Indonesian 3

Subject INDO20006 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (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.


INDO10006 Indonesian 2 or equivalent or VCE Indonesian or Asia Institute permission.

New students will have their appropriate entry point determined by the Asia Institute, 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 ineligible: INDO10001/INDO20006 Indonesian 3 (formerly known as Indonesian 2A); INDO30014 Indonesian 2A.

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 Edwin Jurriens

Subject Overview:

Students develop their ability to communicate in Indonesian and their understanding of Indonesia by engaging with key themes in modern Indonesian society such as: youth culture and urbanisation, family structures and practices, and ethnic and religious topics. Students’ cultural knowledge and ability to use linguistic resources are expanded by reading authentic materials from magazines and newspapers, watching and discussing video clips of dramas and comedies, producing short summaries, and engaging in informal discussion.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this subject students will:

• have developed knowledge of specific regions in Indonesia and be familiar with important themes in Indonesian society;
• become familiar with authentic written and audio-visual media in both formal and popular styles;
• have a solid grasp of Indonesian verb structures and more complex sentence patterns.


2 pieces of written work, 300 words each (due early and late semester) 20%, 2 revision tests of 1 hour each at 10% (early and late semester) 20%, 10-minute oral presentation (mid-semester) 10%, journal (ongoing throughout semester) hurdle requirment, 1 reflective essay in English, 500 words (late semester) 10%, 2-hour written examination (during examination period) 30% and a 10-minute oral examination (during examination period) 10%. 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 flexibility in new contexts;
• develop time management and planning skills;
• develop writing and public speaking skills;
• develop reflexivity in language learning.


New students will have their appropriate entry point determined by the Asia Institute, 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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