Indonesian Studies 1B - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Web Dependent
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
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  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - written and oral (25%) , Assignment 2 - written and oral (35%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 793.00
International 1,043.00

This unit builds on the proficiency achieved in Indonesian Language 1 (IND11 Indonesian 1A), widens its scope and enhances students appreciation of the language. More variation in learning activities is introduced, with the aim of developing and consolidating language competence and the students skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

At the completion of this unit students will have been:

  1. demonstrate basic speaking (pronunciation and tones), reading and writing skills
  2. develop language competence and proficiency applied to simple conversation.
  3. analyse select readings to recognise simple language and linguistic nuances.
  • Assignment 1 — written and oral (25%)
  • Assignment 2 — written and oral (35%)
  • Assignment 3 — written and oral (40%)

Recommended prerequisites

You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Descriptions - location of places; comparisons, superlatives, equal comparisons; socio-cultural notes: social status
2Expressing preferences and dislikes (lebih suka); please - tolong and coba; Socio-cultural notes: development
3Tenses - adverbs of time, aspect markers; negatives - of aspect markers; apologies, regrets, sympathies, thanks
4MeN kan verbs; MeN kan verbs with requests; writing a memo; socio-cultural notes: terms of address (Java)
5Shopping questions; saja - only, just; MeN verbs, rupiah and kilograms; containers, classifiers; socio-cultural notes: bargaining, discounts
6Educational terms and acronyms; adverbs - adverbs of manner, adverbs of degree; MeN i verbs
7Grammar in use: suka, senang, gemar; sports and pastimes; expressing interest or boredom; socio-cultural notes: sports
8Making future plans - apa rencana? apa yang akan Saudara kerjakan? apakah akan? apakah ada acara? bagaimana kalau?; Di_ form (passive)
9Nouns with affixes (prefix or suffix); business acronyms; socio-cultural notes: business in Indonesia
10Nouns with affixes (continued), peN an, per an; socio-cultural notes: health care, herbal medicines, cashiers

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.

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