• Class Number 4435
  • Term Code 3030
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery Online
    • Jenny Homerang
    • Deveni Temu
    • Jenny Homerang
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 24/02/2020
  • Class End Date 05/06/2020
  • Census Date 08/05/2020
  • Last Date to Enrol 02/03/2020
SELT Survey Results

Students of this course will learn Tok Pisin at a lower-intermediate level. Students will be introduced to new vocabulary, improve their grammar skills, build on their spoken Tok Pisin skills, and learn to write passages of Tok Pisin on various non-technical topics. This course's topics include the health and education system, and development.  By the end of the course students will be able to demonstrate oral communication proficiency and a strong command of grammar.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of, use, and translate a broad range of sentence structures in extended texts on a range of topics beyond those of daily life.
  2. Communicate in speaking and writing with a degree of confidence in a variety of contexts, including casual conversation with native speakers, presenting at a conference or talking to a group of stakeholders
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of cultural issues and current affairs in Papua New Guinea, including such topics as current affairs, and health, education and development policy.

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • written comments
  • verbal comments
  • feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Week 1: Mon 24 February - Fri 28 February Revision, introductions and warm-up week
2 Week 2: Mon 2 March - Fri 6 March Topic 1: Papua New Guinea - Australia Relations
3 Week 3: Tue 10 March - Fri 13 March Topic 2: The Significance of Tok Pisin *Canberra Day Public Holiday Mon 9 March* Due Thurs 12 March Written Assignment 1 (assessed - 5%)
4 Week 4: Mon 16 March - Friday 20 March Topic 3: Education in PNG
5 Week 5: Mon 23 March - Fri 27 March Topic 4: Mining and Bougainville Due Thurs 26 March: Written Assignment 2(assessed - 5%)
6 Week 6: Mon 30 March - Fri 3 April Revision and assessment week *Teaching Break Mon 6 April - Fri 17 April* Due during Week 6 (Mon 30 March - Fri 3 April): Oral Presentation (assessed - 15%) Due Fri 3 April: Oral Test 1 (assessed - 20%)
7 Week 7: Mon 20 April - Fri 24 April Topic 5: Environmental Issues
8 Week 8: Tue 28 April - Fri 1 May Topic 6: Cultural Shows in PNG *ANZAC Day Public Holiday Mon 27 March* Due Thurs 30 April: Translation Assignment (assessed - 10%)
9 Week 9: Mon 4 May - Fri 8 May Topic 7: Politics and Land Due Thurs 7 May: Written Assignment 3 (assessed - 5%)
10 Week 10: Mon 11 May - Fri 15 May Topic 8: Gender Relations and Sorcery
11 Week 11: Mon 18 May - Fri 22 May Topic 9: Understanding Issues through PNG Music Due Thurs 21 May: Written Assignment 4 (assessed - 5%)
12 Week 12: Mon 25 May - Fri 29 May Revision and assessment week Due during Week 12 (Mon 25 May - Fri 29 May): Oral Test 2 (assessed - 30%)
13 Exam Period

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Written Assignments (4 Written Assignments - 20%) 20 % 12/03/2020 28/05/2020 1, 2, 3
Oral Presentation - 15% 15 % 03/04/2020 14/04/2020 1, 2, 3
Oral Tests (2 Oral tests - 50%) 50 % 03/04/2020 05/06/2020 1, 2, 3
Translation Assignment - 10% 10 % 30/04/2020 07/05/2020 1, 2, 3
Participation - 5% 5 % 24/02/2020 05/06/2020 1, 2

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.


See above.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 12/03/2020
Return of Assessment: 28/05/2020
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3

Written Assignments (4 Written Assignments - 20%)

Four written assignments. Each approximately 500 to 750 words in total.


Week 3 - Thu 12 March (return Thu 19 March)

Week 5 - Thu 26 March (return Thu 2 April)

Week 9 - Thu 7 May (return Thu 14 May)

Week 11 - Thu 21 May (return Thu 28 May)

Assessment Task 2

Value: 15 %
Due Date: 03/04/2020
Return of Assessment: 14/04/2020
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3

Oral Presentation - 15%

A 10 minute (+/-10%) oral presentation on a topic.

Due during Week 6 (Mon 30 March - Fri 3 April), return 1 week later.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 50 %
Due Date: 03/04/2020
Return of Assessment: 05/06/2020
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3

Oral Tests (2 Oral tests - 50%)

Oral test 1 (20%):

Due in Week 6 (Fri 3 April), return Tue 14 April. Approximately 5 minutes in length.

Oral test 2 (30%):

Due during Week 12 (Mon 25 May - Fri 29 May), return 1 week later. Approximately 10 minutes in length.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 30/04/2020
Return of Assessment: 07/05/2020
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3

Translation Assignment - 10%

A translation activity of approximately 350 words in length.

Due Week 8 Thu 30 April (return Thu 7 May).

Assessment Task 5

Value: 5 %
Due Date: 24/02/2020
Return of Assessment: 05/06/2020
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2

Participation - 5%

Completion of homework tasks. This will include the glossary activity for each topic where you will write example sentences using new vocabulary.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically, committing to honest and responsible scholarly practice and upholding these values with respect and fairness.

The ANU commits to assisting all members of our community to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle and Academic Misconduct Rule, uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with.

The Academic Misconduct Rule is in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Very minor breaches of the academic integrity principle may result in a reduction of marks of up to 10% of the total marks available for the assessment. The ANU offers a number of online and in person services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. Visit the Academic Skills website for more information about academic integrity, your responsibilities and for assistance with your assignments, writing skills and study.

Online Submission

You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:

  • Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information.
In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service – including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy.
If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.

Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).

Jenny Homerang
02 6125 3207

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Deveni Temu

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