• 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
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Chintana Sandilands
  • Mode of delivery Online
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
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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:

  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.

Other Information

This course is 100% online. 

All students with previous 'language experience or exposure' are required to take a language placement test to determine their language proficiency in order to ensure enrolment into the language course at the most appropriate level. 

 The Course Convenor, in consultation with the Language Convenor will move students into an appropriate level course if students are deemed to be of a different proficiency level. Students are also encouraged to consult their course convenors immediately upon if they find that their proficiency level differs from that expected by the course.


As language courses are sequential, this may mean that students can only commence their language course in the following semester.

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Fees - Students enrolling through Open Universities Australia should refer to the fee schedule published on the OUA website

Indicative Assessment

  1. In class oral tests during semester (40) [LO 1,3,4,5,6]
  2. Take home written assessments (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  3. Two online tests - mid semester and end of semester (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]

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Workload

In order to achieve these learning outcomes, each week students are expected to study for 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. 180 minutes, participating in two 90 minute sessions via zoom
  3. 60 minutes, completing weekly exercises

In addition, students are expected to spend at least 5 hours of individual study practising the week's written and spoken language forms, vocabulary, and reviewing feedback on their work. The total workload for the subject is 130 hours over 12 weeks of class and the examination period. 

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

You may not enrol in this course if you have previously completed THAI1004 or THAI6102.

Prescribed Texts

Materials will be provided on Wattle. 

Majors

Minors

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
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
On-campus
2162 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 In Person N/A
ANU Online
2961 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 Online N/A

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