Indonesian Studies 1A - 2016

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Web Dependent
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment - Writing Language Exercises (14%) , Essay - Essay - Indonesian (500 words) (30%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 782.00
International 1,032.00

Want to experience the beauty of the Indonesian culture or perhaps prepare for an upcoming trip? This unit is designed for students with no experience of Indonesian language. You are introduced to the Indonesian language and culture and build the four macro skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. You will be provided with the first steps towards a sound, practical command of basic Indonesian for speaking and reading purposes.

The aim of the unit is to provide students with the first steps towards a sound, practical command of basic Indonesian.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate and apply a basic understanding of the grammatical system of Indonesian language
  2. read and respond to authentic Indonesian language sources
  3. demonstrate an understanding of many fundamental aspects of Indonesian cultures and compare these to Australian thinking and practices
  4. write basic compositions in Indonesian
  5. participate competently in everyday social conversation in Indonesian within the range of topics covered
  6. participate competently in classroom interaction in Indonesian.
  • Assignment — Writing Language Exercises (14%)
  • Essay — Essay - Indonesian (500 words) (30%)
  • Exercises — Oral language exercises (8%)
  • Presentation — Oral presentation (20%)
  • Roleplay — Role Plays (2) (28%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Self and family
2Time and daily activity
3Buy and sell goods
4Directions and locations
5Describing people and places

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing

Online materials

  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but may be eligible for credit.

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

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