• Class Number 2168
  • Term Code 2930
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • AsPr I Wayan Arka
    • AsPr I Wayan Arka
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 25/02/2019
  • Class End Date 31/05/2019
  • Census Date 31/03/2019
  • Last Date to Enrol 04/03/2019
    • Nenen Ilahi
SELT Survey Results

An introduction to spoken Indonesian covering the core vocabulary and grammar of the language, question-answer interaction and a practical command of four commonly occurring conversational topics/situations.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Recognise and pronounce the full set of standard Indonesian phonemes and use patterns of stress and intonation.
  2. Use an active vocabulary of around 350 items.
  3. Recognise and produce phrase and sentence structures that enable them to conduct basic conversations, write sentences and simple paragraphs, and read simplified texts.
  4. Converse and write in contexts such as expressing likes and dislikes, asking and telling about family, asking and giving directions, asking about and describing one’s daily routine, and talking about travel plans.
  5. Demonstrate a cultural understanding of such topics as Indonesian foods, modes of transport, daily activities, and major islands and regions; display an understanding of cultural principles underlying ways of greeting, making introductory small talk, and choosing topics of conversation.

Required Resources

The Indonesian Way (Modules 1 - 4)

Author: George Quinn




Availability: on Wattle; the online version is also available at https://indonesian-online.com/woocommerce/account/)



