Mode of Attendance: Part-time
Fees: Course fees quoted are per term of 10 weeks.
This course provides a thorough introduction to Indonesian. It covers typical themes of grammar vocabulary and cultural contexts of the language. You will develop an understanding of the main standard features of pronunciation, how to read and write and to build up basic knowledge about the Indonesian language as well as basic awareness of the culture, and society where the language is spoken. As the course progresses, it aims to provide you with further confidence and vocabulary to discuss more complex topics, write and read more challenging texts in the language.
The course is taught in Indonesian and English with coverage of the four key skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing), and a good balance between communicative activities, structure practice and grammar. Students are encouraged to start speaking the language from the outset, and exercises are set that require pair work and group activities. You are expected to attend regularly, participate in class and complete homework regularly to ensure learning progress. You will receive regular feedback from your tutor.
This will be achieved through 20 hours of blended learning: this is composed of 15 hours of online structured lessons with the teacher. This is supplemented by a minimum of 5 hours of guided independent learning supported by complementary material and regular feedback from the tutor. The course objective will be achieved within the 10-week course.
Online Course Requirements
Please ensure you have checked the Learner Support page for the Collaborate Session Preparation and Checklist, Required Equipment & Software.
Entry Requirements and Progression Route
For the first stage of Indonesian Beginners (i.e. Indonesian Beginners 1), no previous knowledge is required. To be able to join Beginners 2 or 3 you should have completed Beginners 1 and 2 respectively at SOAS Language Centre or have an equivalent knowledge of guided learning hours (20 hours per each sub-level). The progression route from Indonesian Beginners 1 is to Indonesian Beginners 2; from Beginners 2 to Beginners 3.
Course materials will be provided by the tutor with recommendations and access to various online resources.
Timetable Information: https://www.soas.ac.uk/languagecentre/enrolment/
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See more information on the Indonesian language and courses in Indonesian offered at SOAS Language Centre on the Indonesian Language Homepage.
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