• Class Number 8433
  • Term Code 2960
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Topic ANU Online
  • Mode of Delivery Online
    • Apiradee Jinomoon
    • Apiradee Jinomoon
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 22/07/2019
  • Class End Date 25/10/2019
  • Census Date 31/08/2019
  • Last Date to Enrol 29/07/2019
SELT Survey Results

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.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. 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.
  2. Recognise and use vocabulary drawn from readings and discussions using royal language and Thai-Lao terms.
  3. Read and easily comprehend longer documents that employ a wide range of structural forms, including markers to indicate linking of ideas and arguments.
  4. 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.
  5. Demonstrate a familiar understanding of cultural practices and beliefs of higher and lower echelons of Thai society, past and present.

Required Resources

  • THAI 4 is conducted online only, students must ensure that they have necessary equipment for the class such as headset with microphone and webcam camera as well as internet connection.
  • Students are required to watch TV series "Four Reigns" as links provided on Wattle.
  • Students are required to read the book titled "A Child of the Northeast" by KAMPOON BOONTAWEE (Author), Susan Fulop Kepner (Translator) " in English version. Students are also welcomed to read the Thai version. Both printed version or E-book are acceptable. Students are required to purchase the book at their own costs.

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
  • Written comments
  • Verbal comments
  • Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Introduction to THAI 4 Online quiz - Review Vocabulary
2 Topic 1: Thai Monarchy (Chakri Dynasty) Online quiz Weekly assignment
3 Topic 2: Hierarchical society in Thailand during King Rama 4 to King Rama 8 Online quiz Weekly assignment
4 Topic 3: Education system in Thailand Online quiz Weekly assignment
5 Topic 4: The Roles of Palace, Temple, and School in Thai society, culture, and values. Online quiz Weekly assignment
6 Summary : The linkage between Topic 1-4 and current affairs in Thailand Online quiz Weekly assignment
7 Teaching Break : 2 September - 16 September
8 Topic 5: Ethnic groups in Thailand Online quiz Weekly assignment
9 Topic 6: The quality of life and inequality in Thai society Online quiz Weekly assignment
10 Topic 7: The roots of social problems in Thailand Online quiz Weekly assignment
11 Topic 8: Comparison Online quiz Weekly assignment
12 Topic 9: Analytical Discussion Online quiz Weekly assignment
13 Revision and Summary Week 1 - Week 12 Online quiz Weekly assignment

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Weekly Assignments 30 % 29/07/2019 02/08/2019 1,2,4
In-class Activities 20 % 24/07/2019 26/07/2019 1,2,3,4,5
Mid-semester oral exam 20 % 29/08/2019 09/09/2019 1,2,3,4,5
Final oral exam 20 % 24/10/2019 28/11/2019 1,2,3,4,5
Final writing report 10 % 22/11/2019 28/11/2019 2,3,4

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using 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. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.


Students are highly recommended to attend a weekly 1.5 hour-online classes on scheduled time (Wednesdays from 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm). Although there is no mark graded by the number of participation, there will be weekly assessments including in-class quizzes and cooperative class discussion which reflect how well students prepare prior to each lesson. Students should also spend at least 4 hours a week outside the classroom doing preparation, revision, working through the reading exercises and homework.


There are two examinations ; the mid-semester exam (20%) and the final exam (20%). Both exams will be conducted online and individually.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 30 %
Due Date: 29/07/2019
Return of Assessment: 02/08/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,4

Weekly Assignments

  • Weekly assignments mainly focus on writing and speaking skills varying on each week.
  • For writing assignment, students are required to complete the assignments by handwriting.
  • For speaking assignments, students are required to record their voices and submit their voice recording files through Wattle for marking.
  • Each weekly assignment due is on every Monday of the next week before 6 pm.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 24/07/2019
Return of Assessment: 26/07/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

In-class Activities

  • There are in-class activities that students are required to participate in in order to be graded such as group discussions and online quizzes.
  • Attendance without participating in the activities will not be considered.
  • Pre-class preparations for activities are marked.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 29/08/2019
Return of Assessment: 09/09/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

Mid-semester oral exam

  • The exam will be conducted during Week 6 and students are required to make appointments according to available timetable.
  • The exam will be conducted online via Zoom.
  • Students can expect to be tested on speaking, listening, and reading skills.
  • The duration of the exam is 30 minutes.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 24/10/2019
Return of Assessment: 28/11/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

Final oral exam

  • The exam will be conducted during Week 12 and students are required to make appointments according to available timetable.
  • The exam will be conducted online via Zoom.
  • Students can expect to be tested on speaking, listening, and reading skills.
  • The duration of the exam is 30 minutes.

Assessment Task 5

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 22/11/2019
Return of Assessment: 28/11/2019
Learning Outcomes: 2,3,4

Final writing report

  • Students are required to submit the final writing report.
  • The final writing report will focus on the comprehension, along with critical and analytical development. The report should also reflect outcomes of student research, class attendance, class discussions and class works during the whole semester.
  • The report must be written in Thai.
  • The form for writing report will provided and each student limits to submit not exceed 4 pages.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.

Online Submission

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.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information. In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service — including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy. If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes. Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).
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