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Department of the Languages and Cultures of South East Asia

Indonesian Language 3 (Postgraduate)

Course Code:
15PSEC034
Unit value:
1
Taught in:
Full Year

Prerequisites

Indonesian Language 2 (Postgraduate) or equivalent.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the course

At the end of the course, a student should be able to demonstrateā€¦

  1. knowledge and understanding of higher intermediate Indonesian grammar
  2. knowledge and understanding of a wide range of Indonesian vocabulary. About 2800 words should be known by the end of the course
  3. knowledge and understanding of the appropriateness of a wide range of Indonesian structures and expressions in a given context
  4. the ability to understand passages in written Indonesian of medium length on everyday and specialised topics
  5. the ability to produce long passages in written Indonesian of medium length on everyday and specialised topics
  6. the ability to understand spoken Indonesian and to engage in spoken discourse of more advanced complexity on everyday and specialised topics
  7. knowledge and understanding of the role of language in general, and Indonesian in particular, in language-based scholarship and research (specific learning outcome for PG students)

Workload

This course will be taught over 22 weeks with 3 hours classroom contact per week in language classes. 10 research seminars to be taken within SOAS. Ā Attendance to be proven by signature from chair and to be submitted to the Associate Dean for Masters by the last day of term 2.

Scope and syllabus

The course provides teaching and learning of upper intermediate level Indonesian language. This course aims to strengthen the competence Indonesian language abilities of those students who have already studied Indonesian at a lower intermediate level. Emphasis is on the written style, but time is also given for oral and listening work, using a range of audio-visual materials including Indonesian films and documentaries. Complex grammatical forms are introduced, together with more sophisticated levels of expression. Students will be further exposed to Jakarta colloquialisms. By the end of the year student should have a knowledge of around 2800 words. Students will be taught how to adjust their language to varying degrees of formality and to comprehend colloquial Indonesian spoken at near native speed.

The course allows students to interact with Indonesian speakers in Indonesian and to use original Indonesian language sources within the level covered in the course. This provides students with a basis to approach research topics relating to Indonesian language and the histories, societies and cultures associated with Indonesian.

Method of assessment

One three-hour written examination taken in May/June (50%); a 3,000 word (or equivalent) translation to be submitted on day 1, term 3 (30%); one oral examination of 20 minutes taken in May/June (15%); 4 in-class tests and 4 assessed compositions (5%).

Suggested reading

  • Kay, Gwyllam, Rachmat Jatni. Bersama Senior: Thomson Nelson
  • Johns, Y. Bahasa Indonesia book two: introduction to Indonesian language and culture. Botany, NSW, Periplus.
  • Johns, Y. Bahasa Indonesia book two: introduction to Indonesian language and culture. Botany, NSW, Periplus.