- Class Number 2494
- Term Code 3330
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Topic ANU Online
- Mode of Delivery Online
- Numtip Lyons
- Numtip Lyons
- 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 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.
Examination Material or equipment
- Complete Thai (2017) by David Smyth is a compulsory textbook for the course. The book is available for purchase at leading online book stores.
- All Complete Thai audio tracks are available here https://library.teachyourself.com/audio/all. They are compulsory for pre-class preparation.
- Supplementary reading texts and exercises will be provided on Wattle.
- Bingo-Lingo (Arthit Juyaso), Read Thai in 10 Days (Bangkok: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016).
- Smyth, David, Thai : An Essential Grammar (London: Routledge, 2002)
- Kesavatana-Dohrs, Wiworn, Everyday Thai for Beginners (Chiang Mai: Silkworm Books, 2007).
- 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.
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- written comments
- verbal comments
- feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, 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||Week 1 Introduction to THAI2002 and Complete Thai textbook Recap of Thai language in year 1 courses Grammar and Revision of Consonants, Final Consonants, and Vowels||Homework 1 (5%)|
|2||Week 2 ??????????????????? (Can you eat spicy food?) (CT ch 9) Conversation, grammar and reading Cultural notes: ???????????????????? (the art of ordering a Thai meal)||Quiz 1 (2%)|
|3||Week 3 ????????????????? (Can you speak Thai?) (CT ch 10) Conversation, grammar and reading Cultural notes: ?????/???? (complementing)||Homework 2 (5%)|
|4||Week 4 ???????????? (Do you have any brothers and sisters?) (CT ch 11) Conversation, grammar and reading Cultural notes: ????????????????????????????? (Why do Thai people like to ask about your family?) *Monday 14 March Canberra Day Public holiday||Quiz 2 (2%)|
|5||Week 5 ??????????????????????????? (Can I speak to Khun Somchai, please?) (CT ch 12) Polite requests, seeking advice and making suggestions Conversation, grammar and reading Cultural notes: ???????????????? (lucky and unlucky numbers)||Homework 3 (5%)|
|6||Week 6 ??????????? (Review and Assessment)||Details will be given on Wattle for Mid-term Assessment (20%) Mid-term oral presentation (5%) in week 6 Mid-term oral assessment (5%) in week 6 Mid-term Written Examination Live On-line Session (10%) (Date TBA) **Census Date: Friday 31 March 2023 **Teaching Break: 3 - 16 April **Class resumes: Tuesday 18 April|
|7||Week 7 ????????? (I don't understand) (CT ch 13) Conversation, grammar and reading Cultural notes: ???????? (nicknames)||Homework 4 (5%)|
|8||Week 8 ??????????????? ??? (Do you like living in Bangkok?) (CT ch 14) Conversation, grammar and reading Cultural notes: ??????????? ???? ???? ??? (place names e.g. buri, nakorn) c||Quiz 3 (2%)|
|9||Week 9 ????????????? (What time does the train leave?) (CT ch 15) Conversation, grammar and reading Cultural notes: ??????? (occasional market)||Homework 5 (5%)|
|10||Week 10 ????????????? (Do you have any available rooms?) (CT ch 16) Conversation, grammar and reading Cultural notes: ????????????????????? (Thai university dorm rooms)||Quiz 4 (2%)|
|11||Week 11 ??????????????????????? (Do you have any apartments for rent?) (CT ch 17) Conversation, grammar and reading Cultural notes: ?????????? (Spirit house)||Homework 6 (5%)|
|12||Week 12 ????? (Revision)||Quiz 5 (2%) Preparation for final assessment (30%) details will be given on Wattle Final oral presentation (10%) (date TBA) Final exam live online session (20%) (date TBA) (all skills test in multi-component formats)|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Participation (10%)||10 %||26/05/2023||29/06/2023||2, 3, 4, 5|
|Periodic quizzes (10%)||10 %||05/03/2023||13/03/2023||1, 2 , 3 , 4 , 5|
|Periodic homework (30%)||30 %||26/02/2023||01/04/2023||1, 2 , 3 , 4 , 5|
|Mid-semester Assessment (20%)||20 %||17/04/2023||01/05/2023||1, 2 , 3 , 4 , 5|
|Final assessment (30%)||30 %||09/06/2023||29/06/2023||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
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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.
- It is mandatory that students attend live online classes on scheduled time (Mondays and Wednesdays from 3.30 pm to 5.00 pm).
- 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, 5
- 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 on Wattle 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
Periodic quizzes (10%)
- 5 quizzes at 2% 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 (4%) before the census date (31 March 2022).
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
Periodic homework (30%)
- 6 homework assignments at 5% each
- Homework 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, 2 and 3 (15%) before the census date (31 March 2023).
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
Mid-semester Assessment (20%)
Rubrics and Details will be given on Wattle for Mid-term Assessment (20%)
- Mid-term oral presentation (5%) in week 6. Students give short presentation followed by Q&A.
- Mid-term individual oral assessment (5%) in week 6. Each student will make an appointment with the convenor according to available time slots.
- Mid-term Written Examination Live On-line Session (10%) (Date TBA)
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
Final assessment (30%)
Rubrics and details will be given on Wattle.
- Final oral presentation (10%) (date TBA) Students give short presentation followed by Q&A.
- Final exam live online session (20%) (date TBA) (all skills test in multi-component formats)
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