AIF142 - Introduction to the Indonesian Language

Unit details


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Monika Winarnita




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Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online:

1 x 1-hour class (recordings provided) per week, 1 x 2-hour online seminar per week


This unit assumes no prior knowledge of Indonesian language. In this unit, students will learn beginner level Indonesian by reading, writing and developing an understanding of cultural norms through a focus on social interaction and language for particular contexts. Looking at a variety of social settings provides important insights into Indonesian society. The focus on conversational Indonesian provides a useful basis for understanding daily interactions and engaging native speakers of Indonesian. Students taking this unit will have the opportunity to explore a range of language immersion experiences.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Read and write simple sentences in Indonesian using basic grammatical constructions and apply this in a range of contexts

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


Identify basic aspects of the Indonesian language in order to comprehend aurally and communication orally at a beginners' level

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication


Identify inter-related cultural and language practices and explain their influence on Indonesian social interactions

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 – Seminar/Online Exercises 1200 words
or equivalent (in foreign language)
30% Ongoing
Assessment 2 – Online Quizzes 800 words
or equivalent (in foreign language)
20% Week 5
Assessment 3 – 2 x Essay 1200 words
or equivalent (in foreign language) 
30% Week 9
Assessment 4 – Oral Presentation 10 minutes 20% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.

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