Indonesian Studies 1A - 2017

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 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment - Writing Language Exercises (14%) , Essay - Essay - Indonesian (500 words) (30%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 793.00
International 1,043.00

Want to experience the beauty of the Indonesian culture or perhaps prepare for an upcoming trip? This unit provides an introduction to the Indonesian language for students with little or no prior knowledge of the language. It is designed to guide the student to a basic level of proficiency, to be built gradually from beginning to more advanced levels. Spoken language, basic grammar and the general structure of discourse are introduced systematically to enable students to gain a good working knowledge of the language.

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 simple 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 pair and group 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.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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