• Class Number 5141
  • Term Code 3260
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Topic OUA Online
  • Mode of Delivery Online
    • Dr Janit Feangfu
    • Dr Janit Feangfu
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 25/07/2022
  • Class End Date 28/10/2022
  • Census Date 31/08/2022
  • Last Date to Enrol 01/08/2022
SELT Survey Results

Thai 4 is an Intermediate level course. The course covers a wider range of more complex structural forms such as effective use of markers to produce a more coherent expression of ideas, cause-effect, and arguments in spoken and written Thai language. It also covers a defined range of historical, economic, and socio-cultural topics. Students read and listen to longer modified and unmodified texts and audio-visual media on relevant topics in Thai. Full length Thai films with English sub-titles and music are introduced in relation to discussion of social themes, figurative meanings, and contextual understanding. Students further develop grammatical understanding through spoken, written, and translation exercises in Thai. Students discuss and write about the selected topics on relevant social themes. Guest speakers are invited to class to promote students' exposure to Thai language. By the end of the course, students at this level are able to converse on a range of familiar matters and points of personal interests with native Thai speakers who are willing to speak clearly with minimum colloquialism. Students also develop more understanding of Thai culture in relation to language and social practice.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Use an active Thai vocabulary of about 1300 items.
  2. Use markers to produce a more coherent expression of ideas, cause-effect, and arguments in spoken and written Thai language.
  3. Read, comprehend, and produce longer Thai passages with a wider range of more complex structural forms on non-technical topics and points of personal interests with the aid of focused vocabulary lists and a dictionary.
  4. Use Thai langauge appropriately in familiar conversational situations and topics, points of personal interests, and prevalent social issues.
  5. Demonstrate a cultural understanding of Thai perceptions and practices regarding such topics as cultural and ethnic diversity, social hierarchy, and social mobility.

Required Resources

  • THAI 4 is conducted online only, students must ensure that they have necessary equipment for the class such as headset with microphone and webcam camera as well as internet connection.
  • Print out Thai - An Essential Grammar by David Smyth from https://archive.org/details/thai-an-essential-grammar-by-david-smyth and start grammar revision. We will be using this book as a grammar reference in Thai 4
  • If you have not got one already, please get a set of Thai keyboard sticker and start learning to type in Thai here https://www.learnthaiping.com/dashboard (The learning process will help revising spelling too.)
  • A History of Thailand (2014) by Baker, Christopher John; Pasuk Phongpaichit. The digital version of this book can be accessed through ANU library with your UID here https://library.anu.edu.au/record=b5092507. This rare gem is the most accessible book on the history of Thailand available. The authors include "small people" in the portrayal of Siam/Thailand as a kingdom and later national state. The book provides historical, political, economic and cultural accounts that explain Thailand as it has become with an exemption of the latest coup d'etat in 2014.

Staff Feedback

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

  • written comments
  • verbal comments
  • feedback to 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). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Teaching Week 1: 25 - 29 July Lesson 1: Introduction and Recapitulation Homework 1 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, July 31)
2 Teaching Week 2: 1 - 5 August Lesson 2 Quiz 1 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, August 7)
3 Teaching Week 3: 8 - 12 August Lesson 3 Homework 2 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, August 14)
4 Teaching Week 4: 15 - 19 August Lesson 4 Quiz 2 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, August 21)
5 Teaching Week 5: 22 - 26 August Lesson 5 Homework 3 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, August 28)
6 Teaching Week 6: 29 August - 2 September Review and Assessments 31 August 2022 is census date. Quiz 3 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, September 4) Assessment: Mid-semester oral presentation of what you will develop as your essay (5%).
7 Teaching break: 6 - 19 September 2021 Mid-semester test will be organised in this period. Mid-semester test live-online (90 minutes, 10%: listening, grammar, vocab, translation) Mid-semester take-home written exam (5%)
8 Teaching break: 5 - 16 September Mid-semester test live-online (10%) (first week of teaching break) Mid-semester take-home written exam (5%) (due date TBA)
9 Teaching Week 7: 19 - 23 September Lesson 6 Homework 4 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, September 25)
10 Teaching Week 8: 26 - 30 September Lesson 7 Quiz 4 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, October 2)
11 Teaching Week 9: 3 - 7 October Lesson 8 Homework 5 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, October 9)
12 Teaching Week 10: 10 - 14 October Lesson 9 Quiz 5 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, October 16)
13 Teaching Week 11: 17 - 21 October Lesson 10 Homework 6 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, October 23)
14 Teaching Week 12: 24 - 28 October Review Review and Recap Final Assessment (30%) will be organised during the exam period. Final oral assessment (5%) Final test live-online (15%) Final take-home written exam (5%)

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Participation (10%) 10 % 28/10/2022 01/12/2022 2, 4, 5
Periodic Quizzes (10%) 10 % 07/08/2022 23/10/2022 1, 2, 3, 5
Periodic homework (30%) 30 % 31/07/2022 07/11/2022 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Mid-semester assessment (20%) 20 % 09/09/2022 26/09/2022 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Final Assessment (30%) 30 % 11/11/2022 01/12/2022 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

* 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 Misconduct 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 Integrity . 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.


