• 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
    • Apiradee Jinomoon
  • Mode of delivery Online
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2019
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In Thai 4, students continue to use their growing socio-linguistic skills to analyse and discuss intermediate-level source texts, interact with native speakers, and undertake writing and translation exercises. They undertake independent research and present on cultural and historical themes raised in source texts. Following Thai 4, interested and diligent students will be well-placed to participate in an in-country course if desired.   

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate confident, accurate recognition and production of Thai phonemes, including tones, to distinguish accurately between close pairs in listening and in speech and to use intonation appropriate to various scenarios.
  2. Recognise and use vocabulary drawn from readings and discussions using royal language and Thai-Lao terms.
  3. Read and easily comprehend longer documents that employ a wide range of structural forms, including markers to indicate linking of ideas and arguments.
  4. Communicate personal views on and offer descriptions of social, economic, political, cultural, historical, and linguistic issues raised in the texts under study, with a degree of spontaneity and confidence, drawing on a base of known patterns; engage in group discussions, including with native speakers.
  5. Demonstrate a familiar understanding of cultural practices and beliefs of higher and lower echelons of Thai society, past and present.

Indicative Assessment

  1. In-class oral tests throughout semester (25) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  2. In-class and take home assignments focused on comprehensive reading in Thai (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  3. Take home assessments throughout the semester focused on critical and analytical writing in Thai (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  4. Take home Thai-English translation assignment (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  5. Mid-semester test of analytical and critical discussion in Thai (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  6. Final paper of analytical and critical writing (15) [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.

Workload

Each week students are expected to study for 5 hours as follows:

  1. 60 minutes, before class, studying the written and audio materials for the week
  2. 180 minutes, participating in two 90 minute sessions via zoom
  3. 60 minutes, completing weekly exercises

The students are expected to spend at least 5 hours of individual study practising the week's written and spoken language forms and vocabulary, reviewing feedback on their work and doing research.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

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 placement test. Incompatible with THAI6003.

Prescribed Texts

Materials will be provided on Wattle. 

Majors

Minors

Fees

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

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and 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). You can find your student contribution amount for each course 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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $3000
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4560
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
ANU Online
7184 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 Online View
OUA Online
8432 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 Online View

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