• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Tetum
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages, Asia Pacific Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Adelaide Lopes
  • Mode of delivery Online
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2017
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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

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Recognise and use a basic vocabulary of 1000 Tetum
2. Converse in Tetum using basic grammar and pronunciation
3. Comprehend basic spoken Tetum
4. Translate a short newspaper extract in Tetum

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

3 hours per week of face-to-face online classes, with an expected 7 hours per week of independent study.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You may not enrol in this course if you have previously completed TETM1002.

Prescribed Texts

Mai Kolia Tetun by Geoffrey Hull. Set text to be complimented by
audio tapes, dictionaries, a phrasebook, a grammar of Tetum, and a local
newspaper Suara Timor Lorosae.

Preliminary Reading

Course materials will be supplied on Wattle.

Fees

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

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution 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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $3216
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4590
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3339 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 Online N/A

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