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240604 KU Indonesian language course advanced B2 (2020W)

Continuous assessment of course work

Registration via email: gabriele.weichart@univie.ac.at


Language: Indonesisch


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 09.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Friday 16.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Friday 23.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Friday 30.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Friday 06.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Friday 13.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Friday 20.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Friday 27.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Friday 04.12. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Friday 11.12. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Friday 18.12. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Friday 08.01. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Friday 15.01. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Friday 22.01. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Friday 29.01. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

The Indonesian course aims to facilitate students who want to learn the Indonesian language. All classes will be taught online. It will focus on 4 types of language skills which are listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Listening and reading are the receptive skills, whereas writing and speaking are the productive skills.

There are ten chapters that will be taught at the beginner’s level or BIPA (= Indonesian as a foreign language) 1 by using the book "Sahabatku Indonesia" A1. After having completed level BIPA 1, the students will be able to engage in very simple conversations. They will be able to introduce themselves and use basic greetings, talk about families and colleagues, describe their appearance and personalities, make food orders etc, talk about daily activities, and describe the locations of their homes and give simple directions.

There are ten chapters that will be taught at level BIPA 2 by using the book "Sahabatku Indonesia" A2. After having completed BIPA 2, the students will be able to understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (such as very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography), communicate simple and routine tasks and exchange information on familiar and routine matters, describe in simple terms aspects of their backgrounds, their immediate environment and matters of immediate concern.

There are ten chapters that will be taught at level BIPA 3 by using the book "Sahabatku Indonesia" B1. In this book, the topics are very similar to book A2, however the level of teaching will be adapted to B1 by integrating the grammar to be studied at level BIPA 3. After having completed BIPA 3, the students will be able to read simple reports on familiar topics and write simple emails on subjects in their field, understand the main features of clear and standardised inputs on familiar matters regularly encountered in work environments, at school etc. They will be able to deal with most situations likely to arise when travelling, produce simple connected texts on topics of familiar or personal interest, talk about their education and plans for the future, as well as about favourite music and music trends. The topics are selected and graded in accordance with the needs, levels, and students’ interests.

There are ten chapters that will be taught at level BIPA 4 by using the book "Sahabatku Indonesia" B2. In this book, the topics are very similar to book B1, however the level of teaching will be adapted to B2 by integrating the grammar to be studied at level BIPA 4. After having completed BIPA 4, the students will be able to understand the main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics, including expert discussions in their field of specialization, interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers possible without much strain for either party, produce clear, detailed texts on a wide range of subjects and explain their viewpoints on topical issues by giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options, discuss gender issues as they relate to perceptions of rudeness and cultural norms, talk about personal lifestyle, discuss common political situations and the behaviour of politicians. The topics are selected and graded in accordance with the needs, levels, and students’ interests.

The teacher uses the Communicative Approach during the learning activity. . In class, typical activities of this approach are: games, problem-solving tasks, and role-play.

Motivation is a central element. From the beginning of the course, the teacher will raise students’ interest about Indonesian language and culture. The role of the teacher is that of a guide, a facilitator or an instructor. Reading and writing can start from the first day. Communicative competence is the goal, for example the ability to use the linguistic system effectively and appropriately.

Assessment and permitted materials

It consists of several kinds of worksheet, such as multiple-choice worksheets are used in the reading test; in the writing test students need to write a text about a specific topic; in the speaking test the students have to do an oral presentation about a specific topic.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Requirements for a positive grade:
1._Attendance: Full attendance or at least 80% attendance during the semester (max. 3 times absent or not attending the course).
2._The assessment will be graded from 1 to 5 which is: 1 is excellent, 2 is good, 3 is satisfactory, 4 is sufficient, and 5 is insufficient or failed. The aspects of assessment can be seen in the following:
3_Speaking test
There are some aspects that will be assessed in the speaking test; those are fluency; pronunciation and accent, vocabulary; grammar; and topic development.
4_Writing test
Text structure; language features and grammar; mechanic (punctuation and spelling); and content will be measured during the writing test.
5_Listening and reading test
The students are expected to be able to identify the general information and also specific information about a topic in a text they read and listen to.

Examination topics

Reading list

Buku Sahabatku Indonesia BIPA A1

Buku Sahabatku Indonesia A2

Buku Sahabatku Indonesia B1

Buku Sahabatku Indonesia B2

Lentera Indonesia (Pusat Bahasa)
Tata Bahasa Acuan Bahasa Indonesia untuk Penutur Asing
VCE Indonesian Grammar Suplement

Association in the course directory

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