• 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
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Ms Adelaide Lopes
  • Mode of delivery Online
  • Co-taught Course TETM6002
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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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 Outcomes

On 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.

Other Information

This course is 100% online. 

Indicative Assessment

1. Written tests (20%) Learning outcomes 1, 4
2. Oral examinations (60%) Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3
3. Quizzes (10%) Learning outcomes 1, 4
4. Translation assignment (10%) Learning outcomes 1, 4

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Workload

130 hours including independent study, online modules and online classes

Requisite and Incompatibility

Incompatible with TETM6002

Indicative Reading List

Course materials will be supplied on Wattle.

Majors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
Online
3338 19 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 Online

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