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Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Read and write Tibetan at a high intermediate level.
- Demonstrate familiarity with a wider range of multi-part colloquial sentences.
- Use an active vocabulary of around 2000 words.
- Demonstrate familiarity with Tibet's famous operas and the life story of the poet-saint Milarepa.
- Read a wider variety of texts at a high intermediate level with some aid from an instructor.
- Recognise related Tibetic languages such as Kham Tibetan, Amdo Tibetan, and Bhutanese with a beginners-intermediate level of comprehension.
You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:
Completion of TIBN2004 Tibetan 3 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. On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at a High 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.
- 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
This course will further develop students’ Tibetan language skills at the high intermediate level. They will explore more uses of the language that will deepen their understanding of Tibetan culture, such as its operas and classics, paying particular attention to the well-known story of Tibet’s most famous saint, Milarepa. This course will also extend its reach across the Tibetan Plateau and into the Himalayan ranges by introducing the students to regional Tibetan languages, such as Kham Tibetan, Amdo Tibetan, and Bhutanese.
Indicative Assessment Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6] Weekly Homework (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6] Take-home Test (20) [LO 1,3,4,5,6] Final Assignment (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6] The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin be used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.
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