- Class Number 3643
- Term Code 3230
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Topic ANU Online
- Mode of Delivery Online
- Jenny Homerang
- Jenny Homerang
- 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
Tok Pisin is the most commonly and widely spoken language in Papua New Guinea (PNG). This language brings together diverse groups of peoples and cultures and enables communication and understanding amongst each other. Learning Tok Pisin offers students a rare opportunity to explore and gain knowledge of the dynamic cultures that exist within the country. In this course students will gain practical skills of beginner Tok Pisin on topics such as introductions and small talk, everyday life, talking to friends and family about personal interests and understanding diverse PNG history and culture. Students will study short interview-type conversations and texts, learning the main aspects of phonology, pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary of Tok Pisin. Students are given opportunities to practice their Tok Pisin listening, speaking, writing, reading and translation skills with the help of a dictionary. Throughout the semester, students will role-play conversations and interact with Tok Pisin guest speakers sharing their lived experiences of their own places and cultures to enhance their receptive, interactive and productive skills.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Use an active vocabulary of around 1000 Tok Pisin items.
- Recognise and pronounce all Tok Pisin vowels and consonants, with appropriate intonation.
- Communicate using simple sentences and phrases with correct grammar structures for everyday situations such as small talk, everyday life, talking to friends and family about personal interests and understanding diverse PNG history and culture.
- Develop and demonstrate communication skills in short conversations, reading, writing, and translation.
- Develop and demonstrate a basic understanding of culture, history and everyday life in Papua New Guinea through interaction with native speakers.
Title: Papua New Guinea Tok Pisin English Dictionary
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Authors: Susan Baing, Brian Deutrom, Russell Jackson and CA Volker
Other resources available in Wattle.
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
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|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Week 1: Mon 21 February - Fri 25 February Class: Mon 21 February & Wednesday 23 February Introduction - Overview, Course Welcome, Course Structure, What is Tok Pisin?, Introduction to Greetings and Pleasantries, Learning Outcomes Checklist, Week 2 Learning Themes, Song.|
|2||Week 2: Mon 28 February - Fri 4 March Class: Monday 28 February & Wed 2 March Unit 1 Part 1 - Overview, Focus Lessons, Conversations, Pronunciation (vowels), Vocabulary Drills, Vocabulary Practice, Grammar Points, Exercises, song, Interview-style Audio Text, Questions, Learning Outcomes Checklist, Week 3 Learning Themes, Song.|
|3||Week 3: Mon 7 March - Fri 11 March Class: Monday 7 March & Wednesday 9 March Unit 1 Part 2 - Overview, Focus Lessons, Conversations, Pronunciation (vowels), Vocabulary Drills, Vocabulary Practice, Grammar Points, Exercises, song, Interview-style Audio Text, Questions, Learning Outcomes Checklist, Week 3 Learning Themes, Song.||Due Sun 13 March: Quiz 1 (assessed) Due Sun 13 March: Written assignment 1|
|4||Week 4: Mon 14 March - Fri 18 March Class: Tuesday 15 March & Wednesday 16 March Unit 2 Part 1 - Overview, Focus Lessons, Conversations, Pronunciation (vowels), Vocabulary Drills, Vocabulary Practice, Grammar Points, Exercises, song, Interview-style Audio Text, Questions, Learning Outcomes Checklist, Week 5 Learning Themes, Poem. *Canberra Day Public holiday - Monday 14 March Class resumes Tuesday 15 March|
|5||Week 5: Mon 21 March - Fri 25 March Class: Monday 21 March & Wednesday 23 March Unit 2 Part 2 - Overview, Focus Lessons, Conversations, Pronunciation (vowels), Vocabulary Drills, Vocabulary Practice, Grammar Points, Exercises, song, Interview-style Audio Text, Questions, Learning Outcomes Checklist, Week 6 Learning Themes, Song.||Due Mon 28 March: Written assignment 2|
|6||Week 6: Mon 28 March - Fri 1 April Class: Monday 28 March & Wednesday 30 March Unit 3 Part 1 - Overview, Focus Lessons, Conversations, Pronunciation (vowels), Vocabulary Drills, Vocabulary Practice, Grammar Points, Exercises, song, Interview-style Audio Text, Questions, Learning Outcomes Checklist, Week 7 Learning Themes, Song. *Teaching break: Mon 4 April - Mon 18 April* *Good Friday public holiday: Fri 15 April *Easter Monday public holiday: Mon 18 April||Due: Mid-semester assessment (Oral test 1)|
|7||Week 7: Mon 18 April - Fri 22 April Class: Tuesday 19 April & Wednesday 20 April Unit 3 Part 2 - Overview, Focus Lessons, Conversations, Pronunciation (vowels), Vocabulary Drills, Vocabulary Practice, Grammar Points, Exercises, song, Interview-style Audio Text, Questions, Learning Outcomes Checklist, Week 8 Learning Themes, Song. *Easter Monday public holiday: Mon 18 April Class resumes Tuesday 19 April||Due Tues 19 April: Quiz 2 (assessed)|
