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Thai Pre-Intermediate Course

Duration: 3 terms, 10 weeks per term, 2 hours per week. Each term classes are subject to quorum requirements.

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Overview

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Mode of Attendance: Part-time

Thai Pre-Intermediate course is catered for students who have completed the Thai Elementary level course or its equivalent. The course aims to ensure that students continue acquiring the 4 language skills in Thai, resulting in an extended command of the language. Following Thai Elementary, this course continues with essential grammar and vocabulary, while simultaneously providing in-depth knowledge of Thai language and culture, with an emphasis on reading and writing. Integrated communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), paired work, group discussion and self- study are employed as teaching methods.

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Structure

Thai Pre-Intermediate 1

Overview of Course Contents:

- Using correct classifiers
- The passive voice
- Expanding on themes from Beg-Ele including advanced shopping
- Reading texts of progressively increasing difficulty
- Regular conversation & translation exercises

Synopsis:

Thai Pre-Intermediate 1 aims to ensure that students continue acquiring the 4 language skills in Thai, resulting in an extended command of the language. Following Thai Elementary 3, this course continues with essential grammar and vocabulary, while simultaneously providing in-depth knowledge of Thai language and culture, with an emphasis on reading and writing. Integrated communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), paired work, group discussion and self- study are employed as teaching methods.
The reading texts used in class are designed to gradually expand the learner’s vocabulary and reading skills while also teaching the students about aspects of Thai society and culture. These are supplemented by conversation exercises and revision tests involving writing and translation. Upon completion of the course, students will have bolstered their reading skills and be ready to progress to Thai Pre-Intermediate 2.

Thai Pre-Intermediate 2

Overview of Course Contents:

- Connectives
- Making a report to the police
- Revising the passive voice
- Reading texts of progressively increasing difficulty
- Regular conversation & translation exercises

Synopsis:

Thai Pre-Intermediate 2 aims to ensure that students continue acquiring the 4 language skills in Thai, resulting in an extended command of the language. Following Thai Pre-Intermediate 1, this course continues with essential grammar and vocabulary, while simultaneously providing in-depth knowledge of Thai language and culture, with an emphasis on reading and writing. Integrated communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), paired work, group discussion and self- study are employed as teaching methods.
The reading texts used in class are designed to gradually expand the learner’s vocabulary and reading skills while also teaching the students about aspects of Thai society and culture. These are supplemented by conversation exercises and revision tests involving writing and translation. Upon completion of the course, students will feel more comfortable handling difficult texts and be ready to progress to Thai Pre-Intermediate 3.

Thai Pre-Intermediate 3

Overview of Course Contents:

- Learning more less commonly used classifiers
- Talking about buying property
- Making a complaint
- Reading texts of progressively increasing difficulty
- Regular conversation & translation exercises

Synopsis:

Thai Pre-Intermediate 3 aims to ensure that students continue acquiring the 4 language skills in Thai, resulting in an extended command of the language. Following Thai Pre-Intermediate 2, this course continues with essential grammar and vocabulary, while simultaneously providing in-depth knowledge of Thai language and culture, with an emphasis on reading and writing. Integrated communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), paired work, group discussion and self- study are employed as teaching methods.
The reading texts used in class are designed to gradually expand the learner’s vocabulary and reading skills while also teaching the students about aspects of Thai society and culture. These are supplemented by conversation exercises and revision tests involving writing and translation. Upon completion of the course, students should feel closer to being able to handle authentic publications intended for native speakers.

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