Year 11 - Indonesian Unit 1-2


In Year 11, students learn Indonesian through studying a range of topics, such as the personal world of a young Indonesian person, which includes what music they listen to, what films they like, where they hang out on weekends, and their use of slang. Students investigate how much they are influenced by Western culture, and how to express their opinions about that. Of course, the annual visit by students from our sister school in Lombok helps in this area of study!

Information is obtained from various sources, such as different text books, short internet articles, YouTube clips, and listening to CDs. Students must be prepared to do regular homework tasks, which for example might be a writing journal, listening or reading comprehension tasks, learning new vocabulary on Language Perfect, ‘Quizlet’ or revising grammar exercises.



In units 1 & 2, students complete tasks to demonstrate successful achievement of the following outcomes and skills:

  1. Establish and maintain a spoken or written exchange related to personal areas of experience (for example, by participating in the Sayembara Lisan, or speaking competition)
  2. Listen to, read and obtain information from written and spoken texts (for example, a report about an incident at an Indonesian ceremony)
  3. Produce a personal response to a text focusing on real or imaginary experience (for example, writing a magazine article about Indonesian and Australian teenagers).




You will need a good set of Indonesian dictionaries. The Echols and Shadily dictionaries on the booklist are the recommended dictionaries.

~Text book – a school-produced workbook is provided for students. The workbook is also available electronically.
~ iPads/MacBooks/computers will be used in classes.
~ A folder with loose leaf & plastic pockets is recommended.


Please note:

This course will prepare you for Year 12 Indonesian, which then leads on to Indonesian at University level. Several universities teach  Indonesian,  including Deakin (Burwood and Waurn Ponds ), Melbourne, Monash, LaTrobe, Canberra (ANU), Flinders (Adelaide), and UNSW. Indonesian is offered as part of an Arts or Global Arts Degree, or can be combined with many other fields of study, such as journalism, medicine, engineering, and business.

To do this subject, you would have to have obtained a good pass in Year 10 Indonesian.

Students may also have the opportunity to travel to Lombok to visit our Indonesian sister school and participate in a home stay program.



“Indonesian is a great class because you get to learn about another culture” (Tori 2011).
“Indonesian is great because you have so much fun that you don’t even realise you are learning.” (Shelley, 2011)

Possible pathway could lead into -

Indonesian Unit 3-4

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