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IND2021 Intermediate Indonesian A

Semester 1, 2012 External 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: IND2000 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 undertaken formal study.

There is a residential school at the UNE campus which is not mandatory but will be of substantial benefit for USQ students in this 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 cultural features, it will develop communicative competence in the use of Indonesian language. A further 750 words will be added to the students' vocabulary in this course.


On successful completion of this course students will be able to use Indonesian language on a "social interaction level" of communicative competence, which includes:

  1. ability to listen to and conduct specific social conversations;
  2. ability to read simple passages and stories with comprehension;
  3. ability to write and compose letters, descriptions and simple essays in Indonesian;
  4. further knowledge of Indonesian grammar, usage and idioms;
  5. familiarity with an additional 750 words of Indonesian vocabulary.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Morphology: Deeper study of affixation system: focuses on prefixes and suffixes. The notion of root-words and their potential for further expansion. Syntax: Deeper study of declarative, interrogative, imperative and exclamatory modes. Object focus construction (di-forms, agent, first, second, third person, with yang). Conversation: "Social interaction" level. 50.00
2. Reading and Writing: Expansion of vocabulary by 750 words. Lexical and functional items, integrated with range of vocabulary already achieved. Letter writing. 50.00

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. (

  • The textbooks for this course are The Indonesian Way, Module 7 & 8, Revised Edition, by George Quinn, and INDN 201 Module 9 Berhubungan dengan Orang Indonesia by Dr. Zi. Adnan. The textbooks should be purchased from the United Campus Bookshop (UCB) (tel. 02 6772 3468 or email, online: The audio materials of the latter text are available for free from the INDN201 Unit Website in the UNE Moodle Learning Management System. Every students will be sent a username and password early in the semester.
  • You also need to purchase a DVD Wawancara 2 which is reproduced at cost for the use of UNE students by kind permission of DETYA and UNSW. This is NOT commercially available elsewhere, and can only be purchased from the UCB, UNE.

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.
  • Mintz, MW 1994, A student's grammar of Malay and Indonesian, EBP Publishers, Singapore.
  • Sneddon, JN 1996, Indonesian reference grammar, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, NSW.
  • Sneddon, JN 2000, Understanding Indonesian grammar, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, NSW.
  • Wolff, John U 1986, Formal Indonesia, Cornell Southeast Asia Program, Ithaca.

Student workload requirements

Activity Hours
Directed Study 62.00
Examinations 2.00
Private Study 101.00
Residential Schools 18.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
2 ONLINE QUIZZES 5 5 26 Mar 2012 (see note 1)
ASSIGNMENT 1 25 5 26 Mar 2012 (see note 2)
ASSIGNMENT 2 100 15 23 Apr 2012
ASSIGNMENT 3 150 25 28 May 2012
EXAMINATION - 2 HOURS 100 50 End S1 (see note 3)

  1. 1. 29 March (9am) - 23 April (11:55pm) 2. 26 April (9am) - 26 May (11:55pm)
  2. This assessment is aligned with Objectives 1-5.
  3. Students will be advised of the exact date when the timetable has been finalised.

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students? responsibility 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. 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 are UNE staff working in cooperation with the Faculty of Arts at USQ.