Students studying Indonesian at Year 7 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.
The Year 7 Indonesian course at Emmaus College adheres to the Victorian Curriculum Languages achievement standards and includes the strands of Communicating and Understanding. All students at Emmaus College study Indonesian for one semester and a number choose to continue in Year 8. Students demonstrate skills in these strands 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. A combination of language and cultural activities provides a broad introduction to the unique language and culture of the Indonesian archipelago. The purpose of studying Indonesian at Year 7 level is to introduce a variety of themes that assist them to gain an insight into 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. An in-depth study of the various cultures found across the archipelago is done a cultural research task. Role-play activities, using costume and other resources are used to provide a more authentic flavour. The showing of film documentaries and drama enhances 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.
Areas of Study
- Manners (Greetings, Farewells, Please, Thank you)
- Let’s start at the very beginning (Indonesian Alphabet, Counting from 1-100, Writing the date))
- All About Me (Introductions, Likes and Dislikes, Family, Telephone Number, Address
- Naming Other Countries (Flags, Colours, Your Family Background)
- Wonderful Indonesia (Geography and Culture)
- Listening & Reading Comprehension
- Written and oral activities
- Culture Research Tasks
- Semester Examination