• 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
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Adelaide Lopes
  • Mode of delivery Online
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2017
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In this course, students will build on the skills learned in Tetum 1. As in the preceding course, student will gain a practical command of basic spoken Tetum and a capacity to read in Tetum. By the end of this course, students should have a vocabulary of around 2000 of the most frequently used and useful Tetum words. Students will deepen their command of the main features of Tetum grammar, and learn how to discuss topics such as animals, people, transport, work and traffic. 

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 2000 Tetum words
2. Converse in introductory Tetum on a variety of topics
3. Use correct grammar at a basic level in both writing and speaking Tetum
4. Read basic Tetum texts such as newspaper articles and stories

Indicative Assessment

1. Written tests (20%) Learning outcomes 1, 3, 4
2. Course participation (10%) Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4
3. Reading assignment (10%) Learning outcomes 1, 4
4. Oral examinations (60%) Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3

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Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course students must have completed TETM6002 Tetum 1. This course is incompatible with TETM1003.

Prescribed Texts

Core text: Mai Kolia Tetun by Geoffrey Hull (accompanied by audio tapes).

Preliminary Reading

Course materials will be supplied on Wattle.


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

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Student Contribution Band:
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.

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.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8326 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 Online N/A

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