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1 1 Indonesian Language why and how Firdaus Indonesian Language Coordinator Flinders Asian Centre School of International Studies

2 2 Why?... Not for ordering food and drink To explore way of life of different culture Develop a sense cultural pluralism: openness to & appreciation of other culture Provides a competitive edge in career choices todays and tomorrows world Be part of the global world of the 21 st. century

3 3 Quotes on learning a FL Own…what you can carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. (the Gulag Archipelago: Aleksander Solzhenitsyn) Those who know nothing of foreign language, knows nothing of their own (Johan Wolfgang Von Goethe)

4 4 Quotes……. To have another language is to possess a second soul (Charlemage) Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about (Benyamin Lee Whorf) If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world (Ludwig Wittsgenstein)

5 Quotes……. Dr. Dan Davidson, President of the American Councils on International Education "A different language is a different vision of life." - Federico Fellini, Italian film director "No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive." - Mohandas K. Gandhi, Indian nationalist and spiritual leader 5

6 Why Study Foreign Language? "... Effective communication and successful negotiations with a foreign partner--- whether with a partner in peacekeeping, a strategic economic partner, a political adversary, or a non- English speaking contact in a critical law enforcement action- requires strong comprehension of the underlying cultural values and belief structures that are part of the life experience of the foreign partner." - 6

7 WHY is important? Why is this important? In a world where nations and peoples are ever more dependent upon on another to supply goods and services, solve political disputes, and ensure international security, understanding other cultures is paramount 7

8 WHY is important? For survival in the global community, every nation needs such individuals. A person competent in other languages can bridge the gap between cultures, contribute to international diplomacy, promote national security and world peace, and successfully engage in international trade. 8

9 How about the nuanced culture?. Lack of intercultural sensitivity can lead to mistrust and misunderstandings, to an inability to cooperate, negotiate, and compromise, and perhaps even to military confrontation 9

10 Global Economy Professionals who know other languages are called on to travel and exchange information with people in Australia and other countries throughout their careers. Knowing more than one language enhances opportunities in government, business, law, medicine and health care, teaching, technology, the military, communications, industry, social service, and marketing 10

11 WHY LEARN INDONESIAN. An employer will see you as a bridge to new clients or customers if you know Indonesian/ a second language. You are also more likely to win the trust and friendship of people whose languages you know -- even if you know them just a little. 11

12 12 Why Indonesian? Facts and Figures …intricately linked to our region Population 244 million 4 th most populous nation Worlds most populous Muslim nation 3 rd largest democracy after India and USA Major Australian trading partner - 13 th largest 27% of Australian total exports Rich in History and increasingly important in present and future

13 13 Where can I work? Profiles of previous students: Michelle : International Education Sally: International Aid Program Phil: Foreign Affairs Mike: Dept. of Immigration Natalie: Migrant Business Law firm Helen: School Teacher

14 14 Where can I work? Simon: Professor in UK David: Environment Department Marion : Private Health Services Clare: Tourism and Travel Industry Peter: Journalist/ foreign correspondence Jayne: Business Consultant JJ: Small Business Entrepreneur

15 15 What can you expect? Focusing on communication; technology Speaking from day 1 Various fun activities in small classes Practical Language: 4 hrs/ week Teaching Staff: Highly qualified Indonesian native speakers and Australian near native speakers.

16 16 In-country Study Nothing can compare experience of living and studying in the country ACICIS Scholarships, grants and Exchanges program Study Abroad with New Colombo Plan in 2015

17 17 How? Part of normal degree; or elective Diploma in Languages Cross-institution enrolment 2 streams: Beginner stream: INDO 10001 (ASST 1101) Advanced stream (SACE 15 + or approval): INDO1011(= ASST 1201 )

18 18 Student fills out Flinders Language Online Approval Form.Flinders Language Online Approval Form Contents of form are sent to the HUMSS inbox for action. Faculty Office to determine whether approval for language study is appropriate by assessing transcript. This may require the construction of a study plan (check TRIM first as a plan may have been prepared earlier) Approval email sent using Approval Email Template and 2014 Flinders Language Courses documents in Aardvark >> 2014 Flinders Languages First copy and paste Approval Email Template into a new email.

19 19 Items highlighted in red need some attention. Please action as appropriate and change colour to black. Copy and paste relevant courses from 2014 Flinders Language Courses document into relevant position in the email. If relevant, study plan can also be attached. Once email has been sent, save to TRIM (Student ID HUMSS Flinders Language Approval Date). File the form response out of the HUMSS inbox into the 2014 filing folder


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