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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedSunway First semester 2010 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2010 (Day)


This unit aims to provide students with basic communication skills in the Malay Language and knowledge of the cultural context in which the language is used. It is designed for students with little or no previous knowledge of the Malay language.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should:
1/ Have an understanding of the historical and cultural development of the Malay language in the Malay speaking world
2/ Be able to apply a knowledge of the pronunciation and spelling system of Malay
3/ Have a knowledge of the basic pronoun system, word order, and the formation of Malay words
4/ Be able to participate in basic daily conversations
5/ Be able to read authentic texts for gist or specific information
6/ Have developed fundamental strategies for language learning.


Class work/tests/exercises: 30%
Presentation: 20%
Final written examination (2 hours): 30%
Final spoken exam (Interview): 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Christiane Weller

Contact hours

One 1-hour lecture and three 1-hour tutorials per week