ASIANLAN 161 - First Year Thai I
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Asian Languages (ASIANLAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
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Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/29/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
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This course aims to provide a foundation in conversational Thai for students who have little or no knowledge of the Thai language. In this course, a large focus is placed on the development of general communicative competence at both colloquial and formal levels. Students will be introduced to elementary vocabulary and grammatical structures for everyday use in Thai as well as an introduction to basic aspects of Thai culture mainly using transcription symbols from the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). The basic knowledge of the Thai reading and writing system will be introduced step-by-step based on the AUA textbook.

By the end of this course, students will be able to engage with Thai speakers in the everyday conversation using a variety of vocabulary and sentence structures in appropriate contexts. Topics such as self-introduction; daily routines; describing things, places, and expressing desires will be discussed. Emphasis is placed on speaking and listening, but students will also learn how to read and write some basic Thai characters. Students will also be able to describe basic aspects of Thai culture.

Course Requirements:

Because mastery of the Thai language depends on practice, an evaluation will be based on attendance, participation, and homework in which students will practice what we learn in class. There will also be unit quizzes, a midterm exam, and a final exam to check for understanding.

Intended Audience:

Students can have no knowledge of Thai, or little knowledge of Thai and have been placed into the class based on the department’s placement test.


ASIANLAN 161 - First Year Thai I
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
 In Person
MTuWTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22

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