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Undergraduate | ANU-THAI1003 | 2024

Thai 2

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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. 

Study method
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Start dates
24 July 2024,
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
14 weeks

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Thai 2

About this subject

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

    1. Recognise and produce longer Thai phrases and sentence structures.
    2. Use an active vocabulary of about 700 items.
    3. Engage confidently in simple conversations on various day-to-day topics with a native speaker who talks slowly and clearly.
    4. Write simple descriptive paragraphs; read and translate simplified passages.
    5. Identify key information in simplified listening tasks.
    6. 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. 

Entry requirements

Prior study

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Students without the appropriate level of proficiency for ANU-THAI1003 (Thai 2) will be withdrawn from this subject and we will recommend an alternative subject at the correct level.

Additional requirements

  • 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.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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