Courses & Units

Introduction to Indonesian 1A HMN101


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, through situating 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 1A
Unit code HMN101
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Global Cultures and Languages
Coordinator Doctor Taufiq Tanasaldy
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory


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


International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Construct phrases and sentences, making use of the basic elements of the Indonesian language including vocabulary and sentence structure.
  • Respond to basic spoken and written Indonesian, using an active vocabulary of 350.
  • Discuss examples of cross-cultural awareness for written and verbal communication in the Indonesian language.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
091513 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,108.00

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Teaching Pattern

On Campus

Weekly workshops, 3 x 1 hour

Off Campus

Weekly workshops, 3 x 1 hour online

AssessmentSample Tasks - Hurdle Requirement|Listening and Writing Tests (LWT) (60%)|Speaking Practice (SPP) (20%)|Speaking/Interview Test (SIT) (20%)
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