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Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Recognise and use a broad and modern vocabulary, encompassing current youth culture expressions and technical terms encountered in current affairs reporting
- Create sentence structures appropriate to the expression of complex ideas and arguments to advance and deepen individual research initiatives
- Analyse formal and informal texts on current affairs, multimedia, fiction, and technical and academic works, relating to their areas of personal interest and academic specialisation; interact with informants under guidance to elicit desired information and present that information to other advanced learners
- Demonstrate a sophisticated level of analysis of current issues in Thai culture on the basis of a deep cultural understanding
- Family Institutions
- Social Justice
- Health and Sanitary & Social Welfare
- International Relations
- Development from Eastern and Western perspectives
- The New Theory and the Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy
- The applications of the ideology of perseverance and the philosophy of sufficiency economy
- Quality of life and sustainable happiness
You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:
To enrol in this course, you must have completed THAI 4 (ANU-THAI2003) or have been permitted entry based on the results of the Thai language placement test.
- Equipment requirements - To successfully engage in this course 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.
In Thai 5, students work from more advanced academic and journalistic texts, including self-sourced texts, which require deeper linguistic and contextual understanding. Emphasis is on the comprehension and expression of ideas with structural and lexical accuracy. Students also draw on knowledge of political, economic and social events that have shaped Thailand, its society, and the region.
Via face-to-face video at a set time prescribed by the University. Please be aware of potential time zone differences.
- In-class oral tests will be conducted throughout the semester. Each oral test will be approximately 20 minutes long and will be recorded on Wattle. (40%)
- In-class and take-home assignments will be conducted weekly throughout the semester. Students are required to do weekly reading, writing and translation assignments, combining Thai (40%)