Language Modules - Bahasa Indonesia

Modules offered under the centre are as follows
Semester I, 2014-2015
Module Code Module Name
LAB1201 Bahasa Indonesia 1
LAB2201 Bahasa Indonesia 2
LAB3201 Bahasa Indonesia 3
LAB3202 Bahasa Indonesia 4
LAB4201 Bahasa Indonesia 5
Semester II, 2014-2015
Module Code Module Name
LAB1201 Bahasa Indonesia 1
LAB2201 Bahasa Indonesia 2
LAB3201 Bahasa Indonesia 3
LAB3202 Bahasa Indonesia 4
LAB4201 Bahasa Indonesia 5
LAB4202 Bahasa Indonesia 6
There are no pre-requisites or qualifying test for Level 1000 language modules. But these modules are meant only for students without any prior knowledge. Those who have learned the language through formal and informal means (incl. through external courses, self-study or an extended stay in the target language country) must contact CLS to take a placement test.

Students may face disciplinary action by the University for making a false declaration.
Pre-requisites / Preclusions
Module Code Module Name Credit Student Requires
Pre-requisite Preclusion
LAB1201 Bahasa Indonesia 1 4 Only for beginners who do not have formal and informal knowledge in Malay/Bahasa Indonesia. Students with prior knowledge must sit for a placement test to be allocated to a suitable level. LAM1201 Malay 1
LAB2201 Bahasa Indonesia 2 4 Passed LAB1201 or placement test NIL
LAB3201 Bahasa Indonesia 3 4 Passed LAB2201 or placement test. NIL
LAB3202 Bahasa Indonesia 4 4 Passed LAB3201 or placement test NIL
LAB4201 Bahasa Indonesia 5 5 Passed LAB3202 or placement test NIL
LAB4202 Bahasa Indonesia 6 5 Passed LAB4201 or placement test NIL

LAB1201 Bahasa Indonesia 1

This module is meant for students with no prior knowledge of the target language. Students with prior knowledge (including spoken proficiency) must contact CLS to take a placement test.
Modular credits Workload Pre-requisite Preclusion Cross-listing(s)
4 2-2-0-3-3 Only for beginners who do not have formal and informal knowledge in Malay/Bahasa Indonesia. Students with prior knowledge must sit for a placement test to be allocated to a suitable level. LAM1201 NIL

LAB2201 Bahasa Indonesia 2

This module aims to further enhance students' proficiency in the four basic skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students will be exposed to more language functions and a wider range of topics. Through reading formulaic authentic texts, students will be introduced to the language in written form as it appears in daily communicative situations to achieve further understanding of the country, its culture and its people. At the end of this course, students will be equipped with a sound foundation of the language to maintain communication on topics relating to their personal and immediate environment.
Modular credits Workload Pre-requisite Preclusion Cross-listing(s)
4 2-2-0-3-3 Passed LAB1201 or placement test LAM2201 NIL

LAB3201 Bahasa Indonesia 3

This module is a continuation of Bahasa Indonesia 2. Emphasis continues to be on proficiency in all four skills, within selected range of vocabulary and grammar. Students will master language relating to a wider range of daily life situations and will gain flexibility in their language use. Reading will no longer be strictly limited to what is contained in the textbook specially prepared for the class. Gradually, short selection from media and literature sources such as short stories, poems, announcements, reports and other short, topic-specific pieces will be introduced to begin to familiarize students with actual usage while not overwhelming them with new vocabulary and grammatical forms.
Modular credits Workload Pre-requisite Preclusion Cross-listing(s)
4 2-2-0-3-3 Passed LAB2201 or placement test. NIL NIL

LAB3202 Bahasa Indonesia 4

This module will build on the skills developed in Bahasa Indonesia 3. In this module, students will read, analyse, and discuss texts from literature, non-fiction, and academic sources covering a wide range of subjects related to the culture and society of the target language. Selection will include text and passage from short stories, journals, magazines, and newspapers, as well as audio-visual materials such as TV programmes, feature films, etc. The range of readings is intended, firstly, to broaden students' vocabulary and familiarize them with terms relating to many fields of endeavor. Secondly, the objective is to introduce students to various aspects of the society and culture as expressed by Indonesian writers. Through exposure to the language as it appears in books and in the media, students will be able to hone their own language skills to be more applicable and practical in a workplace, academic, or business setting.
Modular credits Workload Pre-requisite Preclusion Cross-listing(s)
4 2-2-0-3-3 Passed LAB3201 or placement test NIL NIL

LAB4201 Bahasa Indonesia 5

This module will build on the skills developed in Bahasa Indonesia 4. Students will progress from reading selections from passages to a more sustained and systematic encounter with the nature of the language used in novels, newspapers, Internet and other forms of popular publications, official public discourse, academic writings and business Indonesian. Students will progressively comprehend texts, not only from background and subject matter knowledge, but also from increasing control of language. They will also learn to handle conversation involving complication, in the form of connected discourse, and to make choices of diction, as well as manipulate grammatical features reflecting formal and informal registers. Learner's autonomy will be enhanced in the teaching-learning process. Students will take an active role in selecting materials and leading discussions.
Modular credits Workload Pre-requisite Preclusion Cross-listing(s)
5 0-3-0-2-5 Passed LAB3202 or placement test NIL NIL

LAB4202 Bahasa Indonesia 6

This module will build on the skills developed in Bahasa Indonesia 5. Students will progress from reading selections from passages to a more sustained and systematic encounter with the nature of the language used in novels, newspapers, Internet and other forms of popular publications, official public discourse, academic writings and business Indonesian. The most important objective is to improve students' language commands in employing discourse strategies. Learner's autonomy will be enhanced in the teaching-learning process. Students will take an active role in selecting materials, leading discussions, and developing projects.
Modular credits Workload Pre-requisite Preclusion Cross-listing(s)
5 0-3-0-2-5 Passed LAB4201 or placement test NIL NIL
* Workload: A-B-C-D-E
The components are as follow:
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week