working on the written and audio materials for the week, and, memorising the written and spoken forms of that week’s vocabulary  

2. 90 minutes, participating in one 90 minute online lecture  

3. 120 minutes, completing weekly assessment regarding listening, speaking, reading and writing skills 

4. 60 minutes, completing weekly vocab quiz 

 It is also expected that students should spend at least 5 hours of individual study practicing the week’s written and spoken language forms and vocabulary and reviewing feedback on their weekly assessment and quiz.  

Requisite and Incompatibility

You may not enrol in this course if you have previously completed THAI6004 or THAI1002

Prescribed Texts

Materials will be provided on Wattle. 

Specialisations

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. 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:
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
2018 $3180
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4860
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
ANU Online
3567 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 Online N/A

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