9626001 Thai

Numbering Code U-LET49 19626 LJ48 Year/Term 2021 ・ First semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type lecture
Target Year Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period Thu.5
Instructor name YUBA IKUKO (Part-time Lecturer)
Outline and Purpose of the Course Thai I (Basic Course) is for beginners with no previous experience in the Thai language. Students are expected to acquire basic speaking and listening skills necessary to communicate in everyday life during their stay in Thailand for field researches.
Course Goals By the end of the first semester, students should be able to understand the Thai language as to its basic pronunciation, tones, vocabulary (approximately 100 words) and grammatical points (approximately 20 points). They should be able to communicate with the classmates in Thai in such situations as similar to those they may encounter in Thailand.
Schedule and Contents Directions will be given during the teacher’s lecture, oral practices, classroom interactions, and brief conversations in Thai.

Students’ activities will include the following contents:
01. Orientation ---Students’ self-introduction along with a brief explanation why they are motivated to learn Thai. Reconfirmation of the instruction methods. Materials used for the class and evaluation, etc.
02. Pronunciation practice ---vowels, tones, consonants
03. Lesson1, 1.1-1.3 Greetings and nationalities
04. Lesson1, single digits
05. Lesson2, 2.1-2.3 Greetings and names
06. Lesson2, 2-4 Negative expressions, 2-3digits
07. Lesson3, 3.1-3.3 Greetings and occupations
08. Lesson3, 3.4-3.6 Expressions for completed action and future plans
09. Lesson3, Expressions related to numbers
10. Lesson4, 4.1-4.3 Expressions for continuous action
11. Lesson4, Expressions related to occupations
12. Lesson5, 5.1-5.2 Adverbs and word orders
13. Lesson5, 5.3-5.4 Modal verbs of ability and permission
14. Review
15. Feedback
Evaluation Methods and Policy Students will be assessed based on quizzes in class (the possible sum of points are around 500 points) and the term examination (100 points). All grades are based on a 100 point scale. All points are cumulative. Students are expected to come to class well prepared, including the review of the lessons they have already learned. The audio CD attached to the textbook will be helpful to develop their listening and speaking skills.
Course Requirements In order to make this Thai I course effective, students should attend the class with no absences, no deters, and make a habit of listening to the CD regularly.
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) If some students’ Thai proficiency is different from the target level of this course, they could come and tell the teacher to that effect, during their self-introduction on the first day of the course. The teacher might be able to help them cope with the problem as much as possible.
Textbooks Textbooks/References Sekai no Gengo Shirizu9 Thaigo (World Language Series 9 Thai Language) , Miyamoto, Marasri, Murakami, Tadayoshi., (Osaka University Press.), ISBN:978-4-87259-333-4 C3087
References, etc. Zasetsu shinai Thai moji Lesson (Thai Spelling learning without frustration) , Marin, Nakajima, Osamu, Akagi., (Mekong.), ISBN:4-8396-0197-6 C0387, For students who are interested in learning how to spell Thai: Refer to this book
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