SOAS University of London

Department of the Languages and Cultures of South East Asia

Thai Language 3 (PG)

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Full Year

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

At the end of the course, a student should be able to demonstrate…

  1. a knowledge and understanding of Thai grammar at an appropriate level for an advanced learner
  2. a level of passive and active Thai vocabulary appropriate for an advanced learner
  3. an ability to understand spoken Thai and engage in discussion and exchange of views on a broad range of topics
  4. an ability to read, extract information from and translate into English passages of authentic Thai written in a variety of styles and drawn from a wide range of sources
  5. an ability to translate English to Thai, using correct grammar and spelling
  6. an ability to write expository essays in Thai on a variety of subjects


This course is taught over 22 weeks with 3 hours classroom contact per week.

Scope and syllabus

The syllabus provides the materials and learning environment for the student to develop their language ability to an advanced level.

Method of assessment

One three-hour written examination taken in May/June (50%); a 3,000 word (or equivalent) translation to be submitted on day 1, term 3 (30%); an oral examination of 15 minutes duration (10%); regular assessed homework assignments (10%).


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