- Code TIBN1002
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Culture History and Language
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Tibetan
- Areas of interest Asian Languages, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies
This course introduces students to the Tibetan Language in both its spoken and literary forms. It includes: (a) Development of conversational skills in Tibetan; (b) Instruction in reading and writing the Uchen script as used for Tibetan; (c) Explanation of the grammar of spoken and written Tibetan; (d) Reading of graded texts in the Tibetan script.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Pronounce all Tibetan consonants, vowels and the changes that occur when letters are stacked.
- Recognize the Tibetan Uchen script, and construct words and sentences from its syllabary.
- Use an active vocabulary of around 250 words.
- Identify and use the basic colloquial sentence structures that will allow them to conduct everyday conversations and to read simple Tibetan texts.
- Communicate in speech and writing about the people they meet, their families, the quantity and quality of things and people they encounter, and when and where people are travelling.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of family, travel and surroundings to people who inhabit the high mountains of Tibet.
This is a co-taught course. The total number of students for both TIBN1002 and TIBN6002 is capped at 12 students for Semester 1 2020. The undergraduate version of the course TIBN1002 is capped at 9 students and postgraduate version of the course TIBN6002 is capped at 3 students.
This course is 100% online.
Fees - Students enrolling through Open Universities Australia should refer to the fee schedule published on the OUA website
On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at an Introductory level of Tibetan.
Students with native speaker proficiency (may include cognate languages and dialects) must review the language proficiency assessment site and contact the CAP Student Centre for appropriate enrolment advice. Students with previous “language experience or exposure” are required to undertake a language proficiency assessment 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 undertake a language proficiency assessment 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.
International students who are studying all or part of their
- Weekly Homework (40) [LO null]
- Take-home Test (48 hours in Week 5 or 6) (20) [LO null]
- Final Assignment (30) [LO null]
- Participation (10) [LO null]
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WorkloadThis course is 100% online.
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.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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- 6 units
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