- Class Number 6954
- Term Code 3260
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Topic OUA Online
- Mode of Delivery Online
- Jenny Homerang
- Jenny Homerang
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 25/07/2022
- Class End Date 28/10/2022
- Census Date 31/08/2022
- Last Date to Enrol 01/08/2022
In Tok Pisin 2 students will build on the skills gained in Tok Pisin 1 and continue to learn the main grammatical points and expand on their Tok Pisin vocabulary. At the same time, students will further develop their cultural knowledge of the diverse societies of Papua New Guinea. In this course, students will gain a practical command of basic spoken Tok Pisin and a capacity to read and write in the language. Throughout the semester, students interact with multi-media materials, Tok Pisin guest speakers and authentic contents. Such interaction will enable them to continue expanding their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in the language. Students will be able to select a topic of their choice on Papua New Guinea and the Pacific, conduct research on this topic and participate in student-led discussion in the classroom. By the end of this course, students will be able to use a vocabulary of around 2000 of the most frequently used Tok Pisin words. Students will be also be able to communicate using simple sentences with native speakers on familiar topics such as geography, politics, religion, environment, and culture.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Use an active vocabulary of about 2000 Tok Pisin items.
- Recognise and produce phrase and sentence structures to conduct simple conversations in Tok Pisin.
- Identify key information from authentic materials introduced in the course on a range of topics.
- Undertake simple research and communicate using an expanded Tok Pisin vocabulary on a wide range of topics such as geography, politics, religion, environment, and culture both in speaking and writing.
- Develop and demonstrate a deeper understanding of the culture, history and everyday life in Papua New Guinea through interaction with native speakers.
All required resources will be 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 25 July - Fri 29 July Revision week - Tok Pisin 2 course welcome, warm-up, introduction, Go over the main grammar points learned in Semester 1, do some writing, speaking, reading, and listening exercises.|
|2||Week 2: Mon 1 Aug - Fri 5 Aug Unit 6 Part 1 - Overview, focus lessons, conversations, song, vocabulary practice set 1, drills, grammar points, text, vocabulary practice set 2, learning outcome checklist, song.|
|3||Week 3: Mon 8 Aug - Fri 12 Aug Unit 6 Part 2 - Overview, focus lessons, conversations, vocabulary drills, vocabulary practice set 3, grammar points, text, vocabulary practice set 4, learning outcomes checklist, song, cartoons.||Due Fri 12 Aug: Written Assignment 1 ( 2.5%)|
|4||Week 4: Mon 15 Aug - Fri 19 Aug Unit 7 Part 1 - Tok Pisin 2 Overview, focus lessons, conversations, song, vocabulary drills, vocabulary practice set 1, grammar points, text, vocabulary practice set 2, learning outcome checklist, song.|
|5||Week 5: Mon 22 Aug - Fri 26 Aug Unit 7 Part 2 - Overview, focus lessons, conversations, vocabulary drills, vocabulary practice set 3, grammar points, song, text, vocabulary practice set 4, learning outcome checklist, song.||Due Fri 26 Aug: Written Assignment 2 (2.5%)|
|6||Week 6: Mon 29 Aug - Fri 02 Sep Unit 8 Part 1 - Overview, focus lessons, conversations, song, vocabulary drills, vocabulary practice set 1, grammar points, song, text, vocabulary practice set 2, learning outcome checklist, poem. **2 weeks teaching break Mon 5 Sep - Fri 16 Sep**||Due during week 6: Mid-semester Assessment - Oral Test 1 (15%)|
|7||Week 7: Mon 19 Sep - Fri 23 Sep Unit 8 Part 2 - Overview, focus lessons, conversations, vocabulary drills, vocabulary practice set 3, grammar points, texts, vocabulary practice set 4, learning outcome checklist, prayer.||Due Fri 23 Sep: Oral Presentation (25%)|
|8||Week 8: Mon 26 Sep - Fri 30 Sep Unit 9 Part 1 - Overview, focus lessons, conversations, vocabulary drills, song, vocabulary practice set 1, grammar points, text, vocabulary practice set 2, learning outcome checklist.||Due Fri 30 Sep: Written Assignment 3 (2.5%)|
|9||Week 9: Tue 4 Oct - Fri 7 Oct (Public Holiday Mon 3 Oct) Unit 9 Part 2 - Overview, focus lessons, conversations, vocabulary drills, vocabulary practice set 3, song, grammar points, texts, vocabulary practice set 4, learning outcome checklist, song.|
