3 Thai Languages – Level 1
Thai food is well known around the world for its unique balance of acid, salt and sweet. It is also known for being spicy, but it can be adjusted to suit most levels of tolerance.
To start learning Thai numbers let’s practice the word for 0 first. The pronunciation is a little tricky as it has a long vowel sound and falls to the lower tone.
Level 1 introduces students to basic conversational and written Thai. It covers greetings, basic words for numbers, colors and flavors. Students will also learn about the environment, Thai beliefs and customs, and how to read long articles in Thai.
Level one is considered mild on the authentic Thai spice scale. It is a good place to start for those who are new to spicy food or just want a little flavor in their meals.
Level 2 adds more granularity to the real-time quote by showing market depth, typically up to 5-10 of the best bid and offer prices. This allows traders to identify where large orders are concentrated among market makers and helps them to make more informed trading decisions. It also allows users to input data directly, which is particularly important for high volume traders. This is the most popular option for active traders and brokers.
This course offers a thorough grounding in all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Lectures provide grammar explanation and analysis, and cultural background. Students will become fairy confident language users in a range of predictable every day situations.
LT5002 aims to expand your vocabulary and language skills in response to a variety of theme-based communicative activities. You will also learn to express yourself more accurately and naturally using more polyfunctional words and complex sentence structures. You will be able to read and write Thai text with minimal guidance from phonetic symbols.
Besides being able to carry out conversations on predictable everyday topics, you will also develop your understanding of the target language society and acquire language learning strategies that support your language use in everyday life. This course is open to Singapore citizens aged 25 and above who are self-sponsored through their SkillsFuture Credit account. NUS Alumni/Staff/Student will be eligible for a 10% discount on the course fees (before GST). All other self-sponsored participants will pay full price.
As a student progresses through the 3 thai courses, their ability to communicate in Thai will grow as they use more sophisticated structures and expressions. At this advanced beginner-low intermediate level, students can use a substantial vocabulary in conversational situations on familiar and concrete topics including a limited range of historical, cultural, and contemporary social issues in a natural way. They can also read and produce simple, longer Thai written passages using a wider range of structural forms on non-technical topics. In addition, they can demonstrate a cultural understanding of prevalent Thai perceptions and practices appropriate to their language level.
This course will prepare students to take the CU-TFL (Chulalongkorn University Thai Proficiency Test of Foreign Language) offered by Sirindhorn Thai Language Institute Chulalongkorn University. Students who successfully complete this course will be able to use their SkillsFuture Credit to pay for the cost of the exam. (Pre-requisite: THAI 103). Regular online lab work and review of audiovisual materials. Not open to students who have taken 105 or 101.
Theme-based and communicative learning activities will strengthen students’ Thai linguistic and sociocultural knowledge through a variety of selected everyday situations and personal interactions. They will also acquire vital language learning and communication strategies for successful language use in their target language society.
LT5001 is designed to provide a solid grounding in the four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing) at the basic level of proficiency and to prepare students for the Chulalongkorn University Test of Thai as a Foreign Language. By the end of the course, students will be able to communicate in simple sentences using topical contexts and selected vocabulary in predictable everyday settings. They will also be able to read and write short passages in Thai with minimal guidance from the English translation and express themselves more accurately and naturally by making use of more polyfunctional words and complex sentence structures.
Note: This course is a self-sponsored class for Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above. This means that you will be able to use your SkillsFuture Credit to pay for the course fee.