Basic Information about the course
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Instructor: Indriyo Sukmono
Office: 311 Luce Hall
Aim and Content of the Course
Indonesian Language aims to train students in basic communicative
skills, including listening, speaking, reading and writing. Since
the class activities will emphasize oral communicative skills, class
attendance and participation is especially important to develop
this competence. In addition to listening-speaking practice, there
will be exercises on grammar and reading passages. Students are
expected to prepare and do homework and practice using audio available at the Center
for Language Center (www.cls.yale.edu).
and materials covered in this semester include:
Pronunciation, intonation and sentence stress.
Basic grammar includes:
2.2.1. word order
2.2.2. active non-prefix verbs
2.2.3. prefixes for active construction (ber- and men-)
2.2.4. passive forms
2.2.5. prepositions (di, ke, dari, etc.)
2.2.6. basic transitive and intransitive verbs
Indonesian basic cultural information related to language use including:
2.3.1. meeting people and visiting a family
2.3.2. buying and going to the marker
2.3.3. neighborhood, houses and places to live
2.3.4. visitng and describing places
2.3.5. discussing life styles, hobbies, preferences, etc.
3. Class Activities
pattern practice using communicative drills, dialogues, role plays,
vocabulary building, listening to audio cassette, watching video
and short readings.
4. Textbook and materials
Wolff, John. U., Oetomo, Dede and Fietkiewicz, Daniel. 1992. "Beginning
Indonesian Through Self-Instruction" ( BITSI), Book 1
and Book 2. Cornell University Press. Itacha.
Students are required to listen to audio tapes for each lesson relating
to the textbook
before each class. Go to http://www.cls.yale.edu.
Echols, John & Shadily, Hasan. 1996. Indonesian English Dictionary.
4.4. Development Materials (reading passages, exercises, homework and other assignments).
participation including attendance: 15%
Homework and Assignments: 15%
Midterm Exam (written and oral): 10%
Final Project (written and oral): 20%
6. Out of Class Activities
are encouraged to participate in out of class activities such as
weekly language table, film/video series, talk-series organized by Yale Indonesia Forum, SEAS brown bags,
SEAS Spring Festival and visits to cultural performances.