The Year 7 Indonesian programme welcomes beginners into Phase 1 and previous learners into Phase 2.
Both Phases are taught in combined classes, with extension for the faster or more experienced learners.
At Scotch, learning Indonesian is all about learning something that will be useful in the future. In Summer Term, through the unit Why It’s Cool to Learn Indonesian, students will learn some good reasons why Australians should be able to speak Indonesian and why it’s important to understand about the Indonesian culture. At the end of this unit, students will learn at least 20 useful things to say and talk about in Indonesia. They will also create a written and narrated guide to Indonesian language and culture for Australian families. In Autumn Term, students learn about sports and activities that are popular in Indonesia in the unit Ayo Bermain (Let’s Play). Play is an important part of the lives of young people in both Indonesia and Australia. The texts and activities in this unit explore the language of describing play through the use of comparatives, superlatives and ordinal numbers. The objective focus for Winter Term will be on using Indonesian for describing school and local environments. The unit Sekolah Saya (My School) includes tasks in which students recount events and places. Students will create a presentation about Scotch College and use the Indonesian language to identify the different places at school, what they are like, what activities take place in them, what subjects they study, and how they feel about their subjects. In Spring Term, students will take part in a real-life market selling and buying activity in the unit Berbelanja di Pasar (Shopping in the Market). Students first learn about how to describe the colour, size, shape and taste of fruits or other foods in Indonesian, before they learn how to bargain in the Indonesian language.
Assessment and reporting are ongoing throughout the year with the boys being formally assessed in the following criteria twice per year:
Criterion A – Comprehending spoken and visual text
Criterion B – Comprehending written and visual text
Criterion C – Communicating in response to spoken text
Criterion D – Using language in written form