- Code TOKP2001
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Culture History and Language
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Tok Pisin
- Areas of interest Pacific Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, Language Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies
Students of this course will learn Tok Pisin at a lower-intermediate level. Students will be introduced to new vocabulary, improve their grammar skills, build on their spoken Tok Pisin skills, and learn to write passages of Tok Pisin on various non-technical topics. This course's topics include the health and education system, and development. By the end of the course students will be able to demonstrate oral communication proficiency and a strong command of grammar.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of, use, and translate a broad range of sentence structures in extended texts on a range of topics beyond those of daily life.
- Communicate in speaking and writing with a degree of confidence in a variety of contexts, including casual conversation with native speakers, presenting at a conference or talking to a group of stakeholders.
- Demonstrate an understanding of cultural issues and current affairs in Papua New Guinea, including such topics as current affairs, and health, education and development policy.
This course is taught 100% online.
On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at an Intermediate level of Tok Pisin.
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.
- 1 Oral presentation (10) [LO 1,2,3]
- 4 written tests (20) [LO 1,2,3]
- 2 oral tests (60) [LO 1,2,3]
- Assignment translation (10) [LO 1,2,3]
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Each week students are expected to study for five hours as follows:
1. 90 minutes, before online class, working on the written and audio materials for the week, and, memorising the written and spoken forms of that week’s vocabulary
2. 90 minutes, participate in one 90 minute online class
3. 90 minutes, completing online follow-up exercises regarding listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and vocabulary
4. 30 minutes, completing weekly assessment and quiz.
It is also expected that students should spend at least 5 hours of individual study practising the week’s written and spoken language forms and vocabulary and reviewing feedback on their work.
The total workload for the course is 130 hours including independent study.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Course materials will be provided on wattle and via an e-pub.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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