Students are highly recommended to attend two sessions of 1.5-hour lecture (in total 3 hours per week) on scheduled time (Monday and Wednesday from 3.30 pm to 5.00 pm). Although there is no mark graded by the number of participation, there will be weekly assessments and cooperative class discussion and activities which reflect students' engagement and how well students prepare prior to each lesson. Students should also spend at least 4 hours a week outside the classroom doing preparation, revision, working through the reading exercises and homework.


There are two examinations ; the mid-semester exam (20%) and the final exam (30%). Both exams will be conducted online.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 28/10/2022
Return of Assessment: 01/12/2022
Learning Outcomes: 2, 4, 5

Participation (10%)

  • Participation is not equal to 'Attendance'.
  • Participation and class activities are assessed throughout the semester on the basis of written and spoken contributions to class activities in each week of teaching.
  • Participation and class activities include students' written contribution to weekly self-study resources forum and lead a weekly talking point in class.
  • Students are required to actively participate in the activities and their in-class performance should reflect the progress they have made by completing these tasks.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 07/08/2022
Return of Assessment: 23/10/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 5

Periodic Quizzes (10%)

  • There are 5 online quizzes at the value of 2% each in teaching week 2, 4, 6, 8, 10.
  • Students are required to complete the quizzes on their own time outside the class.
  • Quizzes are designed to help students review and practice, not to judge their performances.
  • Students will be given immediate feedback where applicable.
  • Quizzes comprise grammar point, reading content, and vocabulary. Listening and speaking componants may be included.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 30 %
Due Date: 31/07/2022
Return of Assessment: 07/11/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Periodic homework (30%)

  1. There are 6 periodic homework items at the value of 5% each in teaching week 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11.
  2. The periodic homework helps students revise and give them opportunity to check their comprehension and practice both receptive, productive and communicative skills.
  3. Where feasible, students will receive feedback within one week of the due date.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 09/09/2022
Return of Assessment: 26/09/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Mid-semester assessment (20%)

The mid-semester assessment has 3 components.

1. Live, online, multi-component exam via Zoom (10%).

  • Mid-semester test live-online will be organized in the first week of the teaching break. The components include listening, speaking, grammar, vocabulary, translation.

2. Mid-semester oral presentation of what you will develop as your essay (5%).

  • The mid-semester oral exam will be organized in week 6.
  • Students individually give 10-minute presentation followed by Q&A from course convener.
  • The topics and marking rubric will be given on Wattle.
  • Each student will make an appointment according to available time slots..

3. Mid-semester take-home written essay (5%).

  • The topics will be given in week 4.
  • Student will develop their oral presentation into an essay.
  • Genuine work only. NO assisted translation, web-based/electronic translation allowed for this task.

Notes: The take-home written exam must be submitted on the supplied answer-sheets which can be downloaded from wattle, written exam in other formats is not accepted.

Assessment Task 5

Value: 30 %
Due Date: 11/11/2022
Return of Assessment: 01/12/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Final Assessment (30%)

The final assessment has 3 components.

1.Live, online, multi-component exam via Zoom (15%).

  • Final live-online exam will be organized during the ANU final exam period.
  • The components include listening, speaking, grammar, vocabulary, translation.
  • More details will be given on Wattle.

2. Final oral test (10%). Each student will book a time slot. The oral test comprises 2 sections:

  1. Compare and describe a pair of UNSEEN images (2 mins to prepare, 3 mins to describe). 
  2. Describe your favourite character from your favourite TV show/movie/book (8-10 mins).
  • Show an image of the character/book. DO NOT READ FROM A SCRIPT!!
  • Who/what is this character? [intro]
  • What is interesting about this character? [body/supporting evident]
  • Why do you like this character? [conclusion]
  • Q&A (5 mins)

3. Final take-home essay (5%).

  • The topics will be given in week 10.
  • Genuine work only. NO assisted translation, web-based/electronic translation allowed for this task.


1. Final marks are not returned before the final results are released.

2. The take-home written exam must be submitted on the supplied answer-sheets which can be downloaded from wattle, written exam in other formats is not accepted.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically, committing to honest and responsible scholarly practice and upholding these values with respect and fairness.

The ANU commits to assisting all members of our community to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle and Academic Misconduct Rule, uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with.

The Academic Misconduct Rule is in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Very minor breaches of the academic integrity principle may result in a reduction of marks of up to 10% of the total marks available for the assessment. The ANU offers a number of online and in person services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. Visit the Academic Skills website for more information about academic integrity, your responsibilities and for assistance with your assignments, writing skills and study.

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

Late submission permitted. 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

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

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).

Dr Janit Feangfu
02 6125 3207

Research Interests

Modern and Contemporary Thai culture and literature, Cold War Literature, gender issues, life narrative and food memoirs

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