LANG 1011 Indonesian 101

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 102316

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Description This is an introductory subject to the Indonesian language and culture, for students who commence a specialisation in Indonesian at a beginner level. The subject equips students with basic language skills, provides a basic knowledge about the ethnic, cultural and linguistic diversity of Indonesia. Students with a background of study in the language need to obtain advice on their appropriate level of language study and where required undertake brief spoken and written entry assessments. During the first two weeks of class, the lecturer will monitor the performance of students and advise students who need to transfer to a higher class. Students should consult the Languages Academic Course Advisor or Subject Coordinator if they are unsure of their entry level.

School Humanities & Comm Arts

Discipline Southeast Asian Languages

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Communicate at a basic level using the Indonesian language.
  2. Use a range of Indonesian grammar and sentence structures.
  3. Talk about themselves, their society and way of life and make some comparisons between Australia and Indonesia.
  4. Apply general knowledge about Indonesian culture and society.

Subject Content

Basic Indonesian vocabulary.
Basic Indonesian grammar structures.
Brief dialogues that demonstrate new vocabulary and grammar structures covering themes relevant to travelling to Indonesia, family and friends, and school and university education, and examine cultural differences.
Grammar exercises.
Speaking practice through dialogue practice, pair and small group exercises.
Cultural content such exposure to Indonesian music and films.

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this subject that you must meet in order to successfully complete this subject. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for your subject online.

Inherent Requirements


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Ongoing Assessment Activities (20 short online quizzes = 2 a week done at home) 1,000 words equivalent 40 N Individual
2 x Indonesian Writing Tasks 250 words 40 N Individual
Viva Voce 10 minutes 20 N Individual

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