LANG 3095 Indonesian 301

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 102773

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Description This is an advanced (Level 3) subject in the Indonesian Specialisation. It focuses on the Indonesian language styles and vocabulary appropriate for academic purposes. Students will learn formal language through reading authentic materials, engaging in open discussion, and writing on topics related to Indonesian culture, language, and other historic and current issues in an academic manner. Students will develop their formal writing skills in Indonesian and will learn how to discuss academic subjects in a formal style. They will begin to develop their ability to translate Indonesian and English texts in a formal manner. They will also develop intercultural awareness by comparing and contrasting academic styles and contexts in Australia and Indonesia.

School Humanities & Comm Arts

Discipline Southeast Asian Languages

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Equivalent Subjects LANG 3039 - Indonesian 301 Indonesian for Academic Purposes

Assumed Knowledge

Successful completion of Indonesian 202 or equivalent.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Communicate in Indonesian orally and in writing using all major sentence constructions.
  2. Identify and use appropriate formal styles for effective oral and written communication.
  3. Use and interpret original Indonesian texts to better understand Indonesian society and communicate effectively at a high level about a range of topics.
  4. Compare and contrast academic writing in English and Indonesian and identify cultural differences.
  5. Undertake basic independent research in Indonesian.
  6. Undertake simple translation tasks.

Subject Content

- yang phrases in academic Indonesian
- Object-focus constructions
- Figures of speech
- suffix ?i
- Forming nouns through affixation
- Asal Usul Jakarta
- Bahasa Indonesia dalam Masyarakat
- Wayang Kulit
- Wisata Kuliner di Indonesia
- Wajib Belajar di Indonesia
During this subject students will undertake regular conversation practice, listening practice and writing practice relevant to each topic using both the subject materials and contemporary native language materials sourced online. Students will also undertake some translation practice using the readings and other related materials.


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
Summaries/Short Answer: Summary of unit Readings x 5 and Practice writing and translation tasks x 4 1,000 words equivalent 20 N Individual
Essay: 2 x Indonesian short writing tasks 500 words each (20% each) 40 N Individual
Translation Task 350 words 20 N Individual
Presentation 10 minutes 20 N Individual

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