At IU you can learn Thai to achieve a wide range of goals, such as the enhancement of your qualifications for international business, the exploration or cultivation of family heritage, direct access to a prominent cultural tradition, and skill acquisition for your research in academic fields such as Southeast Asian history and art history.
The Southeast Asian Studies Program offers 2 semesters of Thai language instruction:
SEAS-T101 Elementary Thai 1 aims to introduce basic words and sentence structures necessary and sufficient for students to understand, present and exchange information about themselves and others in daily life. Students will be able to order simple meals and do some shopping in Thai. This course also aims to introduce Thai script and basic spelling rules for students to read and recognize basic words and phrases written in Thai script. This course is combined undergraduate and graduate levels and it is entirely online.
SEAS-T102 Elementary Thai 2 aims to introduce words and sentence structures for students to understand, present and exchange information about themselves and others in daily life situations such as giving directions, describing food and the weather, talking about daily routine, past activities and future plans. This course also aims to introduce more spelling rules for students to be able to read Thai words, phrases and short sentences. This course is combined undergraduate and graduate levels.
Our Thai language classes are now offered 100% online and are open to both students and community. 100% Online classes have no on campus meeting requirements. All work will be completed online. There will be due dates to follow, but you will not be required to log in on specific days or at specific times.
To register for either of these classes, please visit IU Online.