Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitIndonesian Studies
OfferedNot offered in 2014
Coordinator(s)Prof James Chin


Previously coded MML1010


This unit aims to provide students with advanced communication skills in the Malay Language and knowledge of the cultural context in which the language is used. It is designed for students with an intermediate knowledge of Bahasa Malaysia or Malay language.


  1. Have an understanding of the historical and cultural development of the Malay language in the Malay speaking world; Be able to apply a knowledge of the pronunciation and spelling system of Malay;
  2. Strengthened their understanding of the way Malay language is structured and registered, and extended their vocabulary to convey information about, and interpretation of, attitudes to these issues;
  3. Enhanced their skills in listening and comprehension of spoken Malay language;
  4. Enhanced and deepened their knowledge of issues in contemporary Malay society and culture


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

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

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