Singapore University of Social Sciences

Business Bahasa Indonesia I

Business Bahasa Indonesia I (OGP162)

Applications Open: 01 May 2023

Applications Close: 15 June 2023

Next Available Intake: July 2023

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $3185.05 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Linguistics and Languages, Business Administration, International Trade, Science and Technology

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: Student SUcceSS Centre


OGP162 Business Bahasa Indonesia I aims to provide students with the necessary language skills and cultural knowledge to live and work in Indonesia. The course offers comprehensive training in conversational skills, grammar and vocabulary, with an additional focus on language used in business settings. It will also introduce students to aspects of the Indonesian culture such as its food, customs and acceptable etiquette in social interactions. The course will be delivered through synchronous, online instruction with small groups of students to ensure an optimum learning experience. Feedback on individual performance in each lesson helps students correct their errors immediately. Pre-lesson and post-lesson tasks help students focus on new knowledge gained, and reinforce and practise new vocabulary and grammatical structures learned. At the end of the course, students will be more aware of Indonesian communicative norms and be proficient in business communication in Bahasa Indonesia. The course assessments include a quiz assessing students’ cultural knowledge, a group-based assignment, an individual assignment and an oral exam.

Level: 1
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester
E-Learning: - Learning is done ENTIRELY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. There are no face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus. To be confirmed


  • Introductions
  • Career and education
  • Business appointments
  • Invitations
  • Requests and offers
  • In the office
  • Business writing
  • Social interactions
  • Public speaking
  • Office disputes
  • Mutual understanding
  • Company culture

Learning Outcome

  • List at least three aspects of Indonesian culture.
  • Recognise norms of speech and behaviour acceptable in the Indonesian culture.
  • Describe differences in communicative style between the target culture and their own culture.
  • Demonstrate the use of proper grammar in Bahasa Indonesia.
  • Show proficiency in using basic Bahasa Indonesia in social interactions.
  • Differentiate the use of different phrases in interactions with business contacts. colleagues and others in the workplace
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