• 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
  • Course convener
    • Dr Janit Feangfu
  • Mode of delivery Online
  • Offered in Second Semester 2025
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Thai 2 continues from Thai 1. In this course, students further develop their communicative, receptive, and productive skills of Thai. This course covers the topics of travelling and transportation, leisure activities, invitations, going to see a doctor, and Thai ways of life and festivities. Students will expand their grammatical use of more complex conjunctions, comparison, tenses indicators, and passive voice. Students will practise various skills through conversation on topics covered in class, translation exercises, and increased Thai language exposure through audio-visual media. Cultural issues in relation to language, cultural practice in daily life, and customs will also be included. By the end of the course, students will be able use a wider range of commonplace grammatical structures and communicate in a broader range of day-to-day situations.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Use an active Thai vocabulary of about 700 items.
  2. Recognise and produce longer Thai phrases and sentence structures.
  3. Write simple descriptive paragraphs and translate simplified Thai passages.
  4. Identify key information in simplified listening tasks in Thai.
  5. Use Thai language confidently in simple conversations and day-to-day topics covered in class.
  6. Communicate an understanding of basic cultural issues in relation to Thai language and customs.

Other Information

This course is 100% online. 

Proficiency equivalent: CEFR A1.

On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at a Beginner 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.


As language courses are sequential, this may mean that students can only commence their language course in the following semester.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Participation (10) [LO 2,3,4,5,6]
  2. Periodic quizzes (20) [LO 1,3,4,5,6]
  3. Periodic homework      (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  4. Mid-semester assessment (The written conponent requires students to write 70 words in Thai.) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  5. Final assessment (The written conponent requires students to write 120 words in Thai.) (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.


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 THAI1002, or have been permitted entry based on the results of the Thai language placement test. You may not enrol in this course if you have previously completed THAI1003.

Prescribed Texts

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

Supplementary materials will be provided on Wattle. 

Assumed Knowledge

The skills and knowledge indicates in the learning outcomes of THAI1002.



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:
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.

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
OUA Online
7068 21 Jul 2025 28 Jul 2025 31 Aug 2025 24 Oct 2025 Online N/A
ANU Online
7358 21 Jul 2025 28 Jul 2025 31 Aug 2025 24 Oct 2025 Online N/A

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