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 topic co-ordinator if they wish to enrol in an Indonesian language topic.
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.