AIF241 - Formal and Informal Indonesian

Unit details

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

AIF142 or AIF145 or permission from unit chair

Incompatible with: Nil
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


Online teaching methods require internet access. For online mode, use of Blackboard Collaborate is required for assessable work and requires a high speed broadband connection


This unit provides students with an appreciation of formal and informal styles of Indonesian. The significance of variations in vocabularies and grammatical structures will be explored. Students will study the use of spoken language primarily through dialogues and apply that knowledge in discussion. Formal styles of language common in writing are also introduced, across a range of topics. Key aspects of Indonesian grammar will be explored, in particular the use of affixes. Relevant aspects of cultural context and sociolinguistic features that influence communication and the choice of language style will also be introduced.

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

Identify key grammatical constructions and both formal and informal vocabulary and apply this in a range of contexts

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


Comprehend aurally and communicate orally using various grammatical constructions

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication


Analyse the cultural dimensions of Indonesian language use and reflect on how these influence communication in a range of contexts

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO6: Self-management


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 – Seminar/Online Exercises 800 words
or equivalent
20% Weeks 3, 6 and 9
Assessment 2 – Quizzes 800 words
or equivalent
(in foreign language)
20% Weeks 3, 5, 7 and 9
Assessment 3 – 2 x Writing Exercises 1600 words
or equivalent
(800 each,
in foreign language)
(2 x 20%)
Weeks 5 and 10
Assessment 4 – Oral Test 10 minutes 20% Week 12

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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