- Class Number 8444
- Term Code 2960
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Topic ANU Online
- Mode of Delivery Online
- Adelaide Lopes
- Adelaide Lopes
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 22/07/2019
- Class End Date 25/10/2019
- Census Date 31/08/2019
- Last Date to Enrol 29/07/2019
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Use an active vocabulary of about 2000 items.
- 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.
- 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.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the culture and everyday life of Timor-Leste, including such topics as interpersonal relationships, the education system, and work life.
• Peace Corps East Timor: Tetum language course / written by Catharina Williams-van Klinken. Available from: http://www.tetundit.tl/
• Catharina Williams-van Klinken : Word-Finder, English-Tetun and Tetun-Ingles, Sentru • Lingua, Dili Institute of Technology, 2008. Available from http://www.tetundit.tl/
• Timor today: https://www.youtube.com/user/timortoday
• Tempo semanal: http://www.temposemanal.com/
• La'o Hamutuk: www.laohamutuk.org/surat
Supplementary material will be distributed in class and online (Wattle) as necessary.
Staff FeedbackStudents will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups
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|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Week 1: July 22 - July, 26, 2019||There is a general meeting of all Tetum 2 students is on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 3.30–5.00pm. Online Wattle. This week is devoted to: Lisaun sanulu resin rua (Lesson 12) in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha’u. Read simple sentences in pairs. A dialogue (provided by the teacher). In pairs practice the dialogue (provided by the teacher). Study lessons for each week.|
|2||Week 2: July 29 - 2 August , 2019||Lisaun sanulu resin tolu (Lesson 13) in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha’u. Presentation of this week’s topic. Cooking Read simple sentences in pairs. A dialogue (provided by the teacher). Halo festa (having a party). Practice using prepositions in conversation with your colleagues.|
|3||Week 3: August 5 - August 9, 2019||Lisaun sanulu resin haat (Lesson 14) in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha’u. Presentation on this week’s topic – Read simple sentences in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha’u in pairs Translation from Lisaun sanulu (Lesson 10) in Mai Kolia Tetun (provided by the teacher). Asking questions and answers in exercises 10.g, 10.h, 10.i,j (in pairs). A short reading (provided by the teacher). FIRST TEST will be held on Wattle on 9 of August, 2019. The test will examine your knowledge of the vocabulary in Lessons 12-14 in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha’u, dialogues and all the simple sentences and readings.|
|4||Week 4: August 12 - August 16, 2019||Lisaun sanulu resin lima (Lesson 15). A presentation on this week’s topic 'Saude' Read all simple sentences in pairs. Grammar ‘to’o” (until, to arrive). A dialogue provided by the teacher. Atividade loroloron nian (daily activities).|
|5||Week 5: August 19 - August 23, 2019||Revision of lesson (15 iminutes). A presentation on this week’s topic - Read simple sentences in pairs. Talk about health and sickness. Grammar the verb ‘sente’(to feel). Translate and supply the missing words.|
|6||Week 6: August 26- August 30, 2019||Lisaun sanulu resin neen (Lesson 16). Animal no insetu (animals and insects). A presentation about your favorite animal. Read the simple sentences in pairs. Translate and supply the missing words for homework. A dialogue – Hakiak fahi no kuda (Raising pigs and horses). SECOND TEST will be held on Wattle on 30 of August, 2019. The test will examine your knowledge of the vocabulary, exercises and readings in Lessons 15-16 in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha’u and all the simple sentences, readings and dialogues. FIRST ORAL EXAM will be held on Wednesday, 27 of August, 2019. The ASSIGNMENT will be posted on Wattle on Friday 30 of August, 2019 for translation over the mid-semester break and submitted in through Wattle at the latest on Friday, September 13, 2019.|
|7||MID SEMESTER BREAK (September 2 to September 13, 2019)||The classes resume on Wednesday September 16, 2019.|
|8||Week 7: September 16 - August 20, 2019||Lisaun sanulu resin hitu (Lesson 17) Descreve ema (describing people). Grammar ‘liu’ (very, more, most) or the verb to pass. Translate Tetum sentences into good English. Perguntas no respostas (questions and answers). Dialogue – Dehan ba Ha’u horisehik O haree see iha merkadu (Tell me who did you see at the market yesterday). Exercise: translate English sentences into Tetum. Write a short summary about a picture for homework.|
