Indonesian language events and resources

Events for teachers

Indonesian Language Immersion Workshops

Primary and secondary teachers of Indonesian are invited to the fourth of five independent immersion workshops, each taught across one weekend as a residential language immersion program.

Workshop 4: Storytelling and the creative arts

The fourth workshop will equip participants with the knowledge and skills to access and appreciate the rich oral and literary traditions that make Indonesians true storytellers. Topics will include the internationalisation of Indonesian literature through translation and the export of Indonesian art. Storytelling activities will include guided creative writing, storytelling through pictures and writing on personal experiences

Dates: 26-28 October 2018

Location: Grange Macedon Ranges, 50 Melbourne -Lancefield Rd, Lancefield

Registration Fee:

The workshops are funded by DET. However, a small registration fee is applicable.

  • $50 twin share
  • $100 single room (subject to availability)

All other costs including accommodation, meals and all training material will be provided free of charge.

Registration deadline: 19 October 2018

For more information see: Indonesian Language Immersion Weekends 

Events for students

Australia Indonesia Short Film Competition and Festival

This festival is unique. There is no other that brings Australian and Indonesian filmmakers together to share their work and stories in the same forum. Secondary students of Indonesian are invited to submit a short film for the Youth (13-18 years) category. The competition is FREE and includes prizes.

For further information and how to submit your film, see ReelOzInd 


  • 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
  • Approaches to languages education - information about the types of languages programs in Victorian schools.

Educational kits

The FUSE digital resource has a range of resources for Indonesian, including: 

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

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