• Class Number 5083
  • Term Code 3360
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Topic On-campus
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Myra Abubakar
    • Dyah Kartika
    • Myra Abubakar
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 24/07/2023
  • Class End Date 27/10/2023
  • Census Date 31/08/2023
  • Last Date to Enrol 31/07/2023
SELT Survey Results

Further practice in spoken Indonesian with special emphasis on the mastery of the most frequent verb-forms and a practical command of four commonly occurring conversational topics/situations. A start is made on developing reading skills.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Use an active vocabulary of around 700 items.
  2. Recognise and produce phrase and sentence structures that enable them to conduct simple conversations on a wide range of topics, write extended paragraphs, and read simplified texts.
  3. Converse and write in contexts such as discussing one’s own education and education systems, discussing jobs and one’s own work experience, buying and bargaining for goods, and giving advice about personal problems.
  4. Demonstrate a cultural understanding of such topics as the Indonesian school system, common occupations, traditional items of clothing, customs of bargaining, and the design of houses; and display an understanding of how social context influences one’s choice of address terms.

Examination Material or equipment

All assessments will be based on the Indonesian Way Modules 5 to 8.

The Learner’s Dictionary of Today’s Indonesian

Author: George Quinn

A Student's Guide to Indonesian Grammar

Author: Dwi Noverini Djenar

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 Introductory Meeting and Lessons 60 - 65 Classroom instruction will start immediately in theWeekly quiz 1
2 Lessons 66 - 71 Weekly quiz 2
3 Lessons 72 - 77 Weekly quiz 3
4 Lessons 78 - 82 Weekly quiz 4
5 Lessons 83 - 87 Weekly quiz 5 & Mid-Term Revision L76+87
6 This week is allocated for mid-semester exam only, there is no regular class this week. Written Test 1 & Mid-Semester Oral Exam
7 Lessons 88 - 92 Weekly quiz 6
8 Lessons 93 - 97 Weekly quiz 7
9 Lessons 98 - 102 Weekly quiz 8
10 Lessons 103 - 10 Weekly quiz 9
11 Lessons 108 - 112 Weekly quiz 10
12 Revision and Written Test 2 Written Test 2
13 Final oral exam Final Oral Exam

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Learning Outcomes
Weekly quizzes 15 % 1,2,3
Instructors’ Assessment 10 % 1,2,3,4,5
Written Tests 30 % 2,3,4,5
Mid-term Oral Exam 20 % 1,2,3,4,5
Final Oral Exam 25 % 1,2,3,4,5

* 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.


Emphasis in Indonesian 2 is on spoken Indonesian, although you do have to do a certain amount of reading as well. To do well it is not enough just to work through the set text, read the reading passages and do the written exercises. Reading and writing are important, of course, but they are mainly support activities to help you to use Indonesian orally. To pass, you must show above all that you can talk in Indonesian.

Indonesian language classes are likely to be a lot different from study in most other subject domains, and you will have to get used to this difference. Learning to speak another language is not only an intellectual exercise. It is also in some ways like learning to play a sport or mastering a musical instrument – requiring physical skills, memory and habit. You have to train your mouth and throat to produce different noises, and train your mind to think and respond automatically in a fashion that is sometimes a lot different from what you are used to. This cannot be done simply by deciding to do it, or by thinking and reading about it. It demands disciplined practice - often repetitious practice.

Make sure you regularly check the Wattle site for Indonesian 2 at the Australian National University website. It carries information about the course, special notices, textbooks, audio files, etc.

Indonesian is very different from English but it does seem to have at least two features going for it that make it initially accessible and attractive to English-speaking learners. First, unlike most Asian languages, Indonesian uses a familiar script. The peoples of the Indonesian islands used to have indigenous scripts derived from Arabic and Indian scripts but these days they have largely adopted Roman script, the same as is used for writing English. Second, as James Sneddon ( remarks, Indonesian grammar has certain features which allow the learner to quickly acquire a very basic proficiency. In the initial stages of study, these two factors make it possible for the English-speaking student to make satisfyingly quick progress towards a working command of the language. Some students find, however, that Indonesian gets harder as they go along, so in the long run Indonesian is probably no easier than any other language.

