• Class Number 2666
  • Term Code 3230
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Topic ANU Online
  • Mode of Delivery Online
    • Numtip Lyons
    • Numtip Lyons
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 21/02/2022
  • Class End Date 27/05/2022
  • Census Date 31/03/2022
  • Last Date to Enrol 28/02/2022
SELT Survey Results

This first level course introduces students to spoken and written Thai, the langauge spoken in Thailand and by the Thai diaspora worldwide. In this course students will learn the tones, consonants, vowels, essential grammar, polite particles and the writing system of the Thai language. Students will also have the opportunity to learn a range of simple sentence patterns. The course covers basic knowledge of Thailand, greetings, self and family, time and date, describing things around you, and asking for help, information and directions. Cultural issues in relation to language use and politeness will also be included. By the end of the course, students will be able to read and write basic Thai sentences which will enable them to use the language in simple day-to-day situations appropriate to cultural norms.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Use an active Thai vocabulary of about 350 items.
  2. Recognise and pronounce all Thai consonants, vowels, and tones.
  3. Read and write basic sentences; read various Thai fonts and understand how to use a Thai computer keyboard.
  4. Recognise and use basic Thai grammar and sentence structures, conjunctions, simple modifiers, and particles.
  5. Use simple Thai to speak and write about self and family, time and date, ask for help, information and direction as well as describe things around you.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of basic Thai cultural issues in relation to language use and politeness.

Required Resources

Learning materials will be provided on Wattle.

Smyth, David, Thai : An Essential Grammar (London: Routledge, 2002) << Click to download

Whether you are on campus or studying remotely, there are a variety of online platforms you will use to participate in your study program. These could include videos for lectures and other instruction, two-way video conferencing for interactive learning, email and other messaging tools for communication, interactive web apps for formative and collaborative activities, print and/or photo/scan for handwritten work and drawings, and home-based assessment.

ANU outlines recommended student system requirements to ensure you are able to participate fully in your learning. Other information is also available about the various Learning Platforms you may use.

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • written comments
  • verbal comments
  • feedback to the whole class, groups, individuals, focus group, etc

Student Feedback

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). Feedback can also be provided to Course Conveners and teachers via the Student Experience of Learning & Teaching (SELT) feedback program. SELT surveys are confidential and also provide the Colleges and ANU Executive with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Teaching Week 1: Introduction Introduction to THAI 1002; Thai language, Thai consonants, vowels and tones, basic sentence structures. Please work on the orientation module on Wattle. Quiz 1
2 Teaching Week 2: Greeting Practise: Thai vowels and consonants, plus a short oral dialogue. Homework 1
3 Teaching Week 3: Introducing Oneself Quiz 2
4 Teaching Week 4: Family and Relatives Homework 2
5 Teaching Week 5: Going Shopping Quiz 3
6 Teaching Week 6: Ordering Food Prepare for the Mid-semester exam Homework 3 ?**Census Date: Thursday 31 March
7 Teaching Break: 5 - 16 April **Class resumes: Tuesday 19 April
8 Teaching Break: 5 - 16 April **Class resumes: Tuesday 19 April
9 Teaching Week 7: Direction Quiz 4
10 Teaching Week 8: Telling the Time Homework 4
11 Teaching Week 9: Making a Phone Call Quiz 5
12 Teaching Week 10: Booking a Hotel Homework 5
13 Teaching Week 11: Thailand Geography Quiz 6
14 Teaching Week 12: Revision Guidelines for final examination Preparation for the final examination

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Learning Outcomes
Participation (10%) 10 % 1,2,3,4,5,6
Periodic quizzes (20%) 20 % 1,2,3,4,5,6
Periodic homework (20%) 20 % 1,2,3,4,5,6
Mid -semester examination (20%) 20 % 1,2,3,4,5,6
Final assessment (30%) 30 % 1,2,3,4,5,6

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines , which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Integrity Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

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 Skills website. 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.


  • It is mandatory that students attend live online classes on scheduled time (Tuesday and Thursday from 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm).
  • 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.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 10 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6

Participation (10%)

  • Participation is not equal to 'attendance'.
  • Participation is assessed throughout the semester based on individual student's engagement and performance in class.
  • Students are expected to contribute to the discussion forum on Wattle at least 4 entries/replies at the minimum of 10-15 Thai words per entry/reply.
  • Students are required to actively participate in the activates and their in-class performance should reflect the progress they have made by completing these tasks.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 20 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6

Periodic quizzes (20%)

The quiz homework help students revise what they learn and give them an opportunity to check their comprehension and practice both receptive and productive skills.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 20 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6

Periodic homework (20%)

Homework comprise a combination of exercises on reading, writing, listening, speaking, translation and grammar.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 20 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6

Mid -semester examination (20%)

The mid-semester exam will be organized during the teaching break. (Date TBA)

The oral exam will be individually conducted online via Zoom.

Assessment Task 5

Value: 30 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6

Final assessment (30%)

The final exam will be organized during the final exam period. (Date TBA)

The final oral exam will be individually conducted online via Zoom.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. The University’s students are an integral part of that community. The academic integrity principle commits all students to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support, academic integrity, and to uphold this commitment by behaving honestly, responsibly and ethically, and with respect and fairness, in scholarly practice.

The University expects all staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle, the Academic Integrity Rule 2021, the Policy: Student Academic Integrity and Procedure: Student Academic Integrity, and to uphold high standards of academic integrity to ensure the quality and value of our qualifications.

The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 is a legal document that the University uses to promote academic integrity, and manage breaches of the academic integrity principle. The Policy and Procedure support the Rule by outlining overarching principles, responsibilities and processes. The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 commences on 1 December 2021 and applies to courses commencing on or after that date, as well as to research conduct occurring on or after that date. Prior to this, the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 applies.


The University commits to assisting all students to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. All coursework students must complete the online Academic Integrity Module (Epigeum), and Higher Degree Research (HDR) students are required to complete research integrity training. The Academic Integrity website provides information about services available to assist students with their assignments, examinations and other learning activities, as well as understanding and upholding academic integrity.

Online Submission

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.

Hardcopy Submission

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

Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:

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.

Referencing Requirements

The Academic Skills website has information to assist you with your writing and assessments. The website includes information about Academic Integrity including referencing requirements for different disciplines. There is also information on Plagiarism and different ways to use source material.

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.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information.
In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service – including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy.
If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.

Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).

Numtip Lyons
02 6125 3207

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