The Learner’s Dictionary of Today’s Indonesian

Author: George Quinn

Publisher: Allen & Unwin


ISBN: 978-1864485431

Availability: The Co-op ANU



A Student's Guide to Indonesian Grammar

Author: Dwi Noverini Djenar

Publisher: Oxford University Press



Availability: The Co-op ANU



Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
  • Written comments
  • Verbal comments
  • Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Week 1 - 25/02/2019: Lessons 1 - 4 Slot 1: Monday (1st hour), Intro Meeting Slot 2: Monday (2nd hour), Lesson 1 Slot 3: Wednesday (1st hour), Lesson 2 Slot 4: Wednesday (2nd hour), Lesson 3 Slot 5: Thursday Lesson 4 Study the lessons in The Indonesian Way BEFORE the corresponding practice classes are held. Start-up/Introductory Meeting An initial meeting of on campus students will be held on Monday, 25 February 2019 at 10-11 am (Group1) and at 3-4 pm (Group 2). Classroom instruction will start immediately in the second hour on Monday, 25 February 2019. The purpose of the meeting is to give you an overview of the course (including assessment), distribute the course guide, sign you in to tutorial groups and discuss matters related to the delivery of the course using the Wattle at the Australian National University website. You should study the text The Indonesian Way available on the Wattle and master the content of lesson 1 the day before in preparation for classroom work on Monday 25 February. This is the beginning of your routine for the entire semester, which will ensure you moving smoothly through the whole lessons in Modules 1-4 of The Indonesian Way.
2 Week 2 - 04/03/2019: Lessons 5 - 10 Slot 1 Lessons 5 & 6, Mock Quiz is given on the Wattle. Slot 2 Lesson 7 Slot 3 Quiz 1 on Lessons 1-7, Lesson 8 Slot 4 Lesson 9 Slot 5 Lesson 10 Study the lessons in The Indonesian Way BEFORE the corresponding practice classes are held.
3 Week 3 - 11/03/2019: Lessons 11 - 15 Slot 1: MONDAY, NO CLASS, PUBLIC HOLIDAY Slot 2: MONDAY, NO CLASS, PUBLIC HOLIDAY Slot 3 Lesson 11, Mock Test 1 is given on the Wattle. Slot 4 Lessons 12 & 13 Slot 5 Lessons 14 & 15 Study the lessons in The Indonesian Way BEFORE the corresponding practice classes are held.
4 Week 4 - 18/03/2019: Lessons 16 - 20 Slot 1 Test 1 on Module 1 (Lessons 1-15) Slot 2 Lessons 16 Slot 3 Lessons 17 Slot 4 Lesson 18 Slot 5 Lessons 19 & 20 Study the lessons in The Indonesian Way BEFORE the corresponding practice classes are held.
5 Week 5 - 25/03/2019: Lessons 21 - 26 Slot 1 Lessons 21 & 22 Slot 2 Lesson 23 Slot 3 Quiz 2 on Lessons 16-23, Lesson 24 Slot 4 Lesson 25 Slot 5 Lesson 26 Study the lessons in The Indonesian Way BEFORE the corresponding practice classes are held.
6 Week 6 - 01/04/2019: Lessons 27-31 Slot 1 Lesson 27 Mock Test 2 is given on Wattle Slot 2 Lesson 28 Slot 3 Lesson 29 Slot 4 Lessons 30 & 31 Slot 5 Test 2 on Module 2 (Lessons 16-31) Study the lessons in The Indonesian Way BEFORE the corresponding practice classes are held.
8 Week 8 - 29/04/2019: Lessons 32 - 36 Slot 1 Lesson 32 Slot 2 Lesson 33 Slot 3 Lesson 34 Slot 4 Lesson 35 Slot 5 Lesson 36 Study the lessons in The Indonesian Way BEFORE the corresponding practice classes are held.
9 Week 9 - 06/05/2019: Lessons 37-42 Slot 1 Lesson 37 + Lesson 38 Slot 2 Lesson 39 Slot 3 Quiz 3 on Lessons 32-39, Lesson 40 Slot 4 Lesson 41 Slot 5 Lessons 42 Mock Test 3 is given on the Wattle. Study the lessons in The Indonesian Way BEFORE the corresponding practice classes are held.
10 Week 10 - 13/05/2019: Lessons 43 - 49 Slot 1 Lesson 43 Slot 2 Lessons 44 & 45 (NB: Lesson 44 will not be tested. It is an optional extra reading only.) Slot 3 Lessons 46 & 47 (NB: Lesson 47 will not be tested. It is an optional extra reading only.) Slot 4 Test 3 on Module 3(Lessons 32-47, but lessons 39, 44 and 47 will not be tested.) Slot 5 Lessons 48 & 49 Study the lessons in The Indonesian Way BEFORE the corresponding practice classes are held.
11 Week 11 - 20/05/2019: Lessons 50 - 55 Slot 1 Lessons 50 & 51 Slot 2 Lesson 52 Slot 3 Lesson 53 Slot 4 Lesson 54 Slot 5 Quiz 4 on Lessons 48-54, Lesson 55 Study the lessons in The Indonesian Way BEFORE the corresponding practice classes are held.
12 Week 12 - 27/05/2019: Lessons 56 - 59 Slot 1 Lesson 56 Slot 2 Lesson 57, Mock Test 4 is given on the Wattle. Slot 3 Lesson 58 Slot 4 Lesson 59 Slot 5 Test 4 on Module 4(Lessons 48-59) Study the lessons in The Indonesian Way BEFORE the corresponding practice classes are held.
13 Exam - 03-06 June 2019: Final Semester Oral Exam Slot 1 Final-Semester Oral Exam Slot 2 Final-Semester Oral Exam Slot 3 Final-Semester Oral Exam Slot 4 Final-Semester Oral Exam Slot 5 Final-Semester Oral Exam

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Written Tests 20 % 18/03/2019 07/06/2019 2,3,4,5
Quick Quizzes 10 % 06/03/2019 24/05/2019 2,3
Instructors’ Assessment 10 % 31/05/2019 04/07/2019 1,2,3,4,5
Written Composition 20 % 24/04/2019 09/05/2019 1,2,3,4,5
Mid Oral Exam 30 % 03/06/2019 17/06/2019 1,2,3,4,5
Final Oral Exam 10 % 24/05/2019 31/05/2019 2,3,4,5

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 18/03/2019
Return of Assessment: 07/06/2019
Learning Outcomes: 2,3,4,5

Written Tests

There are four major in-class written tests in the course of the course. The questions in these tests are drawn entirely from the exercises in the set text The Indonesian Way. Mastery of pronunciation and fluency in conversation is NOT tested in these tests (these are assessed in the instructors’ assessment and in the oral examinations). Therefore do well in a written test you need to have completed all the exercises and memorised all the vocabulary in the relevant module.The four tests are worth 5% each or a total of 20% of your final assessment.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 06/03/2019
Return of Assessment: 24/05/2019
Learning Outcomes: 2,3

