This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies programme.
Indonesian 1 Beginners is the first course in a series of Indonesian language acquisition courses within the International Studies programme. It enables the students to achieve a good level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), provides them the basic structures and basic vocabulary of Indonesian, as well as cultural knowledge necessary for effective communication in this language. The Structures is focused on acquiring knowledge of Indonesian grammar and the practical ability to apply this knowledge in oral and written discourse. The Communication is devoted to acquiring practical competence in Indonesian by means of exercises in conversation, oral presentation, comprehension of texts, and writing skills. Indonesian 1 Beginners is an integrated whole, both components of which mutually support each other.
The course enables students to achieve a good level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). They have basic ability to communicate and exchange information in a simple way and compehend elementary knowledge of basic grammar of Indonesian.
Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, his/her family, people he/she knows, and things he/she has.
Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
Can recognize familiar name, words and very basic phrases on simple notices in the most common everyday situations.
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 lowering of the participation grade with 0.5 for every absence after the first three (3) times.
Total course load for this course is 10 EC (1 EC = 28 hours), which equals 280 hours, broken down by:
Attending classes (6 hours per week over 12 weeks): 72 hours
Preparing for classes, exams and extra activities: 202 hours
Assessment hours (exams and other assessment): 6 hours
Written (grammar), reading, listening and speaking (oral) exams.
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, projects, etc.). No resit for the tutorial (participation or homework) is possible.
Retaking a passing grade
Please consult the Course and Examination Regulations 2018 – 2019.
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.
Dwi Noferini Djenar. A Student’s Guide to Indonesian Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011 (4th ed.).
Stuart Robson & Yacinta Kurniasih, Basic Indonesian: An Introductory Coursebook, Tokyo [etc.]: Tuttle Publishing, 2010.
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.
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
When contacting lecturers or tutors, please include your full name, student number, and tutorial group number.
Passing this course is an additional requirement for a positive Study Recommendation at the end of the year.
Students must attend at least 75% of the entire classes.
This course uses an integrated communicative language learning method. Therefore active participation in the classroom activities is essential for successful learning outcomes.