- Code THAI2003
- 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 4, students continue to 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. Following Thai 4, interested and diligent students will be well-placed to participate in an in-country course if desired.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate confident, accurate recognition and production of Thai phonemes, including tones, to distinguish accurately between close pairs in listening and in speech and to use intonation appropriate to various scenarios.
- Recognise and use vocabulary drawn from readings and discussions using royal language and Thai-Lao terms.
- Read and easily comprehend longer documents that employ a wide range of structural forms, including markers to indicate linking of ideas and arguments.
- Communicate personal views on and offer descriptions of social, economic, political, cultural, historical, and linguistic issues raised in the texts under study, with a degree of spontaneity and confidence, drawing on a base of known patterns; engage in group discussions, including with native speakers.
- Demonstrate a familiar understanding of cultural practices and beliefs of higher and lower echelons of Thai society, past and present.
On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at an Intermediate level of Thai.
Students with native speaker proficiency (may include cognate languages and dialects) must review the placement test site and contact the CAP Student Centre for appropriate enrolment advice. Students with previous “language experience or exposure” are required to take a language placement test to ensure enrolment at the most appropriate level.
Relevant past experience includes:
- Previous study of the language (both formal and informal, for example but not limited to, at school, or, home, or through online activities, etc.)
- Being exposed to the language in childhood via a family member or friend
- Travel or living in a country where the language is spoken
- The language being spoken in your home (even if you do not speak it yourself)
Students who are not sure if they need to take a placement test should seek advice from the course or language convenor. Students who intentionally misrepresent their language proficiency level may be investigated under the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 as having failed to comply with assessment directions and having sought unfair advantage. This may results in a penalty such as reduced grades or failure of the course.
Students are not permitted to enrol in a language course below one that they have already successfully completed, except with permission of the language and/or course convenor.
- In-class oral tests throughout semester (25) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- In-class and take home assignments focused on comprehensive reading in Thai (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Take home assessments throughout the semester focused on critical and analytical writing in Thai (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Take home Thai-English translation assignment (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Mid-semester test of analytical and critical discussion in Thai (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Final paper of analytical and critical writing (15) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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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 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
Prescribed TextsMaterials will be provided on Wattle.
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- 6 units
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