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Unit Overview


This unit follows on from INDO1405 Indonesian 5 and leads to INDO2407 Indonesian 7. It is designed to allow students to develop an advanced competency in written and spoken Indonesian, and achieve 'basic vocational proficiency' in Indonesian or Level 3 of the International Second Language Proficiency Ratings, meaning they can perform effectively in most formal and informal situations.

Materials used include short stories, magazine articles and popular videos. Students' translation skills are also enhanced. Graduates attain a relatively high level of fluency, enabling them to communicate effectively in Indonesian in social and employment contexts. Particular emphasis is placed on developing an awareness of social and cultural contexts of Indonesia using the Indonesian language. This includes broad social–cultural topics, as well as some specific focus on political contexts which are of importance to Indonesia today. To this end a wide variety of materials and language styles (genres) are explored and students are expected to explore, understand and articulate those contexts.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 elective

Students are able to (1) perform effectively in a wide range of informal and formal situations pertinent to social and community life and everyday commerce and recreation, and in situations which are not linguistically demanding in their own vocational fields; students achieve 'basic vocational proficiency plus' (Level 3+) as defined by the International Second Language Proficiency Ratings; (2) engage in relatively complex discussions about contemporary Indonesian culture and society including popular culture and literature; there is an emphasis on oral interaction and debate in which students are encouraged to put forward a position and defend it; (3) deploy a wide range of formal and informal language including academic Indonesian and engage in debates about contemporary literature and film culture and adjust speech to suit a range of situations, whether formal or informal; and (4) write about Indonesian culture and society in a range of formal and informal styles as well as express and argue complex opinions persuasively.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) class activities; (2) assignments; and (3) tests. 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
INDO1405 Indonesian 5
INDO3306 Indonesian Advanced II
or INDO2406 Indonesian 6
or INDO3406 Indonesian 6
Contact hours
typically 2 hours per week
As an unattached elective, this unit does not form part of an established pathway to a major in Indonesian at UWA. Students of INDO1406 who wish to complete a major in Indonesian can do so only if they take the option of doing in-country study in Indonesia later in their major.
  • 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.