- Code THAI6008
- 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, Cultural Studies
Thai 6 is an Advanced Intermediate level course. Students read and listen to a range of medium-and-full-length authentic written texts and audio-visual media. Implicit meanings and contextual understanding are also emphasised. Students discuss and write coherently on a broader range of topics such as current affairs, the economy, the politics of inequality, soft power, Thailand in the context of ASEAN and the Mekong Subregion, and Thailand and Australia relations. They offer comparative perspectives on various topics. Students identify and evaluate information from various resources for personal interests, class activities, and assignments. Students expand their technical vocabulary and understanding of complex grammatical construction through written exercises, oral presentations, and spontaneous translation tasks. Students are independent and able to converse on a range of topics with native speakers without strain from either party.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Use an active vocabulary of around 2,500 items.
- Recognise and produce phrase and sentence structures that enable them to converse and write extended passages on a range of topics.
- Read, listen, and discuss a range of authentic written texts and audio-visual media with use of a dictionary.
- Offer a comparative perspective on various topics in writing and discussion.
- Identify and evaluate information from various resources.
- Demonstrate in communication a cultural understanding of Thai perceptions and practices with relevant and critical evidence.
Proficiency equivalent: CEFR B2.
On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at an Advanced Intermediate 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.
- 10 Weekly homework assignments (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
- Spontaneous translation tasks (10) [LO 1,2,3]
- Mid-semester oral presentation (5) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
- Mid-semester essay writing (15) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
- Final oral presentation (5) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
- Final take-home essay or final project (15) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
- Participation and class activities (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
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The total workload for the subject is 130 hours over 12 weeks of class and the examination period.
Each week students are expected to study for 6 hours as follows:
- 90 minutes, before online lecture, working on the written and audio materials for the week, and revising the written and spoken contents as well as vocabulary.
- 180 minutes, participating in two 90-minute sessions via zoom
- 90 minutes, completing weekly exercises.
In addition, students are expected to spend at least 4 hours of individual study practising the week's written and spoken language forms, vocabulary, and reviewing feedback on their work.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Details of the required text books will be published in the class summary.
Supplementary materials will be provided on Wattle.
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