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Unit Overview


This unit enhances students' basic social proficiency in Indonesian at intermediate level, augmenting INDO1403 Indonesian 3 with the emphasis on more sophisticated spoken and written Indonesian. It gives students a practical background in both Indonesian language and Indonesian culture. Students consolidate what they learned in secondary school Indonesian, especially the grammar, and expand their vocabulary. In addition they 'take a tour' through parts of Indonesia, so that when they go to Indonesia, they know how to behave, how to survive and how to explore Indonesian society, culture and environment. The unit aims to equip students with the listening and speaking skills to travel in Indonesia, to enable them to read simple information about places and life in Indonesia and to describe places and travel in Indonesia in prose and conversations.

The unit is for students who have completed Indonesian: Second Language at secondary school to the level of WACE Stage 2 (or equivalent) and is available only to students in their first year of Indonesian at UWA. It is run parallel to INDO1403 Indonesian 3 and aims to reinforce and solidify knowledge of grammar, syntax and vocabulary taught in Level 1, to significantly expand vocabulary and oral and written fluency, and to extend student capacity in all four language areas (speaking, listening, writing and reading) of contemporary Indonesian. It broadens Indonesian language and cultural knowledge. A larger, intangible objective is to nurture an interest in Indonesian culture and society.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the INDNP Indonesian Studies major sequence
  • Level 1 elective

Students are able to (1) describe their everyday experiences and needs; communicate their needs when travelling in Indonesia; use Indonesian to organise travel such as making reservations, buying tickets, following timetables, going shopping, bargaining, finding accommodation, obtaining food and satisfying other survival needs, obtaining medical treatment and informing themselves about travel destinations (e.g. weather, population, sights, activities) through conversation; communicate their needs slowly but fluently in the above situations and understand a native speaker's answers, if these are given slowly and clearly—students achieve 'basic social proficiency' (Level 2) as defined by the International Second Language Proficiency Ratings; (2) hold simple conversations in Indonesian; (3) can appropriately deploy personal pronouns, request words and imperatives in speech; and are familiar with some of the ways in which Indonesian culture and ways of living are different from those commonly found in Australia; and (4) read texts with the help of a dictionary and write simple essays in Indonesian; read and write simple descriptions about places in Indonesia that are often visited by travellers; read simple information about places to see in Indonesia (e.g. museums, religious sites, cities, national parks, etc.); write sentences that are grammatically and semantically correct; and demonstrate that they can manipulate the passive and active voices in Indonesian, that they can correctly use prepositions, transitive and intransitive verbs, affixation and the negative, and can appropriately deploy personal pronouns, request words and imperatives.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) continuous assessment; (2) oral presentations; and (3) test. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Theresia Seputro
Unit rules
WACE Indonesian: Second Language IND2A/2B
INDO1403 Indonesian 3
INDO2201 Indonesian Intermediate Bridging
Contact hours
typically 2 hours per week
This unit is for post-secondary WACE 2 stream students.
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.