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Indonesian 2 Pre-Intermediate


Admission requirements

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


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+


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Mode of instruction


Three two-hour tutorials every week, with the exception of the midterm exam week. Attending all tutorial sessions is compulsory. With online education, it is more important than ever to maintain communication and stay in touch with your study groups. For this reason, if you are unable to attend a session, it is required that you inform your tutor in advance. Please note that being absent at any tutorial session may have a negative impact on the grade of the assignment due for that particular tutorial session. This is at the discretion of the tutor.

Assessment method


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


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.


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.

Reading list

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

  • Sutanto Atmosumarto. Colloquial Indonesian: a complete language course. London & New York: Routledge, 1994.

  • Indonesian Way (online:


  • 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.


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


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