AIF342 - Professional and Academic Indonesian

Unit details


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Alistair Welsh

AIF341, or with permission of the Unit Chair

Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 300-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


This unit will prepare students to use the language styles appropriate for professional and academic activities when using Indonesian language. Students will engage formal texts on contemporary issues of interest in Indonesian society. Topics will reflect issues of importance to both Indonesia and Australia. Students will engage in discussion on such subjects in an informed way, both orally and in writing.

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

Communicate effectively in oral discussion to present information and analysis using an appropriate style of formal language

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication


Apply key linguistic features of formal Indonesian language in a range of diverse contexts

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication


Comprehend and use original Indonesian texts to better understand Indonesian society and work with others to communicate effectively and with attention to cultural appropriateness on a range of topics

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1: Online Exercises 1600 words
or equivalent in foreign language
(4 x 400
words each)
20% Ongoing
Assessment 2: Seminar Exercises 2400 words
or equivalent in foreign language
(3 x 800
words each)
30% Ongoing
Assessment 3: 2 x Writing Assignments 2000 words
or equivalent in foreign language
(2 x 1000 words each)
(15% each)
Week 6
Assessment 4: Oral Test 1600 words
or equivalent in foreign language
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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