- Code TOKP6101
- 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
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery Online
- Co-taught Course
Students of this course will learn Tok Pisin at a lower-intermediate level. Students will be introduced to new vocabulary, improve their grammar skills, build on their spoken Tok Pisin skills, and learn to write passages of Tok Pisin on various non-technical topics. This course's topics include the health and education system, and development. By the end of the course students will be able to demonstrate oral communication proficiency and a strong command of grammar.
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 a Lower Intermediate level of Tok Pisin to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of, use, and translate a broad range of sentence structures in extended texts on a range of topics beyond those of daily life.
2. Communicate in speaking and writing with a degree of confidence in a variety of contexts, including casual conversation with native speakers, presenting at a conference or talking to a group of stakeholders
3. Demonstrate an understanding of cultural issues and current affairs in Papua New Guinea, including such topics as current affairs, and health, education and development policy.
Other InformationThis course is taught 100% online.
Indicative Assessment1 Oral presentation - 10% (LO 1, 2, 3)
4 written tests - 20% (LO 1, 2, 3)
2 oral tests - 60% (LO 1, 2, 3)
Assignment translation - 10% (LO 1, 2, 3)
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WorkloadEach 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 practising 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
Prescribed TextsCourse materials will be provided on wattle and via an e-pub.
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