AIF242 - Contextualising Indonesian Language

Unit details


2024 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: 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.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Educator-facilitated (scheduled) learning activities - on-campus unit enrolment:

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

Educator-facilitated (scheduled) learning activities - online unit enrolment:

1 x 1-hour lecture (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 1000 words
or equivalent
25% Week 6
Assessment 2: Online Quiz 800 words
or equivalent
20% Week 10
Assessment 3: Essay 1200 words
or equivalent
30% Week 11
Assessment 4: Oral Test 1000 word or equivalent 25% 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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