This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies programme 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 I 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 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 Indonesian and the ability to apply this knowledge in oral and written language. The other part of the course, Communication, focuses on developing practical language skills through exercises in conversation, listening, oral presentation, and writing.
The course enables the students to achieve a good level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). They have the ability to deal with simple, straightforward information and begin to express themselves in familiar contexts.
Can take part in a routine conversation on simple predictable topics;
Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. shopping, local geography, employment);
Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters;
Can describe in simple terms aspects of his / her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
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 five (5) times.
Total course load for this course is 10 EC (1 EC = 28 hours), which equals 280 hours, broken down by:
|Attending classes||72 hours|
|Assessment hours (exams)||6 hours|
|Preparing for classes, exams and extra activities||202 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, Midterm Exam and Final Exam). No resit for the tutorial (participation and homework) is possible.
Exam review and feedback
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.
Dwi Noferini Djenar. A Student’s Guide to Indonesian Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.
Liaw Yock Fang, Indonesian Grammar Made Easy. Singapore & Kuala Lumpur: Times Book International, 1996.
Indonesian Way (online: https://indonesianway.com/learn/online/)
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.
Please use your University email-address (uMail) when communicating with any person or department within Leiden University.
This course uses an integrated communicative language learning method. Therefore active participation in the classroom activities is essential for successful learning outcomes.