Department of Malay-Indonesian Interpretation and Translation
Course Descriptions

Elementary Multimedia Malay-Indonesian(1),(2)
Students experience and learn about practical situations in relation to elementary Malay-Indonesian, using multimedia tools of various forms. Another purpose of this course is to help students gain a basic understanding of the language and culture of people using Malay-Indonesian, by effectively using multimedia language-learning materials.

Reading & Writing in Elementary Malay-Indonesian (1), (2)
Students develop reading comprehension and composition skills based on elementary grammar of Malay-Indonesian. In particular, students familiarize themselves with grammar, vocabulary, phrasing, and idioms found in various Malay-Indonesian texts so that they can use them in practical expressions.

Understanding Malay-Indonesian (1), (2)
The purpose of this course is to allow students to gain basic knowledge on the general language structure of Malay-Indonesian. This course presents an introduction to the origin of Malay, thereby exploring the basic characteristics of Malay-Indonesian in terms of phonetics, morphology, syntax, and semantics.

Listening & Speaking in Elementary Malay-Indonesian (1), (2)
Through repetitive practice of listening and speaking, mainly on sentence patterns, students get accustomed to basic conversational skills that are needed in daily life. This course gives an introduction to the structural characteristics of colloquial language, encouraging students to get accustomed to colloquial language as well as written language.

Elementary Malay-Indonesian Text Exercise(1),(2)
Students are encouraged to understand the society and culture of people using Malay- Indonesian, with a focus on basic sentence patterns adopted in various types of texts. They will learn non-language-related details that are embedded in sentences through various texts. By doing so, students develop language skills essential for communication with people who use Malay-Indonesian.

Understanding Modern Malay-Indonesian Literature
Students develop the ability to identify the social and political background, religious tendencies, and identities that are incorporated in modern Malay-Indonesian literary works. The main purpose is to improve the ability to understand and analyze the language in the literary works.

An Introduction to Malay-Indonesian Cultural History
This course is designed to impart knowledge about the history and traditions of people using Malay-Indonesian by looking at the history of language and cultural changes in the world of Malay, starting from the prehistoric era to modern times. Through this process, students can understand the importance of the world of Malay in Southeast Asia.

An Introduction to Malay-Indonesian Linguistics (1), (2)
This course gives an introduction to the phonetics, phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, and pragmatics of Malay-Indonesian. Through basic knowledge acquired on linguistics, students can better understand various fields related to linguistics, such as Malay-Indonesian text linguistics.

Intermediate Malay-Indonesian Reading and Writing Course (1), (2)
Based on knowledge of Malay-Indonesian grammar, students will increase their reading comprehension and composition skills, mainly based on text with a level of difficulty higher than the elementary level. Students will learn practical expressions used in various Malay-Indonesian text.

Intermediate Malay-Indonesian Listening and Speaking Course (1), (2)
Students improve their skills in applying what they have learned with regards to listening and speaking, with the focus on sentences that are a level higher than the elementary level in difficulty. They will also develop their linguistic skills in terms of literary style and colloquial style so that they can engage in dialogue and debates on specific themes.

Intermediate Multimedia Malay-Indonesian(1),(2)
Students learn practical expressions that are used in various situations with a difficulty level higher than the elementary level. This course helps students gain an in-depth understanding of the language and culture of the people who use Malay-Indonesian by accessing various multimedia language teaching materials.

Malay-Indonesian Literary Classics
Students gain an understanding of the traditional world of language and society of people who use Malay-Indonesian by understanding traditional Malay-Indonesian literary works. They will also learn the value and importance of the classics by examining the vocabulary, sentence patterns, literary themes, and techniques of Malay-Indonesian literary classics.

Malay-Indonesian Public Speech
The intent of this course is to enhance student skills in clearly and effectively expressing themselves by having the students listen to Malay-Indonesian speeches and write speeches. By presenting students with an opportunity to make speeches, this course improves their writing and speaking skills.

Advanced Malay-Indonesian Conversation & Composition (1), (2)
As a general course of the department, the level of this course is higher than the intermediate conversation and composition. Students are guided to freely express themselves, and practice having debates in Malay- Indonesian on a set theme.

