2 x 2-hour practicals weekly
Enrolment not permitted
1 of ASST1101, INDO1001 has been successfully completed
Assignment(s), Oral
Topic description
This topic introduces beginner and near-beginner students to contemporary Indonesian language, society and culture. Functional fluency will be developed through speaking, listening, reading and writing. Students will acquire basic vocabulary and an understanding of sentence patterns required for simple communication in everyday language, and to proceed to higher levels of study. No previous knowledge of the language is assumed. Students with some background knowledge of the language (either native or non-native speaker) must consult the Director of Studies if they wish to enrol in an Indonesian language topic. Assessment is by written and oral tests and assignments. There is no end of semester examination.
Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Introduce beginners students to the basics of the Indonesian language
  • Expose students to some of the cultural aspects of contemporary Indonesia
  • Assist students in developing language learning skills
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will be able to:

  • communicate simple basic personal information

  • express and respond to basic greetings

  • use very common evaluative expressions

  • understand basic numbers

  • ask and answer basic questions

  • understand simple time expressions and directions

  • recognise common notices and warnings

    recognise some common food and drink items on a menu

  • recognise the names of a range of objects in the immediate environment