Indonesian

Professional learning, student activities and resources

Indonesian Language Immersion Workshop

Primary and secondary teachers of Indonesian are invited to attend a residential language immersion program.

Identity & Literature in Indonesia

Indonesia has a rich literary heritage, ranging from the ancient epics, through to the modernist classics of 20th century to today's increasingly diverse literary experimentations. The lines between art, literature, and identity politics have often been blurred.

In this workshops, teachers will delve into the exciting world of Indonesian literature, taking a look at a variety of authors and their works, from poetry and short stories to novels and plays. There will be interactive activities designed to develop your Indonesian language skills and plenty of opportunities to experiment with your own literary talents.

Dates: 11-13 October 2019
Location: Rye Hotel, Mornington Peninsula

For more information and to register, click here.

Indonesian language teacher training scholarships

A number of Language Teacher Training Scholarships are available for Indonesian language teachers who are currently employed in Victorian Government mainstream schools to undertake a Languages Methodology course.

Applicants must have a major in the language or a Statement of Equivalence as well as a Victorian Institute of Teaching registration. Teachers without a language major can obtain a Statement of Equivalence from a Victorian university to verify that the knowledge and competence in the language meets the standard of a major study in the language.

For more information and to apply, contact the Languages Unit at languages.query@edumail.vic.gov.au

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
  • 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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