• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Tibetan

This course is not running in 2017.

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 Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:


1. Engage with Tibetan at an advanced beginner level;

2. Employ a working vocabulary of around 500 words, half of which will be literary words, by working through the lessons eight to fourteen in Introduction to the Tibetan Language;

3. Identify and use more complex sentences in colloquial Tibetan, to conduct simple conversations;

4. Understand basic texts in Literary Tibetan;

5. Describe their environment and talk about their journeys, and engage with a selection of Tibetan tales, sayings, Buddhist prayers and songs;

6. Consider travel and culinary etiquette, and survey key concepts of Tibetan identity and Tibetan Buddhism.

Other Information

This course is 100% online. 

Indicative Assessment

(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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The course runs for 12 weeks in the first semester. Each week, it requires two contact hours and eight hours of independent learning through online materials. Students need to do the following:


(1) Work through a half or whole ETextbook lesson and the explanatory videos.

(2) Attend two short online classes.

(3) After these classes, complete your assigned homework. This will consist of the exercises that follow each of the ETextbook’s lessons. These exercises are due at the end of the week in which the lesson is completed.

(4) Mark your written homework using the answers in the back of the book, scan and then upload it and your voice recording homework onto Wattle.

(5) Learn the vocabulary words for each lesson. These words will be listed at the end of each lesson and are available on Quizlet.


You will be expected to work through one ETextbook lesson every two weeks for the first nine weeks, and switch to one lesson a week in the last three weeks.


There will also be two other assessments conducted during the semester, and you will be marked on your participation.


Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed TIBN1002 or TIBN6002. Incompatible with TIBN1003


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:
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.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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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.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
ANU Online
10244 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 Online N/A

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