Indonesian Studies 2B - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Web Dependent
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP3
  • Availability for 2017: 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 further on the level of proficiency gained in IND21 Indonesian Studies 2A.  It is designed to expand abilities in speaking, reading, writing and listening to formal and informal registers of Indonesian language, thus enabling students to reach a secure level of communicative competence, both in terms of survival and socio-cultural skills.

This is an intermediate course in Indonesian language that extends your social and reading proficiency and understanding of the system of Indonesian language. Aspects of Indonesian culture pervade the course, providing opportunities for reflection on comparisons with Western cultural forms and norms, traditions and change.

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

  1. describe, make requests, give instructions, use units of measurement, advise, suggest, inquire and give information, plan, interview, receive guests officially, narrate, appreciate and write short stories.
  • 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.

1Describe a traditional outdoor market and things you can buy at it - understand and apply voice/focus in Indonesian
2Inquire/give information; give instructions, make requests, use units of measurement - understand and apply imperatives
3Describe a special event/celebration
4Appreciate an Indonesian short story
5Receive guests officially, ask and give permission, ask and give information in an interview - understand and apply simple verbs and ber-
6Ask and give information, describe features/facilities of a place - understand and apply per-an
7Ask a favour, give and ask for information, describe mass media - understand and apply peN`an, peN-, pe-
8Appreciate an Indonesian short story - understand and apply object focus 1st & 2nd person, 1st & 2nd person questions in Indonesian
9Appreciate an Indonesian short story - understand and apply term verbs
10Appreciate an Indonesian short story - understand and apply nominal and verbal forms
11Appreciate an Indonesian short story
12Appreciate an Indonesian short story - understand and apply verbs

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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