• 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, Asia Pacific Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Adelaide Lopes
  • Mode of delivery Online
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
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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 introductory course, students will gain a practical command of beginner spoken Tetum, and an elementary capacity to read Tetum newspaper articles with the help of a dictionary. By the end of the course, students should have an active vocabulary of approximately 1000 of the most frequently used and useful words in Tetum. Students will have covered the main features in a grammar of Tetum, and will have a command of the pronunciation of the language.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Recognise and pronounce all Tetum vowels, consonants, with appropriate intonation.
  2. Use an active vocabulary of about 1000 items.
  3. Recognise and produce basic phrase and sentence structures to allow short conversations and the reading, writing, and translation of short, basic texts.
  4. Communicate in speaking and writing, using simple phrases, on such topics as greetings, family, food, clothes, homes, transport, and animals.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the culture and everyday life of Timor-Leste, including such topics as home life, food culture, and local fashions.

Other Information

This course is 100% online. 

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Fees - Students enrolling through Open Universities Australia should refer to the fee schedule published on the OUA website

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On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at an Introductory level of Tetum.

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.

Indicative Assessment

  1. 10 Weekly Assignments: (null) [LO null]
  2. 4 Quizzes - 10% (LO 1) (10) [LO null]
  3. 4 written tests - 20% (LO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) (20) [LO null]
  4. 2 oral tests - 60% (LO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) (60) [LO null]
  5. Assignment translation - 10% (LO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) (10) [LO null]

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Workload

Each 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.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

Incompatible with TETM6002

Prescribed Texts

To be confirmed

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
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
ANU Online
2688 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 Online N/A
OUA Online
4649 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 Online N/A

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