- Class Number 2543
- Term Code 3130
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Topic ANU Online
- Mode of Delivery Online
- Adelaide Lopes
- Adelaide Lopes
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 22/02/2021
- Class End Date 28/05/2021
- Census Date 31/03/2021
- Last Date to Enrol 01/03/2021
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Recognise and pronounce all Tetum vowels, consonants, with appropriate intonation.
- Use an active vocabulary of about 1000 items.
- Recognise and produce basic phrase and sentence structures to allow short conversations and the reading, writing, and translation of short, basic texts.
- Communicate in speaking and writing, using simple phrases, on such topics as greetings, family, food, clothes, homes, transport, and animals.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the culture and everyday life of Timor-Leste, including such topics as home life, food culture, and local fashions.
Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha'u.
Author: Adelaide Lopes
Word-Finder, English-Tetun and Tetun-Ingles
Author: Catharina Williams-van Klinken
Publisher: Sentru Lingua, Dili Institute of Technology, 2008
Strongly recommended supplementary text.
Staff FeedbackStudents will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups
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|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Week 1 - February 22 - February 26, 2021:||Please work on the orientation module on Wattle and complete the assigned tasks for the module! Online class starts next week!|
|2||Week 2 - March 1 - March 5, 2021:||This week is devoted to Lisaun ida (Lesson 1) in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha’u. Study this lesson before the practice classes. Practice the Tetum vowels and consonants. A short oral dialogue is on wattle. Role-play: choose a colleague to do the greetings. Study lisaun rua (Lesson 2) in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha'u for next week.|
|3||Week 3 - March 8 - 12, 2021:||Review of Lisaun ida (Lesson 1). Study (Lesson 2) in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha'u. Study the possessive pronouns and adjectives Do the exercises of supply the missing words before the practice time. We will check it together. Dialogue ' Ha'u ba mota' (I am going to the river) Study Lisaun tolu (Lesson 3) in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha'u for next week|
|4||Week 4 - March 15- 19, 2021:||Study Lisaun tolu (Lesson 3) in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha'u Study Split prepositions and colours before the classes are held online. Read the simple sentences; do the exercises; translate and supply the missing words. Dialogue: 'Ba matabixu' (For breakfast) FIRST TEST will be on Wattle on Friday, 19 of March, 2021. The test will examine your knowledge of the vocabulary, exercises and readings including dialogues in Lessons 1-3 in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha’u. Study Lisaun haat (Lesson 4) in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha'u for next week|
|5||Week 5 - March 22 - March 26, 2021:||Study of Lisaun haat (Lesson 4) for 30 minutes. Revise lessons 1-4 in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha'u. Read Simple sentences in pairs Study demonstrative adjectives and pronouns Dialogue: Viajen ba Dili (A trip to Dili) Study Lisaun lima (Lesson 5) in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha'u for next week.|
|6||Week 6 - March 29 - April 2, 2021:||A review of Lisaun lima (Lesson 5) 30 minutes. New Grammar: interrogatives Exercises: translate and supply the missing words. Role play: Asking for things in Tetum: food, drinks and fruit. In pairs talk about 'travelling to university' –10 minutes Role play: Ka'er ikan: Fishing in the river. The SECOND TEST will be held on Wattle Friday, April 2, 2021. The test will examine your knowledge of vocabulary, exercises and readings in Lessons 4-5 in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha'u. FIRST ORAL EXAM will be held on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 An ASSIGNMENT for translation will be posted on Wattle on Friday April 2, 2021. This is to be done over the mid-semester break and submitted through Wattle by Friday, April 16, 2021. MID SEMESTER BREAK Monday 5 April - Friday 16 April 2021|
