Enrolments are closed.

Want to study Media, Communication and Languages? with a student advisor to find out more.

Australian National University logo

Tibetan 3

Undergraduate | ANU-TIBN2004 | 2024

Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
14 weeks
Start dates
19 Feb 2024

FEE-HELP available

Tibetan 3

About this subject

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

    1. Read and write Tibetan at an intermediate level using an active vocabulary of around 1500 words.
    2. Construct multi-part colloquial sentences, comparatives, and complex verbs.
    3. Identify common expressions.
    4. Read texts at an intermediate level with some aid from an instructor.
    5. Demonstrate familiarity with Tibetan folk tales and joke telling.
    6. Demonstrate an intermediate understanding of key concepts in Tibetan culture and Tibetan Buddhism.

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 TIBN1003 Tibetan 2 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Students without the appropriate level of proficiency for ANU-TIBN2004 (Tibetan 3) will be withdrawn from this subject and we will recommend an alternative subject at the correct level.

On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at an Intermediate level of Tibetan.

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.

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.

Single subject FAQs

Tell us a little about yourself

Keep track of your favourites

Create a free account or sign in to:

Create an account