• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Tok Pisin
  • Areas of interest Pacific Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, Language Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Jenny Homerang
  • Mode of delivery Online
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
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Running for the first time in 2019!

Tok Pisin is an official language of Papua New Guinea, and is the most commonly and widely used language in the country with approximately 4 million native speakers. By learning Tok Pisin, students will gain a deeper understanding of the rich cultures, histories and societies of the people of Papua New Guinea and surrounding areas of the Pacific.

In this introductory course, students will gain a practical command of beginner spoken Tok Pisin, and an elementary capacity to read various types of texts in Tok Pisin with the help of a dictionary. By the end of the course, students should have an active vocabulary of approximately 1000 of the most frequently used and useful words in Tok Pisin. Students will have covered the main features in a grammar of Tok Pisin, and will have a command of the pronunciation of the language.

Learning Outcomes

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

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills at an Introductory level of Tok Pisin to:
1. Recognise and pronounce all Tok Pisin vowels, consonants, with appropriate intonation.
2. Use an active vocabulary of around 1000 items.3. Recognise and produce basic phrase and sentence structures to allow short conversations and the reading, writing, and translation of short, basic texts.
4. Communicate in speaking and writing, using simple phrases and sentences, on such topics as greetings, giving and understanding instructions, questions and answers about personal details statements, and the quantity and quality of things they encounter in everyday life.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the culture and everyday life of Papua New Guinea including work, travel, and family relationships.

Other Information

This course is taught 100% online. 

Indicative Assessment

4 Quizzes - 10% (LO 1)
4 written tests - 20% (LO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
2 oral tests - 60% (LO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
Assignment translation - 10% (LO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

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Workload

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, participating 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.

The total workload for the course is 130 hours including independent study. 

Requisite and Incompatibility

This course is incompatible with TOKP6002 Tok Pisin 1.

Prescribed Texts

Course materials will be provided on wattle and via an e-pub. 

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
2019 $3000
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4560
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 Class Summary
ANU Online
4499 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 Online View

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