• Class Number 9412
  • Term Code 3060
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery Online
    • Jenny Homerang
    • Jenny Homerang
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 27/07/2020
  • Class End Date 30/10/2020
  • Census Date 31/08/2020
  • Last Date to Enrol 03/08/2020
SELT Survey Results

This course will build on the skills learned in Tok Pisin 3. Students will improve their Tok Pisin language skills to an intermediate proficiency. Students will learn how to discuss and write about a variety of topics including society, culture, history, politics and economics of Papua New Guinea, and the environment.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Read and understand authentic written texts with the help of a dictionary.
  2. Understand, use and translate a broad range of sentence structures in extended texts on a range of non-technical topics such as the history and society of Papua New Guinea, regional politics, health education and development policies.
  3. Communicate in speaking and debate relevant issues with spontaneity and confidence on topics including current affairs of Papua New Guinea and the Pacific, Papua New Guinea-Australia relations, and regional economies; write passages on non-technical topics with a reasonable degree of accuracy.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of cultural issues and current affairs in Papua New Guinea and the extended areas, including such topics as law and order, the politics of language and culture, climate change and the geography of Papua New Guinea.

Required Resources

All required resources will be available in Wattle.

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 27 Jul - Fri 31 Jul Revision week. Homework
2 Week 2: Mon 3 Aug - Fri 7 Aug Language Policy in PNG Part 1: What is and was the policy? Grammar: Revision of how to use ‘kain’ and ‘wankain’. Homework
3 Week 3: Mon 10 Aug - Fri 14 Aug Language Policy in PNG Part 2: Language diversity and loss. Grammar: Revision of how to express the ideas of ‘no one, nobody, nothing’. Homework Due Sun 16 Aug: Written Assignment 1 (Assessed - 5%)
4 Week 4: Mon 17 Aug - Fri 21 Aug Land and Communities Part 1: Totems and sacred ecology. Grammar: Revision of how to compare qualities (better, bigger etc.)
5 Week 5: Mon 24 Aug - Fri 28 Aug Land and Communities Part 2: Cash cropping. Grammar: Revision of how to use ‘larim’ and similar verbs. Homework Due Sun 30 Aug: Written Assignment 2 (Assessed - 5%)
6 Week 6: Mon 31 Aug - Fri 4 Sep Health in PNG Part 1: Indigenous medicinal plants and herbs. Grammar: Revision of how to use ‘maski’. Homework **2 week teaching break Mon 7 Sep - Fri 18 Sep** Due during week 6: Oral Test 1 (Assessed - 20%)
7 Week 7: Mon 21 Sep - Fri 25 Sep Health in PNG Part 2: Formal provision of health services. Grammar: Revision of how to refer to each other, one another. Homework Due Sun 27 Sep: Oral Presentation (Assessed - 10%)
8 Week 8: Mon 28 Sep - Fri 2 Oct Law and Order Part 1: The police and armed forces. Grammar: Revision of how to use ‘traim’. Homework Due Sun 4 Oct: Written Assignment 3 (Assessed - 5%)
9 Week 9: Tue 6 Oct - Fri 9 Oct (Public Holiday Mon 5 Oct) Law and Order Part 2: International interventions. Grammar: Revision of how to indicate actions are repeated. Homework
10 Week 10: Mon 12 Oct - Fri 16 Oct Music, art and storytelling Part 1: Indigenous Melanesian. Grammar: Revision of how to show impatience in asking questions. Homework Due Sun 18 Oct: Translation (Assessed - 10%)
11 Week 11: Mon 19 Oct - Fri 23 Oct Music, art and storytelling Part 2: Contemporary PNG. Grammar: Revision of sentence reduction and the sequence of time. Homework Due Sun 25 Oct: Written Assignment 4 (Assessed - 5%)
12 Week 12: Mon 26 Oct - Fri 30 Oct Revision week.
13 Exam period, week 1: Thu 5 Nov - Fri 6 Nov
14 Exam period, week 2: Mon 9 Nov - Fri 13 Nov Due during exam period, week 2: Oral Test 2 (Assessed - 30%)

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Written Assignments (20%) 20 % 16/08/2020 01/11/2020 1,2,3,4
Oral presentation (10%) 10 % 27/09/2020 04/10/2020 1,2,3,4
Oral tests (2x oral tests - 1st worth 20%, 2nd worth 30%) 50 % 04/09/2020 * 1,2,3,4
Translation (10%) - Storytelling 10 % 18/10/2020 25/10/2020 1,2,3,4
Participation (10%) 10 % 30/10/2020 * 1,2,3,4

* 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 Academic Integrity . 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.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 16/08/2020
Return of Assessment: 01/11/2020
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Written Assignments (20%)

Four written assignments. Each approximately 500 to 750 words in total. Each will consist of a variety of writing tasks assessing your language skills related to the topics you have covered.

Written 1 (5%): Due in Wk 3 - 16 August 2019 - return 23 August

Written 2 (5%): Due in Wk 5 - 30 August 2019 - return 6 September

Written 3 (5%): Due in Wk 8 - 04 October 2019 - return 11 October

Written 4 (5%): Due in Wk 11 - 25 October 2019 - return 01 November

Assessment Task 2

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 27/09/2020
Return of Assessment: 04/10/2020
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Oral presentation (10%)

A 7 minutes oral presentation on a topic. Each student will prepare a short video presentation approximately 7 minutes on their chosen topic that must relate to Papua New Guinea and its region. More information on this assignment will be given in class.

Due in Wk 7 - Sun 27 September - return 4 October

Assessment Task 3

Value: 50 %
Due Date: 04/09/2020
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Oral tests (2x oral tests - 1st worth 20%, 2nd worth 30%)

Both these two oral tests will be in the format of one to one interviews involving question and answer discussions on the materials covered during this semester. More information on these two oral tests will be given in class.

Oral test 1: Due during Wk 6 (Mon 31 August to Fri 4 September) - return 11 September - worth 20%

(Approximately 8 mins).

Oral test 2: Due during exam period, week 2 (Mon 9 November to Fri 13 November) - return 20 November - worth 30% (Approximately 10 min)

Assessment Task 4

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 18/10/2020
Return of Assessment: 25/10/2020
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Translation (10%) - Storytelling

A translation activity of approximately 400-500 words in length.  Students will be asked to translate a story into Tok Pisin.

Due in Wk 10 - Sun 18 October - return 25 October

Assessment Task 5

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 30/10/2020
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Participation (10%)

Based on the quality of completion of homework tasks uploaded in Wattle and a reasonable level of participation in classes through conversations and doing class exercises.

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.

Returning Assignments

Return in Wattle

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.

Resubmission of Assignments

Not Allowed

Privacy Notice

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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

Research Interests

Tok Pisin; Creoles; Mortuary Ceremonies, Matriliny, Indigenous Land tenure in Papua New Guinea

Jenny Homerang

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Jenny Homerang
jenny.homerang@ anu.edu.au

Research Interests

Jenny Homerang

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