- Code TETM1002
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Culture History and Language
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Tetum
- Areas of interest Asian Languages, Asia Pacific Studies
Tetum is the language of Timor-Leste. The study of Tetum is essential for anyone wishing to understand Timor-Leste's society, culture and history. The ANU offers to rare opportunity to complete a minor in Tetum.Timor-Leste is a close neighbour of Australia and ties between these two countries are increasing through international security, trade and development projects. Students completing a minor in Tetum will be uniquely placed to engage with the Timorese people, state, and society. The four courses needed to complete the minor are not offered on campus, but are instead available 100% online and can be studied from anywhere. Students who complete this language minor will reach an Intermediate level of Tetum skills and knowledge.
In this introductory course, students will gain a practical command of beginner spoken Tetum, and an elementary capacity to read Tetum newspaper articles with the help of a dictionary. By the end of the course, students should have an active vocabulary of approximately 1000 of the most frequently used and useful words in Tetum. Students will have covered the main features in a grammar of Tetum, and will have a command of the pronunciation of the language.
Learning OutcomesOn satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills at an Introductory level of Tetum to:
1. Recognise and pronounce all Tetum vowels, consonants, with appropriate intonation.
2. Use an active vocabulary of about 1000 items.
3. Recognise and produce basic phrase and sentence structures to allow short conversations and the reading, writing, and translation of short, basic texts.
4. Communicate in speaking and writing, using simple phrases, on such topics as greetings, family, food, clothes, homes, transport, and animals.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the culture and everyday life of Timor-Leste, including such topics as home life, food culture, and local fashions.
This course is 100% online.
10 Weekly Assignments:
4 Quizzes - 10% (LO 1)
4 written tests - 20% (LO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
2 oral tests - 60% (LO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
Assignment translation - 10% (LO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
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Each week students are expected to study for five hours as follows:
1. 90 minutes, before online class, working on the written and audio materials for the week, and, memorising the written and spoken forms of that week’s vocabulary
2. 90 minutes, participate in one 90 minute online class
3. 90 minutes, completing online follow-up exercises regarding listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and vocabulary
4. 30 minutes, completing weekly assessment and quiz.
It is also expected that students should spend at least 5 hours of individual study practicing the week’s written and spoken language forms and vocabulary and reviewing feedback on their work.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Indicative Reading ListCourse materials will be supplied on Wattle.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Band 1
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery|
|3338||19 Feb 2018||26 Feb 2018||31 Mar 2018||25 May 2018||Online|
|5083||19 Feb 2018||26 Feb 2018||31 Mar 2018||25 May 2018||Online|