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Undergraduate | ANU-THAI2002 | 2024

Thai 3

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Engage with Thai language at an intermediate level and get ready to interact with native speakers. Through texts and tv, explore ideas of family, spirituality, and leadership. Add challenging words to your vocabulary and read longer pieces.

Study method
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Start dates
20 Feb 2024,
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
14 weeks

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Thai 3

About this subject

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

    1. Use an active vocabulary of around 1000 items.
    2. Recognise and use markers to indicate the linking of ideas and arguments.
    3. Read, comprehend, and produce simple, longer Thai written passages with a wider range of structural forms on non-technical topics with the aid of substantial vocabulary lists.
    4. Participate in conversational situations of familiar and concrete topics including a limited range of historical, cultural, and contemporary social issues.
    5. Demonstrate a cultural understanding of prevalent Thai perceptions and practices regarding such topics as way of life and religious beliefs.

    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 x 90 minute sessions via zoom
    • 90 minutes, completing weekly exercises

    The students are expected to spend at least 4 hours of individual study practising the week's written and spoken language forms and vocabulary, reviewing feedback on their work and doing research.

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 THAI1003 Thai 2 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-THAI2002 (Thai 3) 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 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.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

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