INDO2403 Indonesian 3

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 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 2 elective
This unit follows on from INDO1402 Indonesian 2 or INDO1102 Indonesian Beginners II and leads to INDO2404 Indonesian 4. The main objective is for students to attain 'transactional proficiency' in Indonesian or Level 1+ of the International Second Language Proficiency Ratings (Elaine Wylie and D. E. Ingram, Griffith University, 1995). Students memorise model conversations based on routine activities such as visiting the doctor, looking for a house and being welcomed as a guest. They gain practical experience and confidence in speaking as well as learning about social conventions. Students' listening and comprehension skills are extended by studying extracts of authentic Indonesian films. They are also exposed to short articles taken from the Indonesian media in order to develop reading skills and vocabulary. Students are given a workshop on writing essays in Indonesian in order to learn some of the conventions of formal writing.
Students are able to (1) achieve 'basic social proficiency' (Level 2) as defined by the International Second Language Proficiency Ratings; (2) participate effectively in basic social conversations and understand basic texts; satisfy their basic social needs and routine needs pertinent to everyday interaction in Indonesian (e.g. everyday commercial and linguistically undemanding 'vocational' fields); (3) understand the social conventions associated with visiting Indonesians at home, renting a house, asking friends out to the movies and visiting the doctor; and understand and speak in both formal and informal registers and to know when to use which register; and (4) understand basic texts, and read for general interest or enjoyment; and handle basic correspondence and express basic emotional and intellectual attitudes.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) continuous assessment; (2) oral presentations; and (3) written examination. 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
INDO1402 Indonesian 2
INDO1102 Indonesian Beginners II
INDO2001 Indonesian 3A
INDO2203 Indonesian Intermediate I
INDO1403 Indonesian 3
Contact hours
3 hours per week
Background speakers of Indonesian or Malay are not permitted to enrol in this unit.
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  • 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.