The Ketawa program provides professional learning activities focused on the Indonesian language that has been created for teachers and students in Western Australia. As there are many dialects of the Indonesian language this program focuses on Bahasa Indonesia, which is one of the official languages in Indonesia that is closely related to Melay.
The project was commissioned by the Department of Education in Western Australia. Resources and lessons are aligned to the Western Australian Languages Curriculum and target students from years 3 to 6. The Ketawa program uses a range of engaging resources using online, hands-on, written activities and assessment materials to showcase students learning of the Indonesian language.
The Year 3 program provides an introduction to the Indonesian language and culture through eight engaging units of work.
- Getting to know you.
- Hello Indonesia.
- It’s a birthday party.
- Off to school.
- We are family.
- Let’s eat.
- My day.
The Year 4 program provides further introduction to the Indonesian language and culture through eight engaging units of work.
- Telling stories.
- My dream school.
- Let’s play (sports).
- Rubber time (telling time).
- Let’s celebrate (celebrations).
- What it’s like? (animals- needs/where they live?).
- Our world (weather)
- Thinking about the environment.
The Year 5 program provides a range of engaging learning opportunities to introduce and extend students’ knowledge and understanding of the Indonesian language and culture across four terms. Each term includes four units of work with activities and resource across the year.
Term 1: Let’s go shopping.
Term 2: Food and mass media.
Term 3: Daily activities.
Term 4: What do you do in your spare time?
The Year 6 program provides a range of engaging learning opportunities to introduce and extend students’ knowledge and understanding of the Indonesian language and culture across four terms. Each term includes four units of work with activities and resources.
Term 1: Who are we?
Term 2: Rituals and customs.
Term 3: Free time.
Term 4: Let’s reflect.
With the consideration that we as a school have not participated in learning the Indonesian language and culture. Some of the topics areas especially for the upper years will be taught the foundation units of the Indonesian language before tackling the more difficult content used in this program.
As the Ketawa program is not directed at the lower years. Pre-primary to year 2 students will be using fun and interactive online resources such as ELLA (Early Learning Languages Australia) apps on the iPads, as well as implementing written work, singing songs and participating in play-based learning when learning the Indonesian language. These students will be learning the following topics of Indonesian over the year such as; introducing themselves, greetings, numbers, colours, body parts and so much more!The children have already shown great interest in learning the Indonesian language and culture.