- Code THAI6102
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Recognise and use all Thai consonants, vowels and tone markers, including their combination in syllables.
- Recognise and use a basic scheme of transliteration; recognise various Thai fonts and use a Thai computer keyboard.
- Use an active vocabulary of about 1000 items.
- Recognise and use basic Thai grammar and sentence structures, such as subject-verb-object structures, conjunctions, simple modifiers, and particles.
- 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.
- Demonstrate an understanding of and respect for Thai cultural norms and sensitivities, as well as distinctive Thai behaviours.
This is a co-taught course. The total number of students for both THAI1002 and THAI6102 is capped at 24 students for Semester 1 2020. The undergraduate version of the course THAI1002 is capped at 22 students and postgraduate version of the course THAI6102 is capped at 2 students.
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.
- Oral tests during the semester (40) [LO 1,3,4,5,6]
- Written assignments (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
- Written mid-semester and final exam (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
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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 course is 130 hours over 12 weeks of class and the examination period.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Materials will be provided on Wattle.
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- 6 units
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