Grade 3

Grade 3 (Novice) 

The emphasis in this course is placed on the acquisition of basic language skills; listening, speaking, reading, writing, and vocabulary development. Students learn to follow and respond to instructions. They ask Y/N questions, answer with phrases, short statements and negative statements using polite ending particles. They use polite expressions for making requests, asking pardon, andthanking people. They use appropriate pronouns and vocabulary that is appropriate for adults andpeers at school.

For reading and writing, they learn to write their own names, Thai numbers, and some basic simple words (Thai alphabets with sara aa). They learn parts of speech, such as nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, simple classifiers, prepositions, and conjunctions including and/but. They learn about Thai folktales related to Thai lifestyle. Students show appropriate Thai manners at school. They use appropriate introductions of themselves and others. They learn and talk about “Wai” for different occasions, “grab” (seniority), and greet appropriately. Students describe Thai holidays, Thai cultural practices, and celebrations. They understand and actively participate in Thai cultural activities organized by school (Teacher Appreciation Day, Loy Krathong, Songkran, Rod Nam Dum Hua Ceremony, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, and Flag Salute).

Students show respect to the symbols representing the monarchs, the royal anthem, the Thai flag, and the national anthem. They follow Thai etiquette; they learn about Do’s and Don’ts in Thailand. They learn about geographical features and local products related to Thai cultural events.