Indonesian Language 1
- Module Code:
- Year of study:
- Year 1
- Taught in:
- Full Year
Objectives and learning outcomes of the module
At the end of the module, a student should be able to demonstrate…
- knowledge and understanding of basic Indonesian grammar
- knowledge and understanding of essential Indonesian vocabulary
- knowledge and understanding of the appropriateness of basic Indonesian structures and expressions in a given context
- the ability to understand short passages in written Indonesian on everyday topics
- the ability to produce short passages in written Indonesian on everyday topics
- the ability to understand spoken Indonesian and to engage in short spoken discourse on everyday topics
Total of 22 weeks teaching with 4 hours classroom contact per week.
Scope and syllabus
Module for beginners, designed to develop competence in spoken and written Indonesian. The module introduces the basics of Indonesian grammar, through a combination of more formal lectures, and tutorial and drill classes. In addition speaking and listening skills are developed through a combination of group work, and use of audio-visual materials. At the end of the first year, students have all the tools necessary to progress to the guided reading of literary and non-literary texts. So too they will be equipped with a vocabulary of around 1300 words, and able to communicate with confidence in the spoken language, albeit at an elementary level.
Method of assessment
One three-hour written exam (70%) and an oral exam (20%) taken in May/June; 4 class tests taken during the module of the year (10%)
- Ellen Raferty. Let’s Speak Indonesia, Book 1.
- S Robson & Kurniasih. Basic Indonesian.
- Christopher Byrnes. Teach Yourself: Complete Indonesian
- James Sneddon: Understanding Indonesian Grammar
- Echols and Shadily: An English Indonesian Dictionary