- Class Number 7720
- Term Code 3160
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Topic OUA Online
- Mode of Delivery Online
- Jenny Homerang
- Jenny Homerang
- 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
In this course, students will build on the skills learned in Tok Pisin 1. As in the preceding course, students will gain a practical command of basic spoken Tok Pisin and a capacity to read and write in the language, while developing their cultural knowledge of the diverse societies of Papua New Guinea. By the end of this course, students should have a vocabulary of around 2000 of the most frequently used and useful Tok Pisin words. By the end of the course students will be able to conduct a simple conversation and find their way around in Papua New Guinea. Students will deepen their command of the main features of Tok Pisin, and learn how to discuss topics such as geography, politics and climate change.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Use an active vocabulary of about 2000 items.
- Recognise and produce phrase and sentence structures to conduct simple conversations and the reading, writing, and translation of texts on a wide range of topics.
- Communicate in speaking and writing on a range of everyday topics, including geography, politics, and climate change.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the diverse cultures and everyday life of Papua New Guinea, including social etiquette, basic knowledge of their traditions and cultural events.
All required resources will be available in Wattle.
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: Mon 26 Jul - Fri 30 Jul Revision week - Go over the main grammar points learned in Semester 1, do some writing, speaking, reading and listening exercises.|
|2||Week 2: Mon 2 Aug - Fri 6 Aug Unit 6 Part 1 - Tok Pisin 2 welcome, textbook attribution, overview, focus lessons, conversations, song, vocabulary practice set 1, drills, grammar points, text, vocabulary practice set 2, learning outcome checklist, song.|
|3||Week 3: Mon 9 Aug - Fri 13 Aug Unit 6 Part 2 - Overview, focus lessons, conversations, vocabulary drills, vocabulary practice set 3, grammar points, text, vocabulary practice set 4, learning outcomes checklist, song, cartoons.||Due Sun 15 Aug: Written Assignment 1 ( 2.5%)|
|4||Week 4: Mon 16 Aug - Fri 20 Aug Unit 7 Part 1 - Tok Pisin 2 welcome, textbook attribution, overview, focus lessons, conversations, song, vocabulary drills, vocabulary practice set 1, grammar points, text, vocabulary practice set 2, learning outcome checklist, song.|
|5||Week 5: Mon 23 Aug - Fri 27 Aug Unit 7 Part 2 - Overview, focus lessons, conversations, vocabulary drills, vocabulary practice set 3, grammar points, song, text, vocabulary practice set 4, learning outcome checklist, song.||Due Sun 29 Aug: Written Assignment 2 (2.5%)|
|6||Week 6: Mon 30 Aug - Fri 3 Sep Unit 8 Part 1 - Overview, focus lessons, conversations, song, vocabulary drills, vocabulary practice set 1, grammar points, song, text, vocabulary practice set 2, learning outcome checklist, poem. **2 week teaching break Mon 6 Sep - Fri 17 Sep**||Due during week 6: (Mon 30 Aug - Fri 3 Sep) Oral Test 1 (15%)|
|7||Week 7: Mon 20 Sep - Fri 24 Sep Unit 8 Part 2 - Overview, focus lessons, conversations, vocabulary drills, vocabulary practice set 3, grammar points, texts, vocabulary practice set 4, learning outcome checklist, prayer.||Due Sun 26 Sep: Oral Presentation (25%)|
|8||Week 8: Mon 27 Sep - Fri 1 Oct Unit 9 Part 1 - Overview, focus lessons, conversations, vocabulary drills, song, vocabulary practice set 1, grammar points, text, vocabulary practice set 2, learning outcome checklist.||Due Sun 3 Oct: Written Assignment 3 (2.5%)|
|9||Week 9: Tue 5 Oct - Fri 8 Oct (Public Holiday Mon 4 Oct) Unit 9 Part 2 - Overview, focus lessons, conversations, vocabulary drills, vocabulary practice set 3, song, grammar points, texts, vocabulary practice set 4, learning outcome checklist, song.|
