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EAST2704 Intermediate Thai Language and Culture 1

20 creditsClass Size: 15

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

Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

Year abroad in Thailand or equivalent

Pre-requisites

EAST1704Basic Thai Language and Culture 2

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

The module will involve reading and discussing Thai newspaper and magazine articles. It will also involve extensive conversation, comprehension and composition exercise.The module will be delivered principally in Thai.

Objectives

On completion of this module, students should be able to:
- Communicate fluently and effectively, both orally and in written form, in the Thai language;
- Read Thai language newspapers;
- Engage in conversations and discussions, in Thai, on a variety of topics;
- Understand complex structures of the Thai language;
- Demonstrate receptive and productive language skills in a variety of contexts;
- Demonstrate an insightful awareness and understanding of Thai social, cultural, political and developmental situations;
- Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of Thai culture and society;
- Communicate information and arguments in a variety of spoken and written forms;
- Draw clear connections between linguistic competence and insightful understanding of the Thai context.

Learning outcomes
To write Thai fluently and accurately in all language tasks and, in translation between English and Thai, to use both languages accurately, with correct spelling and grammar.


Syllabus

The module will be delivered principally in Thai. It will involve reading and discussing Thai newspaper and magazine articles. It will also involve extensive conversation, comprehension and composition exercises. The vocabulary of most classes will focus on Thai society, culture and history.

Students will also start to develop skills of translation from and into Thai.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Practical501.0050.00
Private study hours150.00
Total Contact hours50.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

- Preparation for and review of classes, including written assignments:: 120 hours
- Examination preparation: 30 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Oral presentations, Participation in class;
- Monthly in-class aural tests;
- Regular weekly written assignments.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentHomework and classroom participation10.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)10.00

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


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 25 mins25.00
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins40.00
Practical Exam / OSCE2 hr 00 mins25.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)90.00

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: 30/04/2019

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