Indonesian 1

Subject INDO10005 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

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

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Two 2-hour language seminars per week
Total Time Commitment:

4 contact hours per week and 6 additional hours per week. 120 hours per semester.


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 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:

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:

At the end of this subject students will:
• have acquired 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.


2 pieces of written works of 200 words each (due early and late semester) 20%, journal (ongoing throughout semester) 10%, 3 revision tests of 1 hour at 10% each (early, mid and late semester) 30%, 2-hour written examination (during examination period) 30%, 5-minute oral examination (during examination period) 5% and class participation throughout semester 5%. 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:

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.

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Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject students should:

• develop communication skills;
• develop enhanced observational skills and attention to detail;
• acquire time management and planning skills.


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 Course(s): Diploma in Modern Languages (Indonesian)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Indonesian
Indonesian Major
Related Breadth Track(s): Indonesian - Entry Point 1

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