Language Modules - Thai

Modules offered under the centre are as follows
Semester I, 2014-2015
Module Code Module Name
LAT1201 Thai 1
LAT2201 Thai 2
LAT3201 Thai 3
LAT3202 Thai 4
LAT4201 Thai 5
Semester II, 2014-2015
Module Code Module Name
LAT1201 Thai 1
LAT2201 Thai 2
LAT3201 Thai 3
LAT3202 Thai 4
LAT4201 Thai 5
LAT4202 Thai 6
There are no pre-requisites or qualifying test for Level 1000 language modules. But these modules are meant only for students without any prior knowledge. Those who have learned the language through formal and informal means (incl. through external courses, self-study or an extended stay in the target language country) must contact CLS to take a placement test.

Students may face disciplinary action by the University for making a false declaration.
Pre-requisites / Preclusions
Module Code Module Name Credit Student Requires
Pre-requisite Preclusion
LAT1201 Thai 1 4 Preclusion: NIL NIL
LAT2201 Thai 2 4 Pre-requisite: LAT1201 or placement test. NIL
LAT3201 Thai 3 4 Pre-requisite: LAT2201 or placement test NIL
LAT3202 Thai 4 4 Pre-requisite: LAT3201 or placement test NIL
LAT4201 Thai 5 5 Pre-requisite: LAT3202 or placement test NIL
LAT4202 Thai 6 5 Pre-requisite: LAT4201 or placement test NIL

LAT1201 Thai 1

This module is meant for students with no prior knowledge of the target language. Students with prior knowledge (including spoken proficiency) must contact CLS to take a placement test.
Modular credits Workload Pre-requisite Preclusion Cross-listing(s)
4 0-6-0-1-3 NIL Nil

LAT2201 Thai 2

This module aims to further enhance students' proficiency in the four basic skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students will be exposed to more language functions and a wider range of topics. Through reading formulaic authentic texts, students will be introduced to the language in written form as it appears in daily communicative situations to achieve further understanding of the country, its culture and its people. At the end of this course, students will be equipped with a sound foundation of the language to maintain communication on topics relating to their personal and immediate environment.
Modular credits Workload Pre-requisite Preclusion Cross-listing(s)
4 2-4-0-1-3 LAT1201 or placement test. NIL Nil

LAT3201 Thai 3

This module will build on the skills developed in Thai 2. In this module, students will read, analyse, and discuss texts from literature, non-fiction, and academic sources covering a wide range of subjects related to the culture and society of the target language. Selection will include text and passage from short stories, journals, magazines, and newspapers, as well as audio-visual materials such as TV programs, feature films, etc. The range of readings is intended, firstly, to broaden students' vocabulary and familiarize them with terms relating to many fields of endeavor. Secondly, the objective is to introduce students to various aspects of the society and culture as expressed by Thai writers. Through exposure to the language as it appears in books and in the media, students will be able to hone their own language skills to be more applicable and practical in a workplace, academic, or business setting.
Modular credits Workload Pre-requisite Preclusion Cross-listing(s)
4 0-6-0-1-3 LAT2201 or placement test NIL Nil

LAT3202 Thai 4

This module will build on the skills developed in Thai 3. In this module, students will read, analyse, and discuss texts from literature, non-fiction, and academic sources covering a wide range of subjects related to the culture and society of the target language. Selection will include text and passage from short stories, journals, magazines, and newspapers, as well as audio-visual materials such as TV programs, feature films, etc. The range of readings is intended, firstly, to broaden students' vocabulary and familiarize them with terms relating to many fields of endeavor. Secondly, the objective is to introduce students to various aspects of the society and culture as expressed by Thai writers. Through exposure to the language as it appears in books and in the media, students will be able to hone their own language skills to be more applicable and practical in a workplace, academic, or business setting.
Modular credits Workload Pre-requisite Preclusion Cross-listing(s)
4 4-0-0-2-4 LAT3201 or placement test NIL Nil

LAT4201 Thai 5

This module will build on the skills developed in Thai 4. Students will progress from reading selections from passages to a more sustained and systematic encounter with the nature of the language used in novels, newspapers, Internet and other forms of popular publications, official public discourse, academic writings and Thai. Students will progressively comprehend texts, not only from background and subject matter knowledge, but also from increasing control of language. They will also learn to handle conversation involving complication, in the form of connected discourse, and to make choices of diction, as well as manipulate grammatical features reflecting formal and informal registers.
Modular credits Workload Pre-requisite Preclusion Cross-listing(s)
5 0-3-0-2-7.5 LAT3202 or placement test NIL Nil

LAT4202 Thai 6

This module will build on the skills developed in Thai 5. Students will progress from reading selections from passages to a more sustained and systematic encounter with the nature of the language used in novels, newspapers, Internet and other forms of popular publications, official public discourse, academic writings and Thai. The most important objective is to improve students' language commands in employing discourse strategies. Learner's autonomy will be enhanced in the teaching-learning process. Students will take an active role in selecting materials, leading discussions, and developing projects.
Modular credits Workload Pre-requisite Preclusion Cross-listing(s)
5 0-3-0-2-7.5 LAT4201 or placement test NIL Nil
* Workload: A-B-C-D-E
The components are as follow:
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week