The study of Indonesian focuses on the area of communication, and the development of the 4 skills of Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking. Students also develop in the areas of cross-cultural understanding, intercultural learning, cognitive development, literacy and general knowledge. This study provides access to the culture of communities which use the language and promotes understanding of different attitudes and values within the wider Australian community and beyond.
Unit 1 – The Personal World, Customs and Traditions, Visiting Indonesia
Unit 2 – The World of Work, Lifestyles, Arts and Entertainment
Unit 3 – Environmental Issues, Education and Aspirations, Australian/Indonesian Relations
Unit 4 – Stories from the Past, Social Issues, Personal Opinions and Values
Students learn the macro skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening in a variety of ways.
Possible Assessment Tasks
Speaking – Roleplays, Oral Presentations, Conversation/Discussions with their Teacher Listening – Specific Listening Tasks via Audio & Video presentations
Reading – Specific Reading Tasks from a variety of Texts
Writing – Writing tasks in a variety of formats including essays, posters, advertisements and research projects
Indonesian Excursion – Our next Excursion to Yogyakarta/Bali is scheduled for December 2018 Southbound Exchange – An opportunity to host an Indonesian exchange student is offered each year Northbound Exchange – An opportunity to travel as an exchange student to Indonesia is offered each year
The ability to communicate in another language provides opportunities for employment in the fields of interpreting, social services, ethnic affairs, the tourism and hospitality industries, international relations, the arts, commerce, technology, science, education etc. Specific jobs that specify the Indonesian language include the Army/Navy/Airforce. Also, most international Airlines prefer that their staff have a second (preferably Asian) language.
Year 11 & 12