Indonesian / Year 5 and 6 / Understanding / Systems of language

Curriculum content descriptions

Notice pronunciation of phonemes such as ng/ngg/ny, and notice the difference in pronunciation of loan words from English

[Key concepts: loan, emphasis; Key processes: experimenting, predicting]


  • comparing different pronunciation of phonemes in the middle of words (ng, ngg, dengan, tangan, tinggal, tanggal), and intonation of polysyllabic words, for example, mendengarkan, berbelanja, berselancar
  • noticing the phonemes ny and ng at the beginning of words, for example, nyamuk, Nyoman, ngantuk
  • recognising the Indonesian pronunciation of loan words from English (for example, komputer, roket system), and applying conventions to unfamiliar loan words
  • understanding how to use emphasis to enhance meaning, for example, extending the stress on word endings (besarrr, takuuuut)
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
ScOT terms

Phonemes,  Syllables,  Pronunciation,  Loanwords,  Indonesian language

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