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IND2000 Indonesian 1B

Semester 2, 2012 On-campus Toowoomba
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities and Communication

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Examiner: Zi Adnan
Moderator: Rhod McNeill


Pre-requisite: IND1000 or equivalent

Other requisites

Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.

Students may request a placement test if they have experience as Indonesian speakers and have not taken the pre-requisite course.


The study of Indonesian Language is intended to provide an opportunity to develop conversational and written linguistic skills in Indonesian at both colloquial and formal levels. Students will be given a strong foundation in vocabulary and grammar for comprehending the rules and conventions of contemporary language usage. Through a structured sequence of learning, students will be assisted to attain an active and productive command of the language. The course will develop not only correct linguistic performance, but through a close linkage between language and culture features, it will develop communicative competence in the use of Indonesian language.


On completion of this course students will be able to demonstrate:

  1. familiarity with basic phonology, morphology and syntax of the Indonesian language;
  2. familiarity with about 1,500 most frequently used words necessary for communicative competence;
  3. within this communicative competence, the ability to: (a) comprehend basic standard spoken Indonesian (listening); (b) perform simple conversation in an intelligent way (speaking); (c) read elementary passages and stories with a fair degree of comprehension (reading); (d) write simple descriptions of objects, situations and activities and write short non-technical letters (writing); (e) recognise and utilise basic rules in Indonesian grammar; (f) integrate the linguistic skills specified above.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Phonology: Pronunciation of Indonesian word-stress, rhythm, sentence, intonation (declarative, interrogative, imperative and exclamatory intonation patterns). 20.00
2. Morphology: General overview of affixes system, outlines. 20.00
3. Syntax: Word order in a noun-phrase, verb-phrase, adjectival and adverbial phrases. Sentence construction, phrase order in a declarative and interrogative sentence. 20.00
4. Conversation: basic competence. 20.00
5. Reading and writing: elementary, 1500 frequently used vocabulary items, including content and structural (functional) words. 20.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (

Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (

  • Echols, JM & Shadily, H 1975, An English-Indonesian dictionary, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY.
  • Echols, JM & Shadily, H 1975, An Indonesian-English dictionary, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY.
  • The prescribed textbooks for this unit are: 1. The Indonesian Way, Modules 3 and 4. Revised edition (2009). by George Quinn. This book can only be purchased from UNE UCB Bookshop ph:02-67723468. For online order visit:; email order: 2. Understanding Indonesian Grammar by James N. Sneddon (St Leonard: Allen & Unwin). This book can be purchased from the above bookshop, or any bookshop which comsentrates on Asian collection may carry it.
  • Wawancara 2 Interview (in DVD)s. If you have purchased this DVD in Semester 1, it can be used again but check your Study Guide or ask your tutor for the themes you need to work on.

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.
  • Sneddon, JN 1996, Indonesian reference grammar, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards.
  • Sneddon, JN 2000, Understanding Indonesian grammar, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards.
  • Sneddon, JN 2003, The Indonesian language: its history and role in modern society, UNSW Press, Sydney.
  • Wolff, JU 1986, Formal Indonesian, Cornell Southeast Asia Program, Ithaca.
  • The UNE Indonesian programme also produces a short reference grammar for students at cost price - Indonesian Resource Materials: Language Notes. This text is available from the United Campus Bookshop, UNE {Phone: 02 6772 3468, email: or website:}.

Student workload requirements

Activity Hours
Examinations 2.00
Laboratory or Practical Classes 20.00
Lectures 50.00
Private Study 90.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
ASSIGNMENT 1 100 10 13 Aug 2012
ASSIGNMENT 2 100 15 03 Sep 2012
ASSIGNMENT 3 100 30 15 Oct 2012
EXAMINATION 100 45 End S2 (see note 1)

  1. Students will be advised of the official exam date after timetable has been finalised

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    It is the students? responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration. Students must attend and complete the requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety training program for this course where required.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    If students submit assignments after the due date without (prior) approval of the examiner then a penalty of 5% of the total marks gained by the student for the assignment may apply for each working day late up to ten working days at which time a mark of zero may be recorded.

