INDO1406 Indonesian 6

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

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)
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.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.