- Class Number 2492
- Term Code 3230
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Topic ANU Online
- Mode of Delivery Online
- Adelaide Lopes
- Adelaide Lopes
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 21/02/2022
- Class End Date 27/05/2022
- Census Date 31/03/2022
- Last Date to Enrol 28/02/2022
Tetum, the language of Timor-Leste, will allow you to engage with one of Australia’s closest neighbours. In this introductory course, through active engagement, students will acquire a vocabulary of approximately 1000 of the most frequently used words in Tetum. Students will learn the main grammar features of Tetum and learn how to pronounce its words accurately. Throughout the semester, students will engage in role-play conversations to learn how to use language appropriately to different social situations. They will further interact with authentic Tetum language and culture through various multi-media materials appropriate to the level. By the end of this course, students will be able to communicate using basic sentences, gain a practical command of beginner spoken Tetum, and an elementary capacity to read Tetum newspaper articles with the help of a dictionary.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Use an active vocabulary of about 1000 items.
- Recognise and pronounce all Tetum vowels and consonants with appropriate intonation
- Communicate using simple sentences and phrases with correct grammar structures for everyday situations such as small talk, talking to friends and family about personal interests and understanding the diverse Timor-Leste history and culture.
- Develop and demonstrate communication skills in short conversations, reading, writing, and translation.
- Develop and demonstrate an understanding of the culture and everyday life of Timor-Leste, including such topics as home life, food culture, and local fashions.
Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha'u.
Author: Adelaide Lopes
Word-Finder, English-Tetun and Tetun-Ingles
Author: Catharina Williams-van Klinken
Publisher: Sentru Lingua, Dili Institute of Technology, 2008
Strongly recommended supplementary text.
Tetun-English translator & dictionary - tetun.org
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 14 - February 18, 2022||Please work on the orientation module on Wattle and complete the assigned tasks for the module! Online class starts next week!|
|2||Week 2 - February 21 - February 25, 2022||All classes are online. There are three hours of classes a week, held on Mondays and Wednesdays at 5.00-6.30 PM. This week is devoted to Lisaun ida (Lesson 1) in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha’u. Study this lesson before the practice classes. Practice the Tetum vowels and consonants. Role-play: choose a colleague to do the greetings. Study lisaun rua (Lesson 2) in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha'u for next week.|
|3||Week 3 - February 28 - March 4, 2022||Review of Lisaun ida (Lesson 1) Study Lisaun rua (Lesson 2) in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha'u. Study the possessive pronouns and adjectives. Do the exercises of supply the missing words before the practice time. We will check it together. Write a similar dialogue to the one in Lesson 1. Dialogue ' Paulo ko'alia ho nia amigu Antonio (Paulo is talking to his friend Antonio). Practise with your colleague in the class by reading the dialogue. Study Lisaun tolu (Lesson 3) in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha'u for next week.|
|4||Week 4 - March 7 - March 11, 2022||Study Lisaun tolu (Lesson 3) in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha'u Study Split prepositions and colours before the classes are held online. Read the simple sentences; do the exercises; translate and supply the missing words. Dialogue: 'Antonio ba mota' (Antonio goes to the river) Homework: write a summary about your trip to the river and read in the class. FIRST TEST will be on Wattle on Friday, 11 of March, 2022. The test will examine your knowledge of the vocabulary, exercises and readings including dialogues in Lessons 1-3 in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha’u. Study Lisaun haat (Lesson 4) in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha'u for next week.|
|5||Week 5 - March 14 - March 18, 2022||Study of Lisaun haat (Lesson 4) for 30 minutes. Revise lessons 1-3 in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha'u. Read Simple sentences in pairs. Study demonstrative adjectives and pronouns Dialogue: Paulo ba merkadu (Paulo goes to the market) Read and translate the passage. Viajen ba Dili (A trip to Dili). Write a similar text in Tetum and read it in the class. Study Lisaun lima (Lesson 5) in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha'u for next week.|
|6||Week 6 - March 21 - March 25, 2022||A review of Lisaun lima (Lesson 5) 30 minutes. Study new Grammar: interrogatives ( this will take an hour) Exercises: translate and supply the missing words. Role play: Asking for things in Tetum about food, drinks and fruit. In pairs talk about 'travelling to the market' –10 minutes Role play: Ka'er ikan: Fishing in the river. Homework: write a dialogue about buying fruit at the market Study Lisaun neen (Lesson 6) for next week.|
