- Code TETM2004
- Unit Value 6 units
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.
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 InformationThis course is 100% online.
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)
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Workload3 hours per week of face-to-face online classes, with an expected 7 hours per week of independent study.
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