- Code TOKP1003
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Culture History and Language
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Tok Pisin
- Areas of interest Pacific Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, Language Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies
Running for the first time in 2019!
In this course, students will build on the skills learned in Tok Pisin 1. As in the preceding course, students will gain a practical command of basic spoken Tok Pisin and a capacity to read and write in the language, while developing their cultural knowledge of the diverse societies of Papua New Guinea. By the end of this course, students should have a vocabulary of around 2000 of the most frequently used and useful Tok Pisin words. By the end of the course students will be able to conduct a simple conversation and find their way around in Papua New Guinea. Students will deepen their command of the main features of Tok Pisin, and learn how to discuss topics such as geography, politics and climate change.
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 geography, politics, and climate change.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the diverse cultures and everyday life of Papua New Guinea, including social etiquette, basic knowledge of their traditions and cultural events.
This course is taught 100% online.
On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at an Advanced Beginner level of Tok Pisin.
Students with native speaker proficiency (may include cognate languages and dialects) must review the placement test site and contact the CAP Student Centre for appropriate enrolment advice. Students with previous “language experience or exposure” are required to take a language placement test to ensure enrolment at the most appropriate level.
Relevant past experience includes:
- Previous study of the language (both formal and informal, for example but not limited to, at school, or, home, or through online activities, etc.)
- Being exposed to the language in childhood via a family member or friend
- Travel or living in a country where the language is spoken
- The language being spoken in your home (even if you do not speak it yourself)
Students who are not sure if they need to take a placement test should seek advice from the course or language convenor. Students who intentionally misrepresent their language proficiency level may be investigated under the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 as having failed to comply with assessment directions and having sought unfair advantage. This may results in a penalty such as reduced grades or failure of the course.
Students are not permitted to enrol in a language course below one that they have already successfully completed, except with permission of the language and/or course convenor.
- 1 Oral presentation - 10% (LO 1, 2, 3, 4) (10) [LO null]
- 4 written tests - 20% (LO 1, 2, 3, 4) (20) [LO null]
- 2 oral tests - 60% (LO 1, 2, 3, 4) (60) [LO null]
- Assignment translation - 10% (LO 1, 2, 3, 4) (10) [LO null]
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WorkloadEach week students are expected to study for five hours as follows:
1. 90 minutes, before online class, working on the written and audio materials for the week, and, memorising the written and spoken forms of that week’s vocabulary
2. 90 minutes, participate in one 90 minute online class
3. 90 minutes, completing online follow-up exercises regarding listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and vocabulary
4. 30 minutes, completing weekly assessment and quiz.
It is also expected that students should spend at least 5 hours of individual study practicing the week’s written and spoken language forms and vocabulary and reviewing feedback on their work.
The total workload for the course is 130 hours including independent study.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsCourse materials will be provided on wattle and via an e-pub.
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