|9||Week 8: September 23 - August 27, 2019||Lisaun sanulu resin ualu (Lesson 18). Edukasaun (Education). A presentation on education or school. Verbal expressions and abstract nouns from verbs. Grammar ‘durante’ duration. Read simple sentences in pairs. Dialogue ‘Joni hasoru ho Fernando iha Dili (Joni meets Fernando in Dili). Reading: Write a summary in Tetum about a picture.|
|10||Week 9: September 30 - October 4, 2019||Lisaun sanulu resin sia (Lesson 19). Serbisu (work). The use of ‘sai’to (become) and ‘nafatin (continue and still). New nouns and verbs. A dialogue – Bere buka serbisu (Bere is looking for work). Translate Tetum sentences into English. A presentation about looking for work. THIRD TEST will be held on Wattle on 4 of October, 2019. The test will examine your knowledge of the vocabulary, exercises and readings in Lessons 17-19 from Wattle.|
|11||Week 10: October 7 - October 11, 2019||Lisaun ruanulu (Lesson 20). Violensia (Violence). New vocabulary and intransitive verbs. A dialogue ‘Horisehik ema provoka malu iha Bairro Pite’ (Yesterday people stirred each other up in Bairro Pite). Read and translate the Tetum sentences into English.|
|12||Week 11: October 14 - October 18, 2019||Lisaun ruanulu resin ida (Lesson 21). Tranzitu ho asidente (traffic and accidents). A presentation about cars and traffic. New vocabulary and verbs. Interrogatives – what, who, how much, why, when. Read simple sentences in pairs. A dialogue – Polisia haree Alex halai sala dalan (A policeman saw Alex going the wrong way on his motorcycle).|
|13||Week 12: October 22-October 26, 2019||Lisaun ruanulu resin rua (Lesson 22). Enkontru (meetings). A presentation about arranging meetings. A dialogue - Anita lori konvite ba fo Luisa iha uma for translation. FOURTH TEST will be held on Wattle on 25 of October, 2019. The test will examine your knowledge of the vocabulary, exercises and readings in Lessons 20-22 from Wattle. FINAL ORAL EXAM will be held by appointment on Tuesday, October 22, 2019.|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|The four tests are worth 5% each or a total of 20% of your final assessment.||20 %||09/08/2019||25/10/2019||1,2,3,4|
|FIRST ORAL EXAM will be held on 27 of August 2019. The oral examinations last 10 minutes. You are free to pick your topic. The results of this examination should be on Wattle on the 13 of September 2019.||20 %||27/08/2019||13/09/2019||1,2,3,4|
|The FINAL ORAL EXAM will be held by appointment on 29 October 2019. Pick your topic for this exam. The results should be on Wattle on Friday, November 8, 2019.||30 %||22/10/2019||06/11/2019||1,2,3,4|
|Translation Assignment.||10 %||30/08/2019||17/09/2019||1,2,3,4|
|Oral Presentation (5 minutes).||10 %||19/08/2019||30/08/2019||1,2,3,4|
|Class Participation.||10 %||22/07/2019||25/10/2019||1,2,3,4|
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Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
The four tests are worth 5% each or a total of 20% of your final assessment.
The questions in these tests are drawn from the lessons, exercises and vocabulary in the text. 'Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha'u and the Peace Corps books.
To do well in a written test you need to have completed all the exercises in the lessons concerned, and you need to have a good command of the vocabulary presented for study.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
FIRST ORAL EXAM will be held on 27 of August 2019. The oral examinations last 10 minutes. You are free to pick your topic. The results of this examination should be on Wattle on the 13 of September 2019.
The oral examinations will last for about 10 minutes. For your oral examinations it is very important that you have the fluency, show initiative, creativity and capacity to keep it fluid when conversing or doing the dialogue in pairs. This means you will have to practice intensively outside the classroom prior to each oral examination. Your first oral examination is worth 20% and your final oral examination is worth 30% and a total of 50% of your final result.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
The FINAL ORAL EXAM will be held by appointment on 29 October 2019. Pick your topic for this exam. The results should be on Wattle on Friday, November 8, 2019.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
A Tetum translation assignment will be posted on Wattle on the 30 of August 2019 to do during the semester break and be submitted in through Wattle at the latest on Friday 13 of September 2019. Dictionaries may be used. Results of your translation will be available on Wattle on Tuesday 17 of September 2019.
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Oral Presentation (5 minutes).
You will choose a topic from the weekly lessons for your presentation. You need to be ready to answer questions from your colleagues and tutor. This presentation is worth 10% of your final marks. Once you decide to do your presentation the marks will be available a week after your presentation.
Assessment Task 6
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
You will be awarded 10% of the total mark for online participation.
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