• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Tibetan
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Mr Chung Tsering
  • Mode of delivery Online
  • Co-taught Course TIBN6002
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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This course introduces students to the Tibetan Language in both its spoken and literary forms. It includes: (a) Development of conversational skills in Tibetan; (b) Instruction in reading and writing the Uchen script as used for Tibetan; (c) Explanation of the grammar of spoken and written Tibetan; (d) Reading of graded texts in the Tibetan script.

Learning Outcomes

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills at an Introductory level of Tibetan to:
1. Pronounce all Tibetan consonants, vowels and the changes that occur when letters are stacked.
2. Recognize the Tibetan Uchen script, and construct words and sentences from its syllabary.
3. Use an active vocabulary of around 250 words.
4. Identify and use the basic colloquial sentence structures that will allow them to conduct everyday conversations and to read simple Tibetan texts.
5. Communicate in speech and writing about the people they meet, their families, the quantity and quality of things and people they encounter, and when and where people are travelling.
6. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of family, travel and surroundings to people who inhabit the high mountains of Tibet. 

Other Information

This course is 100% online. 

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Fees - Students enrolling through Open Universities Australia should refer to the fee schedule published on the OUA website

Indicative Assessment

(1) Weekly Homework — 40%

(2) Take-home Test (48 hours in Week 5 or 6) — 20%

(4) Final Assignment — 30%

(5) Participation — 10% 

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Workload

This course is 100% online.

Each week students are expected to study for five hours as follows:  

1. 90 minutes, before online class, working on the written and audio materials for the week, and, memorising the written and spoken forms of that week’s vocabulary 

2. 90 minutes, participate in one 90 minute online class  

3. 90 minutes, completing online follow-up exercises regarding listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and vocabulary 

4. 30 minutes, completing weekly assessment and quiz.  

  

It is also expected that students should spend at least 5 hours of individual study practicing the week’s written and spoken language forms and vocabulary and reviewing feedback on their work.  

  

Requisite and Incompatibility

Incompatible with TIBN6002

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:
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
2018 $2820
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4320
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
OUA Online
5085 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 Online
ANU Online
5086 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 Online

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