- Class Number 6939
- Term Code 3160
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Topic ANU Online
- Mode of Delivery Online
- Adelaide Lopes
- Adelaide Lopes
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 26/07/2021
- Class End Date 29/10/2021
- Census Date 14/09/2021
- Last Date to Enrol 02/08/2021
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 course, students will improve their Tetum language skills to an intermediate proficiency. Students will learn how to discuss and write about a variety of topics including government officials and functions, health, the environment, and Timorese history.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Use an active vocabulary of about 3500 words; read and understand short authentic written texts with a help of a dictionary.
- Understand, use and translate a broad range of sentence structures in extended texts on a range of non-technical topics such as work roles, administration, law and government, violence, environment, and the history of Timor-Leste.
- Communicate in speaking with spontaneity and confidence on topics including discussion of gender roles, Timor-Leste-Australia relations, law and crime, and health; write simple passages on non-technical topics with a fair degree of accuracy.
- Demonstrate an understanding of cultural issues and current affairs in Timor-Leste, including such topics as dating and romance, the environment, and Timor-Leste’s place in the world.
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
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|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Week 1: July 26- July 30, 2021||There is a general start-up meeting of all Tetum 4 students on Monday, 26 July 2021 at 17.00-18.30pm ONLINE. Study Lisaun tolunulu resin tolu (Lesson 33) Saude 1 (health 1) from Wattle. Study this lesson before the classes. Translate the article in this lesson. Role play: Discuss this topic in the class. Role play: two short dialogues. At the doctor surgery on Wattle.|
|2||Week 2: August 2 - August 6, 2021||Review of Lisaun tolunulu resin tolu. Study Lisaun tolunulu resin haat (Lesson 34). Saude 2 (Health 2) from Wattle. Study the new vocabulary, verbs and adjectives. Dialogue: Hola aimoruk (Buying medications). For speaking - Describe the provided picture to your colleague.|
|3||Week 3: August 9 - August 13, 2021||A review of Lisaun tolunulu resin haat. Study Lisaun tolunulu resin lima (Lesson 35). Badinas ka Baruk-teen (Diligent or lazy) from Wattle. There are new vocabulary, transitive and intransitive verbs. A dialogue: Kordenadór la kontenti ho Tito nia servisu. Write a summary about the article provided by the teacher.|
|4||Week 4: August 16 - August 20, 2021||Study Lisaun tolunulu resin neen (Lesson 36) Kuidadu-an (Taking care of yourself) from Wattle. Grammar: verbs, adverbs and prepositions. Speaking: use the three dialogues in these lessons for discussion with the teacher. Write a similar dialogue of 200 words. Translate the short Tetum summary into English. FIRST TEST will be held on Wattle on Friday, 20 of August, 2021. The test will examine your knowledge of the vocabulary, exercises and readings including dialogues and translations in Lessons 33-36. Result of this test will be on Wattle on Friday, 27 August, 2021.|
|5||Week 5: August 23 - August 27, 2021||A review of Lisaun tolunulu resin neen (Lesson 36) for 30 minutes. Study of Lisaun tolunulu resin hitu (Lesson 37) Data no Konvite (Dates and Invitation) from Wattle. Study new vocabulary and the grammar provided in this lesson. Read the Wedding Invitation in this lesson. There are two exasamples of invitations. Write and design one similar to this one. Reading 'Moris iha suku fohometan' on Wattle|
|6||Week 6: August 30 - September 3, 2021||A review of lesson 37. SECOND TEST will be held on Wattle on Friday, 3 September 2021. The test will examine your knowledge of vocabulary, exercises, readings and translations in lessons 36-38 from Wattle. Review all the material studied so far. The result of the test will be available on Friday, 17 September 2021. FIRST ORAL EXAM will be held on Monday, 30 August, 2021. Result of oral exam will be available on Friday, 17 September, 2021. ASSIGNMENT will be posted on Wattle on Friday, 3 September, 2021 for translation over mid semester break and submitted in through Wattle at the latest on Friday, 17 September, 2021. Results of your translation assignment will be on Wattle on Friday, 24 September, 2021.|
|7||MID SEMESTER BREAK Monday 6 September - Friday 17 September 2021||All material studied in the first half of the semester to be reviewed and practice.|
|8||Week 7: September 20 - September 24, 2021||Study of Lisaun tolunulu resin ualu (Lesson 38) Serbisu nu'udar saida (Working roles) from Wattle. Read the dialogue: Maumeta buka servisu (Maumeta is looking for a job) Write a similar dialogue for homework. Translate the article for this lesson 'Problema reduz dezempregu depende ba politika governu nian' Discuss in class about unemployment in Australia.|
|9||Week 8: September 27 - October 1, 2021||Study for this week Lisaun tolunulu resin sia (Lesson 39) Administrasaun (Administration) from Wattle. Study new vocabulary, verbs and adjectives. A dialogue: Halo selesaun dokumentus (Selecting documents) Cognate nouns and adjectives ending with ‘in-al’|
