- Class Number 4665
- Term Code 3130
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Topic OUA Online
- Mode of Delivery Online
- Adelaide Lopes
- Adelaide Lopes
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 22/02/2021
- Class End Date 28/05/2021
- Census Date 31/03/2021
- Last Date to Enrol 01/03/2021
Tetum is the language of Timor-Leste. The study of Tetum is essential for anyone wishing to understand Timor-Leste's society, culture and history. The ANU offers to rare opportunity to complete a minor in Tetum.Timor-Leste is a close neighbour of Australia and ties between these two countries are increasing through international security, trade and development projects. Students completing a minor in Tetum will be uniquely placed to engage with the Timorese people, state, and society. The four courses needed to complete the minor are not offered on campus, but are instead available 100% online and can be studied from anywhere. Students who complete this language minor will reach an Intermediate level of Tetum skills and knowledge.
Students of this course will learn Tetum at a lower-intermediate level. Students will be introduced to new vocabulary, improve their grammar skills, build on their spoken Tetum skills, and learn to write passages of Tetum on several non-technical topics. This course's topics include directions, school and higher education, cooking, describing people and having a party.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Use an active vocabulary of about 3000 words.
- Understand, use, and translate a broad range of sentence structures in extended texts on a range of non-technical topics such as transport, schools, giving directions, using telephones, making plans, family relations, having a party.
- Communicate in speaking and writing with a degree of confidence in a variety of contexts, including discussing one’s own education and schools, families, transport, and giving directions using a map.
- Demonstrate an understanding of cultural issues and current affairs in Timor-Leste, including such topics as local customs, political strife, and celebrations.
SET TEXTS AND HOW TO GET THEM:
As Tetum 2004 is online you are able to get all essential course materials on the Wattle site.
Strongly recommended supplementary text:
- Peace Corps East Timor: Tetum language course / written by Catharina Williams-van Klinken. Available from: http://www.tetundit.tl/
- Catharina Williams-van Klinken : Word-Finder, English-Tetun and Tetun-Ingles, Sentru
- Lingua, Dili Institute of Technology, 2008. Available from http://www.tetundit.tl/
- Timor today: https://www.youtube.com/user/timortoday
- Tempo semanal: http://www.temposemanal.com/
- La'o Hamutuk: www.laohamutuk.org/surat
Supplementary material will be posted online (Wattle) as necessary.
Staff FeedbackStudents will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups
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|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Week 1: February 22 - February 26, 2021||There is a general start-up meeting of all Tetum 2004 students on Wednesday, 24 February 2021 at 5.30pm - 7.00pm ONLINE. Study Lisaun ruanulu resin tolu (Lesson 23) Hatudu dalan from Wattle. Study this lesson before the classes. Read the dialogue in pairs. Role play: choose a colleague to practice the dialogue Translate and supply the missing words for home-work. There is a map on the wattle (asking for directions)|
|2||Week 2: March 1 - March 5, 2021:||Review of Lisaun ruanulu resin tolu. Study Lisaun ruanulu resin haat (Lesson 24) Descreve ema (Describing people) from Wattle. Study the new vocabulary and adjectives. Read and translate phrases into English Dialogue: Dehan ba Ha'u horisehik O haree se iha merkadu. Translate and supply the missing words for home work. For speaking - describe theprovided picture to your colleague.|
|3||Week 3: March 8 - March 12, 2021||A review of Lisaun ruanualu resin tolu. Study Lisaun ruanulu resin lima (Lesson 25) Atividade loro-loron nian (Daily activities) from Wattle Grammar, transitive verbs and new vocabulary. For speaking: practice these dialogues in pairs: ‘Maria gosta hamoos nia uma loroloron’ and ‘ Ana telefone Anita atu ba tasi’. Read the simple sentences. Translate and supply the missing words. Write a summary about the provided picture. FIRST TEST will be held on Friday 12 March 2021. The test will examine your knowledge of the vocabulary, exercises and readings including dialogues and translations in Lessons 23-25.|
|4||Week 4: March 15 - March 19, 2021||Study Lisaun ruanulu resin neen (Lesson 26) Uza telefone (Using the telephone) from Wattle. Grammar: verbs, adverbs and prepositions. Speaking: use the dialogue in this lesson and work in pairs. Write a similar dialogue of 200 words. Dialogue 'Domingos sa'e taksi'. Translate the short Tetum summary into English. Practice will involve a phone conversation based on the dialogue provided in class.|
|5||Week 5: March 22 - March 26, 2021||A review of Lisaun ruanulu resin neen (Lesson 26) for 30 minutes. Study of Lisaun ruanulu resin hitu (Lesson 27) Tein (cooking) from Wattle Study new vocabulary and the grammar provided in this lesson. Read and translate the recipe 'Sassate'. Write your own recipe similar to this one for homework. Listening to youtube about cooking. Speaking: dialogue 'Iha Hotel Dili'. Work in pairs. Watch Maria cooking on youtube provided on Wattle.|
|6||Week 6: March 29 - April 2, 2021||Study of Lisaun ruanulu resin ualu (Lesson 28) Eskola (school) from Wattle. Study new vocabulary, intransitive and transitive verbs. Read the dialogue in pairs.'Nina la hetan mestra Zita' Write a similar dialogue for home work. Read and supply the opposite adjectives. Translate the English simple sentences into Tetum. Speaking: Describe the provided picture of a school. Work in pairs. The SECOND TEST will be held on 2 April 2021. The test will examine your knowledge of vocabulary, exercises, readings and translations in lessons 26-28 from Wattle. Review all the material studied so far. FIRST ORAL EXAM will be held on Wednesday 31 of March 2021. A Tetum translation assignment will be posted on Wattle on the 2 of April, 2021 to do during the semester break and to be submitted in through Wattle at the latest on Wednesday 16 of April, 2021. MID SEMESTER BREAK Monday 5 April - Friday 16 April 2021|
