Thai

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*Thai 101A. Introductory Thai I
Wipa Khampook
(fall term). Hours to be arranged.
This course introduces the basic grammatical structures of modern Thai, enabling students to read and produce simple, standard prose as well as engage in basic conversation by the end of the first year. Thai is taught with a concern for the cultural context in which this language is spoken and written.

*Thai 101B. Introductory Thai II
Wipa Khampook
(spring term). Hours to be arranged.
Continuation of Thai 101A.

*Thai 102A. Intermediate Thai I
Wipa Khampook
(fall term). Hours to be arranged.
A two-term continuation of the study of Thai at the intermediate level. Students build on acquired proficiency at the elementary level (or its equivalent) towards achieving more fluency in reading, speaking, writing, and listening comprehension of standard Thai, as well as in cultural-social skills. Introduces new vocabulary and grammar through communicative tasks and text readings, mainly using the situational-communicative methodology.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Elementary Thai (or equivalent) is required. Continuing students who did not take Introductory Thai, as well as new students, are encouraged to talk to the instructor prior to registration.

*Thai 102B. Intermediate Thai II
Wipa Khampook
(spring term). Hours to be arranged.
Continuation of Thai 102a
Prerequisite: Thai 102a.

*Thai 103AR. Readings in Thai I
Wipa Khampook
(fall term). Hours to be arranged.
This course is designed to focus on reading and comprehension. Selected readings will be both for academic purposes and for pleasure. Students will read newspaper and magazine articles; short stories; and passages covering topics such as history, science, politics, medicine, technology and more. This reading course will help students become more proficient with nuanced/implied meanings, bolster vocabulary and acquire familiarity with various professional jargon.

*Thai 103BR. Readings in Thai II
Wipa Khampook
(spring term). Hours to be arranged.
Continuation of Thai 103AR.