AIF242 - Contextualising 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: Alistair Welsh

AIF241 or permission from unit chair



Incompatible with:


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 extends students' appreciation and use of formal and informal styles of Indonesian, through the study of spoken language through dialogues and formal language in written texts. This unit expands students’ exposure to key aspects of Indonesian grammar and provides opportunities for them to be used. Insights into Indonesian culture, including aspects of religion, history and the notion of national and regional identities will also be explored.

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

Critically apply key grammatical constructions in formal Indonesian writing

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking


Communicate orally in Indonesian using various constructions, including some complex structures

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication


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

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO6: Self management


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 – Seminar/Online Exercises 1200 words
or equivalent
30% Ongoing
Assessment 2 – Quizzes 800 words
or equivalent
(in foreign language)
20% Weeks 3, 5, 7
Assessment 3 – 2 x Writing Exercises 1200 words
or equivalent
(600 words each,
in foreign language)
(2 x 15%)
Week 6
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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