Thai

The foreign language courses offered by the School of Languages, Literacies and Translation can be taken by students as option or compulsory courses or to fulfil the number of units required for graduation. Students are not allowed to register for more than one foreign language course per semester. They must complete at least two levels of a foreign language course before they are allowed to register for another foreign language course. However, students are not required to complete all four levels of a foreign language course.

 

 

LAS 100 - Thai Language I 

This course is the beginner level of Thai language and aims to give learners a basic knowledge of the language with emphasis on listening and speaking. Learners will be introduced to a transcription system (Roman letters) as a tool to acquire pronunciation of vocabulary of 300 words, basic grammatical structures including the present, past and future tenses, affirmative, negative, interrogative and conditional sentences and cultural aspects related to communication in everyday life situations.

 
LAS 200 - Thai Language II
 
This course, a continuation of LAS 100, aims to develop elementary proficiency in spoken and written Thai, focusing on listening comprehension, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural literacy. Learners are exposed to more complex grammatical structures including agreement, disagreement, imperative mood, word formations, function words and approximately 300 new words using the transcription system (Roman letters). Basic Thai alphabet system is taught as introduction for reading and writing of Thai script.
 
LAS 300 - Thai Language III
 
This course, a continuation of LAS 200, aims to further develop proficiency in spoken and written Thai in a more formal style suitable for the working environment. The focus on listening comprehension, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural literacy will introduce learners to more complex grammatical structures including passive voice, word formations, function words and approximately 400 new words with irregular spelling in Thai script.
 
LAS 400 - Thai Language IV
 
This final course of the Thai language course series emphasises the development of proficiency in spoken and written Thai in a more formal style suitable for the working environment. The focus on listening comprehension, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural literacy will introduce learners to authentic texts and other media and approximately 500 new words.