INDO1402 Indonesian 2

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the INDNB Indonesian Studies major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Society and Culture
  • Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts students where relevant according to the broadening requirements for each student
  • Level 1 elective
This unit continues on from INDO1401 Indonesian 1, introducing students to contemporary spoken and written Indonesian. Students develop all four skill areas (speaking, listening, writing and reading) in Indonesian, with an emphasis on oral skills. The unit also aims to familiarise students with some of the ways in which Indonesian culture and ways of living (e.g. eating, addressing people, using the bathroom) are different from those commonly found in Australia. A larger, intangible but very important objective is to kindle an interest in Indonesia, its people and their cultures.

The main objective is for students to develop 'basic transactional proficiency' in Indonesian or Level 1 as described in the International Second Language Proficiency Ratings (Elaine Wylie and D. E. Ingram, Griffith University, 1995).
Students are able to (1) describe their family, immediate surroundings and daily routines, become acquainted with the history of the Indonesian language and be aware of Indonesia as a nation-state; they are able to speak about some of the ways in which Indonesian culture and ways of living are different from those commonly found in Australia and achieve 'basic transactional proficiency' (level 1+) as defined by the International Second Language Proficiency Ratings; (2) initiate and sustain simple conversations in Indonesian; satisfy their basic transactional needs through speaking and listening in Indonesian; (3) conduct culturally appropriate, simple conversations, adjusting terms of address according to social status; and (4) understand simple texts and write a short series of original sentences related to their own transactional needs and on topics related to everyday life.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) participation; (2) assignments; and (3) tests. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor David Bourchier
Unit rules
INDO1401 Indonesian 1 or INDO1101 Indonesian Beginners I
INDO1102 Indonesian Beginners II
Contact hours
4 hours per week

Rafferty, E. et al. Let’s Speak Indonesian/Ayo Berbahasa Indonesia, vol. 1: NUS Press Singapore 2014

Rafferty, E. et al. Let’s Speak Indonesian/Ayo Berbahasa Indonesia, vol. 2: NUS Press Singapore 2014

Rafferty, E. et al. Indonesian Grammar in Context/Asyik Berbahasa Indonesia, vol. 2: NUS Press Singapore 2014

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