- Class Number 9622
- Term Code 3060
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Topic OUA Online
- Mode of Delivery Online
- Dr Janit Feangfu
- Dr Janit Feangfu
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 27/07/2020
- Class End Date 30/10/2020
- Census Date 31/08/2020
- Last Date to Enrol 03/08/2020
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.
- 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.
- A History of Thailand (2014) by Baker, Christopher John; Pasuk Phongpaichit. The digital version of this book can be accessed through ANU library with your UID here https://library.anu.edu.au/record=b5092507. This rare gem is the most accessible book on the history of Thailand available. The authors include "small people" in the portrayal of Siam/Thailand as a kingdom and later national state. The book provides historical, political, economic and cultural accounts that explain Thailand as it has become with an exemption of the latest coup d'etat in 2014.
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- written comments
- verbal comments
- feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc
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.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Teaching Week 1: Introduction and Current Affairs (1)||Weekly Online quiz 1 Weekly assignment Week 1|
|2||Teaching Week 2: Current Affairs (2)||Weekly Online quiz 2 Weekly assignment Week 2|
|3||Teaching Week 3: Thai Society (1)||Weekly Online quiz 3 Weekly assignment Week 3|
|4||Teaching Week 4: Thai Society (2)||Weekly Online quiz 4 Weekly assignment Week 4|
|5||Teaching Week 5: Education System||Weekly Online quiz 5 Weekly assignment Week 5|
|6||Teaching Week 6: revision of week 1-5 Mid-semester oral assessment||Weekly Online quiz 6 Weekly assignment Week 6 Mid-semester oral assessment|
|7||Teaching break: 7-20 September 2020|
|8||Teaching break: 7-20 September 2020|
|9||Teaching Week 7: Festivals and National Holiday||Weekly Online quiz 7 Weekly assignment Week 7|
|10||Teaching Week 8: Popular Culture||Weekly Online quiz 8 Weekly assignment Week 8|
|11||Teaching Week 9: Thailand's Economy||Weekly Online quiz 9 Weekly assignment Week 9|
|12||Teaching Week 10: Thailand's Politics (1)||Weekly Online quiz 10 Weekly assignment Week 10|
|13||Teaching Week 11: Thailand's Politics (2)||Weekly assignment Week 11|
|14||Teaching Week 12: Presentation week Revision of the course Guidelines for take-home final written examination||Weekly assignment Week 12 Presentation week Conclusion and Revision in preparation for take-home final written examination.|
|Assessment task||Value||Learning Outcomes|
|Oral Assessments (5 oral assessments at 5% each at the total of 25%)||25 %||1, 2, 3, 4, 5|
|Reading and writing Assessments (7 Reading and Writing assessments at 5% each at the total of 35%)||35 %||1, 2, 3, 4, 5|
|Weekly Online quizzes (ten online quizzes at the total of 5%)||5 %||1, 2, 3, 4, 5|
|Translation (10%)||10 %||1, 3, 4, 5|
|Mid-semester assessment (10%)||10 %||1, 2, 3, 4, 5|
|Final presentation (5%) and written assessment (10%) (total value for final examination is 15%)||15 %||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
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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 Academic Integrity . In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.
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 two sessions of 1.5-hour lecture (in total 3 hours per week) on scheduled time (Tuesday and Thursday 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
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Oral Assessments (5 oral assessments at 5% each at the total of 25%)
Five oral assessments contribute to weekly assignments throughout the semester. They are designed to develop students' pronunciation and communicative skills. The materials and activities will be provided on the wattle site for this course in advance. Therefore, it is highly recommended that students check the weekly materials and activities, prepare in advance, and actively participate in class discussion in preparation for the oral assessments. Regular attendance is also required. Other than exceptional circumstances, non-attendance will lead to a loss of marks for class work and class discussion.
The assessments take into account each student's effort and progress. While it may require a significant time commitment, it is highly recommended for all students to submit the assessments as scheduled.
Oral assessment rubric will be given on the Wattle site.
For late submission and extensions, see the details in the 'Late submission penalties' and 'Extensions' sections in this course outline.
Feedback: Students will be given feedback in written comments and/or verbal comments.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Reading and writing Assessments (7 Reading and Writing assessments at 5% each at the total of 35%)
Seven reading and writing assessments contribute to weekly assignments throughout the semester. Reading writing assignments will be in the form of 'weekly take-home assessments' and occasionally in-class activities. They are designed to develop students' pronunciation, reading comprehension and writing skills. Students are required to complete reading and writing assignments in Thai and/or English, to reflect their comprehension of the relevant materials. The materials and activities will be provided on the wattle site for this course in advance. Therefore, it is highly recommended that students check the weekly materials and activities l assessments. Regular attendance is also required. Other than exceptional circumstances, non-attendance will lead to a loss of marks for class work and class discussion.
The assessments take into account each student’s effort and progress. While it may require a significant time commitment, it is highly recommended for all students to submit the assessments as scheduled.
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.
Re-submission of assignments:
Students may need to resubmit some or all assignments if the tasks do not fulfill the requirements
Feedback: Students will be given feedback in written comments and/or verbal comments. The tasks will be assessed, commented and returned to the students via the wattle site.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Weekly Online quizzes (ten online quizzes at the total of 5%)
Online quizzes are based on the lectures in that week to check vocabulary. The quizzes contribute to 5% of reading assessment.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1, 3, 4, 5
Students are required to select 10 Thai idioms and proverbs from a given list provided on the Wattle site. They independently search for their meanings, then translate/describe them in English to class members and lecturer.
- This exercise is a weekly activity.
- Each student will contribute their finding to Thai 4 Glossary on the Wattle site.
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Mid-semester assessment (10%)
The assessment will be conducted in week 6 of the semester. Students are required to make an appointment according to available timetable and complete the assessment via Zoom.
- Students' speaking, listening and reading skills will be assessed for mid-semester assessment.
- The duration of the assessment is 30 minutes.
Assessment Task 6
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Final presentation (5%) and written assessment (10%) (total value for final examination is 15%)
Students present their work (a self-selected topic or a personal narrative in consultation with lecturer) in week 12 to class members and lecturer. ·
- The oral presentation rubric will be given on the Wattle site.
- The writing assessment is in a take-home format. The details will be discussed and given in advance on the Wattle site.
- The final essay will be approximately 500-600 words in length.
Feedback: Students will be given verbal comments and recommendation after the presentation.
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The ANU commits to assisting all members of our community to 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 be familiar with the academic integrity principle and Academic Misconduct Rule, 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 Academic Misconduct Rule is in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Very minor breaches of the academic integrity principle may result in a reduction of marks of up to 10% of the total marks available for the assessment. The ANU offers a number of online and in person services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. Visit the Academic Skills website for more information about academic integrity, your responsibilities and for assistance with your assignments, writing skills and study.
You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.
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 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.
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. Extensions may be granted 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.
Distribution of grades policy
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Modern and Contemporary Thai culture and literature, Cold War Literature, gender issues, life narrative and food memoirs
Dr Janit Feangfu