- Code TOKP2001
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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
In Tok Pisin 3 students will build on the language skills gained in Tok Pisin 2 and will be exposed to authentic spoken Tok Pisin through a variety of audio-visual materials recorded in real-life situations. Students will learn to use language structures and vocabulary to express more complex ideas and effectively communicate in a variety of situations. Throughout the course, emphasis will be put on different regional varieties of Tok Pisin. Students will be introduced to new vocabulary, improve their fluency and learn to write passages in Tok Pisin on various non-technical topics such as the history of the language, the spiritual world, ancestral stories, witchcraft and violence, logging and mining, elections and politics. By the end of the course students will be able to communicate in real-life situations and demonstrate their language competence in a range of social situations across the various cultures of Papua New Guinea.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Read and understand authentic written texts in Tok Pisin with the help of a dictionary.
- Communicate in speech and writing with a degree of confidence in a variety of contexts, including casual conversations with native speakers or presenting in front of a group of people.
- Demonstrate the ability to use a broad range of sentence structures in both communication and translation on topics covered in the course.
- Discuss cultural issues and current affairs in Papua New Guinea, arising from topics such as the language situation in PNG, spiritual worlds, ancestral stories, witchcraft and violence, and logging and mining.
- Critically analyse and reflect upon the differences between Western and New Guinean cultures and everyday life, and be able to express those reflections in Tok Pisin.
This course is taught 100% online.
On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at a higher-intermediate level of Tok Pisin.
Students with native speaker proficiency (may include cognate languages and dialects) must review the language proficiency assessment site and contact the CAP Student Centre for appropriate enrolment advice. Students with previous “language experience or exposure” are required to undertake a language proficiency assessment 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 undertake a language proficiency assessment should seek advice from the course or language convenor. Students who intentionally misrepresent their language proficiency level may be investigated under the Academic Integrity Rule 2021 as having failed to comply with assessment directions and having sought unfair advantage. This may result 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.
- Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Periodic Written Test (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Quizzes (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Oral Presentation (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Final Assessment (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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The total workload for the subject is 130 hours over 12 weeks of class and the examination period.
Each week students are expected to study for six hours as follows:
- 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
- 180 minutes, participating in two 90-minute online classes
- 90 minutes, completing online follow-up exercises regarding listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and vocabulary
It is also expected that students should spend at least 4 hours of individual study practicing the week’s written and spoken language forms and vocabulary and reviewing feedback on their work.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Course materials will be provided on wattle.
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