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Indonesian 2


Admission requirements

Having successfully finished 5481KIND1 Indonesian 1. Please, contact the Coordinator of Studies or Dhr. Dr. A.T.P.G. van Engelenhoven, if you are interested in taking this course, but do NOT fulfill the above mentioned requirement.


Indonesian 2 is the second part of the intensive language course for beginners, in which students acquire further structures and vocabulary of Indonesian, as well as cultural knowledge necessary for effective Language Use in this language. The course consists of three closely linked components: Grammar, Vocabulary and Language Use. The Grammar component is focused on acquiring knowledge of Indonesian grammar and the practical ability to apply this knowledge in oral and written discourse. The Vocabulary component is meant to acquire, memorize and enlarge the student’s lexical knowledge. The Language Use component is devoted to acquiring practical competence in Indonesian by means of exercises in conversation, oral presentation, comprehension of texts, and writing skills. Indonesian 2 is an integrated whole in which all components mutually support each other. It is not possible to follow the component classes separately.

Course objectives

  • Broadening and deepening the ability to communicate effectively in Indonesian cultural contexts

  • Enhanced knowledge of the vocabulary and word and sentence structures of Indonesia in order to be able to speak, read, and write on a simple level, and to be able to understand simple spoken messages. The overall level to be attained in this course for active and receptive language use according to the Common European Framework of Reference is A2.

  • Broadening the student’s knowledge of the grammar of Indonesian and the ability to apply this knowledge in oral and written discourse


The timetables are available through My Timetable.

Mode of instruction

  • Seminar (three two hour seminars every week)

Attendance and participation are obligatory. Classes missed for a good reason (to the discretion of the conveners and to be discussed BEFORE the class takes place) will have to be made up with an extra assignment. Absence of more than 9 classes automatically implies exclusion from the term end exams. Being absent without notification can result in a lower grade or exclusion from the term end exams and a failing grade for the course.

Assessment method


The assessment of Indonesian 2 consists of the following elements:

  • Two vocabulary tests (for a total of 40% of the overall mark). The first test is taken during the mid-term period; the second test at the end of the course.

  • An oral examination at the end of the course (30% of the overall mark).

  • A written examination at the end of the course (30% of the overall mark).

To pass the course, students must have contributed actively to at least 75% of class meetings and receive an overall mark for the course of 5.50 (=6) or higher.


See above.


A resit exam is possible only for the written examination at the end of the course (30%). The course is an integrated whole. All categories must be completed in the same academic year. No partial marks can be carried over into following years.

Exam review

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

For the Grammar Component:

  • Sneddon, James Neil, K. Alexander Adelaar, Michael C. Ewing & Dwi Noverini Djenar. 2010. Indonesian: A Comprehensive Grammar. London [etc.]: Routledge.

  • Djenar, Dwi Noverini. 2005. A Student’s Guide to Indonesian Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Other Material provided by the lecturers.

  • For the Vocabulary Component:

  • Rovita, Dien et al. 2010. Untaian bahasa 2 & 3. Jakarta: PIBA, LBI, FIB, Universitas Indonesia (provided by the lecturers).

  • Other Material provided by the lecturers.

  • For the Language Use Component:

  • Sugono, Dedy et al. 2008. Lentera Indonesia 1. Jakarta: Pusat Bahasa. (provided by the lecturers).

  • Puspitorini, Dwi et al. Komunikasi situasional. Jakarta: PIBA, LBI, FIB, Universitas Indonesia (provided by the lecturers).

  • Other Material provided by the lecturers.


Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available on the website

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable.