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Course overview

View or print an Indonesian language brochure (PDF 14.3 MB)

Stage 5 (Years 9 & 10)

200 hour course

The Stage 5 (Year 9 and 10) students work through an updated course developed specifically for Distance Education. The 200-hour course is complemented via blended learning: a significant number of interactive e-learning tasks which enable students to consolidate their learning. A wide variety of audio, video and visual materials presented through the e-learning site brings the study of the language and culture alive. Regular speaking lessons with the teacher enable quick resolution of any problems in coursework. Study days or virtual Face-to-Face lessons enable students and teacher to interact with each other in a meaningful way.

100 hour course Indonesian

The 100 hour course is for Year 10 students who have not previously studied Indonesian. Students who complete the 100 hour course, remain eligible for the Stage 6 Beginners course, dependant on meeting other criteria and this course is excellent preparation for the Stage 6 Beginners course.

Stage 6 (Years 11 & 12)

Indonesian Beginners

Students gain a wide exposure to the Indonesian language, culture and way of life through a course complemented by e-learning delivery and a rich array of audio and visual material. Students work on materials designed for Distance Education by NSW School of Languages. Students are expected to submit work regularly. This includes handwritten submissions, interactive computer tasks as well as speaking lessons. This regular contact with their teacher enables the student to practise their oral and listening skills in addition to providing an opportunity to students to discuss any matter with their teacher. Study days or virtual Face-to-Face lessons enable students and teachers to interact with each other in a meaningful way.

Indonesian Continuers

Students develop all skills required in the syllabus. The course is delivered via blended learning: a wealth of self-correcting exercises so the students can get immediate feedback; there are also a variety of tasks which require students to consolidate their learning and to get examination practice. Students have weekly speaking lessons with their teacher during which time they can hone their Indonesian conversation skills and discuss anything needing clarification. Students also join the virtual or Face-to-Face lessons where they can easily contact their teacher as well as one another.

Course materials


Course materials for all Indonesian courses are provided by NSW School of Languages.


All students should have a comprehensive language dictionary. We recommend you buy both of the following volumes:

  • Kamus Inggris-Indonesia by John M. Echols & Hasan Shadily.
  • Kamus Indonesia-Inggris by John M. Echols & Hasan Shadily.

They are available from:

Language Book Centre

 131 York St, Sydney 2000

 Phone:    02 9267 1397

 Fax:         02 9264 8993

 Outside Sydney Metro Area

 Freecall: 1800 802 432

Textbooks can be ordered online at Abbey's Bookshop

Please mention that the student studies Indonesian at NSW School of Languages, so that you receive the school discount.

Syllabuses (from NESA)

Go to the NESA syllabus downloads page for more information on the syllabus.