• Class Number 9524
  • Term Code 2960
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Topic On-campus
  • Mode of Delivery Online or In Person
  • COURSE CONVENER
    • Numtip Lyons
  • LECTURER
    • Numtip Lyons
  • 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

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:

  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.

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 Week 1: Lesson 1- International Relations (1) No assessment
2 Week 2: Lesson 2- International Relations(2) Weekly task due
3 Week: Lesson 3- Thailand and ASEAN (1) Weekly task due
4 Week 4: Lesson 4- Thailand and ASEAN (2) Weekly task due
5 Week5: Lesson 5: Thailand and ASEAN (3) Weekly task due
6 Week 6: Lesson 6- Revision and preparation for Mid-Term assessment Revision and guidelines for mid-semester written examination
7 Teaching Break
8 Week 7: Lesson 7- Thailand's foreign policy (1) Mid-semester written examination
9 Week 8: Lesson 8- Thailand's foreign policy (2) Weekly task due
10 Week 9: Lesson 9- Thailand Economic (1) Weekly task due
11 Week 10: Lesson 10- Thailand Economic (2) General discussion and summarise the main points Weekly task due
12 Week 11: (Revision & conclusion) Preparation for a final exam paper (1)
13 Week 12: Guidelines for ?nal written examination Preparation for a final exam paper (2)

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Oral tests during the semester 15 % 22/07/2019 26/11/2019 1,2,3,4,5
Reading and writing 20 % 22/07/2019 26/11/2019 1,2,3,4,5
Translation % Reflection 30 % 22/07/2019 26/11/2019 1,2,3,4,5
Mid-semester presentation ; discussion 10 % 22/07/2019 26/11/2019 1,2,3,4,5
Final presentation and discussion 10 % 22/07/2019 26/11/2019 1,2,3,4,5
Final essay (in Thai) 15 % 22/07/2019 26/11/2019 1,2,3,4,5

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

Policies

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.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 15 %
Due Date: 22/07/2019
Return of Assessment: 26/11/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

Oral tests during the semester

A class-discussion will be conducted weekly in a tutorial-like format in order to develop communicative competence in different contexts/scenarios. The weekly material and activities will be presented or referred on the wattle site for this course beforehand or via email.

Therefore it is highly recommended for all students to check the weekly materials and activities, prepare in advance, and actively participate in class discussion. … Regular attendance is also required. Other than in unusually compelling circumstances, non-attendance will lead to a loss of marks for class work and class discussion.

Note: The assessments are designed to reveal the level of effort and progress of each student. While it may require a significant time commitment, it is highly recommended for all students to submit the assessments as scheduled.

Feedback: These tasks will be assessed in class and the feedback will be returned to the students in class or within three days after class.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 22/07/2019
Return of Assessment: 26/11/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

Reading and writing

Reading and writing assignments will be in the form of 'weekly take-home assessments' and occasionally in-class activities.


Students are required to do written assignments in Thai and / or English to reflect their comprehension of the relevant stories and issues, as well as their development of critical and analytical skills. The reading tasks will be about one page long each week. If in Thai, the written task will be about 200-300 words, and if in English, they will be about 300-500 words.


Specific assignments may be intended to reflect outcomes of student reading (assigned, recommended and self-selected sources), class attendance and / or participation in class discussions.


Students are required to complete all tasks and must be submitted in the stipulated format by the due date.


Note: The assessments are designed to reveal the level of effort and progress of each student.… While it may require a significant time commitment, it is highly recommended for all students to submit the assessments as scheduled.

Criteria for marking each task:

Reading: clear and accurate pronunciation and punctuation

Writing: accurate spelling and grammatical structures; critical and analytical thinking

Late submission of assignments:

For the late submission and extensions, see the details in the 'Late submission penalties' and 'Extensions' sections in this course outline.

However late submission of assessment tasks without an extension is 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 5 working days from the due date.

Re-submission of assignments:

Students may need to resubmit some or all assignments if the tasks do not fulfill the requirements

Returning assignments:

Student work will be returned within a week of the assessment task.

Feedback:

Students will be given feedback in the following forms:

-written comments

-verbal comments

-feedback to the whole class and/or individuals

Assessment Task 3

Value: 30 %
Due Date: 22/07/2019
Return of Assessment: 26/11/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

Translation % Reflection

Students are required to read and translate Thai and English documents about 500 words in length each week. Assessments must be submitted online in the stipulated format through Wattle or via email by the due date. For late submission and extensions, see the details in the 'Late submission penalties' and 'Extensions' sections in this course outline.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 22/07/2019
Return of Assessment: 26/11/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

Mid-semester presentation ; discussion

The mid-semester presentation & examination will be conducted in the week 7 (after semester break) and will cover the discussions from weeks 1-6. The presentation will be 45-60 minutes long.


In week 6, the guidelines for the mid-semester presentation & discussion will be provided, and some revision conducted in preparation. … It is highly recommended that students do additional revision and prepare for this task during the semester break.

Assessment Task 5

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 22/07/2019
Return of Assessment: 26/11/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

Final presentation and discussion

Students will be required to give a 60-minute presentation in Thai at the end of the semester.


Performance in these activities is used as an indicator of comprehension, level of effort and personal progress. While it may require a significant time commitment, it is highly recommended for all students to prepare and be ready for this task beforehand.


Note: This task will reveal personal progress for writing the final essay. Some preparatory reflection is also advised and should be included in performing this task.

Assessment Task 6

Value: 15 %
Due Date: 22/07/2019
Return of Assessment: 26/11/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

Final essay (in Thai)

The final essay, due at the end of the semester, will be 500-700 words written in Thai.


The final essay is designed to assess the outcomes of student research, in-class discussions, including in relation to Thai cultural norms and values, and/or Thai current events.… Some preparatory reflection… should also be utilised for wiring the final essay.… The critical and analytical style of writing and proper references are required.


This essay will be marked on the critical analysis of the subject matter, the use of Thai grammar structures and effective use of vocabulary.

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 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).
Numtip Lyons
61253207
u1068206@anu.edu.au

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Numtip Lyons

Tuesday 10:00 12:00
Numtip Lyons
61253207
u1068206@anu.edu.au

Research Interests


Numtip Lyons

Tuesday 10:00 12:00

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