Tok Pisin 3
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Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of, and ability to use a broad range of sentence structures in extended texts on a range of topics beyond those of daily life.
- Translate shorter non-technical texts on a variety of subjects.
- Communicate in speaking and writing with a degree of confidence in a variety of contexts, including casual conversations with native speakers, or talking to a group of stakeholders
- Demonstrate an understanding of cultural issues and current affairs in Papua New Guinea, including topics such as health, education and development policy.
- Introduction, revision
- The role of Tok Pisin in PNG and abroad
- Tok Pisin and traditional ecological knowledge
- Spiritual world and cargo cults
- Sik bilong marasin, sik bilong ples – traditional views of illness and ways of treating it
- Violence and witchcraft
- Logging, mining, and the related environmental and social issues
- Stori tumbuna ‘Ancestral stories’
- PNG politics
- Wokim fani – PNG humour, joking and insults
- Revision, conclusion
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
To enrol in this course, students must have completed TOKP1003 Tok Pisin 2 or have been permitted entry based on the results of a placement assessment.
- Equipment requirements - To successfully engage in this course students will need the following: • Laptop or computer • Computer camera (either inbuilt or webcam) • Headset with microphone • Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browser • Reliable internet access • Access to a scanner or smartphone
- Other requirements - Via face-to-face video at a set time prescribed by the University. Please be aware of potential time zone differences. This is a fast paced academic course at a University level.
Students of this subject 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 subject's topics include the health and education system, and development. By the end of the subject students will be able to demonstrate oral communication proficiency and a strong command of grammar.
- Participation (10%)
- Written assignments (x4) (20%)
- Oral tests (x2) (40%)
- Quiz (x2) (30%)