Malay-Indonesian Technical Translation(1),(2)
Students are trained to translate Malay- Indonesian text in various non-linguistics and non-literature fields. Students will study various vocabularies, expressions, and phrases used in various fields, such as international commerce, trade, finance, contract, and modern technology, that are not normally used in linguistics and literature fields.

Comparative Linguistics of Malay-Indonesian Languages
By exploring the historical process of changes of the Malay and Indonesian languages, students gain knowledge of the language differentiation in the world of Malay. In particular, students improve their understanding of the development process of modern Malay by reviewing differences between the Malay and Indonesian languages in terms of vocabulary, connotation, and grammar.

Comparative Malay and Indonesian Literature
By comparing literature in the world of Malay, students learn, through literary works, the literary characteristics of the four countries of Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, and Singapore. Through this process, students are familiarized with each nations' literary identity as well as mutual relevance and influence.

Business Malay-Indonesian
Students study practical Malay-Indonesian used for work or for special business purposes. They improve their practical language skills by familiarizing themselves with actual documents, minutes of actual meetings, vocabulary and expressions used in various forms, and specific forms. Students will especially learn terminologies that are used in laws and regulations as well as in various forms at government agencies.

FLEX Malaysian-Indonesian
This course comprehensively enhances the textual exposition, composition, grammar, and conversation skills of students taking the Malay-Indonesian concentration who have completed the elementary and intermediate courses.

Basic Malay-Indonesian Interpretation
Students go over theories that are needed for interpretation aimed at communication among different cultures, set goals, and learn about basic interpretation methods. They acquire basic techniques of interpretation and identify the relationships between meaning and logic, thereby expanding their scope of knowledge and experience.

Modern Malay-Indonesian Literature Translation
Students take a look at the relationship between Malay-Indonesian literature and language by translating modern literary works. They acquire knowledge needed for general Malay-Indonesian literary text translation by reviewing how Malay-Indonesian is narrated in modern literary works, how vocabulary and sentence structures are used, as well as literary themes and techniques. By doing so, students gain knowledge required to translate general Malay-Indonesian literary text.

The Language and Culture of Malay World
This course takes an in-depth look at the differences among the various languages and cultures of the Malay world, and organizes the interrelationships, thereby increasing students' understanding. Students review and hold discussions on texts, in their original language, about various cultural elements that correspond to the same language group, thereby enhancing their cultural perspectives.

Advanced Malay-Indonesian Media
This course intends to develop the ability to critically analyze information communicated through electronic as well as print media. Language used in the news, advertisements, documentaries, conversations, and online blogs is used as learning material. Students are able to improve their ability to understand the influence language has on readers and listeners.

Malay-Indonesian in International Society
Students study, through various text and media, the importance of the Malay world in Southeast Asia as well as the international community in terms of politics, society, history, and culture. In particular, this course aims to enable students to develop the ability to have discussions in Malay-Indonesian on what they have learned.

Translation of Malay-Indonesian Cultural Texts (1), (2)
This course introduces texts that are related to the various cultures and arts of the Malay-Indonesian world, such as films, music, and art, in association with linguistics and literature. The purpose is to have students with a linguistics or literature concentration develop more extensive language usage skills.

Discussion of Current Political Issues in Malay-Indonesian (1), (2)
The goal is to have students learn to express themselves on various themes related to current affairs, and familiarize themselves with techniques related to having discussions in Malay-Indonesian. Based on various forms of discussions in small/large groups as well as extensive thoughts and understanding of current affairs, students learn techniques for detailed Malay-Indonesian discussions on more in-depth content.

Practice of Interpretation and Translation Skills (1), (2)
Students practice interpretation and translation between Malay-Indonesian and English using various texts. Through this process, students improve their English skills as well as Malay-Indonesian skills, thereby engaging in in-depth learning of communication. Students are presented with practice opportunities that enhance their understanding of language and cultural heterogeneity that are experienced during actual interpretation and translation.

International Trade in Malay-Indonesian Language
Students practice interpretation and translation by familiarizing themselves with vocabulary and sentences that are actually used in various fields such as international commerce, trade, and finance. They increase their understanding of interpretation and translation so that they can effectively perform roles as interpreters and translators and are presented with training and practice opportunities.

Malay-Indonesian Presentation
Students improve their ability to clearly and effectively communicate their thoughts in an official setting. Students are trained to give presentations by practicing terminologies and expressions that are mostly used in official settings.