AIF241 - Formal and Informal Indonesian


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

AIF142 or AIF145 or permission from unit chair



Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 1-hour class (recordings provided) per week, 1 x 2-hour online seminar per week


Online teaching methods require internet access. For online mode, use of Blackboard Collaborate is required for assessable work and requires a high speed broadband connection


This unit provides students with an appreciation of formal and informal styles of Indonesian. The significance of variations in vocabularies and grammatical structures will be explored. Students will study the use of spoken language primarily through dialogues and apply that knowledge in discussion. Formal styles of language common in writing are also introduced, across a range of topics. Key aspects of Indonesian grammar will be explored, in particular the use of affixes. Relevant aspects of cultural context and sociolinguistic features that influence communication and the choice of language style will also be introduced.

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