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Indonesian 3 Intermediate


Admission requirements

This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies programme who have passed Indonesian 1 Beginners and Indonesian 2 Pre-Intermediate.


The course Indonesian 3 Intermediate is the third / the last course in a series of Indonesian language acquisition courses within the International Studies Program. It will aid further development of Indonesian language skills acquired in Indonesian 2 Pre-Intermediate to intermediate level. The course systematically expands vocabulary, grammar and language structures, leading to a deeper comprehension of style and usage in Indonesian. The course emphasizes on advanced structures, reading and understanding of variety of oral and written texts, and the development of oral and aural competency in Indonesian.

Course objectives

The course enables the students to achieve a good level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). The students have the ability to express themselves in a limited way in familiar situations and to deal in a general way with nonroutine information.
For example:

  • Can ask to open an account at a bank, provided that the procedure is straightforward;

  • Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.;

  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while traveling in an area where the language is spoken;

  • Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest;

  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions, and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

Skill CEFR Level
Reading B1
Writing A2
Listening B1
Speaking A2


The timetables are available through My Timetable.

Mode of instruction


Two two-hour tutorials every week, with the exception of the midterm exam week. Attending all tutorial sessions is compulsory. 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

  • James N. Sneddon, Understanding Indonesian Grammar. Crows Nest NSW: Allen & Unwin, 2000.

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

  • Reading and listening materials taken from media provided by instructor and will be handed out through Brightspace.


  • 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.



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