ASIANLAN 261 - Second 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.
Enforced Prerequisites:
ASIANLAN 162, or by assignment of ASIANLAN 261 by placement test.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course aims to provide deeper knowledge of the Thai language and culture, focusing on developing students’ listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Emphasis is placed on developing a strong intermediate-level understanding of the language through longer dialogues and written paragraphs using Thai script. By the end of the course, students will be able to communicate in more complex paragraphs and dialogues with native speakers about living in Thailand.

By the end of this course, students will be able to speak and respond to a variety of topics and culturally-related issues using intermediate vocabulary and grammatical structures. Students will read and explain the main ideas and details in a variety of Thai texts, write short passages and create short dialogues, communicate and react appropriately in various situations based on Thai culture. Topics to be addressed include leisure activities, shopping, public transportation, advice and instructions, relevant cultural differences, and Thai movies and songs. Students will also learn more about various aspects of Thai culture and life in Thailand. The class will be delivered in Thai with minimal use of English which will provide an intensive focus on language practice.

Course Requirements:

Because mastery of the Thai language depends on practice, the 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:

ASIANLAN 261 is for any student interested in advancing their knowledge of the Thai language and culture. Students should have completed ASIANLAN 162 or the equivalent. Students who have not completed ASIANLAN 162, please contact the instructor for a placement test.


ASIANLAN 261 - Second Year Thai I
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001 (REC)
 In Person
MTuWTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM

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