- Code THAI2002
- 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
- Academic career UGRD
- Yen Le
- Mode of delivery Online
First Semester 2023
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Please direct course enquiries to Numtip Lyons at: Numtip.Lyons@anu.edu.au
Thai 3 is an Advanced Beginner-Low Intermediate level course. The course covers a wider range of structural forms; as well as the use of markers to indicate the linking of ideas and arguments in Thai. This course also covers a limited range of historical, cultural, and contemporary social topics in Thai. Students use their growing socio-linguistic skills to read and listen to both modified and short unmodified texts and audio-visual media on relevant themes and situations. Students develop grammatical understanding through spoken, written, and translation exercises in Thai. By the end of the couse, students at this level are able to converse on a range of familiar and concrete topics with native speakers who are willing to speak clearly and simply without colloquialism. Students can discuss and write about selected social and cultural issues in Thai, and gain some cultural understanding of prevalent Thai perceptions and practices appropriate to the level of the course.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Use an active Thai vocabulary of around 1000 items.
- Recognise and use markers to indicate linking of ideas and arguments in Thai langauge.
- Read, comprehend, and produce simple, longer Thai written passages with a wider range of structural forms on non-technical topics with the aid of substantial vocabulary lists and a dictionary.
- Use Thai language in conversational situations on familiar and concrete topics including a limited range of historical, cultural, and contemporary social issues.
- Demonstrate a cultural understanding of prevalent Thai perceptions and practices appropriate to the language level.
Proficiency equivalent: CEFR A2+.
On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at an Advanced Beginner-Low 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 Integrity Rule 2021 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.
- Participation (10) [LO 2,3,4,5]
- Periodic quizzes (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Periodic homework (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Mid-semester Assessment (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Final Assessment (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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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
Smyth, D., 2017. Complete Thai. Teach Yourself.
Other key and supplementary materials will be provided on Wattle.
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