Undergraduate | ANU-THAI1003 | 2024
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Develop your spoken and written Thai, and get a deeper understanding of Thailand’s complex and diverse society. Begin translation exercises, and to recognise and use Thai phonemes, and engage with the associated etiquette implications.
About this subject
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Recognise and produce longer Thai phrases and sentence structures.
- Use an active vocabulary of about 700 items.
- Engage confidently in simple conversations on various day-to-day topics with a native speaker who talks slowly and clearly.
- Write simple descriptive paragraphs; read and translate simplified passages.
- Identify key information in simplified listening tasks.
- Describe the Thai way of life, and Thailand’s geography and relationship with neighbouring countries.
In order to achieve these learning outcomes, each week students are expected to study for 6 hours as follows:
- 90 minutes, before class, studying the written and audio materials for the week
- 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 practicing the week's written and spoken language forms, vocabulary, and reviewing feedback on their work.
The total workload for the course is 130 hours over 12 weeks of class and the examination period.
- What you do for a living
- Telling Characteristics of People
- Talking on the Phone
- Making a day to day conversation
- Leisure activities
- Making a trip
- Taking Leave and Expressing Good Wishes
- Signs, notices, posters Reading
- Thai News
- Review and Conclusion
Thai 2 continues from Thai 1. In this course, students further develop their receptive, interactive, and productive skills. This course covers comparison, more conjunctions and sentence structures, and various day-to-day conversations. Students complete translation exercises, increase language exposure through audio-visual media and converse on selected topics in class. They will learn about Thai ways of life, geography, and neighbouring countries.
Via face-to-face video at a set time prescribed by the University. Please be aware of potential time zone differences.
- Vocabulary quizzes - 20-30 words each week (10%)
- Weekly written, listening and oral homework (30%)
- Students are required to actively participate in the oral class discussion through activities and assessments (20%)
- Mid-term oral exam, listening reading and written (20%)
- Final oral exam, listening reading and written (20%)
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To help set you up for success before you start this subject, we suggest completing or having equivalent knowledge in:
Completion of THAI1002 Thai 1 or demonstration of equivalent level through completion of a placement test. Students with prior knowledge of the language will be required to take a placement test. Students are not permitted to enrol in a subject that is lower than the level they achieve in the placement test, or a lower level than a subject they have already completed.
Students without the appropriate level of proficiency for ANU-THAI1003 (Thai 2) will be withdrawn from this subject and we will recommend an alternative subject at the correct level.
- Equipment requirements - To successfully engage in this subject students will need the following: • Laptop or computer • Computer camera (either inbuilt or webcam) • Headset or headphones with microphone • Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browser • Reliable internet access • Access to a scanner or smartphone
- Other requirements - This is a fast paced academic course at a University level.
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
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