- Code THAI2002
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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
In Thai 3, students use their growing socio-linguistic skills to analyse and discuss intermediate-level source texts, interact with native speakers, and undertake writing and translation exercises. They undertake independent research and present on cultural and historical themes raised in source texts, including ethnic minority perspectives.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Recognise and use Thai phonemes, including tones, at a level generally sufficient for effective communication with native speakers, including some longer and more challenging words; recognise and discuss intonation as linked to hierarchical relationships, and distinguish some features of regional and foreign accents.
- Use vocabulary drawn from readings and discussions, particularly on Sino-Thai issues, Buddhism and monastic language, traditional and archaic terms, and idioms.
- Read and comprehend longer Thai written passages with a wide range of structural forms; recognise and use markers to indicate linking of ideas and arguments.
- Participate in a variety of conversational situations on social, economic, political, cultural, historical, and linguistic issues raised in key texts, drawing on a base of known language patterns.
- Demonstrate an understanding of cultural issues stemming from interactions between diverse ethnic groups; and display a nuanced awareness of Buddhism as applied to daily life.
- In class oral tests throughout the semester (24) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- In-class and take home assignments focused on comprehensive reading (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Take home assignments focused on critical and analytical writing in Thai (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Take home translation assignments (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Mid semester Thai oral test (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Final paper focused on analytical and critical writing (15) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
Each week students are expected to study for 5 hours as follows:
- 60 minutes, before class, studying the written and audio materials for the week
- 180 minutes, participating in two x 90 minute sessions via zoom
- 60 minutes, completing weekly exercises
The students are expected to spend at least 5 hours of individual study practising the week's written and spoken language forms and vocabulary, reviewing feedback on their work and doing research.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Materials will be provided on Wattle.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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- Unit value:
- 6 units