• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Indonesian
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Elly Kent
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2025
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Indonesian 5 is a pre-advanced level course designed to propel students toward high proficiency in reading and listening to various authentic texts from mass media. This course offers a platform for students to actively engage in discussions on a broad spectrum of contemporary topics and express their viewpoints through online written forums. It also systematically augments their vocabulary and comprehension of the intricacies of Indonesian affixes through a 'word family' approach. Further, students will expand their writing skills and English-Indonesian translation abilities, gaining deeper insights into Indonesian grammatical nuances, broader usage, and vocabulary precision, all facilitated through comprehensive written and spoken exercises featuring natural texts.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Use an active vocabulary of around 2000 items.
  2. Recognise and construct phrases and sentence structures, enabling them to engage in extensive conversations and write detailed passages on a wide range of non-technical subjects and various authentic print media texts with the aid of a dictionary.
  3. Converse and write within diverse contexts, encompassing discussions on tourism, marriage laws, capital punishment, forest conservation, and social media.
  4. Demonstrate in communication a cultural understanding of Indonesian perceptions or practices regarding such topics as: de facto relationships, presence of foreign tourists, punishment for drug offences, and political activity through social media.

  5. Demonstrate proficiency in reading and comprehending intricate and authentic texts to extract meaningful information for translation purposes.

Other Information

Equivalent CEFR B1+; ACTFL intermediate high

On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at an Advanced level of Indonesian.


Students with native speaker proficiency (may include cognate languages and dialects) must review the language proficiency assessment site and contact the CAP Student Centre for appropriate enrolment advice. Students with previous “language experience or exposure” are required to undertake a language proficiency assessment to ensure enrolment at the most appropriate level.


Relevant past experience includes:

-       Previous study of the language (both formal and informal, for example but not limited to, at school, or, home, or through online activities, etc.)

-       Being exposed to the language in childhood via a family member or friend

-       Travel or living in a country where the language is spoken

-       The language being spoken in your home (even if you do not speak it yourself)


Students who are not sure if they need to undertake a language proficiency assessment should seek advice from the course or language convenor. Students who intentionally misrepresent their language proficiency level may be investigated under the academic integrity Rule 2021 as having failed to comply with assessment directions and having sought unfair advantage. This may results in a penalty such as reduced grades or failure of the course.


Students are not permitted to enrol in a language course below one that they have already successfully completed, except with permission of the language and/or course convenor.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Reading tests x 2 (1200 words) (20) [LO 1,2,4,5]
  2. Oral tests x 2 (35) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Vocabulary & Translation tests x 2 (1200 words) (20) [LO 1,2,3,5]
  4. Online written discussions (900 words) (15) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  5. Class performance (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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Indonesian 5 (6 units) involves a total workload of 130 hours, spread across the weeks throughout the semester, averaging about 10 hours per week for various activities. This consists of 3 contact hours (all in tutorial mode for different language skills) and approximately 7 hours designated for weekly self-directed study time. This time includes reading and practice as preparation before each regular weekly session, as well as preparation for mid and final exams.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course students must have previously completed INDN2003 or its equivalent.

Prescribed Texts

The course textbook will be available in electronic format on the course Wattle site.



Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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6.00 0.12500
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Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2070 17 Feb 2025 24 Feb 2025 31 Mar 2025 23 May 2025 In Person N/A

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