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EAST1704 Basic Thai Language and Culture 2

20 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Adcharawan Seeger
Email: a.seeger@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

EAST1703 Basic Thai Lang & Culture 1 or equivalent

Pre-requisites

EAST1703Basic Thai Lang & Culture 1

This module is approved as a discovery module

This module is approved as a skills discovery module

Module summary

This module builds upon, and further develops, the oral, aural and written language skills developed in EAST1703, and seeks to extend and deepen students knowledge and understanding of the Thai grammar, syntax and basic vocabulary.It will extend students' ability to read and write short passages in the Thai script and to communicate on subjects they are likely to use in everyday situations.For further information see the East Asian Studies website

Objectives

On completion of this module, students should:
- have consolidated and improved their capacity to read and write Thai;
- have mastered the system of tone identification and use, and be able to pronounce, Thai well;
- communicate effectively orally and in written form using at least 1,000 Thai words;
- read and write short sentences in Thai;
- have a sound understanding of Thai grammar and syntax;
- demonstrate basic receptive and productive language skills in a variety of contexts;
- have a sound understanding of spoken Thai and be able to talk, in a simple way and with reasonable fluency, about a variety of everyday topics;
- have a sound understanding of Thai social customs, manners, values and behaviour, together with a basic familiarity with Thai history, culture and geography.

Syllabus

This module builds upon, and further develops, the oral, aural and written language skills developed in EAST 1703, and seeks to extend and deepen students' knowledge and understanding of Thai grammar, syntax and vocabulary. It will extend students' ability to read and write short passages in the Thai script, and to communicate on subjects that they are likely to use in everyday situations in Thailand.

The module will extend and deepen students' familiarity with and understanding of Thai etiquette and politeness, deference, customs, manners, values and behaviour, all of which will be taught through language study.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture221.0022.00
Practical441.0044.00
Private study hours134.00
Total Contact hours66.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

- Preparation for and review of classes, including written assignments: 100 hours
- Preparation for mid-semester test: 5 hours
- Exam preparation: 29 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Regular weekly written exercises
- Class performance
- Monthly aural tests
- Mid-semester test.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentWritten test20.00
Oral PresentationMid semester20.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)40.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins40.00
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 15 mins20.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)60.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/04/2018

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