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Indonesian 2 Pre-Intermediate

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2019-2020

Admission requirements

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

Description

The course Indonesian 2 Pre-Intermediate is the second course in a series of Indonesian language acquisition courses within the International Studies Program. The course enables the students to achieve a good level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). It is an integrated communicative course for further development of elementary language skills acquired in Indonesian I Beginners. In this course the students themselves continue to learn the more complex structures and vocabulary of Indonesian, as well as cultural knowledge necessary for effective communication in pre-intermediate level of proficiency in Indonesian. The course comprises two closely interrelated parts: Structures and Communication.

In the course component Structures, the emphasis is on acquiring knowledge of the grammar of Indonesian and the ability to apply this knowledge in oral and written language. The other part of the course, Communication, focuses on developing practical language skills through exercises in conversation, listening, oral presentation, and writing.

Course objectives

The course enables the students to achieve a good level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). They have the ability to deal with simple, straightforward information and begin to express themselves in familiar contexts.
For example:

  • Can take part in a routine conversation on simple predictable topics;

  • Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. shopping, local geography, employment);

  • Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters;

  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of his / her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

Skill CEFR Level
Reading A2+
Writing A1+
Listening A2+
Speaking A1+

Timetable

The timetable is available on the BA International Studies website.

Mode of instruction

Tutorials

Three two-hour tutorials every week, with the exception of the midterm exam week. Attending all tutorial sessions is compulsory. If you are unable to attend a session, please inform your tutor in advance, providing a valid reason for your absence. Being absent will result in a lowering of the participation grade with 0.5 for every absence after the first five (5) times.

Course Load

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

Component Estimated time
Attending classes 72 hours
Assessment hours (exams) 6 hours
Preparing for classes, exams and extra activities 202 hours

Assessment method

Assessment

  • Written (grammar), reading, listening, and speaking (oral) exams.

Weighing

Partial grade Weighing
Reading 20%
Writing 20%
Listening 20%
Speaking 20%
Participation 20%

End Grade

  • To successfully complete the course, please take note that the End Grade of the course is established by determining the weighted average of the in-class oral and listening performance, and written exams.

  • The End Grade needs to be a 6.0 or higher to pass the course.

Resit

If the End Grade is insufficient (lower than a 6.0), there is a possibility of retaking the full 80% of the exam material (exams, quizzes, Midterm Exam and Final Exam). No resit for the tutorial (participation and homework) is possible.

Exam review and feedback

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.

Blackboard

Blackboard will be used for this course. Students are requested to enroll on Blackboard, but only after correct enrolment in uSis.

Reading list

  • Dwi Noferini Djenar. A Student’s Guide to Indonesian Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.

  • Liaw Yock Fang, Indonesian Grammar Made Easy. Singapore & Kuala Lumpur: Times Book International, 1996.

  • Indonesian Way (online: https://indonesianway.com/learn/online/)

Registration

  • Enrolment through uSis for Tutorials is mandatory.

  • Students will be enrolled for Exams by the Administration Office, as long as they have a valid Tutorial enrolment.

  • General information about uSis is available here.

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable.

Contact

Dr. S. Suryadi

When contacting lecturers or tutors, please include your full name, student number, and tutorial group number.
Please use your University email-address (uMail) when communicating with any person or department within Leiden University.

Student Affairs Office for BA International Studies

Remarks

This course uses an integrated communicative language learning method. Therefore active participation in the classroom activities is essential for successful learning outcomes.