- Code TIBN1003
- Unit Value 6 units
This course will build on students’ basic knowledge of the Tibetan Language in both its spoken and literary forms. It includes: (a) Development of conversational skills in Tibetan to include complex sentences; (b) Further explanation of the grammar of spoken and written Tibetan; (c) Reading of graded texts in the Tibetan script.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Use an active vocabulary of around 500 words, half of which will be literary words.
- Identify and use sentence structures in colloquial Tibetan to conduct longer conversations and read basic texts in Literary Tibetan.
- Communicate in speaking and writing about their environment and their journeys; and engage with a selection of Tibetan tales, sayings, Buddhist prayers and songs.
- Demonstrate an understanding of travel and culinary etiquette, and key concepts of Tibetan identity and Tibetan Buddhism.
This course is 100% online.
On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at an Advanced Beginner level of Tibetan.
Students with native speaker proficiency (may include cognate languages and dialects) must review the placement test site and contact the CAP Student Centre for appropriate enrolment advice. Students with previous “language experience or exposure” are required to take a language placement test 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 take a placement test 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 program on a student visa are advised that this course is only available for online study. Under the Education Services for Overseas Student Act 2000 (ESOS Act), international students on a student visa cannot do more than 33% of their study online. International students interested in enrolling in this course email CAP Student Centre (firstname.lastname@example.org) for advice prior to enrolling.
- (1) Weekly Homework – 40% (40) [LO null]
- (2) Take-home Test (48 hours in Week 5 or 6) – 20% (20) [LO null]
- (4) Final Assignment – 30% (30) [LO null]
- (5) Participation – 10% (10) [LO null]
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WorkloadThis course is 100% online. Students are expected to spend at least 10 hours per week dedicated to this course, in both online "classes" and independent study. The total workload is 130 hours.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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