• 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 or In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
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In Thai 5, students work from more advanced academic and journalistic texts, including self-sourced texts, which require deeper linguistic and contextual understanding. Emphasis is on the comprehension and expression of ideas with structural and lexical accuracy. Students also draw on knowledge of political, economic and social events that have shaped Thailand, its society, and the region.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Recognise and use a broad and modern vocabulary, encompassing current youth culture expressions and technical terms encountered in current affairs reporting.
  2. Create sentence structures appropriate to the expression of complex ideas and arguments to advance and deepen individual research initiatives.
  3. Analyse formal and informal texts on current affairs, multimedia, fiction, and technical and academic works, relating to their areas of personal interest and academic specialisation; interact with informants under guidance to elicit desired information and present that information to other advanced learners.
  4. Demonstrate a sophisticated level of analysis of current issues in Thai culture on the basis of a deep cultural understanding.

Other Information

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

Indicative Assessment

  1. Oral tests during the semester (40%), written assignments (40%), written mid-semester and final exam (20%). (40) [LO null]

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Workload

2 class hours and 1 tutorial per week

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed THAI2003, or have been permitted entry based on the results of the Thai language placement test. Incompatible with THAI6502.

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
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
2830 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 Online N/A
OUA Online
4653 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 Online N/A

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