|8||Week 8: Mon 25 April - Fri 29 April Class: Tuesday 26 April & Wednesday 27 April Unit 4 Part 1 - Overview, Focus Lessons, Conversations, Pronunciation (vowels), Vocabulary Drills, Vocabulary Practice, Grammar Points, Exercises, song, Interview-style Audio Text, Questions, Learning Outcomes Checklist, Week 9 Learning Themes, Song. *ANZAC Day Public Holiday Mon 25 April* Class resumes Tuesday 26 April||Due Tue 26 April: Quiz 3 (assessed) Due Sun 1 May: Written assignment 3 (Translation)|
|9||Week 9: Mon 2 May - Fri 6 May Class: Monday 2 May & Wednesday 4 May Unit 4 Part 2 - Overview, Focus Lessons, Conversations, Pronunciation (vowels), Vocabulary Drills, Vocabulary Practice, Grammar Points, Exercises, song, Interview-style Audio Text, Questions, Learning Outcomes Checklist, Week 10 Learning Themes, Song.||Due Sun 8 May: Written assignment 4|
|10||Week 10: Mon 9 May - Fri 13 May Class: Monday 9 May & Wednesday 11 May Unit 5 Part 1 - Overview, Focus Lessons, Conversations, Pronunciation (vowels), Vocabulary Drills, Vocabulary Practice, Grammar Points, Exercises, song, Interview-style Audio Text, Questions, Learning Outcomes Checklist, Week 11 Learning Themes, Song.|
|11||Week 11: Mon 16 May - Fri 20 May Class: Monday 16 May & Wednesday 18 May Unit 5 Part 2 - Overview, Focus Lessons, Conversations, Pronunciation (vowels), Vocabulary Drills, Vocabulary Practice, Grammar Points, Exercises, song, Interview-style Audio Text, Questions, Learning Outcomes Checklist, Song.||Due Sun 15 May: Quiz 4 (assessed)|
|12||Week 12: Mon 23 May - Fri 27 May Class: Monday 23 May & Wednesday 25 May Revision week|
|13||Exam Period - Thurs 2 June - Saturday June 18||Due during the week of Mon 6 June to Friday 10 June: Final Assessment (Oral Test 2)|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Participation - 10%||10 %||21/02/2022||25/05/2022||1, 2, 3, 5|
|Periodic Quizzes (4 quizzes) - 10%||10 %||13/03/2022||15/05/2022||2, 3, 4, 5|
|Periodic Written Tests (4 written tests) - 20%||20 %||13/03/2022||08/05/2022||2, 3, 4, 5|
|Mid semester assessment (Oral Test 1) - 20% (via zoom)||20 %||28/03/2022||08/04/2022||2, 3, 4, 5|
|Final Assessment (Oral Test 2) 40% - via zoom & file upload||40 %||06/06/2022||20/06/2022||2, 3, 4, 5|
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Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 5
Participation - 10%
Students' participation will be assessed on the quality of their participation in Zoom classes and the completion of weekly homework tasks. I will explain and provide more information to students about activities for their participation in class.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 2, 3, 4, 5
Periodic Quizzes (4 quizzes) - 10%
There are 4 quizzes altogether. These quizzes will test the vocabulary, grammar, composition, and comprehension skills of students. The Quizzes are due in Weeks 3, 7, 8, and 11.
· Q1: Wk 3 – Sun 13 March 2022 - return same day
· Q2: Wk 7 – Tues 19 April 2022 - return same day
· Q3: Wk 8 – Tue 26 April 2022 – return same day
· Q4: Wk 11 – Sun 15 May 2022 – return same day
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 2, 3, 4, 5
Periodic Written Tests (4 written tests) - 20%
There are 4 written tests altogether. Each assessment will consist of multiple questions testing comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, and composition skills covering content from the preceding weeks. Each written assignment will have a total length of 300-400 words. Written assignments are due Weeks 3, 5, 8, and 9.
· Written 1: Due in Wk 3 – Sun 13 March 2022 – return Sun 20 Mar
· Written 2: Due in Wk 5 – Mon 28 March 2022 – return Sun 4 Apr
· Written 3: Due in Wk 8 – Sun 1 May 2022 – return Sun 8 May
· Written 4: Due in Wk 9 – Sun 8 May 2022 - return Sun 15 May 2022
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 2, 3, 4, 5
Mid semester assessment (Oral Test 1) - 20% (via zoom)
This oral test will be conducted via zoom during Week 6 (Mon 28 Mar to Fri 1 Apr). It will test students speaking, listening, and comprehension skills. It will be a short interview two-way type conversation. Students will respond to short questions about themselves, family, hobbies, friends, study, and work. Students will also be asked to ask me a question. More information will be provided to students closer to the time. The marked test with feedback will be returned on Friday 8 April (if possible).
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 2, 3, 4, 5
Final Assessment (Oral Test 2) 40% - via zoom & file upload
This oral test will be conducted via zoom during the week of Monday 06 June to Friday 10 June. In this final assessment, students will be required to answer 3 questions and describe two images. They will speak interactively about the content of each question and image for about a total of 9-10 minutes. This test will assess their listening, speaking, and comprehension skills. More information about possible questions and the format of this test will be provided to students closer to the time. The marked assignment with feedback will be returned Monday 20 June - onwards before semester results are published.
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