|10||Week 9: October 4 - October 8, 2021||Study Lisaun haatnulu (Lesson 40) Marka enkontru (Making appointments) New vocabulary, adjectives and others. Read the dialogue in pairs: ‘Marka audiénsia’ on Wattle. Read the Tetum cognate nouns ending in –u or –a.|
|11||Week 10: October 11 - October 15, 2021||Study of Lisaun haatnulu resin ida (Lesson 41) Governu (Government) from Wattle. New vocabulary, verbs, adjectives and dialogues. Orgaun soberania (Organs of State). Governu local (Local government). Cognated nouns and adjectives ending in - al. Translation from Timor-Post. THIRD TEST will be held on Wattle on Friday, 15 October, 2021. The test will examine your knowledge of the vocabulary, exercises, translations and readings in Lessons 39-40 from Wattle Result of the test will be available on Wattle Friday, 22 October, 2021.|
|12||Week 11: October 19 - October 23, 2021||Study of Lisaun haatnulu resin rua (Lesson 42) Meiu Ambiente (Environment) from Wattle Study new vocabulary and verbs. Read and summarize into dot point format: Ministeriu Turismu promove meiu ambiente iha loron Mundial Turizmu. Dialogu konaba ambiente.|
|13||Week 12: October 25 - October 29, 2021||Study Lisaun haatnulu resin tolu (Lesson 43) Istoria (History) from Wattle. Study all new words, transitive and intransitive verbs, Read and summarise the history of Timor-Leste. Prepare questions to ask your teacher about the reading. For activity Horse race in Timor-Leste. Watch the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbUxwhs3M0o Revision of all the lessons learned. FOURTH TEST will be held on Wattle on Friday, 29 October, 2021. The test will examine your knowledge of the vocabulary, exercises, readings and dialogues in Lessons 41-43 from Wattle. FINAL ORAL EXAM will be held on Monday 25, October, 2021.|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Four written tests 20%||20 %||20/08/2021||12/11/2021||1,2,3,4|
|Mid semester oral test 20%||20 %||30/08/2021||17/09/2021||1,2,3,4|
|Final oral test 30%||30 %||25/10/2021||12/11/2021||1,2,3,4|
|Translation assignment 10%||10 %||03/09/2021||24/09/2021||1,2,3,4|
|Listening and summarize 10%||10 %||26/07/2021||15/10/2021||1,2,3,4|
|Class contribution 10%||10 %||26/07/2021||29/10/2021||1,2,3,4|
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Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Four written tests 20%
There are four major written tests during the course. The questions in these tests are drawn from the exercises, vocabulary and translations from learned lessons. To do well in a written test you need to have completed all the exercises in the lessons concerned, and you need to have a good command of the vocabulary presented for study. Each test is worth 5% or a total of 20% of your final results.
FIRST TEST will be held on Wattle on Friday 20 of August, 2021. The test will examine your knowledge of the vocabulary, exercises and readings including dialogues and translations in Lessons 33-35.
Test result will be available on Wattle Friday 27 of August, 2021.
SECOND TEST will be held on Wattle on Friday, 30 August, 2021. The test will examine your knowledge of vocabulary, exercises, readings and translations in lessons 36-38 from Wattle.
Results of the test will be available on Wattle Friday 17 of September, 2021.
… THIRD TEST will be held on Wattle on Friday 15 October, 2021. The test will examine your knowledge of the vocabulary, exercises, translations and readings in Lessons 39-40 from Wattle
Results of this test will be available on Wattle Friday 22 of October, 2021.
FOURTH TEST will be held on Wattle on Friday, 29 October, 2021. The test will examine your knowledge of the vocabulary, exercises, readings and dialogues in Lessons 41-43 from Wattle.
Results of the test will be available on Wattle Friday 12 of November 2021.
All the Tests RESULTS will be on Wattle within a week after completion.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Mid semester oral test 20%
FIRST ORAL EXAM will be held on Monday, 30 August 2021.
The oral examinations last 10 minutes.You are free to pick your topic. The results of this examination should be on Wattle on the Friday, 17 of September, 2021.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Final oral test 30%
FINAL ORAL EXAM will be held by appointment on Monday 28 October, 2021. Pick your topic for this exam.
The results should be on Wattle on 13 of November 2021.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Translation assignment 10%
An article from Timor Post/Tatoli agensia.
A Tetum translation assignment will be posted on Wattle Friday, 3 September 2021 to do during the semester break and be submitted in through Wattle at the latest on Friday 17 September, 2021.
Dictionaries may be used.
Results of your translation will be available on Wattle on the Friday 24 of September, 2021.
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Listening and summarize 10%
A web link will be provided by the teacher. Listen to the video and summarize in dot point format.
The dates for this task is opened from 26-07-2021 to 15-10-2021.
Assessment Task 6
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Class contribution 10%
Contribution in class performance
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