• 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 PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Jenny Homerang
  • Mode of delivery Online
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2019
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Running for the first time in 2019!

In this course, students will build on the skills learned in Tok Pisin 1. As in the preceding course, students will gain a practical command of basic spoken Tok Pisin and a capacity to read and write in the language, while developing their cultural knowledge of the diverse societies of Papua New Guinea. By the end of this course, students should have a vocabulary of around 2000 of the most frequently used and useful Tok Pisin words. By the end of the course students will be able to conduct a simple conversation and find their way around in Papua New Guinea. Students will deepen their command of the main features of Tok Pisin, and learn how to discuss topics such as geography, politics and climate change.

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 Advanced Beginner level of Pok Pisin 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 geography, politics, and climate change.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the diverse cultures and everyday life of Papua New Guinea, including social etiquette, basic knowledge of their traditions and cultural events.

Other Information

This course is taught 100% online. 

Indicative Assessment

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

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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.

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

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course, students must have completed TOKP6002 Tok Pisin 1 or have been permitted entry based on the results of a placement test. This course is incompatible with TOKP1003 Tok Pisin 2.

Prescribed Texts

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


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:
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.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $3360
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5160
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
ANU Online
9520 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 Online N/A

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