• 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
    • Numtip Lyons
  • 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. 


On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at an Introductory 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.

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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]

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.

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. 

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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $3120
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $4800
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
ANU Online
2961 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 Online N/A
OUA Online
4651 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 Online N/A

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