This course will build on students' basic knowledge of the Tibetan Language in both its spoken and literary forms. It includes: (a) Development of conversational skills in Tibetan to include complex sentences; (b) Further explanation of the grammar of spoken and written Tibetan; (c) Reading of graded texts in the Tibetan script.
Learning OutcomesOn satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills at an Advanced Beginner level of Tibetan to:
1. Use an active vocabulary of around 500 words, half of which will be literary words.
2. Identify and use sentence structures in colloquial Tibetan to conduct longer conversations and read basic texts in Literary Tibetan.
3. Communicate in speaking and writing about their environment and their journeys; and engage with a selection of Tibetan tales, sayings, Buddhist prayers and songs.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of travel and culinary etiquette, and key concepts of Tibetan identity and Tibetan Buddhism.
Other InformationThis course is 100% online.
(1) Weekly Homework — 40%
(2) Take-home Test (48 hours in Week 5 or 6) — 20%
(4) Final Assignment — 30%
(5) Participation — 10%
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WorkloadThis course is 100% online. Students are expected to spend at least 10 hours per week dedicated to this course, in both online "classes" and independent study. The total workload is 130 hours.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Band 1
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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