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Indonesian Language 4


Admission requirements

Having successfully finished 5482K1IN Indonesian 3. Please, contact the student advisor, Nicole A.N.M. van Os or Dhr. Dr. A.T.P.G. van Engelenhoven, if you are interested in taking this course, but do NOT fulfill the above mentioned requirement.


Indonesian 4 is the fourth part of the intensive beginners language course where students continue to learn Indonesian structures and lexicon and necessary cultural knowledge for effective communicastion in this language.

Course objectives

Enlarging the active and passive language proficiency (Indonesian level about C1) with special attention to enhancing of lexicon and insight in different kinds of language use. Because new vocabulary will be presented in context the student will gain a better insight in subtle semantic differences. The student will also receive a better view on how colloquial Indonesian is used in Indonesia. The level aimed at n the European Reference Frame is B2.



Mode of instruction

  • Seminar

Attendance and active participation are mandatory.

Course Load

Total course load for the course: 280 hours.

Hours spent on attending lectures and seminars: 60 hours.
Approximate time for preparing for classes by studying the course materials and memorizing and revising the vocabulary: 136 hours
Approximate time for completing the homework: 84 hours

Assessment method

1) Weekly homework: 40% of the final grade
2) Oral exam at the end of the course: 30% of the final grade
3) Written exam at the end of the course: 30% of the final grade

In order to pass the course, students must obtain an overall mark of 5.50 (=6) or higher. An exam resit is possible only for elements 2 and 3 (total of 60%), and only if the student participated in the first examinations and received an overall mark for the course of 5.49 (=5) or lower.

The course is an integrated whole. The final examination and the assignments must be completed in the same academic year. No partial marks can be carried over into following years.



Reading list

  • Asyik berbahasa Indonesia, “jilid 3B / Indonesian grammar through communicative activities, vol. 3B,” by Ellen Rafferty, Molly Burns and Shintia Argazali-Thomas.
    This book is in press. A pre-publication version will be made available by the instructors.

  • Sneddon, James Neil, K. Alexander Adelaar, Michael C. Ewing & Dwi Noverini Dienar. 2010. Indonesian: A Comprehensive Grammar, London, etc: Routledge.

  • Additional Indonesian reading, listening and video materials.


Students are required to register through uSis. To avoid mistakes and problems, students are strongly advised to register in uSis through the activity number which can be found in the timetable in the column under the heading “Act.nbr.”.

Registration Contractonderwijs



Dhr. Dr. A.T.P.G. van Engelenhoven
Dhr. Drs. S. Suryadi