• Teaching Plan   
  • Spoken Thai                            

FLTH 103 Beginning Thai    

Class Schedule: Monday through Friday; 2-2:50 Lab: 2 hours per week


[Fall Semester:]

| Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7 | Week 8 | Week 9 | Week_10 | Week_11 | Week_12 |

                 | Week 13 | Week 14 | Week 15 (Review) | Week 16 (Finals) |
 

[Spring Semester:]

Grammar Note


Teaching Plan/Methods/Activities Using SEAsite

Links to Background on the Thai Language:
http://www.seasite.niu.edu/crossroads/hartmann/hartmann.htm
http://www.seasite.niu.edu/Thai/ThaiLLF/Default.htm

Suggested achievement/Proficiency Goals for Thai Based on ACTFL Guidelines: http://www.seasite.niu.edu/Thai/FLTH/suggested_achievement.htm

 

Week 1

Day 1 (Mon.)    Overview of syllabus

Day 2 (Tues.)  maanii1/lesson1/story.htm
                        http://www.seasite.niu.edu/thai/maanii1/lesson1/storyUni.htm
                        http://www.seasite.niu.edu/thai/maanii1/lesson2/storyUni.htm

                              http://www.seasite.niu.edu/Thai/spokenthai/unit1/default.htm

Day 3 (Wed.) http://www.seasite.niu.edu/thai/maanii1/lesson2/storyUni.htm

 Day 4 (Thurs.) http://www.seasite.niu.edu/Thai/Thaisong/sabai_sabai.htm

Day 5 (Fri.) UNIT 1

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Week 2

Day 1 (Mon.)  Labor Day (no class)

Day 2 (Tues.) UNIT 1

Day 3 (Wed.)

A:  Hello. สวัสดี (ครับ) (ค่ะ)
B:  Hello. สวัสดี (ครับ) (ค่ะ)
A:  How are you? สบายดีหรือ (ครับ) (ค่ะ)
B:  I am fine. สบายดี (ครับ) (ค่ะ)
B:  And you? แล้วคุณล่ะ (ครับ) (ค่ะ)
A:  I am fine, thank you. สบายดี (ครับ) (ค่ะ) ขอบคุณ

           Task:  Students greet each other following the script above.

ชื่ออะไร ไปไหม มาไหม
มีไหม ดีไหม ใช่ไหม

          ** Note **  The underlined words are the verb, e.g. -- ชื่อ

Day 4 (Thurs.)

Day 5 (Fri.)

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Week 3

Day 1 (Mon.)

Day 2 (Tues.) 

Day 3 (Wed.) 

Day 4 (Thurs.)       

Day 5 (Fri.) 

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Week 4

Day 1 (Mon.)

Day 2 (Tues.) 
Return quizes and discuss problems and learning strategies.
Task:  Students work in pairs with maps they have made and ask and answer each other questions about directions. 

Day 3 (Wed.)

Day 4 (Thurs)

Day 5 (Fri.)  Quiz # 2
Homework: 
Review Alphabet Flash cards - name and Classes (High/Mid/Low)
                    and numbers 1-10. 

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Week 5

Day 1 (Mon.)

Day 2 (Tues.)

 
Day 3 (Wed.)

          example:  sìp 'ten'  [final -p];  cèt 'seven' [final -t]; maˆak 'much, a lot'
          [final -
k] kɔ̀ʔ 'to cling to/island' [final gottal stop -ʔ]

Day 4 (Thurs.)

Day 5 (Fri.)
Quiz # 3

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Week 6

Day 1 (Mon.)

Day 2 (Tues.)

Day 3 (Wed.)

Day 4 (Thurs.)

Day 5 (Fri.)

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Week 7

http://www.seasite.niu.edu/Thai/spokenthai/unit1/default.htm 
http://www.seasite.niu.edu/Thai/tones/tone3.htm 
http://www.seasite.niu.edu/thai/maanii1/lesson4/fr-lesson4.htm

Day 1 (Mon.) 

Day 2 (Tues.)

Day 3 (Wed.)

Day 4 (Thurs.)  

Day 5  (Fri..)

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Week 8

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

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Week 9

Monday Introduce the names for rooms in the house bahn Maanii (Maanii’s house):
   
พ่อแม่ (parents)
   
ห้อง (room)
   
นอน (sleep)
   
ห้องนอน (bedroom)
   
ห้องนอนลูก (kids’ bedroom)
   
ห้องเรียน (study's room)
   
ห้องอาหาร (dining's room)
   
ห้องครัว (kitchen)
   
ห้องน้ำ (bathroom; W.C.)

