Indonesian 1

Subject INDO10005 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 29-Feb-2016 to 29-May-2016
Assessment Period End 24-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 11-Mar-2016
Census Date 31-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-May-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Two 2 hour language seminars per week
Total Time Commitment:

Time commitment totals 170 hours.


New students will have their appropriate entry point determined by the Indonesian Program, based on evidence of prior learning and/or results of a placement test as required. Placement Test information here.



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:

Students who have successfully completed the following are not eligible to enrol: INDO20010 Indonesian 1A; INDO30012 Indonesian 1A.

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Michael Ewing



Subject Overview:

Students commence their study of Indonesian language and society through an introduction to basic Indonesian grammar, vocabulary and communicative strategies. Students become familiar with key elements of social interaction in Indonesian, including use of address terms, ways of greeting, and common topics of conversation for people studying or working in Indonesia, such as student and family life and the geography of Indonesia. Using basic sentence structures, students will be able to engage in a variety of interactions, including getting to know people and describing daily activities, as well as reading and writing simple descriptions.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this subject, students should:

acquire introductory understanding of certain aspects of Indonesian society and culture;
be able to interact in Indonesian though simple conversation and to produce and read short written descriptions;
be able to use basic vocabulary and sentence patterns in socially appropriate ways.

  • Two pieces of written works, 200 words each due early and late semester (20%)
  • A journal ongoing throughout semester (10%)
  • Three 1 hour revision tests due early, mid and late semester (10% each)
  • A 2 hour written examination due during examination period (30%)
  • A 5-minute oral examination due during examination period (5%)
  • Class participation throughout semester (5%)

Hurdle requirement: Class attendance is required for this subject; if you do not attend a minimum of 80% of classes without an approved exemption you will not be eligible for a pass in this subject.

Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Prescribed Texts:

Indonesian Grammar in Context: Asyik Berbahasa Indonesia, Volume 1. Ellen Rafferty, Molly F. Burns and Shintia Argazali-Thomas. University of Hawi'i Press. 2014.

Recommended Texts:


Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

New students will have their appropriate entry point determined by the Indonesian Program, based on evidence of prior learning and/or results of a placement test as required. Placement Test information here.

Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Graduate Diploma in Arts - Indonesian
Related Breadth Track(s): Indonesian - Entry Point 1

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