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.

  6. Examination information:
    Candidates are allowed to bring only writing and drawing instruments into the Closed examination.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Any Deferred or Supplementary examinations for this course will be held during the next examination period.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at

Assessment notes

  1. The due date for an assignment is the date by which a student must despatch the assignment to the USQ. The onus is on the student to provide proof of the despatch date, if requested by the Examiner.

  2. Students must retain a copy of each item submitted for assessment. This must be despatched to USQ within 24 hours if required by the Examiner.

  3. In accordance with University Policy, the Examiner may grant an extension of the due date of an assignment in extenuating circumstances.

  4. If electronic submission of assessments is specified for the course, students will be notified of this in the course Introductory Book and on the USQ Study Desk. All required electronic submission must be made through the Assignment Drop Box located on the USQ Study Desk for the course, unless directed otherwise by the examiner of the course. The due date for an electronically submitted assessment is the date by which a student must electronically submit the assignment. The assignment files must be submitted by 11.55pm on the due date using USQ time (as displayed on the clock on the course home page; that is, Australian Eastern Standard Time).

  5. If the method of assessment submission is by written, typed or printed paper-based media students should (i) submit to the Faculty Office for students enrolled in the course in the on-campus mode, or (ii) mail to the USQ for students enrolled in the course in the external mode. The due date for the assessment is the date by which a student must (i) submit the assessment for students enrolled in the on-campus mode, or (ii) mail the assessment for students enrolled in the external mode.

  6. The Faculty will NOT normally accept submission of assessments by facsimile or email.

  7. Students who do not have regular access to postal services for the submission of paper-based assessments, or regular access to Internet services for electronic submission, or are otherwise disadvantaged by these regulations may be given special consideration. They should contact the examiner of the course to negotiate such special arrangements prior to the submission date.

  8. Students who have undertaken all of the required assessments in a course but who have failed to meet some of the specified objectives of a course within the normally prescribed time may be awarded one of the temporary grades: IM (Incomplete - Make up), IS (Incomplete - Supplementary Examination) or ISM (Incomplete -Supplementary Examination and Make up). A temporary grade will only be awarded when, in the opinion of the examiner, a student will be able to achieve the remaining objectives of the course after a period of non directed personal study.

  9. Students who, for medical, family/personal, or employment-related reasons, are unable to complete an assignment or to sit for an examination at the scheduled time may apply to defer an assessment in a course. Such a request must be accompanied by appropriate supporting documentation. One of the following temporary grades may be awarded IDS (Incomplete - Deferred Examination; IDM (Incomplete Deferred Make-up); IDB (Incomplete - Both Deferred Examination and Deferred Make-up).

  10. Students may be assigned an "Incomplete" grade to signify that all the requirements of the course have not yet been met. Students who are graded "I" can pass the course by successfully completing such additional work as prescribed by the examiner by a given date. Students who have been awarded an IM, ISM, IDM or IDB grade must access information regarding further work to be completed, in the Student Centre of U Connect. The Grades Page in the Student Centre contains information about further work to be completed. Students who have not completed the additional work to the satisfaction of the examiner by the given date will receive the appropriate Failing grade.

Other requirements

  1. Students can expect that questions in assessment items in this course may draw upon knowledge and skills that they can reasonably be expected to have acquired before enrolling in the course. This includes knowledge contained in pre-requisite courses and appropriate communication, information literacy, analytical, critical thinking, problem solving or numeracy skills. Students who do not possess such knowledge and skills should not expect to achieve the same grades as those students who do possess them.

  2. Attendance at the scheduled Residential School is compulsory. This is required in order to meet course objectives.

  3. This course has been designed by the University of New England for delivery in 'blended model' by the University of Southern Queensland. The tutorial support staff and the examiner/moderator are UNE staff working in cooperation with the Faculty of Arts at USQ.