INDO2405 Indonesian 5

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the INDNP Indonesian Studies; INDNI Indonesian Studies major sequences
  • 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 INDO2404 Indonesian 4 or INDO1104 Indonesian Intermediate II and leads to INDO2406 Indonesian 6. It allows students to achieve 'social proficiency' in Indonesian or Level 2+ of the International Second Language Proficiency Ratings (Elaine Wylie and D. E. Ingram, Griffith University, 1995). Students explore social, cultural and political issues, both prescribed and of their own choice. This is done through exposure to a wide range of authentic, contemporary Indonesian language material, including fiction, newspapers, radio and television/film. Students are required to use internet resources to keep themselves up to date on the social and political changes taking place in Indonesian society. They develop reading, writing and translation skills in official, colloquial and literary styles. They also participate in conversation classes and are exposed to a variety of recorded material. In addition they work on language development (structure and grammar), both in a prescribed way and also in response to questions about the texts.
Students are able to (1) read and understand varied authentic language materials in a variety of Indonesian language styles—students achieve 'basic vocational proficiency' (Level 3) as defined by the International Second Language Proficiency Ratings; (2) engage in discussions about Indonesian culture and society using appropriate social conventions and attempting the subtleties of body language used in Indonesian cultural contexts through role-plays, conversations and presentations; (3) display a comprehension of contemporary linguistic conventions and adjust their speech to the appropriate register including informal Indonesian; and (4) translate academic Indonesian texts on Indonesian society and culture into English, write academic essays in Indonesian about a range of topics including literature, and demonstrate an ability to write letters and social media posts.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) continuous assessment; (2) oral presentations; and (3) written test. 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
INDO1404 Indonesian 4
INDO1104 Indonesian Intermediate II
INDO2404 Indonesian 4
INDO2204 Indonesian Intermediate II
INDO2205 Indonesian Advanced I
INDO3305 Indonesian Advanced I
INDO1405 Indonesian 5
INDO3405 Indonesian 5
Contact hours
typically 2 hours per week
  • 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.