• 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 or In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2024
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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.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Use an active Thai vocabulary of about 1300 items.
  2. Use markers to produce a more coherent expression of ideas, cause-effect, and arguments in spoken and written Thai language. 
  3. 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.
  4. Use Thai langauge appropriately in familiar conversational situations and topics, points of personal interests, and prevalent social issues.
  5. Demonstrate a cultural understanding of Thai perceptions and practices regarding such topics as cultural and ethnic diversity, social hierarchy, and social mobility.

Other Information

Proficiency equivalent: CEFR B1.

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

Indicative Assessment

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

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.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed THAI2002, or have been permitted entry based on the results of the Thai language proficiency assessment.

Prescribed Texts

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

Supplementary materials will be provided on Wattle. 


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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $4080
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $5280
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
7074 22 Jul 2024 29 Jul 2024 31 Aug 2024 25 Oct 2024 Online View
OUA Online
7422 22 Jul 2024 29 Jul 2024 31 Aug 2024 25 Oct 2024 Online View
9344 22 Jul 2024 29 Jul 2024 31 Aug 2024 25 Oct 2024 In Person View

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