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Year 10 LOTE


Year-Long Elective Unit


Year 9 Indonesian.

Course Description

This course aims to extend and improve the student's competence in using Indonesian for a variety of purposes. Students improve their reading, writing, oral and aural skills in Indonesian in various topics and can respond in Indonesian to everyday situations using a range of structures. The student learns how to communicate about themselves, their friends, their leisure interests and career aspirations.

Students study Indonesian popular culture in music and film, health and diet, they learn when and how to adopt culturally appropriate behaviour in the Indonesian setting and how to prepare Indonesian food and understand food cultural traditions.

Essential Questions

  • How does Indonesian culture influence the formation, structure and use of the language?
  • What do we understand about the similarities and differences in both the Indonesian and Australian cultures, within a rapidly changing globalised world?

Areas of Study


  • Personal profiles, characteristics, hobbies, interests, goals for the future.
  • Student exchange Indonesian music and films.
  • Health and fitness.
  • Visiting Indonesia.

Linguistic Structures

  • ber-, ke-an, me-, me-kan and auxiliary verbs.
  • Object/subject focus verbs (first, second and third person).
  • pe-, -an and ke-an nouns.
  • Imperative verbs.
  • Instructional language: dropping the me- prefix.
  • Interrogatives: berapa kali?, berapa tingginya?, berapa jauhnya?, and sedang apa?
  • Use of -kah, adalah, ada and yang.
  • Use of sambil and sedangkan.
  • Use of makin-makin and baik-maupun.
  • Use of conjunctions to link ideas within a sentence eg walaupun, akan tetapi.
  • Use of good sentence starters eg memang, sebaiknya.


Task Description
Vocabulary and Grammar Regular vocabulary and grammar tests.
Listening Listening tasks designed to demonstrate comprehension of information, opinions and reasons in a range of texts, including authentic material, by using the information to solve problems and make decisions.
Speaking Participation in discussions and presentations to inform, compare, state a viewpoint and explain a process.
Reading Identification of main characters and events in narrative texts and extraction of information and ideas from descriptive and procedural texts.
Writing Writing tasks of up to 200 words incorporating the use of the linguistic structures listed above and adhering to the conventions of various text types.
Semester Examination Students undertake an examination at the conclusion of the course, testing reading and writing skills.