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Students explore current issues in Indonesian society and further develop their linguistic abilities; topics covered may include democracy at work, religious disputes, other current events and a look at pre-independence Indonesia. These will be investigated through reading or viewing authentic material such as literary forms (e.g. short stories, poems) media reports, magazine articles, film & television clips. Students will undertake class discussions, presentations, essays and short translation exercises in order to consolidate linguistic resources gained in previous levels and develop a better understanding of complex and subtle language usage. At the end of this subject, students should have the linguistic resources necessary to begin tackling in-depth study of specific topics in professional and academic contexts using the Indonesian language.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this course students should be able to:
- summarise and respond orally and in writing to key issues raised in prescribed texts;
- write persuasive essays on topics relevant to the study of Indonesia;
- translate short literary texts;
- identify, interpret and utilise figurative expressions appropriate to extended Indonesian texts;
- develop a sound basis for further Indonesian language study.
On completion of this subject students should:
• develop communication skills;
• show attention to detail;
• acquire skills to communicate actively in an unfamiliar environment.
• develop ability to present argumentation and analysis in a foreign language;
• generalise knowledge gained in class to wider context.
Last updated: 3 October 2023