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Indonesian 2 Pre-Intermediate


Admission requirements

This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies.
Successful completion of Indonesian 1.


The course Indonesian 2 is continuation of the course Indonesian 1, where the students themselves continue the structures and vocabulary of Indonesian own making, as well as cultural knowledge necessary for effective communication in this language. As Indonesian 1, Indonesian 2 comprises two closely interrelated parts: Structures and Communication. In the course component Structures, the emphasis is on acquiring knowledge of the grammar of the Indonesian and the ability to apply this knowledge in oral and written language. In the other part of the course, Communication, focuses on developing practical language skills through exercises in conversation, oral presentation, comprehension and writing.

Course objectives

Increasing the active and passive proficiency and the using of different affixes (level Indonesian average B1), with particular emphasis on expansion of vocabulary and gaining insight into different language situations. Because new vocabulary in context is offered, the student gets a better understanding of subtle semantic differences. In addition, the student gets a better picture of Indonesian as commonplace in Indonesia itself is used. The reach level in the European Framework is A2 or to request something.


The timetable is available on the BA International Studies website

Mode of instruction


Attending lectures and tutorials is compulsory. If you are not able to attend a lecture or tutorial, please inform the tutor of the course. Being absent without notification can result in a lower grade or exclusion from the final exam or essay.

Assessment method



Blackboard will be used. Students are requested to register on Blackboard for this course.

Reading list

Readings for the Structures component
The learning materials for the Structures component are:
• The textbook Asyik berbahasa Indonesia, jliid 2 / Indonesian grammar through communicative activities, vol. 2, by Ellen Rafferty, Molly Burns, and Shintia Argazali‐Thomas. This book is in press. A pre‐publication version is available from the instructor.

Readings for the Communication component
The learning materials for the Communication component are:
• The textbook Ayo ngobrol / Conversational Indonesian, vol. 2, by Ellen Rafferty, Erlin
Barnard, and Lucy Suharni. This book is in press. A pre‐publication version is available from the instructor.


Students are requested to register through uSis, the registration system of Leiden University for this course. General information about uSis is available in English and Dutch.

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable.


Access requirements: adequate completion Indonesian 1.