• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Tetum
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Adelaide Lopes
  • Mode of delivery Online
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2020
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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.

In this course, students will build on the skills learned in Tetum 1. As in the preceding course, student will gain a practical command of basic spoken Tetum and a capacity to read in Tetum. By the end of this course, students should have a vocabulary of around 2000 of the most frequently used and useful Tetum words. Students will deepen their command of the main features of Tetum grammar, and learn how to discuss topics such as animals, people, transport, work and traffic.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Use an active vocabulary of about 2000 items.
  2. Recognise and produce phrase and sentence structures to conduct simple conversations and the reading, writing, and translation of texts on a wide range of topics.
  3. Communicate in speaking and writing on a range of everyday topics, including animals, hospitals, transport, health, meetings, cars and accidents, describing people, education systems, and jobs.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the culture and everyday life of Timor-Leste, including such topics as interpersonal relationships, the education system, and work life.

Other Information

This course is 100% online. 

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On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at an Introductory level of Tetum.

 

Students with native speaker proficiency (may include cognate languages and dialects) must review the placement test site and contact the CAP Student Centre for appropriate enrolment advice. Students with previous “language experience or exposure” are required to take a language placement test to ensure enrolment at the most appropriate level.

 

Relevant past experience includes:

-      Previous study of the language (both formal and informal, for example but not limited to, at school, or, home, or through online activities, etc.)

-      Being exposed to the language in childhood via a family member or friend

-      Travel or living in a country where the language is spoken

-      The language being spoken in your home (even if you do not speak it yourself)

 

Students who are not sure if they need to take a placement test should seek advice from the course or language convenor. Students who intentionally misrepresent their language proficiency level may be investigated under the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 as having failed to comply with assessment directions and having sought unfair advantage. This may results in a penalty such as reduced grades or failure of the course.


Students are not permitted to enrol in a language course below one that they have already successfully completed, except with permission of the language and/or course convenor.

Indicative Assessment

  1. 1 Oral presentation - 10% (LO 1, 2, 3, 4) (10) [LO null]
  2. 4 written tests - 20% (LO 1, 2, 3, 4) (20) [LO null]
  3. 2 oral tests - 60% (LO 1, 2, 3, 4) (60) [LO null]
  4. Assignment translation - 10% (LO 1, 2, 3, 4) (10) [LO null]

In response to COVID-19, ANU has changed the mode of delivery for all classes in Semester 1 2020 to remote delivery.

Semester 1 Class Summary information (available under the Classes tab) on this publication is as up to date as possible. Changes to Class Summaries not captured by this publication will be available via Wattle and students should have been advised by the offering College. Find out more information on the University's response to COVID-19 here.

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Workload

130 hours including independent study, online modules and online classes

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course students must have completed TETM1002 Tetum 1. This course is incompatible with TETM6003.

Prescribed Texts

Hull, Geoffrey, Mai Kolia Tetun (accompanied by audio tapes).

Preliminary Reading

Course materials will be supplied on Wattle.

Majors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $3120
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $4800
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
ANU Online
7662 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 Online N/A
OUA Online
9618 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 Online N/A

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