• Class Number 2071
  • Term Code 3430
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Topic On-campus
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Dr Elly Kent
    • Dr Elly Kent
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 19/02/2024
  • Class End Date 24/05/2024
  • Census Date 05/04/2024
  • Last Date to Enrol 26/02/2024
    • Yustinus Ghanggo Ate
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; an online version is also available.

The Learner’s Dictionary of Today’s Indonesian

Author: George Quinn

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 978-1864485431

Availability: Harry Hartog

A Student's Guide to Indonesian Grammar

Author: Dwi Noverini Djenar

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Availability: Harry Hartog

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 Lesson 1-5You should study the text The Indonesian Way available on the Wattle and master the content of each lesson the day before our class. This is the beginning of your routine for the entire semester, which will ensure you are moving smoothly through Modules 1 to 4 ofThe Indonesian Way. Course InformationClassroom instruction will start immediately in the first week of session.Weekly quiz 1
2 Lesson 6-11           Weekly quiz 2
3 Lesson 12-19 Weekly quiz 3
4 Lesson 20-26 Weekly quiz 4
5 Lesson 27-31 + Revision Weekly quiz 5
6 Written test 1 (Module 1 & 2)Mid-term oral examInformation on oral exam will be made available before Week 4 Written test 1 & mid-term oral exam
7 Lesson 32-36 Weekly quiz 6
8 Lesson 37-41   Weekly quiz 7
9 Lesson 42-46 Weekly quiz 8
10 Lesson 47-51 Weekly quiz 9
11 Lesson 52-56  Weekly quiz 10
12 Lesson 57-59 + RevisionWritten test 2 (Module 3 & 4) Written test 2
13 Final Oral ExamInformation on oral exam will be made available before Week 11 Final oral exam    

Tutorial Registration

Via Wattle

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Weekly quizzes 15 % 26/02/2024 08/06/2024 1,2,3
Instructors’ Assessment 10 % 21/02/2024 15/06/2024 1,2,3,4,5
Written Tests x 2 30 % 26/03/2024 24/06/2024 2,3,4,5
Mid-term Oral Exam 20 % 29/03/2024 16/04/2024 1,2,3,4,5
Final Oral Exam 25 % 29/05/2024 22/06/2024 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.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 15 %
Due Date: 26/02/2024
Return of Assessment: 08/06/2024
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 Thursday to Monday every week with no extensions allowed. 

Assessment Task 2

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 21/02/2024
Return of Assessment: 15/06/2024
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 %
Due Date: 26/03/2024
Return of Assessment: 24/06/2024
Learning Outcomes: 2,3,4,5

Written Tests x 2

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 %
Due Date: 29/03/2024
Return of Assessment: 16/04/2024
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 1 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 1. 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 %
Due Date: 29/05/2024
Return of Assessment: 22/06/2024
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 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).
Dr Elly Kent

Research Interests

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Dr Elly Kent

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Dr Elly Kent

Research Interests

Art, Asian Art, Australian Art, Participatory Art, translation

Dr Elly Kent

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Yustinus Ghanggo Ate

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