- Code THAI6103
- 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
All activities that form part of this course will be delivered remotely in Semester 2 2020.
Thai 2 continues from Thai 1 by introducing students to further aspects of the Thai language, both spoken and written, and developing their cultural knowledge of Thailand's hierarchical and culturally diverse society. Students undertake introductory translation exercises and participate in extended group discussions.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Recognise and use Thai phonemes, including tones, with improved accuracy as well as recognise some etiquette implications of such features of pronunciation as softening.
- Use an active vocabulary of about 2000 items, to allow more detailed interactions, expression of views and simple interviewing activities.
- Recognise and use longer sentence structures and passages, identify sentence boundaries in the absence of punctuation, and use appropriate particles.
- Communicate in speaking and writing to request information in day-to-day life, about Thai society, and from Thai people.
- Demonstrate a nuanced understanding of Thai customs relating to religion and other beliefs.
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 language proficiency assessment site and contact the CAP Student Centre for appropriate enrolment advice. Students with previous “language experience or exposure” are required to undertake a language proficiency assessment 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 undertake a language proficiency assessment 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 null]
- Written assignments (30) [LO null]
- Written mid-semester and final exam (30) [LO null]
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Workload3 class hours and 1 tutorial per week
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