Ibu Dian, a native Indonesian speaker, teaches her Languages program from Pre-Primary to Year 6. The Indonesian program heavily focusses on students’ speaking, listening and writing Indonesian vocabulary. A key feature of learning Indonesian language is understanding the cultural dimension that shapes and is shaped by the language. As stated in the Australian Curriculum, language learning is designed with an intercultural language learning orientation to enable students to participate in intercultural experiences, develop new ways of perceiving and being in the world, and understand themselves in the process. The students of Pre-Primary to Year 6 participate in class experiences, activities and everyday transactions that involve areas such as family, occupations, around the classrooms/house, and daily activity. Using modeled languages, they created and presented short imaginative texts that allowed for exploration and enjoyment of language, cultural expression and performance. 

Students helping Ibu Dian cook a traditional Indonesian breakfast.