Learning
Indonesian

Learning Area: Languages Other than English

Subject Description

Students choosing to study Indonesian at Year 8 level are exposed to a variety of themes that assist them to gain a clear understanding of the language and culture of one of Australia’s closest neighbouring countries.  Language and culture is inextricably linked and therefore both language and cultural aspects are generally taught concurrently.  In order to further enhance students’ knowledge, students have the opportunity to participate in a Study Tour to Malaysia. This tour is made available every two years.  Students are also given the opportunity to meet with, or host, students from the Indonesian sister school in Jakarta who spend a month at Emmaus College each year.  The Year 8 Indonesian course at Emmaus College adheres to the VELS progression points in relation to Communicating in a LOTE and Intercultural and Language Awareness. Students demonstrate skills in these dimensions through different listening, speaking, reading and writing activities and are assessed through the choices they make in formulating their response to, or use of, the language.Students choosing to study Indonesian at Year 8 level are exposed to a variety of themes that assist them to gain a clear understanding of the language and culture of one of Australia’s closest neighbouring countries. Language and culture is inextricably linked and therefore both language and cultural aspects are generally taught concurrently. Role-play activities, using costume and other resources are used to provide a more authentic flavour. The showing of film documentaries and drama enhance the cultural experience for the students. Students are also given the opportunity to meet with, or host, students from the Indonesian sister school in Jakarta who spend a month at Emmaus College each year. The Year 8 Indonesian course at Emmaus College adheres to the AUSVELS progression points in relation to Communicating in a LOTE and Intercultural and Language Awareness. Students demonstrate skills in these dimensions through different listening, speaking, reading and writing activities and are assessed through the choices they make in formulating their response to, or use of, the language.

Areas of Study

  • House and Family
  • Clothing and parts of the Body
  • Sickness and Health
  • School Life
  • Food, Restaurants and Markets 
  • Indonesian Wildlife

 

AUSVELS Dimensions

Communicating in a LOTE
Cultural and Language Awareness

Assessment

Two chapter tests per semester  
A role play scenario or interview
Cultural assignment
Semester Examination