Monivae College offers Indonesian as its Language subject. Indonesian provides students with the opportunity to develop language skills and cultural understandings that will allow them to interact in the 21st Century ‘global village'.
Learning a language provides learners with essential communication skills, an intercultural capability, and an understanding of the role of language and culture in human communication. Languages provide the opportunity for students to engage with the linguistic and cultural diversity of humanity; to reflect on their understanding of human experience in all aspects of social life, and their own participation and ways of being in the world.
At Monivae, all students experience well-designed, supported and vibrant programs. The curriculum is designed to instil knowledge, to deepen understanding, to stimulate reflection and to foster skills in the context of the contemporary world and to allow students to forge links with first language speakers and to utilise ‘emerging technologies' wherever possible. Learning a language uniquely broadens students' horizons to include the personal, social and employment opportunities presented by an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world. To this end, Monivae is a member of the BRIDGE Program and has formed a Sister School relationship with Kusuma Bangsa in Palembang, South Sumatra. Student and Teacher exchange trips are an ongoing aspect of these relationships.
The Monivae Languages Graduate
It is expected that through the experience of learning to communicate in the target language, Monivae graduates will develop an understanding of the relationship between language and culture in intercultural exchange. In this way, they will understand different ways of perceiving experience. They will develop respect for multiple perspectives on the social, cultural and linguistic construction of human action. They will come to understand the diverse, rich and dynamic world around them and their own ethical engagement with this diversity.
The Monivae College Languages Programme at Middle School is part of an entire programme with a specifically designed scope and sequence that commences in Year Seven. The study of Indonesian is compulsory in both Year Seven and Year Eight, becoming an elective choice for following years of study. Students studying Year Nine and Year Ten Indonesian complete Certificate II and Certificate III in Applied Languages: Indonesian concurrently with the set curriculum. The completion of these certificates and the sequential curriculum prepares the students to make, with confidence, the active choice at the end of Year Ten to undertake VCE Indonesian. The study of a language needs to be sequential, so students must study each unit in sequence in order to proceed to the next unit.
Students will be able to:
- listen to, read, view, speak, write, create and reflect on a variety of and increasingly complex and sophisticated spoken, written and multimodal texts across a growing range of contexts with accuracy, fluency and purpose
- appreciate, enjoy and use the target language to evoke feelings, convey information, form ideas, facilitate interaction with others, entertain, persuade and argue
- respect and utilise culturally appropriate register, gesture and language in all interactions; including an awareness of linguistic features that serve specific purposes
- demonstrate awareness of the dynamic nature of language in a range of cultural settings
Students who develop bilingual skills are more likely to try a variety of solutions when solving problems.
The knowledge a student will gain by studying the subject:
- That there is a larger world than their own environment and how to function within it
- The need for broad and inclusive communication skills
- Cultural understanding and the imperative of this understanding in communication
- How language works and why
- Vocabulary, grammar structures, cultural details and use of text types in cultural contexts
- Years 7-10 Indonesian
- Years 11-12 VCE Indonesian
LOTE Faculty Leader
Mr Wawan Putra