• Class Number 7749
  • Term Code 3160
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Topic ANU Online
  • Mode of Delivery Online
    • Dr Darja Hoenigman
    • Dr Darja Hoenigman
  • 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
SELT Survey Results

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.

Required Resources

All required resources will be available in Wattle.

Staff Feedback

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

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Week 1: Mon 26 Jul - Fri 30 Jul Introduction and Revision
2 Week 2: Mon 2 Aug - Fri 6 Aug Language situation in PNG
3 Week 3: Mon 9 Aug - Fri 13 Aug Tok Pisin and Health Due Fri 13 Aug: QUIZ 1
4 Week 4: Mon 16 Aug - Fri 20 Aug Tok Pisin and Law
5 Week 5: Mon 23 Aug - Fri 27 Aug Tok Pisin in Texting Due Fri 27 Aug: WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT 1
6 Week 6: Mon 30 Aug - Fri 3 Sep REVISION **2-week teaching break Mon 6 Sep - Fri 17 Sep**
7 Week 7: Mon 20 Sep - Fri 24 Sep IN-CLASS PRESENTATIONS 1 Assigned reading Due Thu 23/30 Sept in class: ORAL PRESENTATION (Part 1)
8 Week 8: Mon 27 Sep - Fri 1 Oct IN-CLASS PRESENTATIONS 2 Assigned reading Due Thu 23/30 Sept in class: ORAL PRESENTATION (Part 2)
9 Week 9: Tue 5 Oct - Fri 8 Oct Tok Pisin and Research Due Friday 8 Oct: WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT 2
10 Week 10: Mon 11 Oct - Fri 15 Oct Tok Pisin and Music Due Friday 15 Oct: QUIZ 2
11 Week 11: Mon 18 Oct - Fri 22 Oct Melanesian creoles: Tok Pisin, Bislama, Pijin
12 Week 12: Mon 25 Oct - Fri 29 Oct Revision, conclusion After the last class: INTERVIEW

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Learning Outcomes
QUIZ 1 - 15% 15 % 13/08/2021 1,2,3,4,5
WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT 1 - 10% 10 % 27/08/2021 1,2,3,5
ORAL TEST 1: In-class Presentation - 20% 20 % * 1,2,3,4,5
WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT 2 - 10% 10 % 08/10/2021 1,2,3,5
QUIZ 2 - 15% 15 % 15/10/2021 1,2,3,4,5
ORAL TEST 2: INTERVIEW - 20% 20 % * 1,2,3,5
Participation - 10% 10 % *

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using 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. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the Academic Integrity . In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.


Participation (10%) is assessed throughout the semester based on

  • the student's engagement and active participation in the class
  • regular submission and/or performance of assignments. Written portions of the homework must be submitted in a format agreed with the course convenor.

Attendance of the class alone is not part of this assessment.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 15 %
Due Date: 13/08/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

QUIZ 1 - 15%

Quiz 1 will test your vocabulary, listening comprehension, reading comprehension and language use.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 27/08/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,5


WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT 1 (650–700 words) will be a short version of your In-class Presentation

Assessment Task 3

Value: 20 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

ORAL TEST 1: In-class Presentation - 20%

A 20-25-minute in-class (online) oral presentation on a pre-selected topic (15 minutes talking + 5-10minutes Q&A).

Assessment Task 4

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 08/10/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,5


A 650–700 words piece of writing based on assigned reading. Details in the class.

Assessment Task 5

Value: 15 %
Due Date: 15/10/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

QUIZ 2 - 15%

QUIZ 2 will test your vocabulary and TRANSLATION.

Assessment Task 6

Value: 20 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,5


After the last class you will have an up to 10-minute interview/conversation, in which you will be invited to talk about an issue arising from the topics covered during the course. You will also be expected to demonstrate your knowledge of the vocabulary relating to topics covered during the course.

Details a week before.

Assessment Task 7

Value: 10 %
Learning Outcomes: 

Participation - 10%

Participation is assessed throughout the semester based on

  • the student's engagement and active participation in the class
  • regular submission and/or performance of assignments. Written portions of the homework must be submitted in a format agreed with the course convenor.

Attendance of the class alone is not part of this assessment.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically, committing to honest and responsible scholarly practice and upholding these values with respect and fairness.

The ANU commits to assisting all members of our community to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle and Academic Misconduct Rule, uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with.

The Academic Misconduct Rule is in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Very minor breaches of the academic integrity principle may result in a reduction of marks of up to 10% of the total marks available for the assessment. The ANU offers a number of online and in person services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. Visit the Academic Skills website for more information about academic integrity, your responsibilities and for assistance with your assignments, writing skills and study.

Online Submission

You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:

  • Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Returning Assignments

Return in Wattle

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Resubmission of Assignments

Not Allowed

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information.
In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service – including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy.
If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.

Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).

Dr Darja Hoenigman
6125 3207

Research Interests

Tok Pisin, Papuan languages, Melanesian ethnography, linguistic anthropology, linguistic registers, ethnographic film, language documentation, secret languages, conflict, spirit

Dr Darja Hoenigman

By Appointment
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Dr Darja Hoenigman
6125 3207
darja.hoenigman@ anu.edu.au

Research Interests

Dr Darja Hoenigman

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