Indonesian 2A

Subject INDO10001 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2011.

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: None.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended Background Knowledge: None.
Non Allowed Subjects: None.
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:


Dr Michael Ewing
Subject Overview:

This subject consolidates students' previously acquired basic Indonesian language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), and expands students' knowledge of Indonesia's cultures and societies. A variety of reading and listening materials are introduced to enhance students' abilities in the four language macro-skills. Students should learn about a variety of topics, including the more complex aspects of daily life, oral and written traditions, customary law, religions, and current issues in Indonesia's cultures and societies.

  • be able to hold simple conversations in Indonesian about various topics.
  • be able to read simple texts with the help of a dictionary.
  • be able to write simple essays in Indonesian.
  • acquire skills to consolidate and expand basic knowledge of Indonesian.
  • learn to transmit this knowledge orally and in writing.
  • acquire practical knowledge of different cultural behaviour and different ways of thinking.

Two tests 25% (due early semester and late semester), two 500-word essays 25% (due early semester and late semester), an oral examination 10% (due during the examination period) and a 2-hour final written examination 40% (due during the examination period).

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. 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:

Materials supplied by the Institute.

Recommended Texts:


Breadth Options:

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

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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
Indonesian Major
Related Breadth Track(s): Indonesian - Post-VCE

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