- Class Number 2495
- Term Code 3330
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Topic ANU Online
- Mode of Delivery Online
- Suthida Whyte
- Suthida Whyte
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 20/02/2023
- Class End Date 26/05/2023
- Census Date 31/03/2023
- Last Date to Enrol 27/02/2023
Thai 5 is an Upper Intermediate level course. Students are exposed to a range of short-and-medium-length authentic written texts and audio-visual media in Thai. Excerpts of Thai literary texts are introduced for figurative meaning exercises. Throughout the course, students identify relevant information from Thai websites for class activities and assignments. The course builds vocabulary and understanding of complex grammatical construction through written exercises, theme-based discussion, oral presentation, and translation tasks. Students discuss and write coherently on a range of selected contemporary issues such as Thai popular culture, economic disparity, gender diversity, environment and politics, and are able to compare and contrast these topics to their own cultural and national contexts. By the end of the course, students gain a more nuanced understanding of dynamic Thai culture and communicate in spoken and written langauge on a range of concrete and pre-exposed abstract topics with native Thai speakers with less strain from either party.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Use an active Thai vocabulary of around 1,800 items.
- Recognise and produce phrase and sentence structures used in extended passages on a range of concrete topics and pre-exposed abstract topics in Thai.
- Read and listen to a range of authentic Thai written texts and audio-visual media with the use of a dictionary.
- Converse and write comparatively on a range of selected contemporary issues in Thai.
- Identify relevant information from Thai websites for class activities and assignments.
- Demonstrate in communication a cultural understanding of Thai perceptions and practices with supporting details.
A History of Thailand 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 discerning and 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. I am not going to lecture the content of this book. However, I may refer to parts of this book that are relevant to our discussion of the topic at hand. 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. (The 2014 coup d'etat marked the systematic military control of Thai politics through electoral system and constitutional change.)
The Judgment (?????????) by Chart Korbkitti (2525 BE/1982 CE)
The Judgment is a tragedy of an underdog character in Thai society. It also shows how lay Buddhist culture in Thailand, social-class and prejudice become a deadly weapon of control and discrimination. Read it here >> The Judgment by Chart Korbjitti
*For a brief overview of Thai Literature << click
Smyth, David, Thai : An Essential Grammar (London: Routledge, 2002)
thai2english (https://www.thai2english.com/) This dictionary is good for Thai sentence searches. It breaks the sentences up into individual words and gives both the pronunciation and the meaning.
Thai Dictionary - Dict Box (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/thai-dictionary-dict-box/id492630056, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.grandsons.dictboxxth&hl=en) Thai-English Dictionary Smartphone App for both iOS and Android
SBS Thai (https://www.sbs.com.au/language/thai ) News reports and features in Thai by SBS
Voice of America Thai (https://www.voathai.com/ ) Short VDOs on various topics by Voice of America Thai are very good for learning outside classroom environment.
Get Talking Thai by David Smyth (https://library.teachyourself.com/id004325031/Get-Talking-Thai) An audio course contains 10 common scenarios plus culture and travel advice. Practise the most frequent words and expressions.
