LEVEL 1 (Introductory)
Course Description This course is the first course in the PIBBI program, and is intended to provide basic Indonesian language instruction in simple language functions, grammar, and vocabulary. The materials are designed to be functional and topical in order to allow students to learn the language in context. With the topics ranging from ‘Greetings’ to ‘Travelling’, and through a variety of communicative activities in class, students at this level are expected to complete the course with basic Indonesian communication skills sufficient to participate in everyday Indonesian social life in a rudimentary fashion.
Learning Outcomes At the end of the course, students who successfully complete this level should be able to:

  1. Communicate using very basic Indonesian language functions;
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and correct usage of basic Indonesian grammar: question words; simple prefixes ‘me-’ and ‘di-‘; prefix negation; and group quantifiers.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge and correct usage of approximately 300 – 750 words of basic Indonesian vocabulary.
# Component % weighting Notes
1 Class Participation 30% Attendance at, and active participation in, all language classes and interactive cultural experiences organised by UKSW’s LTC is required. Evidence of independent study and class preparation will be assessed through a student’s class participation.
2 In-class Quizzes (x2) 15%
3 In-class Tests (x2) 35%
4 Assignments (x10) 20% A student’s mark for this assessment component will be calculated on the basis,of a student’s best eight submitted assignments.
Workload The course will be taught over a period of three weeks (and approximately 60 contact hours) by UKSW’s Language Training Centre (LTC) from Salatiga, Indonesia.
Prescribed Texts Bahasaku Indonesia 1 Coursebook for PIBBI Tingkat 1 (LTC, Satya Wacana Christian University); other supplementary materials that will be provided to students upon course commencement.


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