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Indonesian 2: Pre-Intermediate


Admission requirements

This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies.
This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies who have passed Indonesian 1 Beginners.


The course Indonesian 2 Pre-Intermediate is a 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. Like 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

Three two hour tutorials every week

Attending lectures and tutorials is compulsory. If you are not able to attend a lecture or a 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.

Course Load

Total course load for this course is 10 EC (1 EC = 28 hours), this equals 280 hours, broken down by:

  • Atending classes (6 hrs per week over 12 weeks): 72 hours

  • Preparing classes, exams and extra activities and assessment hours: 208 hours

Assessment method

The assessment of Indonesian Language consists of the following elements:

Assessment and Weighing

  1. Marks for the written homework for both the Structures and Communication components (this counts for 40% of the overall mark). No submissions will be marked 0; Late submissions will be cut 1 point per day; No mid-term exam.
    1. An oral examination at the end of the course (30% of the overall mark).
    2. A written examination at the end of the course (30% of the overall mark).


The resit will be a written exam of two hours, and will test if the students have reached the end level of this semester. The resit is only for the student received an overall mark for the entire course of “5” or lower, and has participated in the written and oral exam. As written exam, the resit is 30% of the overall mark.


Blackboard will be used. For tutorial groups: please enroll in blackboard after your enrolment in uSis

Students are requested to register on Blackboard for this course.

Reading list

  • Dwi Noverini Djenar, A Student’s Guide to Indonesian Grammar, Oxford: Oxford University Australia, 2003

  • Dien Rovita et al., Untaian Bahasa 2. Jakarta: BIPA UI, 2010

  • George Quinn and Uli Kozok, The Indonesian Way (
    Reading books and other materials will be prepared by instructor. They will be handed out during the class or through blackboard.


Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available in English and Dutch

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable


Dr. S. Suryadi


For this course attendance and participation is essential. Classes missed for a good reason have to be discussed with the language instructor BEFORE the class takes place. Frequent absence will inevitably lead to lower participation grades, or denied access to the final exam.
This course uses Integrated communicative language learning method. Therefore active participation in the classroom activities is essential for successful learning outcomes.