Indonesian

Courses:

This intensive, introductory course covers the basics of the target language. Students have no prior knowledge of the language. They will use it for professional purposes. Students will use acquired language skills to build capacity for interpersonal communication beyond simple rapport building and routine survival tasks, such as verifying information on increasingly complex descriptions and narrations of people, places, objects, and events.

Course objectives:
  1. Able to satisfy minimum courtesy requirements and maintain very simple face-to-face conversations on familiar topics;
  2. Handle short social interactions in everyday situations by asking and answering simple questions;
  3. Read very simple, connected, written material in a form equivalent to usual printing or typescript, as well as known language elements that have been recombined in new ways to achieve different meanings at a similar level of simplicity;
  4. Write basic phrases, short sentences, and questions on very familiar topics, as well as simple phone messages, excuses, and notes to service people.

Target Goal: 1 (dependent on course length; recommended course length of six to eight weeks)

This intensive course covers the basics of elementary Indonesian. Students are immersed in the target language using communicative methods of instruction and all four modalities of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The curriculum is thematic and provides students with enough language and cultural awareness to create with the language and be engaged in basic daily conversations, using simple sentence-level discourse.
This course is student-centered and conducted almost exclusively in the target language. Often, the students are introduced to the learning material before class, with classroom time then being used to deepen understanding through the interaction with peers. Students are required to spend additional time completing assignments outside of class.

Duration:         6–8 weeks

Sample Indonesian course syllabus

 


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