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Indonesian Language 3


Admission requirements

Sccuessful completion of 5481K2INE Indonesian Language 2. Please, contact the student advisor or Dhr. Dr. A.T.P.G. van Engelenhoven, if you are interested in taking this course, but do NOT fulfill the abovementioned requirement.


Indonesian Language 3 is the third part of the intensive language course for beginners where students continue to learn Indonesian structures and vocabulary, as well as cultural knowledge that is necessary for effective communication in this language. Like Indonesian Language 1 and Indonesian Language 2, the course Indonesian Language 3 consists of two closely linked components: Structures and Communication. The Structures class focuses on acquiring knowledge of Indonesian grammar and the practical ability to apply this knowledge in oral and written discourse. The Communication class is devoted to acquiring practical competence in Indonesian by means of exercises in conversation, individual oral presentation, comprehension of texts, and writing skills. Indonesian Language 3 is an integrated whole, both components of which mutually support each other. It is not possible to follow the Structures and Communication classes separately.

Course objectives

Enhancing active and passive proficiency (Indonesian level about B1), with special attention to enlarging vocabulary and enhancing insight in different language uses. Because the new vocabulary is provided in context the student will gain a better insight in subtle semantic differences. Also the student will gain a better insight in how Indonesian is used in Indonesia. The level aimed at in the European Reference Frame is B1.



Mode of instruction

  • Seminar (Two 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. Being absent without notification can result in a lower grade or exclusion from the term end exams and a failing grade for the course.

Course Load

Total course load for the course: 280 hours.
Hours spent on attending lectures and seminars: 60 hours.
Approximate time for preparing for classes by studying the course materials and memorizing and revising the vocabulary: 136 hours
Approximate time for completing the homework: 84 hours

Assessment method

  • Weekly homework: 40% of the final grade. The homework must be submitted through Blackboard. Late submissions will not be assessed but will receive a mark of “1”. Students must do the homework individually.

  • Oral exam at the end of the course: 30% of the final grade

  • Written exam at the end of the course: 30% of the final grade

In order to pass the course, students must obtain an overall mark of 5.50 (=6) or higher. An exam resit is possible only for element 3 (30%), and only if the student received an overall mark for the course of 5.49 (=5) or lower.

The course is an integrated whole. The final examination and the assignments must be completed in the same academic year. No partial marks can be carried over into following years.



Reading list

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

  • Sugono, Dedy et al. 2008. Lentera Indonesia 3. Jakarta: Pusat Bahasa. (provided by the lecturers)

  • Other materials (provided by the lecturers)


Students of the BA program South and Southeast Asian Studies are required to register through uSis before August 15. To avoid mistakes and problems, students are strongly advised to register in uSis through the activity number which can be found in the timetable in the column under the heading “Act.nbr.”.

Other students are requested to send an email to the study co-ordinator including their name, student ID number, course title and prospectus or catalog number. Depending on the availability of places, the study co-ordinator will register these students after August 15. By September 1 at the latest the student will be able to see in uSis whether (s)he is registered or not.

Not being registered, means no permission to attend this course. See also the ‘Registration procedures for classes and examinations’ for registration deadlines and more information on how to register.

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

(Studeren à la carte is not possible for this course.)


Dhr Dr. A.T.P.G. van Engelenhoven
Dhr Dr. Suryadi


Students with disabilities

The university is committed to supporting and accommodating students with disabilities as stated in the university protocol (especially pages 3-5). Students should contact Fenestra Disability Centre at least four weeks before the start of their courses to ensure that all necessary academic accommodations can be made in time conform the abovementioned protocol.

Academic Integrity

Students are expected to be familiar with Leiden University policies on plagiarism and academic integrity. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. If you submit any work with your name affixed to it, it is assumed to be your own work with all sources used properly indicated and documented in the text (with quotations and/or citations).