Thai 125: Intensive Introduction Thai Language
Taught by language intstructors from the CMU Faculty of Humanities

4 - 6 Semester Credits

Course Description:
This course intensive language study focusing on understanding and speaking. Aimed at students with no previous study of Thai language. Small groups and individual instruction reinforced by living with a Thai family. Students will also learn to read and write Thai language if they take the 2 credit optional course (no extra charge).

Classes:
For the first two weeks of the course students will study Thai 4 hours per day. There will be formal language instruction with no more than 8 students per class for three hours per day and a language laboratory for an hour per day. After the second week of classes students will move in with their "Thai families" and thereafter each week they will have three hours of language instruction (90 minutes on Mondays and Wednesdays) and 3 hours of Thai language laboratory work. Including formal instruction, examinations, and laboratory work there will be a total of 100 hours of language instruction in this course.

Assigned Texts:
Students will be taught from Beginning Thai Volumes 1 and 2 (Speaking and Writing System) created by members of the CMU Faculty of Humanities and published by the Faculty of Humanities, Chiang Mai University.

Evaluation and Grading:
Students will be evaluating in creative ways involving skits, class presentation, traditional language dialogue sessions, and some written work.