Specialist Indonesian Classes


Year Levels - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Weekly Sessions  - 50 mins


Students from Years 1 to 6 have a 50 minute Indonesian lesson with a qualified teacher. Classes are conducted in the designated Languages Other Than English (LOTE) room and students have access to a wide range of resources to support their learning. Students in Senior school use their own Chromebooks, accessing lesson information through Google Classroom on a weekly basis, and extending their vocabularies individually using the Duolingo App. Students from all other year levels have access to iPads during Indonesian and can access quality digital resources such as “Indonesian Online.”.


Our Indonesian Language program follows the Victorian Curriculum guidelines. The Victorian Curriculum introduction states that 


"Learning languages broadens students’ horizons about the personal, social, cultural and employment opportunities that are available in an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world. The interdependence of countries and communities requires people to negotiate experiences and meanings across languages and cultures. A bilingual or plurilingual capability is the norm in most parts of the world."


There are two strands in Language learning:


  • Communicating 
    • Using language for communicative purposes in interpreting, creating and exchanging meaning.
  • Understanding
    • Analysing and understanding language and culture as resources for interpreting and shaping meaning in intercultural exchange.

At Croydon Hills, this means that the students are not only learning and using the Indonesian language, but they are learning about the country and people where that language is spoken. For example, across their years of schooling, students take a look at what life is like for an Indonesian child, learn about traditional Indonesian stories, endangered animals, how to make their own Batik pattern and delve into Indonesian geography to better understand the Indonesian people.


We also encourage students from Year 3 - 6 to participate in the Indonesian Speaking Competition, which is coordinated by the Victorian Indonesian Language Teachers Association (VILTA).

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