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BA Thai Studies

Year 1

(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)

Learning outcomes

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.

- 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.


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