Quick Quizzes

There are four “Quick Quizzes”. Each quiz takes just five minutes to do and is marked on the spot in the classroom. The Quick Quiz consists of 25 short-answer questions which test materials studied in the previous 1-2 weeks. The four quizzes are worth 2.5% each or 10% of your final assessment.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 31/05/2019
Return of Assessment: 04/07/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

Instructors’ Assessment

Your instructors will make notes on your classroom performance. At the end of the semester, these will be collated to produce the “instructors’ assessment” which is worth 10% of your final mark. The main items to be assessed are:

evidence of preparation for classes (bearing in mind lessons in The Indonesian Way should be studied prior to practice in class),

the quality of participation in pairs, role plays and other classroom activities,

correctness, fluency and creativity in use of Indonesian in class, and


Assessment Task 4

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 24/04/2019
Return of Assessment: 09/05/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

Written Composition

Written Composition (INDN6102 only): Students compose a passage – probably a dialogue or a narrative – on a topic that enables them to draw on the language learned in Modules 1-3. Length: 1,500 words. The exact task will be posted on the Wattle at least two weeks before composition is due.

Assessment Task 5

Value: 30 %
Due Date: 03/06/2019
Return of Assessment: 17/06/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

Mid Oral Exam

The main objective of the Indonesian 1A course is to give you a strong foundation in speaking skills, and the emphasis in class work is on speaking skills. So it is essential and appropriate that the lion’s share of marks be allocated for the assessment of speaking skills. This is why there are two oral examinations worth a total of 50% of your final result with mid-oral exam worth 20%.

The oral examinations test your communicative competence in Indonesian. Most marks are awarded for capacity to communicate in Indonesian in a conversational situation. Marks are also allocated for correctness of pronunciation and command of grammar and vocabulary.

You take the mid-semester oral exam in pairs. You choose your partner well before the examination and you should practise intensively with him/her before taking the exam. You are assessed by an examiner, a regular instructor of Indonesian 1A. The examination is audio-recorded. After the announcement of results, you will receive a copy of the examiners' written notes about your performance.

The oral examinations last for 10-15 minutes and comprise a role play/dialogue or a narrative. Given the brevity of the examinations it is imperative that you show initiative, creativity, fluency and capacity to keep calm during the twists and turns of a conversation. You will be given two topics/situations that have been covered in The Indonesian Way and practiced intensively in class. You will be given a confirmed list of these topics/situations two weeks before each examination. You act out each of the two topics.

For the mid-oral exam, you are free to choose the role for which you are best prepared and which you can best show off what you can do. For the final oral exam, see the details below.

You should note the following points about the oral examinations:

** You and your partner are expected to keep the role play/dialogue going between you. (Or, in the case of the end-of-semester exam, you are expected to keep the narrative going yourself.) While an examiner may prompt you if you apparently run out of suitable material, this should not be necessary.)

** You will not be given any preparation time, and you are not permitted to refer to notes or a dictionary. However, you are encouraged to bring aids and accessories to the exam. These can be, for example, pictures, a wall map, name tags, costumes, objects, brochures -- in short, whatever will help you speak better and make your dialogues more vivid.

An Important Final Word on the Oral Exams

In a course of language study that emphasizes capacity to talk, some kind of oral assessment is unavoidable. But some students find oral examinations stressful. The oral examination should be conducted in a manner that enables you to perform to the best you are capable of. If you think that the format of the exam may be intimidating or too stressful for you, inform the teaching staff of your concerns as early as possible before the examination. If necessary a more acceptable, less stressful, way to conduct the examination can be worked out for you. Any discussion of, and alteration to, the format of the examination will be totally confidential. Naturally, no discussion on the conduct of the examination will be entered into after it has been held.

Assessment Task 6

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 24/05/2019
Return of Assessment: 31/05/2019
Learning Outcomes: 2,3,4,5

Final Oral Exam

The Final Oral exam is worth 30%. The details are the same as the Mid Oral exam, except the following: (a) you take the end-of-semester oral exam alone, and (b) you will narrate the two topics.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.

Online Submission

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information. In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service — including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy. If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes. Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).
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Research Interests

Indonesian linguistics, Descriptive Linguistics, Language Typology and Theoretical Linguistics, Language documentation, Austronesian linguistics

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