|7||Week 7 - April 19 - April 23, 2021:||This week is devoted to Lisaun neen (Lesson 6) in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha'u . New grammar: reflexive pronouns. Translate and supply the missing reflexive pronouns. Practice using reflexive pronouns in sentences when conversing with your colleague. All the material studied in the first half of the semester to be reviewed and practiced. Study Lisaun hitu (lesson 7) in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha'u for next week|
|8||Week 8 - April 26 - April 30, 2021:||For this week is Lisaun hitu (Lesson 7). Read the verbs, adjectives and simple sentences among colleagues. Time allocated is one hour. Write a summary about your trip to the shop (homework) Role play: ‘O sosa saida iha loja’ (what did you buy in the shop. Study Lisaun ualu (Lesson 8) in Mai Aprend Tetum ho Ha'u for next week.|
|9||Week 9 - May 3 - May 7 2021:||Fourty five minutes is devoted to Lisaun ualu (Lesson 8). Read simple sentences in pairs. Revise of prepositions and verbs. Special days on the Calendar. Using verbs and adjectives in this lesson to talk about body parts. A dialogue is giving for role play in pairs. (see wattle) Study Lisaun sia (Lesson 9) in Mai Aprend Tetum ho Ha'u for next week.|
|10||Week 10 - May 10 - May 14, 2021:||The THIRD TEST will be held on Wattle, Friday 14, May 2021. The test will examine your knowledge of the vocabulary, exercises and readings in Lessons 7-8 in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha'u. This week is devoted to study of Lisaun sia (lesson 9) in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha'u. Read the simple sentences, translate and supply the missing words for exercise. Study this lesson carefully BEFORE the practice classes are held on Tuesday 11 of May 2021. Role play: Talk to each other by asking the time. Study Lisaun sanulu (Lesson 10) in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha'u for next week|
|11||Week 11 - May 17 - May 21, 2020:||Study Lisaun sanulu (Lesson 10). Read the vocabulary, adjectives and verbs. In pair read all the simple sentences and translate and supply the missing words. Grammar: verb markars. A dialogue is provided by the teacher 'see Wattle'|
|12||Week 12 - May 24 -May 28, 2021:||The FOURTH TEST will be held on Wattle: Friday May 28, 2021. The test will examine your knowledge of the vocabulary, exercises and readings and dialogues in Lessons 9-10 in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha'u. The SECOND ORAL EXAM will be held by appointment on Tuesday May 25, 2021.|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|5% (part of the 20% Written test) - 1st Written test||5 %||19/03/2021||26/03/2021||1,2,3,4,5|
|5% (part of the 20% Written test) - 2nd Written test||5 %||02/04/2021||09/04/2021||1,2,3,4,5|
|5% (part of the 20% Written test) - 3rd Written test||5 %||14/05/2021||21/05/2021||1,2,3,4,5|
|5% (part of the 20% Written test) - 4th Written test||5 %||28/05/2021||11/06/2021||1,2,3,4,5|
|30% (part of the 60% Oral Examination) - 1st Oral Examination||30 %||30/03/2021||16/04/2021||1,2,3,4,5|
|30% (part of the 60% Oral Examination) - 2nd Oral Examination||30 %||28/05/2021||16/06/2021||1,2,3,4,5|
|Assignment 10%||10 %||02/04/2021||16/04/2021||1,2,3,4,5|
|Quizzes 10%||10 %||12/03/2021||28/05/2021||1,2,3,4,5|
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Summary of your assessments.
There are four major written tests during of the course. Questions are drawn from the exercises and vocabulary in the set text Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha'u Mastery of pronunciation and fluency in conversation is NOT tested in these tests (these are assessed in the oral examinations). To do well in a written test you need to have completed all the exercises in the lessons concerned and have a good command of the relevant vocabulary.
The four tests are worth 5% each or a total of 20% of your final grade.
Tetum 1002 aims to give you a strong foundation in speaking skills, so these are emphasised during class work. The bulk of marks are consequently allocated for the assessment of speaking skills.
The two oral examinations worth 30% each or a total of 60% of your final result.
Oral examinations are designed to test your communicative competence. Most marks will be awarded for ability to converse in Tetum, with the remainder awarded for correct pronunciation, command of grammar and use of vocabulary. You will be given confirmation of the topics in a handout prior to each examination. You take the mid-semester oral examination in pairs and the final oral examination alone. The examination is recorded and you will receive feedback a week after your performance.
