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Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
1. Use an active vocabulary of around 1,800 items.
2. Recognise and produce phrase and sentence structures that enable them to converse and write extended passages on a range of concrete topics and pre-exposed abstract topics.
3. Read and listen to a range of selected-length authentic written texts and audio-visual media with the use of a dictionary.
4. Converse and write comparatively on a range of selected contemporary issues.
5. Identify relevant information from the Internet.
6. Demonstrate in communication a cultural understanding of Thai perceptions and practices with supporting details.
- 1. Lesson 1: Introduction to THAI 5 and updates on key current affairs in Thailand
- 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:
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.
Thai 5 is an Upper-Intermediate level course. Students read and listen to a range of short-and-medium-length authentic written texts and audio-visual media. Excerpts of literary texts are introduced for figurative meaning exercises. Students discuss and write coherently on a range of selected contemporary issues such as popular culture, economic disparity, gender diversity, environment, and politics. They compare and contrast these topics to the Australian context. Students identify relevant information from the Internet for class activities and assignments. The course builds vocabulary and understanding of complex grammatical construction through written exercises, oral presentations, and spontaneous translation tasks. Students are able to converse on a range of concrete topics and pre-exposed abstract topics with native speakers with less strain from either party.
Via face-to-face video at a set time prescribed by the University. Please be aware of potential time zone differences.
- Take-Home Essay or Project in Thai (15%)
- Mid-Semester Oral Presentation (5%)
- Mid-Semester Written Exam (15%)
- 10 Weekly Homework Assignments (40%)
- 2 translation tasks (10%)
- Final Oral Exam (5%)
- Participiation and Contribution to Class (10%)