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Indonesian 3


Admission requirements

Succesful completion of Indonesian 2. Please, contact the Dhr. Dr. A.T.P.G. van Engelenhoven, if you are interested in taking this course, but do NOT fulfill the abovementioned requirement.


Indonesian 3 is the third part of the intensive language course for beginners where students continue to learn Indonesian Grammar and vocabulary, as well as cultural knowledge that is necessary for effective Language Use in this language Indonesian 3 consists of three closely linked components: Grammar, Vocabulary and Language Use. The Grammar class focuses on acquiring knowledge of Indonesian grammar and the practical ability to apply this knowledge in oral and written discourse. The Language Use 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 3 is an integrated whole, both components of which mutually support each other. It is not possible to follow the Grammar, Vocabulary or Language Use 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 (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. 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: 52 hours.
Approximate time for preparing for classes by studying the course materials and memorizing and revising the vocabulary: 133 hours
Approximate time for completing the homework: 92 hours Examination: 3 hours

Assessment method


• Weekly homework • Oral exam at the end of the course • Written exam at the end of the course


  • 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 the written exam (30%).

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.

Exam review

If a student requests in writing a review of his/her examination answer script within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will be organized.


Blackboard is used for:
• Announcements
• course materials
• making available of homework and assignments
• submission of homework and assignments by students
Blackboard serves as the primary means of communication about the course between instructors and students outside class meetings. Registration for the course on Blackboard is essential.

Reading list

  • Sneddon, James Neil, K. Alexander Adelaar, Michael C. Ewing & Dwi Noverini Djenar. 2010. Indonesian: A Comprehensive Grammar. London [etc.]: Routledge.
    • Sugono, Dedy et al. 2008. Lentera Indonesia 1. Jakarta: Pusat Bahasa. (provided by the lecturers).
    • Other Material provided by the lecturers.


Students are required to register through uSis. 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.”.

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).