2 x 2-hour practicals weekly
1 of INDO1001, ASST1101, INDO1201
Enrolment not permitted
1 of ASST1102, INDO1002 has been successfully completed
Assignment(s), Oral
Topic description
This topic develops beginner and near-beginner students’ understanding of 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
Educational aims
This topic aims to:

  • Develop acquired skills in spoken and written Indonesian

  • Increase students’ abilities in the four macro-areas of speaking listening, reading and writing

  • Provide students will an increased range of communicative social skills
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will be able to:

  • Pronounce Indonesian correctly

  • Conduct simple conversations on a range of practical topics, including transactions in shops, banks, restaurants, and on public transport

  • Understand and respond to spoken instructions in a range of social situations

  • Understand uncomplicated written passages, forms, and transport timetables

  • Produce short pieces of writing, including paragraph-length descriptions

  • Understand introductory grammar principles

  • Write descriptive passages about issues of importance to Indonesian culture and society.