Thai Lang & Culture

Thai as a First Language

 

Curriculum

Thai language is a national symbol and a cultural treasure that creates unity. It helps to create our character and is used as a communicational tool to seek knowledge, to lead and to analyze and to critically process information so that we are prepared for the ever changing society and advancement of new technology.

 

Thai language needs to be practiced to become proficient in the language. A student at VCIS is required to study five main strands according to the Thai Ministry of Education, namely Reading, Writing, Listening, Principles of Thai Language Usage and Literature and Literary Works.

 

Varee Chiangmai International School values the importance of the Thai language, and our Thai Language course meets the requirements set by the Thai Ministry of Education. We provide the required amount of contact time, assessments and facilitate the learning quality for each level in order for our students to progress and build a strong foundation in Thai Language.

 

Development & Preparation for IGCSE

 

Varee Chiangmai International School provides the required contact time and teaching quality for Thai language, which leads students to successfully complete the IGCSE course with Cambridge International Examinations.

 

Assessments: Every student will be evaluated by their teachers on an ongoing basis and have a summative examination twice a year.  The students will be evaluated in reading, analytical thinking and writing, and learner development activities.

 

Culture

In order to develop student’s abilities to improve their life quality and understanding of Thai traditions and culture, Varee Chiangmai International School is supportive of Thai cultural events, such as Songkran, Loy Krathong, Wai Kru Day (Teacher Appreciation Day) and others. Thai literature, history, etiquette and Thai manners will enhance their character development and will help them understand their cultural identity.

Course Description for Thai Language and Culture Subjects

Thai Language for Non- Thai Student level A1

The emphasis in the Non-Thai Level A1 course is placed on the acquisition of basic language skills; listening, speaking and basic vocabulary.  Students learn and follow simple commands and instructions. They give short and negative statements, and ask simple questions using polite ending particles. They use polite expressions for making requests, for courteous behaviour and thanking people. They use appropriate vocabulary for adults and peers at school.

 

They recognize and copy the Thai alphabet, read and recite simple words including nouns, pronouns, verbs related to the unit of instruction. They use polite expressions and appropriate gestures with adults.

 

Thai Language for Non-Thai Student Level A2

 

The emphasis in the Non-Thai Level A2 course is placed on the acquisition of basic language skills; listening, speaking and the vocabulary development.  Students learn to follow and respond to instructions. They ask Yes/No questions, answer with phrases, short statements and negative statements using polite ending particles. They use polite expressions for making requests, asking pardon and thanking people.

In addition, they use pronouns and vocabulary that is appropriate for adults and peers at school. The students are encouraged to use the target language through a variety of language activities. For reading and writing, they learn to write letters for their own names, some Thai numbers and basic simple words. Students will also read and recognize common public signs. They understand and participate in cultural activities in school and outside.

 

They learn parts of speech, such as nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, simple classifiers, prepositions and conjunctions. They learn to recognize two different tones.