This course will help you quickly learn and master Indonesian language skills to provide a window into Indonesian culture and foundation on which to build language competence in a range of social and professional settings. There will be an emphasis is on speaking and comprehension skills, as well as reading and writing, through online classroom teaching, and you will have both midterm and final exams. Based on an evaluation, including oral proficiency testing, you will be placed in beginning, intermediate, or advanced classes.
The program has an excellent teacher-to-student ratio and the native language instructors are experienced in teaching Indonesian language to foreign students. You will rapidly improve your language skills through oral proficiency-based methods and a variety of interactive communication-based language teaching techniques, which form the core of this course.
Students will be expected to devote approximately 15 hours per week to this course over a nine-week period. The course schedule is flexible to accommodate a variety of student schedules and time zones and it integrates both synchronous and asynchronous activities. Synchronous sessions may include three hours per week with the language instructor(s) doing drills and practicing conversation. The frequency, duration, and scheduling of synchronous sessions will be determined together by instructors and class participants during the first week of the course.
Asynchronous activities may include approximately 10-12 hours per week on practice exercises, small group projects, discussion boards, and completing assignments. Students are required to demonstrate a strong online presence by participating in group discussions, answering questions, and interacting with course participants and staff.
In addition to this online course, SIT is also offering a three-week, supplementary, intensive Bahasa Indonesia Language J-term immersion program in Bali, Indonesia.
- Rapidly build your Indonesian language skills.
- Small-group language study and individualized tutoring.
- Excellent teachers who connect the classroom to practical applications.
- Practice language skills through cultural activities.
Through oral proficiency testing you will be placed in beginning, intermediate, or advanced classes.