Engage deeper with the language and culture of Thailand, working towards an intermediate level of speaking and writing in Thai. Enhance your language skills with a broader knowledge of Thai society. Enjoy spontaneity and join in group discussions.
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- 25 Jul 2022
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Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
1. Use an active vocabulary of about 1300 items.
2. Use markers to produce a more coherent expression of ideas, cause-effect, and arguments in spoken and written language.
3. Read, comprehend, and produce longer Thai passages with a wider range of more complex structural forms on non-technical topics and points of personal interest with the aid of focused vocabulary lists.
4. Participate in conversational situations of familiar topics and points of personal interests including prevalent social issues and current affairs.
5. Demonstrate a cultural understanding of Thai perceptions and practices regarding such topics as cultural and ethnic diversity, social hierarchy, and social mobility.
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
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.
- 1. Lesson 1: Introduction and Recapitulation
- 2. Lesson 2
- 3. Lesson 3
- 4. Lesson 4
- 5. Lesson 5
- 6. Review and Preparation for Mid-semester Assessment
- 7. Lesson 6
- 8. Lesson 7
- 9. Lesson 8
- 10. Lesson 9
- 11. Lesson 10
- 12. Review and Preparation for Final Assessment
You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:
Completion of THAI2002 Thai 3 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 Students without the appropriate level of proficiency for ANU-THAI2003 (Thai 4) will be withdrawn from this subject and we will recommend an alternative subject at the correct level.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 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 4 is an Intermediate level course. The course covers a wider range of more complex structural forms; effective use of markers to produce a more coherent expression of ideas, cause-effect, and arguments in spoken and written language. It also covers a defined range of historical, economic, socio-political, cultural topics, as well as current affairs. Students read and listen to longer modified and unmodified texts and audio-visual media on relevant topics. Full-length Thai films with English sub-titles and music are introduced in relation to the discussion of social themes, figurative meanings, and contextual understanding. Students further develop grammatical understanding through spoken, written, and translation exercises. They discuss and write about the selected topics in current affairs and relevant social themes. Students at this level are able to converse on a range of familiar matters and points of personal interest with native speakers who are willing to speak clearly with minimum colloquialism.
- 10 Weekly online quizzes (10%)
- 10 Weekly in-class and take home assignments focused on comprehensive reading (30%)
- Mid-semester online oral exam (5%)
- Final online oral exam (5%)
- 2 translation assignments (10%)
- Mid-Semester Written Exam (15%)
- Final Written Exam (15%)
- Participation and Contribution in Class (10%)
Current study term: 24 Jul 22 to 28 Oct 22
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