|7||Week 7 - March 28 - April 1, 2022||This week is devoted to Lisaun neen (Lesson 6) in Mai Aprende Tetun ho Ha'u. New grammar: reflexive pronouns. Translate and supply the missing reflexive pronouns. Practice using reflexive pronouns in sentences when conversing with your colleagues. The SECOND TEST will be held on Wattle Friday, April 1, 2022. The test will examine your knowledge of vocabulary, exercises, dialogues and readings in Lessons 4-6 in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha'u. FIRST ORAL EXAM will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 An ASSIGNMENT for translation will be posted on Wattle on Friday April 1, 2022. This is to be done over the mid-semester break and submitted through Wattle by Friday, April 15, 2022. MID SEMESTER BREAK Monday 4 April - Friday 15 April 2022.|
|8||Week 8 - April 18 - April 22, 2022||All materials studied in the first half of the semester to be reviewed and practiced. Read new verbs, adjectives and simple sentences among colleagues. Time allocated is one hour. Lisaun hitu (Lesson 7) New vocabulary, grammar and verbs. Role play: O sosa saida iha loja-what did you buy in the shop. Dialogue: Maria ba kompras iha Dili (Maria is going shopping in Dili. Homework : Write a summary about your trip to the shops. Study Lisaun ualu (Lesson 8) in Mai Aprend Tetum ho Ha'u for next week.|
|9||Week 9 - April 25 - April 29, 2022||Lisaun ualu (Lesson 8). Forty five minutes is devoted to this lesson. Study new vocabulary about body parts. New grammar: verbs, adjectives. Read simple sentences in pairs. Revise of prepositions and verbs. Special days on the Calendar. Using verbs and adjectives in this lesson to talk about body parts. A dialogue is giving for role play in pairs. (see wattle). Homework: write a similar dialogue to the one given by the teacher. Study Lisaun sia (Lesson 9) in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha'u for next week.|
|10||Week 10 - May 2 - May 6, 2022||This week is devoted to study of Lisaun sia (lesson 9) in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha'u. Study new vocabulary, grammar and adjectives. Read the simple sentences, translate and supply the missing words for exercise. Study this lesson carefully BEFORE the practice classes are held on Wednesday 4 of May 2022. Dialogue: Ha'u nia uma iha Dili (My house in Dili) Role play: Talk to each other by asking the time. The THIRD TEST will be held on Wattle, Friday 6, May 2022. The test will examine your knowledge of the vocabulary, exercises, dialogues and readings in Lessons 7-8 in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha'u. Study Lisaun sanulu (Lesson 10) in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha'u for next week|
|11||Week 11 - May 9 - 13 May 21, 2022||Study Lisaun sanulu (Lesson 10). Study new vocabulary, adjectives and verbs. In pair read all the simple sentences. Translate and supply the missing words in this lesson. New Grammar: verb markers (this exercise will take an hour) A dialogue is provided by the teacher 'see Wattle' Study lisaun sanulu resin ida (Lesson 11) in Mai Aprende Tetum ho ha'u for next week. Homework: write a summary about your house.|
|12||Week 12 - May 23 - May 27, 2022||Lisaun sanulu resin ida (Lesson 11) - allocate one hour for this lesson plus revision of lessons 9-10. Study new vocabulary about bathroom. Family. Translate and supply missing words in sentences provided. Dialogue: Maria gosta hamoos nia uma loroloron. The FOURTH TEST will be held on Wattle: Friday May 27, 2022. The test will examine your knowledge of the vocabulary, exercises, readings and dialogues in Lessons 9-11 in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha'u. The SECOND ORAL EXAM will be held by appointment on Wednesday May 25, 2022.|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Participation 10%||10 %||07/03/2022||30/06/2022||1,2,3,4,5|
|Homework 10%||10 %||11/03/2022||27/05/2022||1,2,3,4,5|
|Quizzes 10%||10 %||11/03/2022||20/05/2022||1,2,3,4,5|
|Written tests 20% (4 Written tests at 5% each)||20 %||11/03/2022||10/06/2022||1,2,3,4,5|
|Mid-semester assessment 20% (1st Oral Examination 10% + translation task 10%)||20 %||30/03/2022||22/04/2022||1,2,3,4,5|
|Final assessment 30% (2nd Oral Examination)||30 %||25/05/2022||15/06/2022||1,2,3,4,5|
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Students must attend the live, on-line class every Monday and Wednesday at 5.00-6.30 PM
Summary of your assessments.
There are four major written tests during of the course. Questions are drawn from the exercises and vocabulary in the set text Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha'u Mastery of pronunciation and fluency in conversation is NOT tested in these tests (these are assessed in the oral examinations). To do well in a written test you need to have completed all the exercises in the lessons concerned and have a good command of the relevant vocabulary.
The four tests are worth 5% each or a total of 20% of your final grade.
Tetum 1002 aims to give you a strong foundation in speaking skills, so these are emphasised during class work. The bulk of marks are consequently allocated for the assessment of speaking skills.
The two oral examinations worth 50% of your final result. The first oral is worth 20% and the final oral is 30%.
Oral examinations are designed to test your communicative competence. Most marks will be awarded for ability to converse in Tetum, with the remainder awarded for correct pronunciation, command of grammar and use of vocabulary. You will be given confirmation of the topics in a handout prior to each examination. You take the mid-semester oral examination in pairs and the final oral examination alone. The examination is recorded and you will receive feedback a week after your performance.