|10||Week 10: Mon 10 Oct - Fri 14 Oct Unit 10 Part 1 - Overview, focus lessons, conversations, vocabulary drills, song, vocabulary practice set 1, grammar points, text, vocabulary practice set 2, learning outcome checklist, song.||Due Fri 14 Oct: Storytelling (10%)|
|11||Week 11: Mon 17 Oct - Fri 21 Oct Unit 10 Part 2 - Overview, focus lessons, conversations, vocabulary drills, vocabulary practice set 3, song, grammar points, texts, vocabulary practice set 4, learning outcome checklist, poem.||Due Fri 21 Oct: Written Assignment 4 (2.5%)|
|12||Week 12: Mon 24 Oct - Fri 28 Oct Revision week - Go over the main grammar points learned this semester, do some speaking, listening, reading and writing exercises, prepare students for their Oral Test 2 exam.|
|13||Exam period: Thu 3 Nov - Thu 10 Nov||Due during the exam period (Thu 3 Nov-Thu 10 Nov) Oral Test 2 (30%)|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Periodic Written Assignments (10%) 4 x 2.5% each||10 %||12/08/2022||28/10/2022||1,2,3,4,5|
|Mid-semester Assessment: Oral Test 1 (15%)||15 %||02/09/2022||09/09/2022||1,2,3,4,5|
|Oral Presentation (25%)||25 %||23/09/2022||30/09/2022||1,2,3,4,5|
|Storytelling (10%)||10 %||14/10/2022||28/10/2022||1,2,3,4,5|
|Final Assessment - Oral Test 2 (30%)||30 %||10/11/2022||17/11/2022||1,2,3,4,5|
|Participation (10%)||10 %||01/08/2022||28/10/2022||1,2,3,4,5|
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Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
Periodic Written Assignments (10%) 4 x 2.5% each
Each written assignment will have a total length of approximately 400-500 words. Each will consist of multiple questions testing comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, and composition skills, and covering content from the preceding weeks. Where feasible students will receive feedback within one week of the due date.
Written 1 (2.5%): Due in Wk 3 - Friday 12 August 2022 - return Friday 19 August (if possible)
Written 2 (2.5%): Due in Wk 5 - Friday 26 August 2022 - return Friday 02 September (if possible)
Written 3 (2.5%): Due in Wk 8 - Friday 30 September 2022 - return Friday 07 October (if possible)
Written 4 (2.5%): Due in Wk 11 - Friday 21 October 2022 - return Friday 28 October (if possible)
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
Mid-semester Assessment: Oral Test 1 (15%)
Due during week 6 (Mon 29 Aug - Fri 02 Sep) - return on Fri 09 Sep (if possible)
This Oral test is worth 15%. It is an interview-type conversation where students will be asked to share their understanding and thoughts about an important issue being debated in Papua New Guinea.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
Oral Presentation (25%)
Due in Wk 7 - Fri 23 September - return Sunday 3 October (if possible)
Each student will prepare a short video presentation (approximately 6-7 mins) providing cultural and environmental information on a selected province in Papua New Guinea.
Students will be given more details about this assessment during class.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
Due Wk 10 - Fri 14 Oct - return Fri 28 Oct (if possible)
This storytelling task is worth 10%. Students will be required to write a creative story for children ages 9 - 12 years old. This assignment will have a total length of 400-500 words.
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
Final Assessment - Oral Test 2 (30%)
The final assessment worth 30% is an Oral Test. It is due during the exam period - (Thu 3 November to Thu 10 November). Where feasible students will receive feedback on this assessment before the release of results. This test will be conducted via zoom where students will be asked to answer two questions about a topic covered in class weeks 6-11 and they will need to speak interactively about this topic for a total of 6-7 minutes. Students will be given background information on this test in class prior to taking the test.
Assessment Task 6
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
Participation is assessed throughout the semester based on the quality of each student's participation in in-class speaking, reading, writing, class exercises, and completion of weekly homework tasks, including contributing to writing sentences using newly learned vocabulary in the Tok Pisin Glossary tool.
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