This new course invites students to explore Indonesian language and culture through a wide range of texts focusing on various aspects of Indonesian life. Language structures are presented in context and explained in a way that promotes active learning. Carefully sequenced speaking activities allow students to use the language from the very beginning. Up-to-date photographs and culturally rich illustrations enable deep engagement and reflection. This is the most up-to-date introductory course for lower-secondary students of Indonesian. Designed around the principles of intercultural language learning, such as noticing, making connections, reflecting and interacting, the student book provides ample opportunities for students to develop intercultural competence while learning a new language.
The activity book complements the student book, with carefully sequenced activities that allow students to practice their macro skills while consolidating the language structures and vocabulary covered in the student book. The activities also reinforce and extend students' intercultural understanding. Tasks at the beginning and end of each chapter prompt students to reflect on their own experiences and learning, giving them a sense of progress and motivation.