Indonesian

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

Teachers currently teaching Indonesian in a government school who have beginner language skills are invited to apply to undertake an in-country Indonesian language course.

The Language Course is to take place over a maximum of four weeks over the December 2017- January 2018 school holiday period.

The Language Course must include at least 50 hours of direct language tuition and between 15 and 20 hours of cultural activities.   (Teachers must select a course from the Approved Language Course Providers - languages courses not on the list will not be funded.) 

Up to $6,000 will be reimbursed to the teacher’s school through the Schools Targeted Funding Governance Portal for approved expenditure such as travel and visa costs, course fees, meals and accomodation.

Applications for the In-country Indonesian Language Course are now open. Applications close on 25 September 2017. For details, including Application Form and Approved Language Course Providers, see:

Resources

  • Two Very Silly Orangutans – A highly engaging Indonesian literacy-rich unit for Foundation to Level 2. The unit caters for all students including students from an EAL background – making mixed ability classrooms really work. This new literacy-based resource for Indonesian has been aligned to the Victorian Curriculum and demonstrates how learning a second language can support literacy, language and numeracy acquisition across languages.

Curriculum support

  • Victorian Curriculum Indonesian contains information and resources to support implementation of Victorian Curriculum Indonesian including the Rationale and Aims, Structure, Scope and Sequence and Resources which provide links to the Victorian Curriculum F-10 Resources and Support and Curriculum Planning Resources

Educational kits

The FUSE digital resource has a range of eBookboxes for Indonesian, including: 
  • AusVELS Level 6 Indonesian eBookboxes: Mari kita makan! Let's eat! 
  • AusVELS Level 6 Caring for the Environment
For more information, see: FUSE
  

Online resources

  • Languages Online - developed by the State of Victoria (Department of Education and Training) offering free interactive resources for Languages teachers and students
  • Language Learning Space - web-based platform offering resources and services to support teachers and students in Chinese, Indonesian and Japanese language classrooms
  • Buku Sekolah Elektronik is a website of the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia which provides electronic Indonesian school books for primary to junior high school students. These resources provide authentic language and cultural information to support the teaching and learning of Indonesian.
  • Asia Education Foundation-Languages - generic and language-specific Australian Curriculum information, links and resources to support teachers and school leaders
  • Indonesian reader - multimedia Indonesian reader resource comprises 30 passages
  • Go Indonesia! - developed for use by students in the classroom or at home during their middle years of schooling.
  • SEAsite Indonesia  – free interactive language lessons and cultural content
  • Indonesian online  – the Indonesian Language Program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa provides free lesson access to an online Indonesian language beginner’s course

Contact

For queries relating to Indonesian language education, contact: languages.query@edumail.vic.gov.au  

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