|7||Week 7: April 19 - April 23, 2021||Second Test and Oral Exam results will be ready on Wattle and there will be discussion of the course. All material studied in the first half of the semester to be reviewed and practised. · Study for next week Lisaun ruanulu resin sia (Lesson 29) Ensinu superior (Higher education)|
|8||Week 8: April 26- April 30, 2021||New vocabulary, adjectives and others. Speaking: in pairs talk about your university experiences. Read and translate the dialogue. 'Planu atu estuda tan mestradu'. Translation: 'Universidade Produz Estudante laiha kualidade' from Timor Post. Read the Tetum cognate words.|
|9||Week 9: May 3 - May 7, 2021||Study of Lisaun tolunulu (Lesson 30) Familia (family) from Wattle. New vocabulary, verbs, adjectives and dialogues. Speaking: from the provided picture describe your family. Work in pairs. Read the dialogue in pairs. Grammar: relative clause, reduplicating adjectives: plural Cognated nouns and adjectives ending in - al. Translation from Sapo Notisias. The THIRD TEST will be held on Friday 7 May, 2021. The test will examine your knowledge of the vocabulary, exercises, translations and readings in Lessons 29-30 from Wattle|
|10||Week 10: May 10 - May 14, 2021||Study of Lisaun tolunlu resin ida (Lesson 31) Halo planu (making plans) from Wattle. Study new vocabulary, names of the week and year. Read the dialogue in pairs. Expressing intentions using 'atu' Practice the two dialogues: 'Ita halo saida? no Sabadu O ba ne'ebe? Translation from Tetum to English (Tempo Semanal). In pairs discuss your plans for next year. Planu ba Tinan Oin.|
|11||Week 11: May 17 - May 21, 2021||Study Lisaun tolunulu resin rua (Lesson 32) Halo festa (having a party). Study all new words, transitive and intransitive verbs, Read and translate an article from English into Tetum. Read the two dialogues in pairs. Revision of all the lessons learned.|
|12||Week 12: May 24 - May 28, 2021||The FOURTH TEST will be held on Friday May 28, 2021. The test will examine your knowledge of the vocabulary, exercises, readings and dialogues in Lessons 31-32 from Wattle. The FINAL ORAL EXAM will be held by appointment on 26 May, 2021. Your final RESULTS will be on Wattle on Friday June 18, 2021.|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Four written tests||20 %||12/03/2021||16/06/2021||1, 2, 3, 4|
|Mid semester oral test||30 %||31/03/2021||16/04/2021||1, 2, 3, 4|
|Final oral test||30 %||26/05/2021||16/06/2021||1, 2, 3, 4|
|Translation assignment||10 %||04/02/2021||16/04/2021||1, 2, 3, 4|
|Oral presentation open from 10 of March 2021 - 21 of May 2021||10 %||10/03/2021||21/05/2021||1, 2, 3, 4|
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Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4
Four written tests
There are four major written tests during the course. The questions in these tests are drawn from the exercises, vocabulary and translations from learned lessons. To do well in a written test you need to have completed all the exercises in the lessons concerned, and you need to have a good command of the vocabulary presented for study. Each test is worth 5%.
- The FIRST TEST will be held on 12 March 2021. The test will examine your knowledge of the vocabulary, exercises and readings including dialogues and translations in Lessons 23-25.
- Test results will be available 19 of March 2021. (Wattle)
- The SECOND TEST will be held on 2 April 2021. The test will examine your knowledge of vocabulary, exercises, readings and translations in lessons 26-28 from Wattle.
- Results of this test will be available after your break (19 of April 2021) on Wattle
- The THIRD TEST will be held on 7 May 2021. The test will examine your knowledge of the vocabulary, exercises, translations and readings in Lessons 29-30 from Wattle.
- Test results will be available on 14 of May 2021. (Wattle)
- The FOURTH TEST will be held on 28 May 2021. The test will examine your knowledge of the vocabulary, exercises, readings and dialogues in Lessons 31-32 from Wattle.
The test results will be available on 16 of June 2021. (Wattle)
All the Tests RESULTS should be on Wattle within a week after completion.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4
Mid semester oral test
FIRST ORAL EXAM will be held on 2 of April 2021.
The oral examinations last 10 minutes. You are free to pick your topic. The results of this examination should be on Wattle on the Friday 16 of April 2021.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4
Final oral test
The FINAL ORAL EXAM will be held by appointment on 26 of May 2021. Pick your topic for this exam.
The results should be on Wattle on Friday, June 18, 2021.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4
A Tetum translation assignment will be on Wattle on the Friday 2 of April 2021to do during the semester break and be submitted in through Wattle at the latest on Friday 16 of April 2021.
Dictionaries may be used.
Results of your translation will be available on Wattle on Thursday 23 of April 2021.
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4
Oral presentation open from 10 of March 2021 - 21 of May 2021
You will choose a topic from the weekly lessons for your presentation. You need to be ready to answer questions from your colleagues and tutor. This presentation is worth 10% of your final marks. Once you decide to do your presentation the marks will be available a week after your presentation.
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