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Unit Overview


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.

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
  • Level 2 elective

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.

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

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Theresia Seputro
Unit rules
INDO1402 Indonesian 2
or INDO1102 Indonesian Beginners II
INDO2001 Indonesian 3A
INDO2203 Indonesian Intermediate I
or 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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  • 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.