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2024/25 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

EAST1703 Basic Thai Language and Culture 1

20 creditsClass Size: 20

Module manager: Adcharawan Seeger

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

Pre-requisite qualifications

GCSE in a foreign language
other than English, or equivalent or evidence of aptitude for language

This module is approved as a discovery module

This module is approved as a skills discovery module

Module summary

In this module students learn how to read and write Thai script and study the basic structures and vocabulary of modern spoken and written Thai essential for navigating real-life situations. The module also introduces students to Thai social customs, values and behaviour through language study to enhance inter-cultural knowledge and awareness.


This module is designed for beginner learners with little or no prior knowledge of the Thai language. The module’s main objective is to enable students to develop a solid foundation of the four basic skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing in an interactive and communicative learning environment.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of the module you will be able to:
1. Read and write all Thai consonants, vowels and dipthongs.
2. Recognise and use correct Thai pronunciation and apply essential features of Thai grammar, both orally and in writing, utilising the introduced structures.
3. Comprehend passages on everyday topics written in Thai or presented aurally that have been introduced during the course.
4. Engage in culturally appropriate conversations and produce simple, structured pieces of writing about basic everyday topics in Thai script.

Skills Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module you will be able to:
5. Effectively organise your time independently to consolidate the material covered in class
6. Use digital resources for a range of language learning tasks;
7. Adopt effective and proactive language learning strategies.


Details of the syllabus will be provided on the Minerva organisation (or equivalent) for the module

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours140.00
Total Contact hours60.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students are monitored and feedback is provided through:
Regular weekly written exercises
Class engagement and performance
Regular aural tests
Mid-semester test

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentMid-semester test30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)30.00

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

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 10 mins30.00
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc) (S2)2 hr 00 mins40.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)70.00

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

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 09/05/2024


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