Professional Development in Indonesian Language Refresher Program

Area of Study Type of Course Level of Study
Arts Non-Award Professional Development

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Course Indonesian Language Refresher Program 
Partner Faculty Faculty of Arts, Asia Institute
Background The University of Melbourne’s Asia Institute, in collaboration with the Department of Education and Training (Vic) is delighted to offer a winter holiday refresher program for teachers of Indonesian language. The program is open to both primary and secondary teachers, and will be taught comprehensively over six days at the Parkville campus.
Course Description Led by Dr Michael Ewing, the aim of the Indonesian Language Refresher Program is to provide teachers of Indonesian with the opportunity to practise and improve their language skills, increasing language proficiency and confidence to participate readily in Indonesian interactions in and out of the classroom.

The key objectives of the Indonesian Language Refresher Program are to enhance participants’ capacity to:
  • Produce sustained oral and written texts in genres that are relevant to the classroom and demonstrate the ability to model these for students
  • Use key vocabulary, syntax and discourse structures and to apply these in teaching as relevant to the age and level of their learners
  • Explore a range of topics on the language and culture of Indonesian and to apply these as pedagogically relevant for the age group they are teaching
Delivery Mode Face to face
Who Should Apply Primary and secondary school teachers of Indonesian in Victorian government schools
Entry Requirements Acceptance into the program by the Department of Education and Training (Vic)

Completion of on-line assessment of language proficiency
Application Process 3 May 2016: Applications open
27 May 2016: Applications close
3 June 2016: Confirmation of course participation sent to all successful applicants.
Academic and Teaching Team The teaching team will be lead by Dr Michael Ewing, who has taught in the Indonesian Language and Studies program at the University of Melbourne for over twenty years. Michael has lived, worked and studied in Indonesia for more than nine years. Most recently he spent a semester in Bandung researching the contemporary language of Indonesian youth. He holds an MA in Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching from the University of Hawaii and a PhD in Linguistics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

The teaching team will include highly experienced Indonesian language teachers and academics from the University of Melbourne with expertise in areas such as Indonesian media, society, politics and culture.
Delivery Dates and Times
Tuesday, 28 June 9.00am-5.00pm
Wednesday, 29 June 9.00am-5.00pm
Thursday, 30 June 9.00am-5.00pm
Tuesday, 5 July 9.00am-5.00pm
Wednesday, 6 July 9.00am-5.00pm
Thursday, 7 July 9.00am-5.00pm
Delivery Venue
Tuesday, 28 June Room G01, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, 158/761 Swanston St Parkville
Wednesday, 29 June Graduate House, 220 Leicester St Carlton
Thursday, 30 June Graduate House, 220 Leicester St Carlton
Tuesday, 5 July Graduate House, 220 Leicester St Carlton
Wednesday, 6 July Graduate House, 220 Leicester St Carlton
Thursday, 7 July Graduate House, 220 Leicester St Carlton
Course Fees N/A
Inclusions Morning tea and afternoon tea included and course materials
Additional Information A participant from a school which is 100kms or more from The University of Melbourne can apply for a grant of $150 per day for each workshop day that the participant attends. This grant subsidises costs associated with accommodation, breakfast, travel and parking.
Contact Us Pamela Salvo
Program Administrator, Teaching and Learning


T: +61 3 9810 3143

F: +61 3 9810 3315