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EAST1704 Basic Thai Language and Culture 2

20 creditsClass Size: 20

Module manager: Adcharawan Seeger

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

Pre-requisite qualifications

EAST1703, 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

This module builds upon, and further develops, the oral, aural, reading and written language skills developed in EAST1703 (or equivalent) 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.


This module will allow students to further develop their Thai language skills. It will also enable to develop their understanding of essential aspects of Thai culture, traditions, religions, and history.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of the module you will be able to:
1. Comprehend and use a range of basic and more sophisticated grammatical constructions, showing a good command of Thai grammar and syntax;
2. Read and translate short texts on a number of topics covered on the module from Thai into English and vice versa;
3. Comprehend authentic spoken Thai relating to the topics covered and respond on these topics using appropriate vocabulary and grammatical constructions;
4. Produce structured pieces of writing on a number of topics covered during the semester.
5. Explain historical and contemporary events within the cultural, religious, political, and societal contexts of Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries

Skills Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module you will be able to:
6. Organise time effectively and work independently to consolidate material covered in class;
7. Show intercultural understanding and awareness of Thai cultural contexts;
8. 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 hours134.00
Total Contact hours66.00
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 AssessmentWritten Test20.00
Oral PresentationOral presentation (20 mins, End after the Easter break)20.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)40.00

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

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc) (S2)2 hr 00 mins30.00
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 10 mins30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)60.00

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

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 09/05/2024


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