• 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, Asian Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Janit Feangfu
  • Mode of delivery Online
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2023
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Thai 6 is an Advanced Intermediate level course. Students continue to expand their technical vocabulary and understanding of complex grammatical construction through written exercises, theme-based discussion, oral presentations, and translation tasks. Throughout the course, students read and listen to a range of medium-and-full-length authentic written texts and audio-visual media in Thai. Implicit meanings and contextual understanding are also emphasised. Using various resources in Thai, students identify and evaluate information for personal interests, class activities, and assignments. Students discuss, write and offer comparative perspectives on a broader range of topics such as current affairs, economy, politics, social inequality, soft power, Thailand in the context of ASEAN and the world, and Thailand-Australia relations. By the end of the course, students gain a more nuanced understanding of the dynamic culture of Thailand and are able to converse on a range of topics with native speakers without strain from either party as well as make use of social and cultural understanding to engage at a deeper level in written and spoken communication.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Use an active Thai vocabulary of around 2,000+ items.
  2. Recognise and produce phrase and sentence structures used in extended passages on a range of topics in Thai.
  3. Read, listen, and discuss a range of authentic Thai written texts and audio-visual media with use of a dictionary.
  4. Use Thai langauge to offer a comparative perspective on various topics in both written and spoken communication.
  5. Identify and evaluate information from various resources in Thai.
  6. Demonstrate in communication a cultural understanding of Thai perceptions and practices with relevant evidence.

Other Information

Proficiency equivalent: CEFR B2+.


On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at an Advanced 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 Misconduct Rule 2015 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.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Participation (10) [LO 2,3,4,6]
  2. Periodic quizzes (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  3. Periodic homework (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  4. Mid-semester assessment (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  5. Final assessment (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]

The ANU uses 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. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

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.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed THAI3002, or have been permitted entry based on the results of the Thai language placement test. Incompatible with THAI6008.

Prescribed Texts

Details of the required text books will be published in the class summary.

Supplementary materials will be provided on Wattle. 

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

ANU 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.

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
ANU Online
5571 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 Online N/A
OUA Online
6764 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 Online N/A

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