• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Tibetan
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Chung Tsering
  • Mode of delivery Online
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2021
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This course has been adjusted for remote participation in Semester 1 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. On-campus activities may also be available.

This course introduces students to the Tibetan Language in both its spoken and literary forms. It includes: (a) Development of conversational skills in Tibetan; (b) Instruction in reading and writing the Uchen script as used for Tibetan; (c) Explanation of the grammar of spoken and written Tibetan; (d) Reading of graded texts in the Tibetan script.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Pronounce all Tibetan consonants, vowels and the changes that occur when letters are stacked.
  2. Recognize the Tibetan Uchen script, and construct words and sentences from its syllabary.
  3. Use an active vocabulary of around 250 words.
  4. Identify and use the basic colloquial sentence structures that will allow them to conduct everyday conversations and to read simple Tibetan texts.
  5. Communicate in speech and writing about the people they meet, their families, the quantity and quality of things and people they encounter, and when and where people are travelling.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of family, travel and surroundings to people who inhabit the high mountains of Tibet.

Other Information

This is a co-taught course. The total number of students for both TIBN1002 and TIBN6002 is capped at 12 students for Semester 1 2020. The undergraduate version of the course TIBN1002 is capped at 9 students and postgraduate version of the course TIBN6002 is capped at 3 students.


This course is 100% online. 

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On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at an Introductory level of Tibetan.


Students with native speaker proficiency (may include cognate languages and dialects) must review the language proficiency assessment site and contact the CAP Student Centre for appropriate enrolment advice. Students with previous “language experience or exposure” are required to undertake a language proficiency assessment 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 undertake a language proficiency assessment 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.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Weekly Homework (40) [LO null]
  2. Take-home Test (48 hours in Week 5 or 6) (20) [LO null]
  3. Final Assignment (30) [LO null]
  4. Participation (10) [LO null]

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Workload

This 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. 

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

Incompatible with TIBN1002

Prescribed Texts

To be confirmed

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $3630
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $5580
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3945 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person View

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