Indonesian 2B

Subject INDO20007 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Four hours of language classes per week
Total Time Commitment: 4 contact hours/week , 4 additional hours/week. Total of 8 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Indonesian 2A or equivalent.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended Background Knowledge: None.
Non Allowed Subjects: None.
Core Participation Requirements: None.


Dr Michael Ewing


Dr Michael Ewing

Subject Overview:

This subject follows on from Indonesian Level 2A, further consolidating students" acquired Indonesian language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), and expanding students" knowledge of Indonesia"s cultures and societies. On completion of the subject students should be able to hold simple conversations in Indonesian about a variety of topics. Students should also be able to read general newspaper articles and simple short stories in Indonesian with the help of a dictionary and to write informal letters and short essays.

  • be able to hold simple conversations in Indonesian about a variety of topics including daily life and current issues in Indonesian culture and society.
  • be able to read general newspaper articles and simple short stories in Indonesian with the help of a dictionary.
  • be able to write informal letters and short essays.
  • acquire skills to extract information from materials from a different cultural tradition by using systematic knowledge of structures and patterns.
  • be able to integrate group discussion with independent study.
  • develop sensitivity to a very different culture by interacting with it in its own terms.
Assessment: Three tests 30% (early semester, mid-semester and late semester), an essay of 1000 words 10% (due late semester), oral examination 10% (due during the examination period) and a 2-hour final written examination 50% (due during the examination period). Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of all classes in order to be eligible to take the examination.
Prescribed Texts:

Materials supplied by the Institute.

Recommended Texts: None.
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
Generic Skills:
  • acquire written communication skills through essay writing and seminar discussion.
  • show attention to detail through essay preparation and writing.
  • acquire time management and planning skills through managing and organising workloads for recommended reading, essay and assignment completion.
  • acquire public speaking skills through tutorial and seminar discussion and class presentations.
Notes: Available at 1st year for Post-VCE stream students and 2nd year for Beginners stream students.
Related Course(s): Diploma in Modern Languages (Indonesian)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Indonesian

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