Staff FeedbackStudents will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups
Student FeedbackANU 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.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Week 1 Introduction to THAI 5 Recap of THAI 4||Revision, update and warm-up for the course Recap exercise.|
|2||Week 2 ????????????????? Popular Culture||Homework 1 (5 %)|
|3||Week 3 ??????????????????? From Family to Society||Quiz 1 (5 %)|
|4||Week 4 ??????????????????? (???) From Family to Society (cont.)||Homework 2 (5%)|
|5||Week 5 ????????????????????????????????? Inequality and Disparity||Quiz 2 (5%)|
|6||Week 6 ??????????? Review and Assessment||Details will be given on Wattle for Mid-term Assessment (20%) Mid-term oral presentation to class (5%) in week 6 Mid-term individual oral assessment (5%) in week 6 Mid-term multi-compoment examination -- live, on-line Session (10%) (Tuesday 18 April 2023) **Census Date: Friday 31 March 2023 **Teaching Break: 3 - 16 April **Class resumes: Tuesday 18 April|
|7||Week 7: Mid-term live online examination and "Gender and Gender Diversity" theme ???????????????????? ?????????????? "?????????????????????????????"||Tuesday 18 April: Mid-term multi-compoment examination -- live, on-line Session (10%) Thursday 20 April: Gender and Gender Diversity Homework 3 (5%)|
|8||Week 8: ????????????????????????????? (???) Gender and Gender Diversity (cont.)||Quiz 3 (5%)|
|9||Week 9: ???????????????????????? Environmental Issues||Take stock and revise what we have learned.|
|10||Week 10: ???????????????????????? (???) Environmental Issues (cont.)||Quiz 4 (5%)|
|11||Week 11: ????????????????????????? Thai short story and poetry||Homework 4 (5%)|
|12||Week 12: ????????????????????????????????????? Wrap up Thai short story & poetry and Revision||Preparation for final assessment (30%) Final oral presentation to class (10%) (date TBA) Final exam, live online session (20%) (date TBA) -- listening, oral response and essay writing examination. One A-4 page of cheat sheet (vocabulary only) is allowed. The details will be given on Wattle.|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Participation (10%)||10 %||26/05/2023||29/06/2023||2, 3, 4, 6|
|Periodic quizzes (20%)||20 %||12/03/2023||31/03/2023||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6|
|Periodic homework (20%)||20 %||05/03/2023||31/03/2023||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6|
|Mid-semester assessment (20%)||20 %||18/04/2023||01/05/2023||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6|
|Final assessment (30%)||30 %||13/06/2023||29/06/2023||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
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- Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure
- Special Assessment Consideration Policy and General Information
- Student Surveys and Evaluations
- Deferred Examinations
- Student Complaint Resolution Policy and Procedure
Assessment RequirementsThe 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 ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.
Moderation of AssessmentMarks 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.
- The course total marks include 10% participation marks. Participation is not equal to 'Attendance'.
- In the event of students' absence, please watch the recording and write substantially a response to the contents and/or missed activities in the discussion forum in Thai or English. This is a way to show your active engagement and participation to the class.
- 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
Learning Outcomes: 2, 3, 4, 6
- 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 at least 4 entries/replies at the minimum of 50 Thai words per entry/reply.
- 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
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Periodic quizzes (20%)
- 4 quizzes at 5% each
- Timed, online quizzes in multi-component formats on reading, writing, listening, speaking and grammar. They also combine grammatical structures and key vocabulary from the texts studied in class.
- When possible, students will receive feedbacks and marks of each quiz in the following week of submission.
- Students will be informed of the marks of quiz 1 and 2 (10%) before the census date (31 March 2023).
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Periodic homework (20%)
- 4 homework assignments at 5% each
- Homework may comprise a combination of exercises on reading, writing, listening, speaking, translation and grammar.
- When possible, students will receive feedbacks and marks of the homework in the following week of submission.
- Students will be informed of the marks of homework 1 and 2 (10%) before the census date (31 March 2023).
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Mid-semester assessment (20%)
Rubrics and details will be given on Wattle for Mid-term Assessment (20%)
- Mid-term individual oral assessment (5%) in week 6 on communicative and interactive skills
- Mid-term oral presentation to class (5%) in week 6 on a self-selected topic of interest following the topics covered in week 1-5
- Mid-term multi-component examination -- live, on-line Session (10%) (in the first week of teaching break, date TBA)
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Final assessment (30%)
Rubrics and other details will be given in Wattle for final assessment (30%)
- Final oral presentation to class (10%) (date TBA) on a self-selected topic of interest following the topics covered in week 7-12.
- Final listening, oral response and written examination -- live, online session (20%) (date TBA). The essay requires referencing. One A-4 page of cheat sheet (vocabulary only) is allowed and must be submitted with the essay. The detailed instruction will be given on Wattle.
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