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Unit Overview


This unit follows on from INDO1403 Indonesian 3 or INDO2403 Indonesian 3 and leads to INDO2405 Indonesian 5 or INDO3405 Indonesian 5. It develops 'basic social proficiency' in both formal and informal Indonesian or Level 2 of the International Second Language Proficiency Ratings (Elaine Wylie and D. E. Ingram, Griffith University, 1995). Using a variety of text types, students develop their ability to discuss daily life in Australia and Indonesia, focusing on Indonesian society and culture. They widen their vocabulary and their understanding of sophisticated linguistic structures. Students are introduced to the conventions of informal speech in Indonesian, using largely video material from Indonesian films and television but also youth magazines. Their writing skills are also further developed through essay writing exercises. They are expected to be able to operate relatively capably in social situations in Indonesia, demonstrating comprehension of formal and informal speech in Indonesian, providing information and expressing opinions.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the INDNB Indonesian Studies; INDNP Indonesian Studies major sequences
  • Level 2 elective

Students are able to (1) have a general understanding of common cultural aspects of Indonesian life and provide information and express opinions in spoken Indonesian—students achieve 'social proficiency' (Level 2+) as defined by the International Second Language Proficiency Ratings; (2) engage in simple discussions about some aspects of social life in Indonesia and Australia; (3) demonstrate comprehension of formal and informal speech in Indonesian; and (4) translate academic Indonesian texts on Indonesian society and culture into English using a dictionary and provide information and express opinions in written Indonesian (e.g. essays).


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) continuous assessment—attendance and participation; weekly listening exercises and tests; (2) major assignments—modern political history or culture assignment and presentation; and (3) examinations—an oral examination and a two-hour final 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
INDO2403 Indonesian 3
or (INDO1403 Indonesian 3
and INDO1001 Indonesian 3A)
or INDO2203 Indonesian Intermediate I
INDO1104 Indonesian Intermediate II
or INDO2204 Indonesian Intermediate II
or INDO1404 Indonesian 4
Contact hours
3 hours per week
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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.