Courses & Units

Introduction to Indonesian XBR116



Students who have successfully completed XBR116 can continue to study the Indonesian language and enrol in HMN102.

Background speakers of Bahasa Melayu/Indonesia and those with good MalayIndonesian skills should contact the unit coordinator before enrolling in this unit.  Students from Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and East Timor are generally be considered as the background speakers.


This is an introductory unit for students with no prior knowledge of Indonesian. This unit will provide students with the skills to communicate and interact with Indonesian people on a range of topics, to find their way around in Indonesia, and to understand basic information written in Indonesian. It provides the foundation for an understanding of Indonesian culture and society norms, throughsituating the use of the Indonesian language in relevant social and cultural contexts. Learning the Indonesian language, even as a beginner, cannot be separated from learning the cultural significance in Indonesia of taboos, gestures, the concept of time, and etiquette, all of which are markedly different from Australian cultural norms.


Unit name Introduction to Indonesian
Unit code XBR116
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School DVC Students & Education
Tasmanian Institute of Learning and Teaching (TILT)
Discipline Global Cultures and Languages
Teaching staff

Dr Taufiq Tanasaldy

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? Yes


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


International students
Domestic students

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 27/2/2017 23/3/2017 17/4/2017 2/6/2017

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $1,903.00 091513

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:



Teaching Pattern

3 x 50 minutes combined lecture and tutorial, weekly


Cheat Sheet (10%); 

Online Quiz 1 (30%);

Online Quiz 2 (40%);

Interview (20%);No final exam.

TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable



The Indonesian Way (available free of charge)

Co-op Bookshop links

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