The oral examinations will last for about 6 to 8 minutes. Given the brevity of the examinations, it is vital that you show initiative, creativity, fluency and capacity to keep your cool during the twists and turns of dialogue. You must practice intensively outside the classroom in the lead-up to each oral examination.
An Important Word on Oral Exams: In a course of language study that emphasize capacity to talk, some kind of oral assessment is unavoidable. However, some students find oral examinations stressful. The oral examination should be conducted in a manner that enables you to perform to the best you are capable of. If you think that the format of the exam may be intimidating or too stressful for you, inform the teaching staff of your concerns as soon as possible. If necessary a more acceptable and less stressful way to conduct the examination will be arranged for you. Any discussion of or alteration to the format of the examination will be totally confidential. Naturally, no discussion on the conduct of the examination will be entered into after it has been held. The two oral examinations are conducted online.
Mid-semester assignment for translation worth 10% of your final result. Your will be given an article to be translated during your break.
There are four quizzes to be done throughout the semester. These quizzes are worth 10% of your final results.
There are five homework to be done throughout the semester and they are worth 10% of your final results.
It is University policy that convenors should talk to students at the start of each semester about the course assessment. You should, therefore, read the following information carefully, not just to familiarise yourself with the convenor’s ideas on the assessment of your work, but to ask yourself whether or not you agree with it. Students have the opportunity to suggest alternatives to what is outlined below if they consider the assessment to be unfair or inappropriate. Assessment for Tetum 1A is in four parts.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
- Participation is not equal to 'attendance'.
- Participation is assessed throughout the semester based on individual student's engagement and performance in class.
- Each student is expected to lead 4 discussions in the semester. Students must sign up in order to lead the discussions. This activity counts towards participation marks.
- Students are required to actively participate in the activities and their in-class performance should reflect the progress they have made by completing these tasks.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
There are five homework items worth 10% of your final result. These written summary or dialogues are to test your writing skills. Each homework is worth 2%.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
There are four quizzes worth 10% of your final result. These quizzes are to test your vocabulary every third week. Each quiz is worth 2.5%
1st Quiz : will be on Wattle Friday 11 of March, 2022. You have 10 minutes in total to complete and submit.
2nd Quiz: will be on Wattle Friday 1 of April, 2022. You have 10 minutes in total to complete and submit.
3rd Quiz: will be on Wattle Friday 22 of April, 2022. You have 10 minutes in total to complete and submit.
4th Quiz: will be on Wattle Friday 20 of May, 2022. You have 10 minutes in total to complete and submit.
The RESULTS of each Quiz is available after completion on Wattle.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
Written tests 20% (4 Written tests at 5% each)
- The FIRST TEST will be on Wattle on Friday, 11 of March, 2022.This test will examine your knowledge of the vocabulary, exercises and readings including dialogues in Lessons 1-3 in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha’u
- The SECOND TEST will be held on Wattle Friday, April 1, 2022. The test will examine your knowledge of vocabulary, exercises and readings in Lessons 4-5 in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha'u.
- The THIRD TEST will be held on Wattle, Friday 6 of May 2022. The test will examine your knowledge of the vocabulary, exercises and readings in Lessons 7-8 in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha'u.
- The FOURTH TEST will be held on Wattle: Friday May 27, 2022. The test will examine your knowledge of the vocabulary, exercises and readings and dialogues in Lessons 9-10 in Mai Aprende Tetum ho Ha'u. The results and feedback of the test will be on Wattle on the 10 of June, 2022.
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
Mid-semester assessment 20% (1st Oral Examination 10% + translation task 10%)
- FIRST ORAL EXAM will be held by appointment on Wednesday, 30 of March, 2022. Results and feedback of your Oral Exam will be available on Wattle on the Friday, 15 of April, 2022.
Oral Examinations: The main objective of Tetum 1002 is to give you a strong foundation in speaking skills, and the emphasis in class work is on speaking skills. So it is essential that the majority of marks be allocated for the assessment of speaking skills. Given that the main objective of the course is built competence in speaking skills the two oral examinations are worth 30% each or a total of 60% of your final marks. You will be given confirmation of the topics prior to each examination. You take the mid-semester oral examination in pairs and the final oral examination alone. The examination is recorded and you will receive feedback from your instructor about your performance.
- The translation task will be posted on Wattle on Friday April 1, 2022 for translation over the mid-semester break and submitted in through Wattle at the latest on Friday, April 15, 2022.
Results of your translation assignment will be on Wattle on Friday 22 April 2022.
Assessment Task 6
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
Final assessment 30% (2nd Oral Examination)
SECOND ORAL EXAM will be held by appointment on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. The final result and feedback of your Oral exam will be available on Wattle on the Friday 10 of June 2022.
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