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