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 College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
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

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* 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 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,108.00 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:

HMN101 OR XBR116


Teaching Pattern

3 x 50 minutes combined lecture and tutorial, weekly

  • Sample Tests  (hurdle)
  • Short speaking practices (20%)
  • Listening & Writing Tests (60%)
  • Speaking/Interview Test (20%)

No Final exam.

TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable



The Indonesian Way (available free of charge)

Booktopia textbook links

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