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Indonesian

Course Overview

Stage 5 Year 9 & 10 Standard

 
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 phone 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.

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 telephone 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 telephone 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.

Indonesian and Literature

Students with experience in the language will find this course to be very rewarding as they are able to maintain their knowledge of their own culture and language. In both the Preliminary and HSC courses students study a variety of interesting contemporary issues such as Family in contemporary society, The influence of popular culture on young people, What it means to be an Indonesian, and Environmental issues. Many of these issues are explored through the study of literary texts such as short stories and film. The Indonesian and Literature Courses complement the study of English and are a valuable addition to any student's education.

Course materials

Textbooks

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

Dictionaries

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 language books

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.