THAI - Introductory

THAI 1A
206 DWINELLE
MF 4-530P & W 2-4P
5
85903
CHOWCHUVECH, S

This course is designed for students who have little or no knowledge of Thai language.  The focus of Introductory Thai 1A is on building vocabulary and  developing the ability to speak with correct pronunciation through  basic conversation in day-to-day settings.   Students will be introduced to Thai alphabets and syllable construction rules.  To prepare students  for intensive literacy acquisition in the spring semester, students  are expected to read and write simple words and short sentences  by the end of the semester.    The class will study  common facts about Thailand, etiquette, customs, and values  in contemporary Thai culture, through discussion, proverbs, and participation in cultural activities. 

Prerequisite: None.

Required Textbook(s)

Thai Language and Culture for Beginners by Yuphaphann Hoonchamlong, University of Hawaii Press, ISBN: 9789747512250

Fall 2013