• 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
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Adelaide Lopes
  • Mode of delivery Online
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2019
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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 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:

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills at an Advanced Beginner level of Tetum to:
1. Use an active vocabulary of about 2000 items.
2. Recognise and produce phrase and sentence structures to conduct simple conversations and the reading, writing, and translation of texts on a wide range of topics.
3. Communicate in speaking and writing on a range of everyday topics, including animals, hospitals, transport, health, meetings, cars and accidents, describing people, education systems, and jobs.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the culture and everyday life of Timor-Leste, including such topics as interpersonal relationships, the education system, and work life.

Other Information

This course is 100% online. 

Indicative Assessment

1 Oral presentation - 10% (LO 1, 2, 3, 4)

4 written tests - 20% (LO 1, 2, 3, 4)

2 oral tests - 60% (LO 1, 2, 3, 4)

Assignment translation - 10% (LO 1, 2, 3, 4)

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

130 hours including independent study, online modules and online classes

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course students must have completed TETM1002 Tetum 1. This course is incompatible with TETM6003.

Prescribed Texts

Hull, Geoffrey, Mai Kolia Tetun (accompanied by audio tapes).

Preliminary Reading

Course materials will be supplied on Wattle.

Majors

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
2019 $3000
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4560
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
ANU Online
8058 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 Online N/A
OUA Online
9522 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 Online N/A

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