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Indonesian 2 Pre-Intermediate


Admission requirements

This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies 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 1 (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 a 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 the Indonesian and the ability to apply this knowledge in oral and written language. In the other part of the course, Communication, focuses on developing practical language skills through exercises in conversation, listening, oral presentation, and writing.

Course objectives

Increasing the active and passive proficiency and the using of different affixes, with particular emphasis on expansion of vocabulary and gaining insight into different language situations. Because new vocabulary in context is offered, the student gets a better understanding of subtle semantic differences. In addition, the student gets a better picture of Indonesian as commonplace in Indonesia itself is used. The reach level in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) is A2.


The timetable is available on the BA International Studies website.

Mode of instruction

Three two-hour tutorials every week, with the exception of the midterm exam week. Attending all tutorial sessions is compulsory. If you are unable to attend a session, please inform your tutor in advance, providing a valid reason for your absence. Being absent will result in a lower of the participation grade with 0.5 for every absence after the first three (3) times.

Course Load

Total course load for this course is 10 EC (1 EC = 28 hours), this equals 280 hours, broken down by:

  • Attending classes: (6 hours per week over 12 weeks) 72 hours

  • Preparing classes, exams and extra activities : 202 hours

  • Assessment hours (exams and other assessment): 6 hours

Assessment method


  • Four reading tests, including the final test.

  • Four writing tests (grammar and vocabulary), including the final test.

  • Three speaking tests, including the final test.

  • Four listening tests, including the final test.

  • Attendance and in-class participation.


Partial Grade Weighing
Reading 20%
Writing 20%
Speaking 20%
Listening 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 exams.


If the end grade is insufficient (lower than a 6), there is a possibility of retaking the full 80% of the exam material (reading, writing, speaking and listening). No resit for the tutorial (participation) is possible.

Retaking a passing grade

Please consult the Course and Examination Regulations 2017 – 2018.

Exam review

How and when an exam review takes place will be determined by the examiner. This review will be within 30 days after official publication of exam results.


Blackboard will be used for tutorial groups. Students are requested to enroll on Blackboard for this course, but only after correct enrolment in uSis.

Reading list

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

  • James Neil Sneddon et al., Indonesian: A Comprehensive Grammar, 2nd ed., London [etc.]: Routledge, 2010. This book must be provided by the students.

  • George Quinn and Uli Kozok, The Indonesian Way.

  • Text books and other materials will be prepared by instructor. They will be handed out during the class or through blackboard.


Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.

General information about uSis can be found here.

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable.


Dr. S. Suryadi

When contacting lecturers or tutors, please include your full name, student number and tutorial group number.


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