LEVEL 3 (Lower Intermediate)
Course Description This course is the third level in the PIBBI program, and aims to build upon students’ basic Indonesian language knowledge in order to bring their language skills up to the intermediate level. Unlike the approach used in  Levels 1 and 2, the materials in Level 3 are designed to be ‘genre-based’, allowing students to learn the language through a variety of reading sources from short stories to letters. Varied topics are also chosen within the readings, and classes use diverse communicative activities to bring students’ language skills up to an intermediate level.
Learning Outcomes At the end of the course, students who successfully complete this level should be able to:

  1. Communicate using intermediate Indonesian language functions;
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and correct usage of intermediate Indonesian grammar: conjunctions; clauses; prefixes and prefix/suffix pairings such as ‘me-i’ and ‘me-kan’;
  3. Comprehend written Indonesian in a range of registers and from a variety of reading materials including newspaper articles and folk tales; and
  4. Demonstrate knowledge and correct usage of 1500 – 2250 words of Indonesian vocabulary.
# Component % weighting Notes
1 Class Participation 20% 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) 20%
3 In-class Tests (x2) 40%
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 3 Coursebook for PIBBI Tingkat 3 (LTC, Satya Wacana Christian University); other supplementary materials that will be provided to students upon course commencement.


*Please note the information on this page is provisional and is subject to review and change.