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LT 9001 (Thai Language Level 1)

COURSE SYLLABUS

PREREQUISITE

No previous study of the language.

TUTORIALS

36 hours

OBJECTIVES

To introduce students to the Thai alphabet, vowels and tones.

To train students to construct simple sentences using basic vocabulary and expressions related to daily life.

To familiarise students with some aspects of Thai culture and customs.

DESCRIPTION This course is designed for beginners with no previous knowledge of Thai. It will introduce students to the Thai alphabet, vowels and tones as well as help them to construct simple sentences using basic vocabulary and expressions related to everyday communicative situations. Through theme-based classroom activities, students will develop the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. By the end of the course, students will be able to read, write and talk in Thai about simple topics related to their daily lives.

SUPPLEMENTARY

TEXTBOOKS

Sompong Wittayasakpan. 2012. Beginning Thai textbook in the Thai studies, context for foreigners. Bangkok: Ministry of Education.

(PL4163.B417)

Titima Suthiwan. 2006. Khian Thai: Thai writing workbook. Singapore: Ridge Books. (PL4160.5.S966)

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TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Speaking & Listening Textbook: “Basic Thai”

Writing & Reading

Textbook: “Khian

Thai

Remark

WEEK 1

Introduction to Thai language

Introduction to Thai writing system

Lesson 1: Thai phonetic symbols

Word construction

 

Thai alphabet (44 characters)

 

Lesson 2: Greetings

WEEK 2

Lesson 2: Greetings (Continued)

Mid consonants

 

Low consonants

 

Lesson 3: Things & Numbers

WEEK 3

Lesson 3: Things & Numbers (Continued)

Low consonants (Continued)

WEEK 4

Lesson 4: About People

Initial mid consonants and short vowels

WA1

 

Final mid consonants

alive and dead syllables

WEEK 5

Lesson 5: Places

Initial high consonants in alive and dead syllables

WA1 submission

 

WA2

WEEK 6

Lesson 6: Thai Food

More on low consonants

WA2 submission

 

Revision

 

WA3

Oral Test (Take-home)

WEEK 7

Recess Week

WEEK 8

Lesson 6: Thai Food (Continued)

Test 1

WA3 & Oral Test (take- home) submission

 

WA4

WEEK 9

Lesson 7: Day and Date

High consonants

WA4 submission

 

Initial high consonants in dead syllables

WA5

WEEK 10

Lesson 8: Clock time

Special High Class Consonants

WA6

WEEK 11

Lesson 8: Clock time (Continued)

Consonants Clusters

WEEK 12

Thai 1 Revision

Test 2

 

WEEK 13

Oral Exam week