• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Tetum
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Adelaide Lopes
  • Mode of delivery Online
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First 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.

Students of this course will learn Tetum at a lower-intermediate level. Students will be introduced to new vocabulary, improve their grammar skills, build on their spoken Tetum skills, and learn to write passages of Tetum on several non-technical topics. This course's topics include directions, school and higher education, cooking, describing people and having a party.

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 a Lower Intermediate level of Tetum to:
1. Use an active vocabulary of about 3000 words.
2. Understand, use, and translate a broad range of sentence structures in extended texts on a range of non-technical topics such as transport, schools, giving directions, using telephones, making plans, family relations, having a party.
3. Communicate in speaking and writing with a degree of confidence in a variety of contexts, including discussing one’s own education and schools, families, transport, and giving directions using a map.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of cultural issues and current affairs in Timor-Leste, including such topics as local customs, political strife, and celebrations.

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

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

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course students must have completed TETM1003 Tetum 2. This course is incompatible with TETM6104.

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
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

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
ANU Online
3379 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 Online View
OUA Online
4503 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 Online View

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