Tuesday

Wednesday

THURSDAY

Friday

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Week 10
Maanii 6&7;  Spoken Thai Unit II

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • More of Spoken Thai, Unit II
  • Discuss homework about "My House"
  • Homework:  writing out questions and answers (individually) for Maanii 6 & 7

Thursday

  • Review tonal differences between 3 "mai’s" and 3 "ma’s"
  • Review the various ways of saying "yes": it all depends on the form of the question
  • Practice vocabulary
  • Practice the verbs for opening and closing a hand, by actually performing the action as we said the word
  • Practice saying questions about Maanii 6 & 7 in anticipation of Friday’s quiz

Friday

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Week 11
Maanii 8; Spoken Thai II

Link to Spoken Thai Unit II Buying Things:
http://www.seasite.niu.edu/Thai/spokenthai/unit2/default.htm

Monday

  • Review quiz #8; making doodle of tonechart, how to answer yes/no question in different kinds of question forms (ใช่ไหม, ไหม, หรือ)
  • Review noun, #, classifier construction used for counting things
  • Reading Manii Lesson 8
  • Homework:  Missing assignments.

Tuesday

  • Practice speaking Conversation of characters from YouTube Thai Language Video streaming. And correct the conversation to the proper way in daily speaking.
  • Discussed consideration on word/syllable cutting while Thai language was written without space. The clues are final consonants, vowels (the position of the vowel) and tone marks.
  • Homework:  Translate questions into English and answer those questions in Thai script. (different Yes/No question forms).

Wednesday

  • Watched, Listened and Practiced Conversation from YouTube Thai. This is a group activities.
  • Learned more new vocabulary about transportation รถ, รถไฟ, รถไฟฟ้า, รถเมล์, รถมอเตอร์ไซค์
  • Practiced conversation that heard from video streaming.
  • Reviewed noun, number, classifier construction
  • Homework:  Practice Conversation from video streaming and asking others how they come to school.( For doing activities in class.)

Thursday

  • Go over homework assignment and preparation for Friday quiz

Friday

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Week 12
Maanii 9 Spoken Thai I:  Conversation

Monday            

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

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Addendum:  Tasks for interactive use of  Spoken Thai

Spoken Thai Unit II:  Going Shopping, Conversations 1 & 2.  Long and Short V versions 

Tasks:  1) Memorize the short version and practice speaking it with a partner.
            2) Interview at least 5 people to see what 5 things they will/would like to buy, using

            0t :nhv vtwi  or  vpkd0t :nhv vtwi
         
3) Be able to match the classifiers with the objects being counted.

Long version
ก. คุณกำลังจะไปไหนครับ
ข. ผมกำลังจะไปซื้อของครับ
      คุณอยากจะไปด้วยไหมครับ
.  ครับ
ข. คุณจะซื้ออะไรครับ
. ผมอยากจะซื้อส้ม กาแฟ ชา บุหรี่ และไม้ขีด 
   แล้วคุณล่ะครับ
. ผมอยากจะซื้อผ้าสี่หลาเท่านั้น
 
Short version
ก. ไปไหน
ข. ไปซื้อของ
      ไปด้วยไหม
ก. ครับ
ข. จะซื้ออะไร
ก. ส้ม กาแฟ ชา บุหรี่ และ ไม้ขีด 
   แล้วคุณล่ะ
ข. ผ้าสี่หลาเท่านั้น
 
Note: A more authentic way of asking someone in face-to-face conversation "Where are you going?" is simply "pay năy khráp/khá." [literally GO + WHERE +/- POLITE PARTICLE). "pay năy" is also a common greeting - like "hi" is in English - and not a true request for information. The formal pronoun "khun" [you] is dropped, as is "kamlaŋ càʔ" [to be about to do something]. In place of the pronoun or the dropped pronoun, the speaker can substitute a kin term (e.g., "phiˆi" [elder sibling], "lung" [uncle]) or someone's name (e.g., "Somrit," "John"). Both kin terms and names can be preceded by "khun" (sometimes translated as "Mr., Ms., Mrs.) to add a touch of deference, a means of displaying etiquette linguistically. The intent of adding the admittedly inauthentic "kamlaŋ càʔ" in this conversation is to contrast it with "yàak càʔ" [to want to do something] and to show that both have modal or pre-verbal status.

