2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
EAST2705 Intermediate Thai Language and Culture 2
20 creditsClass Size: 15
Module manager: Adcharawan Seeger
Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
|EAST2704||Intermediate Thai Language and Culture 1|
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThe module will be delivered principally in Thai. Students will read and discuss Thai newspaper and magazine articles, and watch Thai-language documentary programmes. It will also involve extensive conversation, comprehension and composition exercises.
ObjectivesOn 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, book, documents and other written materials;
- Engage in conversations and discussions, in Thai, on a variety of topics;
- Demonstrate consolidated and extended knowledge and understanding of complex structures of the Thai language;
- Demonstrate complex receptive and productive language skills in a variety of contexts;
- Demonstrate a detailed and insightful awareness and understanding of Thai social, cultural, political and developmental situations, commensurate with the experience of having lived in Thailand during the year abroad and having further studied the Thai context during the 3rd year;
- Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of one or more cultures and societies, other than their own, that will normally have been significantly enhanced by a period of residence in Thailand;
- Effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of spoken and written forms;
- Draw clear and close connections between linguistic competence and insightful understanding of the Thai and South East Asian contemporary contexts.
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.
The module will be delivered principally in Thai. It will involve reading and discussing Thai newspaper and magazine articles, and observing Thai-language documentary programmes. It will also involve extensive conversation, comprehension and composition exercises.
The vocabulary of most classes will focus on Thai politics and development. Students will advance their skills in translation from and into Thai that were developed in Semester 1.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||145.00|
|Total Contact hours||55.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private study- preparation for and review of classes, including written assignments: 120 hours;
- Examination preparation: 25 hours.
Opportunities for Formative Feedback- Oral presentations, three per semester, Participation in class;
- Monthly in-class aural tests;
- Regular weekly written assignments.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|In-course Assessment||Homework and classroom participation||10.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||10.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Practical Exam / OSCE||0 hr 25 mins||25.00|
|Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)||2 hr 00 mins||40.00|
|Practical Exam / OSCE||2 hr 00 mins||25.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||90.00|
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 30/04/2019
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