- Class Number 5569
- Term Code 3360
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Topic ANU Online
- Mode of Delivery Online
- Dr Janit Feangfu
- Dr Janit Feangfu
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 24/07/2023
- Class End Date 27/10/2023
- Census Date 31/08/2023
- Last Date to Enrol 31/07/2023
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Use an active Thai vocabulary of about 1300 items.
- Use markers to produce a more coherent expression of ideas, cause-effect, and arguments in spoken and written Thai language.
- 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.
- Use Thai langauge appropriately in familiar conversational situations and topics, points of personal interests, and prevalent social issues.
- Demonstrate a cultural understanding of Thai perceptions and practices regarding such topics as cultural and ethnic diversity, social hierarchy, and social mobility.
- 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.
Whether you are on campus or studying online, 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.
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
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.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Teaching Week 1: Tue 25 & Thu 27 July Lesson 1: Introduction and Recapitulation||Homework 1 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday 30 July)
|2||Teaching Week 2: Tue 1 & Thu 3 August Lesson 2||Quiz 1 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday 6 August)
|3||Teaching Week 3: Tue 8 & Thu 10 August Lesson 3||Homework 2 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday 13 August)
|4||Teaching Week 4: Tue 15 & Thu 17 August Lesson 4||Quiz 2 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday 20 August)
|5||Teaching Week 5: Tue 22 & Thu 24 August Lesson 5||Homework 3 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday 27 August)
|6||Teaching Week 6: Tue 29 & Thu 31 AugustReview and AssessmentsSemeser 2 census date 31 August 2023||Quiz 3 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday 3 September)Assessment:Mid-semester oral presentation on a topic of your interest chosen from what we have learned in week 1-5 (5%)|
|7||Teaching break: Mon 4 - Sun 17 September||RELAX, RECOVER & REVISE for Mid-semester Assessment|
|9||Teaching Week 7: Tue 19 & 21 September Mid-semester Assessment||Mid-semester live-online assessment (90 minutes,10%: Listening, grammar, vocal, translation) Mid-semester written exam (5%)
|10||Teaching Week 8: Tue 26 & 28 SeptemberLesson 6||Quiz 4 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday 1 October)Homework 4 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday 1 October)
|11||Teaching Week 9: Tue 3 & Thu 5 OctoberLesson 7||Homework 5 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday 8 October)
|12||Teaching Week 10: Tue 10 & 12 October Lesson 8||Quiz 5 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday 15 October)
|13||Teaching Week 11: Tue 17 & 19 October Lesson 9||Homework 6 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, October 22)
|14||Teaching Week 12: Tue 24 & Thu 26 OctoberLesson 10 & ReviewLast day of the semester is Friday 27 October.||Final Assessment (30%) will be organised during the exam period date TBA.
Tutorial RegistrationANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Participation (10%)||10 %||28/10/2023||01/12/2023||2, 4, 5|
|Periodic Quizzes (10%)||10 %||07/08/2023||27/10/2023||1, 2, 3, 5|
|Periodic homework (30%)||30 %||31/07/2023||31/10/2023||1, 2, 3, 4, 5|
|Mid-semester assessment (20%)||20 %||09/09/2023||09/10/2023||1, 2, 3, 4, 5|
|Final Assessment (30%)||30 %||09/11/2023||01/12/2023||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 Integrity Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:
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.
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
Learning Outcomes: 2, 4, 5
- 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.
1. The participation marks are not released before the final results are released.
Assessment Task 2
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.
- Students will be informed of the marks of quiz 1 and 2 (4%) before the census date (31 August 2023).
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Periodic homework (30%)
- There are 6 periodic homework items at the value of 5% each in teaching week 1, 3, 5, 8, 9, and 11.
- The periodic homework helps students revise and give them opportunity to check their comprehension and practice both receptive, productive and communicative skills.
- Where feasible, students will receive feedback within one week of the due date.
- Students will be informed of the marks of homework 1 and 2 (10%) before the census date (31 August 2023).
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Mid-semester assessment (20%)
The mid-semester assessment has 3 components (total 20%)
1. Mid-semester oral presentation on a topic of your interest chosen from what we have learned in week 1-5 (5%)
- The mid-semester oral exam will be organized in week 6.
- Students individually give 10-minute presentation followed by Q&A.
- The topics and marking rubric will be given on Wattle.
- Each student will make an appointment according to available time slots.
2. Live, online, multi-component exam via Zoom (10%)
- Mid-semester test live-online will be organized in the week 7.
- The components include listening, speaking, grammar, vocabulary, translation.
3. Mid-semester written test (5%).
- live-online written test will be organized in the week 7.
Assessment Task 5
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%).
- The 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:
- Compare and describe a pair of UNSEEN images (2 mins to prepare, 3 mins to describe).
- 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 written assessment (5%).
- Genuine work only. NO assisted translation, web-based/electronic translation allowed for this task.
- The final marks are not returned before the final results are released.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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- ANU Health, safety & wellbeing for medical services, counselling, mental health and spiritual support
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- ANU Academic Skills and Learning Centre supports you make your own decisions about how you learn and manage your workload.
- ANU Counselling Centre promotes, supports and enhances mental health and wellbeing within the University student community.
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Modern and Contemporary Thai culture and literature, Cold War Literature, gender issues, life narrative, food memoirs, and Thai cookbooks
Dr Janit Feangfu