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Advanced Thai

Assignments: Preparing vocabulary weekly from Thai news. Read, summarize and discuss - in Thai - issues from the assigned online newspaper articles.  Practice in word and phrase segmentation, building vocabulary lists, and developing translation proficiency from Thai to English and English to Thai.
Grading: Will be based on participation in class, periodic presentation of news summaries, midterm, and final exam. 

  คลิ๊กเพื่อดูภาพขยาย

Weekly assignments 20%; Midterm 40%; Final 40% (A=90-100; B=80-89; C=70-79; D=60-69; F= below 60)

Midterm Exam: March 16th, 2004

Final Exam: To be announced.

                                                                

Weekly Assignments: Articles from Thai newspapers                                                               

1. ร่มรื่นในเงาคิด (Matichon)                             

2. จดหมายจากฮานอย หวัดนกกับอั่งเปา(Komchadluek)                                  3. ศาลรัฐธรรมนูญรับตีความพรบ. (01/28/2004, Siamrath)   

4.    ไทยมองไทย (02/17/2004, Matichon)                                   

                                                                     

                                        

Homework Assignment (February 10, 2004):  Word Segmentation, Vocabulary Building, Translation Practice 

Please copy the contents of the following two homework newspaper readings into separate Microsoft Word document files.  Then separate the text into words or phrases and translate them following the examples you will see. For the second reading you will be asked to use a concordance program to list and find the location of words or phrases from the separated text.  Write a summary of both articles in Thai and be prepared to present your summary orally in class or via Internet and to carry on a discussion and offer your opinions about the contents of the article and the issues raised.  Due date is February 17th, 2004.

Homework 1, Homework 2
Concordance


Links to Thai newspapers
  

Siamrath
Thairath
Matichon
Komchadluek
The Nation
Bangkokpost
News Links