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Tibetan 2

Undergraduate | ANU-TIBN1003 | 2024

Progress your pursuit of Tibetan, as you develop your speaking and writing. Begin to have conversations as you develop the skill to construct complex sentences. Get a deeper understanding of Tibetan grammar, and read texts in Tibetan script. 

Study method
100% online
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Enrol by
14 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
14 weeks
Start dates
24 July 2024

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Tibetan 2

About this subject

  • On satisfying the requirements of this subject, students will have the knowledge and skills at an Advanced Beginner level of Tibetan to:

    • Use an active vocabulary of around 500 words, half of which will be literary words.
    • Identify and use sentence structures in colloquial Tibetan to conduct longer conversations and read basic texts in Literary Tibetan.
    • Communicate in speaking and writing about their environment and their journeys; and engage with a selection of Tibetan tales, sayings, Buddhist prayers and songs.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of travel and culinary etiquette, and key concepts of Tibetan identity and Tibetan Buddhism.

    Ongoing study 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.

Entry requirements

Prior study

To help set you up for success before you start this subject, we suggest completing or having equivalent knowledge in:


Completion of TIBN1002 Tibetan 1 or demonstration of equivalent level through completion of a placement test. Students with prior knowledge of the language will be required to take a placement test. Students are not permitted to enrol in a subject that is lower than the level they achieve in the placement test, or a lower level than a subject they have already completed.

Students without the appropriate level of proficiency for ANU-TIBN1003 (Tibetan 2) will be withdrawn from this subject and we will recommend an alternative subject at the correct level.

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - To successfully engage in this subject students will need the following: • Laptop or computer • Computer camera (either inbuilt or webcam) • Headset or headphones with microphone • Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browser •Reliable internet access •Access to a scanner or smartphone

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

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