INTRODUCTORY THAI

THAI 1A
106 DWINELLE
MF 530-7P and W 530-730P
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CHOWCHUVECH, S

Introductory to Thai (Thai 1A) is designed for students who has no, or very little, knowledge on  speaking, reading, or writing Thai. Heritage students who speak Thai well, but wish to learn how to read and write, will be advised to come to the first class to pick up alphabet sheets and instruction for self-study, then join next semester's class  (Thai 1B)

Initially,  students will rely on romanized phonetic system as a crutch. The first few weeks will focus on learning to read adequately so as to abandon transliteration system as soon as possible. The goal for this class is for students to be able to speak. Simple conversation drills occur throughout the course. Students will learn greetings, small talks, and asking questions. There will be opportunity for frequent practice with native Thai speakers.  The second half of the course will focus on laying solid foundation for basic sentence structure, and building more vocabulary words. By the end of the class, students should be able to construct simple conversation independent of a script, and able to read first grade text book.

Textbook(s)

Everyday Thai for Beginners, Wiworn Kesavatana-Dohrs, Silkworm Press, ISBN: 9749575970

Fall 2012