Indonesian Language 3

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South East Asia Section

Module overview


Indonesian Language 2

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

  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 module
  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


Total of 22 weeks teaching with 3 hours classroom contact per week divided in a one hour class focusing on grammar and word usage and the two-hour class will focus on composition, reading and oral work.

Scope and syllabus

The module provides teaching and learning of upper intermediate level Indonesian language. This module 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 module allows students to interact with Indonesian speakers in Indonesian and to use original Indonesian language sources within the level covered in the module. 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 exam (60%) and an oral exam (20%) taken in May/June
  • a 1,500 word essay to be submitted Term 3 (10%)
  • 4 compositions written during the year and 4 class tests (10%)
  • The exact assessment deadline dates are published on the relevant module Moodle/BLE page

Suggested reading

Johns, Yohanni. 1990. Bahasa Indonesia: book two langkah baru. Botany, NSW: Periplus Liaw Yock Fang and Leo Suryadinata 2000. Essential Indonesian Readings: a learner’s guide 2. Singapore: Times Books


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