BA Thai Studies
(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)
On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:- read and write all Thai consonants, vowels and diphthongs;- understand the system for identifying intonation;- pronounce Thai clearly and accurately;- communicate effectively, orally and in written form, using at least 1,000 Thai words;- read and write short sentences in Thai;- demonstrate a sound understanding of Thai grammar and syntax;- demonstrate basic receptive and productive language skills in a variety of contexts.Additionally- demonstrate a sound basic familiarity with Thai history, culture, society, geography and development;- demonstrate a sound familiarity with the basic concepts and information, and the practical, technical and intellectual approaches in at least two academic disciplines;- demonstrate an ability to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to problem solving associated with these disciplines;- be able to interpret and evaluate the underlying concepts and principles of the discipline;- be able to present structured and coherent arguments;- be able to communicate the results of their work;- be able to engage in meaningful discussion with peers and tutors within a virtual learning environment;- appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners.
Transferable (key) skills
Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- basic linguistic qualities and transferable skills relevant to employment and life more generally;- a basic ability to draw connections between language, academic learning and context;- basic contextual awareness and embryonic skills of contextual immersion;- basic skills of deduction, argument and both oral and written presentation;- basic skills of information retrieval and synthesis;- a basic ability to use information and computing technology effectively as a means of communication and as an aid to learning;- basic skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility;- basic skills of time and organisational management.
Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:- regular written, oral and aural tests during the course of the year to ascertain students? level of progress with: the Thai script; the Thai intonation system; Thai reading and writing ability; Thai vocabulary development and use; Thai grammar and syntax; the Thai context;- continuous assessment and end-of-semester examinations and essays in both Thai language and in students' disciplinary modules.