2 x 2-hour practicals weekly
1 of INDO1001, ASST1101, INDO1201
Enrolment not permitted
1 of ASST1102, INDO1002 has been successfully completed
Course context

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.

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.

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 you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Pronounce Indonesian correctly
  2. Conduct simple conversations on a range of practical topics, including transactions in shops, banks, restaurants, and on public transport
  3. Understand and respond to spoken instructions in a range of social situations
  4. Understand uncomplicated written passages, forms, and transport timetables
  5. Produce short pieces of writing, including paragraph-length descriptions
  6. Understand introductory grammar principles
  7. Write descriptive passages about issues of importance to Indonesian culture and society

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.