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On satisfying the requirements of this subject, students will have the knowledge and skills at an Advanced Beginner level of Thai to:
- Recognise and use Thai phonemes, including tones, with improved accuracy as well as recognise some etiquette implications of such features of pronunciation as softening.
- Use an active vocabulary of about 1000 items, to allow more detailed interactions, expression of views and simple interviewing activities.
- Recognise and use longer sentence structures and passages, identify sentence boundaries in the absence of punctuation, and use appropriate particles.
- Communicate in speaking and writing to request information in day‐to‐day life, about Thai society, and from Thai people.
- Demonstrate a nuanced understanding of Thai customs relating to religion and other beliefs.
In order to achieve these learning outcomes, each week students are expected to study for 5 hours as follows:
- 60 minutes, before class, studying the written and audio materials for the week
- 180 minutes, participating in two 90 minute sessions via zoom
- 60 minutes, completing weekly exercises
In addition, students are expected to spend at least 5 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.
- 1. What you do for a living
- 2. Telling Characteristics of People
- 3. Talking on the Phone
- 4. Making a day to day conversation
- 5. Leisure activities
- 6. Making a trip
- 7. Taking Leave and Expressing Good Wishes
- 8. Signs, notices, posters Reading
- 9. Advertisements
- 10. Thai News
- 11. Review and Conclusion
You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:
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 Students without the appropriate level of proficiency for ANU-THAI1003 (Thai 2) will be withdrawn from this subject and we will recommend an alternative subject at the correct level.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.
Thai 2 continues from Thai 1 by introducing students to further aspects of the Thai language, both spoken and written, and developing their cultural knowledge of Thailand's hierarchical and culturally diverse society. Students undertake introductory translation exercises and participate in extended group discussions.
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 (20%)
- Students are required to actively participate in the oral class discussion through activities and assessments (30%)
- Mid-term oral exam, listening reading and written (20%)
- Final oral exam, listening reading and written (20%)
Current study term: 25 Jul 21 to 29 Oct 21
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