Why Study Indonesian at Ohio University
Given the diversity of Indonesia’s culture, its long history and fascinating political landscape, students of Bahasa Indonesia typically come from a wide range of disciplines, including anthropology, political science, philosophy, international studies, arts, education, and development studies. Ohio University’s intellectual engagement with Indonesia goes back many decades. Faculty in various disciplines and academic departments have taught and published on Indonesia at Ohio University for more than four decades. Lastly, Indonesian is a relatively simple language to learn. It has no gender and case differentiation; it also has simple plurals and an easy to understand system of word formation. It uses the Roman alphabet and it does not have tones or specific stress patterns.
How we teach
The Indonesian courses focus on all aspects of the language: speaking, listening, reading and writing. In addition, the model of language instruction used at Ohio University emphasizes the importance of culture. In other words, students not only learn Indonesian but develop an understanding of the cultural context out of which it emerged. Learning something about the culture and history of the Indonesian people is essential to appreciating the language.
Elementary Indonesian: 9:10-10:00 AM, M T R F
Intermediate Indonesian: 10:10-11:00 AM, M T R F
Advanced Indonesian: 11:10-12:00 PM, M T R F
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