Indonesian 2 is more intensive than Indonesian 1, but also more rewarding. As you will have discovered from Indonesian 1, it is very important to be regular and disciplined in your study habits. To cope with the pressures of the course you should aim to spend an average of five to ten hours a week preparing for Indonesian classes and reviewing the work you have already done. Study the vocabulary from the lessons at every odd moment you can spare and seek out every opportunity to practise talking with other members of the class and with native-speakers of Indonesian.

It is very important to attend all the classes and to participate actively in them. Because each stage of the course builds on the previous one, you can't “dip in” here and there and do only certain parts. Also, if you miss classes and fall behind, you will quickly become rusty and will find it difficult to catch up. You’ve got to “maintain your fitness”, linguistically speaking. A lot of activity in class takes the form of practice in pairs, so if you often do not attend or if you fall behind, this can also have a bad effect on others in the class.

Learning a language takes time. It also demands tolerance and flexibility of mind. It is important not only to practice intensively in class but to use your initiative to seek opportunities to practise outside the classroom, even off-campus, as well.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 15 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3

Weekly quizzes

There will be a total of ten online quizzes on Wattle which students will complete at their own time on a weekly basis. The quizzes are openbook and is timed at 10 minutes each only. Quizzes will be open from Friday to Thursday every week with no extensions allowed.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 10 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

Instructors’ Assessment

Beginner level Indonesian is primarily focused on speaking skills, so merely studying the textbook on your own won't be sufficient in language study. You're expected to attend classes to practice speaking as much as you can, and 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

Assessment Task 3

Value: 30 %
Learning Outcomes: 2,3,4,5

Written Tests

There are two in-class written tests in this course. 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). To do well in the tests, you're encouraged to complete all the exercises in the textbook at your own time and memorised the vocabulary in the relevant module. The two tests are worth 15% each or a total of 30% of your final assessment. Tests will be returned within two weeks where feasible.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 20 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

Mid-term Oral Exam

Mid-term Oral Exam will be by appointment in Week 6. It is worth 20% of your final course grade.

The main objective of the Indonesian 2 course is to give you a strong foundation in speaking skills, and the emphasis in class work is on speaking skills. This is why there are two oral examinations worth a total of 45% of your final result.

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 2. The examination is audio-recorded. After the announcement of results, you will receive a copy of the examiners' written notes about your performance.

The mid-term oral examination lasts for 10-15 minutes and comprises a role-play/dialogue or a narrative. Given the brevity of the examination, 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-term 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. 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. 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 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. Exam feedback will be returned within two weeks where feasible.

Assessment Task 5

Value: 25 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

Final Oral Exam

The Final Oral exam will be in Week 13 and it is worth 25% of your final course grade. The exam will include individual presentations and Q&As on 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 will take the Final oral exam in groups. As a presenter, you will present a given topic (strictly timed) and then answer questions from your peers and examiner. As an audience, you need to actively ask questions to the presenters. Same rules as Mid-term Oral Exam apply. Exam feedback will be returned within two weeks where feasible.

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 will be penalised in accordance with the ANU policy. For the purposes of Indonesian 2, this includes deferment of written or oral exams and quizzes. https://policies.anu.edu.au/ppl/document/ANUP_004604

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.

Returning Assignments

Assignments will be returned to students as soon as is practicable. Ideally this will be within two weeks of the completion of the assignment/assessment task. However, as the course lecturers are impacted by the same conditions that demand flexibility for students, similar impacts may delay return of assignments and assessment tasks/feedback.

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.

Resubmission of Assignments

Assessment tasks may not be resubmitted or resat.

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).
Myra Abubakar

Research Interests

Southeast Asian gender, history and literature, cultural studies.

Myra Abubakar

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Dyah Kartika

Research Interests

Southeast Asian gender, history and literature, cultural studies.

Dyah Kartika

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Myra Abubakar

Research Interests

Southeast Asian gender, history and literature, cultural studies.

Myra Abubakar

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