• 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
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Darja Hoenigman
  • Mode of delivery Online
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2021
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This course will build on the skills learned in Tok Pisin 3. Students will improve their Tok Pisin language skills to an intermediate proficiency. Students will learn how to discuss and write about a variety of topics including society, culture, history, politics and economics of Papua New Guinea, and the environment.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Read and understand authentic written texts with the help of a dictionary.
  2. Understand, use and translate a broad range of sentence structures in extended texts on a range of non-technical topics such as the history and society of Papua New Guinea, regional politics, health education and development policies.
  3. Communicate in speaking and debate relevant issues with spontaneity and confidence on topics including current affairs of Papua New Guinea and the Pacific, Papua New Guinea-Australia relations, and regional economies; write passages on non-technical topics with a reasonable degree of accuracy.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of cultural issues and current affairs in Papua New Guinea and the extended areas, including such topics as law and order, the politics of language and culture, climate change and the geography of Papua New Guinea.

Other Information

This course is taught 100% online. 

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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.

Indicative Assessment

  1. 1 Oral presentation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. 4 written tests (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. 2 oral tests (60) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  4. Assignment translation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

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. 

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course, students must have completed TOKP2001 Tok Pisin 3 or have been permitted entry based on the results of a placement assessment. This course is incompatible with TOKP6102 Tok Pisin 4.

Prescribed Texts

Course materials will be provided on wattle and via an e-pub. 

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 $3180
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $4890
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.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
ANU Online
7749 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 Online N/A
OUA Online
7750 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 Online N/A

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