Indonesian / Year 3 and 4 / Understanding / Systems of language

Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise and reproduce pronunciation conventions, including loan words from English and intonation for questions, statements and commands.

[Key concept: intonation; Key processes: imitating, discriminating sounds]


  • making connections between Indonesian and English sounds, for example, c is the ch sound in ‘cheese’; g is the hard g in ‘gun’ but never soft as in ‘germ’; k is a soft sound if it appears at the end of a word as in tidak, kakak
  • knowing that using the imperative form -lah with appropriate intonation softens its force and shows consideration, for example, Berbarislah, Angkatlah tangan
  • recognising different intonation for statements and questions, for example, Kamu suka apel (with falling intonation) and Kamu suka apel? (with rising intonation)
  • identifying onomatopoeic words such as those related to transport, for example, tut-tut (car horn), brum-brum (bus), jes-jes (puffing train), kring-kring (bike bell)
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
ScOT terms

Pronunciation,  Loanwords,  Intonation,  Indonesian language

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