Long version

     ก. ที่นี่มีคนมากนะครับ
     ข. ครับ ผู้หญิง และผู้ชาย ชอบมาซื้อของที่นี่
     ก. ดู มีหลายคนที่โน่น
     ข. เขากำลังซื้ออะไรครับ
     ก. เขากำลังซื้อไก่ครับ
     ข. คุณอยากจะซื้อสักหนึ่งตัวไหมครับ
     ก. ไม่ซื้อครับ
     ข. ดู เขามีของขายหลายอย่างที่โน่น

Short version

     ก. มีคนมาก
     ข. ผู้ชายชอบมาซื้อของ
     ก. มีหลายคน
     ข. ซื้ออะไร
     ก. ซื้อไก่
     ข. อยากจะซื้อสักหนึ่งตัวไหม
     ก. ไม่ซื้อ
     ข. มีของขายหลายอย่าง

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Monday

 Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

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Week 14
Spoken Thai Unit II Conversations
& Review for Final Oral and Written Exams (continued into Week 15)

Monday

  •  Began review of Oral Proficiency Interview (Final).  See the text/script below.

Tuesday

  • Use of the following objects: oranges, coffee, tea, eggs, rice, matches, and Thai money.
    Practiced asking/answering questions about those objects, reinforcing noun, number, classifier constructions.

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday


    Week 15

    Review of Tones

     

    1. How many spoken tones are there in Thai?  What are they?  Examples? 

    2. Explain how to determine the tone of a syllable. You can use a line drawing to demonstrate your understanding.

    3. Be prepared to tell me whether or not a syllable is live or dead; if the initial consonant is High, Middle, or Low Class, and the vowel is long or short. To refresh you memory use the Flash Card Drill.  Here's the link.  http://www.seasite.niu.edu/thai/maanii1/flashcard/default.htm#Exercise 1A: consonant
    You can also practice all of the consonants, including the less-frequent and obsolete ones at: http://www.thai-language.com/default.aspx?ref=consonants

    4. If you need to refresh your memory of the Tone Chart and the Initial Consonants, here's the Web link: tonechart
    You can use the "Tone Calculator" to confirm your skill in determining the tones too.  http://www.thai-language.com/default.aspx?ref=tonecalc

    NOTE:  THE FINAL WRITTEN EXAM WILL COVER MANY OF THE SAME MATERIALS AS THE ORAL.  IN OTHER WORDS, BE ABLE TO READ, UNDERSTAND AND ANSWER THE SCRIPT/TEXT OF THE ORAL PROFICIENCY EXAM.  YOU WILL ALSO NEED TO KNOW THE TONE CHART AND TO ANSWER (ITEM 3 ABOVE) IN WRITING (AND BY DRAWING A TONE CHART) THE TONE OF SAMPLE SYLLABLES.

     

    More review: 

    Time: 
    http://www.seasite.niu.edu/thai/ThaiTimeSystem/index.htm

    http://www.seasite.niu.edu/Thai/spokenthai/unit1/pictures/time/Default.htm

    Colors:
    http://www.seasite.niu.edu/thai/color/color1.htm

    Conversation Script
    ../reviewConversFall2007/reviewFile/ConverseScriptFall2007.htm

     Click here to see video file of live conversation.

     

    Continuation of Review and Practice for Final

                 Review the ways for asking questions.  Click: Grammar Note

    FLTH 103 Fall Final Review:  Determining Tones

    If you haven't mastered the Consonant Classes, you will not be able to complete this part successfully.  Practice the Consonant Flash Cards to perfection.
        Click here:  Flash Card - Review of class consonant classes: High, Middle, Low 

    Complete the details of the tone chart.  Write High, Mid, Low, Falling, Rising to indicate the spoken tone of each syllable.
    Then, determine the tone of each syllable in the word list by copying the word into its appropriate box.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    8iy[                   8t               0t

     

    f6                                f^ 

     

    zjko                           rnho

     

     gfHd               cxf

     

    gdkt               gdhk                        g[k                gvk                    

     

    ,y;                              9y;                sy;                             so7j'            

    8v                              -v                             -k                 vk

     

    5nv                  ,nv     

     

    l;p                          lv'                           luj                                sd   

     

     gm                   pk                                               

     

     

     

     

    Orals begin on Friday -  Regular class. See sign-up sheet.

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    Week 16

    Monday 2-4 p.m.

     

    Friday (last day of classes); Monday, and Tuesday of exams week.

     

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