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Thai 4

Undergraduate | ANU-THAI2003 | 2024

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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14 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
14 weeks
Start dates
22 July 2024

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Thai 4

About this subject

  • 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.


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 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 Students without the appropriate level of proficiency for ANU-THAI2003 (Thai 4) will be withdrawn from this subject and we will recommend an alternative subject at the correct level.

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 - 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

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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