The oral examinations will last for about 8 to 10 minutes. Given the brevity of the examinations, it is vital that you show initiative, creativity, fluency and capacity to keep your cool during the twists and turns of dialogue. You must practice intensively outside the classroom in the lead-up to each oral examination.
An Important Word on Oral Exams: In a course of language study that emphasize capacity to talk, some kind of oral assessment is unavoidable. However, some students find oral examinations stressful. The oral examination should be conducted in a manner that enables you to perform to the best you are capable of. If you think that the format of the exam may be intimidating or too stressful for you, inform the teaching staff of your concerns as soon as possible. If necessary a more acceptable and less stressful way to conduct the examination will be arranged for you. Any discussion of or alteration to the format of the examination will be totally confidential. Naturally, no discussion on the conduct of the examination will be entered into after it has been held. The two oral examinations are conducted online.
It is University policy that convenors should talk to students at the start of each semester about the course assessment. You should, therefore, read the following information carefully, not just to familiarise yourself with the convenor’s ideas on the assessment of your work, but to ask yourself whether or not you agree with it. Students have the opportunity to suggest alternatives to what is outlined below if they consider the assessment to be unfair or inappropriate. Assessment for Tetum 1A is in four parts.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
5% (part of the 20% Written test) - 1st Written test
The FIRST TEST will be on Wattle on Friday, 19 of March, 2021.This test will examine your knowledge of the vocabulary, exercises and readings including dialogues in Lessons 1-3 in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha’u
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
5% (part of the 20% Written test) - 2nd Written test
The SECOND TEST will be held on Wattle Friday, April 2, 2021. The test will examine your knowledge of vocabulary, exercises and readings in Lessons 4-5 in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha'u.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
5% (part of the 20% Written test) - 3rd Written test
The THIRD TEST will be held on Wattle, Friday 14 of May 2021.
The test will examine your knowledge of the vocabulary, exercises and readings in Lessons 7-8 in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha'u.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
5% (part of the 20% Written test) - 4th Written test
The FOURTH TEST will be held on Wattle: Friday May 28, 2021. The test will examine your knowledge of the vocabulary, exercises and readings and dialogues in Lessons 9-10 in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha'u. The results and feedback of the test will be on Wattle on the 11 of June, 2021.
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
30% (part of the 60% Oral Examination) - 1st Oral Examination
FIRST ORAL EXAM will be held by appointment on Tuesday, 30 of March, 2021. Results and feedback of your Oral Exam will be available on Wattle on the Friday, 16 of April, 2021.
Oral Examinations: The main objective of Tetum 1002 is to give you a strong foundation in speaking skills, and the emphasis in class work is on speaking skills. So it is essential that the majority of marks be allocated for the assessment of speaking skills. Given that the main objective of the course is built competence in speaking skills the two oral examinations are worth 30% each or a total of 60% of your final marks. You will be given confirmation of the topics prior to each examination. You take the mid-semester oral examination in pairs and the final oral examination alone. The examination is recorded and you will receive feedback from your instructor about your performance.
Assessment Task 6
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
30% (part of the 60% Oral Examination) - 2nd Oral Examination
SECOND ORAL EXAM will be held by appointment on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. The final result and feedback of your Oral exam will be available on Wattle on the Friday 16 of June 2021.
Assessment Task 7
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
The ASSIGNMENT will be posted on Wattle on Friday April 2, 2021 for translation over the mid-semester break and submitted in through Wattle at the latest on Friday, April 16, 2020.
Results of your translation assignment will be on Wattle on Friday 23 April 2021.
Assessment Task 8
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
There are four quizzes worth 10% of your final result. These quizzes are to test your vocabulary every third week. Each quiz is worth 2.5%
1st Quiz : will be on Wattle Friday 12 of March, 2021. You have 10 minutes in total to complete and submit.
2nd Quiz: will be on Wattle Friday 2 of April, 2021. You have 10 minutes in total to complete and submit.
3rd Quiz: will be on Wattle Friday 23 of April, 2021. You have 10 minutes in total to complete and submit.
4th Quiz: will be on Wattle Friday 21 of May, 2021. You have 10 minutes in total to complete and submit.
The RESULTS of each Quiz is available after completion on Wattle.
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