|10||Week 10: Mon 11 Oct - Fri 15 Oct Unit 10 Part 1 - Overview, focus lessons, conversations, vocabulary drills, song, vocabulary practice set 1, grammar points, text, vocabulary practice set 2, learning outcome checklist, song.||Due Sun 17 Oct: Storytelling (10%)|
|11||Week 11: Mon 18 Oct - Fri 22 Oct Unit 10 Part 2 - Overview, focus lessons, conversations, vocabulary drills, vocabulary practice set 3, song, grammar points, texts, vocabulary practice set 4, learning outcome checklist, poem.||Due Sun 24 Oct: Written Assignment 4 (2.5%)|
|12||Week 12: Mon 25 Oct - Fri 29 Oct Revision week - Go over the main grammar points learned this semester, do some speaking, listening, reading and writing exercises, prepare students for their Oral Test 2 exam.|
|13||Exam period: Thu 4 Nov - Fri 20 Nov||Due during exam period (Mon 8 Nov-Wed 12 Nov) Oral Test 2 (30%)|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Written Assignments (10%)||10 %||15/08/2021||31/10/2021||1,2,3,4|
|Oral presentation (25%)||25 %||26/09/2021||03/10/2021||1,2,3,4|
|Oral tests (2x oral tests - 1st worth 15%, 2nd worth 30%)||45 %||30/08/2021||14/11/2021||1,2,3,4|
|Storytelling (10%)||10 %||17/10/2021||24/10/2021||1,2,3,4|
|Participation (10%)||10 %||02/08/2021||29/10/2021||1,2,3,4|
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Moderation of Assessment
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Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Written Assignments (10%)
Each written assignment will have a total length of approximately 400-500 words. Each will consist of multiple questions testing comprehension, vocabulary, grammar and composition skills, and covering content from the preceding weeks.
Assignments will be returned within five working days where possible.
Written 1 (2.5%): Due in Wk 3 - Sunday 15 August 2021 - return Sunday 22 August
Written 2 (2.5%): Due in Wk 5 - Sunday 29 August 2021 - return Sunday 5 September
Written 3 (2.5%): Due in Wk 8 - Sunday 03 October 2021 - return Sunday 10 October
Written 4 (2.5%): Due in Wk 11 - Sunday 24 October 2021 - return 31 October
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Oral presentation (25%)
Due in Wk 7 - Sunday 26 September - return Sunday 3 October (if possible)
Each student will prepare a short video presentation (approximately 7 mins) providing touristic information on a province in Papua New Guinea.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Oral tests (2x oral tests - 1st worth 15%, 2nd worth 30%)
Oral test 1: Due during Wk 6 (Mon 30 August to Fri 3 September) - return Friday 11 September (if possible) - worth 15%
Students will speak approximately for 6 minutes via zoom. They will respond to two questions related to topics covered in Weeks 2 to 5. Students will be given background information on this in class prior to taking the test.
Oral test 2: Due during exam period - (Mon 8 November to Fri 12 November) - return with release of results - worth 30%
This test has two parts to it. The first part will be via zoom where students will be asked to answer two questions about a topic covered in class weeks 6-11 and they will need to speak interactively about this topic for a total of 6 minutes. The second part will require students to describe an image and upload their audio (3mins) of their description. Students will be given background information on this in class prior to taking the test.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Due in Wk 10 - Sun 17 October - return 24 October
For this task students will need to write a short story (350-400 words) in Tok Pisin, record an audio of their story and upload it. The topic for their story writing will be about an aspect of politics in PNG and the Pacific.
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Based on the quality of each student's participation in in-class exercises, and completion of weekly homework tasks, including contributing to our class Tok Pisin Glossary.
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Languages, Tok Pisin; Creoles; Land; Indigenous land management; customary land tenure in PNG; Mortuary ceremonies, land knowledge transmission and interpretation