Critical Language Scholarship Program | Malang, Indonesia
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Malang, Indonesia

Program Dates:

June 13 - August 14, 2016

Hosting Institution:

Universitas Negeri Malang

Program Structure

The CLS Program in Malang, Indonesia provides students opportunities to learn Bahasa Indonesia both inside the classroom and in an immersive cultural setting during an intensive 8-week language program set in the second-largest city in East Java. Students receive 20 hours per week of classroom instruction where they learn the four major skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in Bahasa Indonesia.

Additionally, the CLS curriculum in Malang incorporates extensive co-curricular activities including day and weekend excursions to explore significant sites on the Indonesian island of Java, cultural seminars, and community projects where participants utilize their Bahasa Indonesia to learn more about Indonesia’s culture. Students will also be paired with native-speaking language partners in one-on-one sessions and live with a host family, which will allow them to gain insight into cultural norms and daily customs. Altogether, students will cover the equivalent of one year of Bahasa Indonesia instruction at a U.S. institution during the course of the summer.

Universitas Negeri Malang (UNM) is one of the oldest teaching institutions in Indonesia, dating back to 1954. UNM is considered to be one of the premiere institutions in Indonesia for the teaching of educators, professors, and teachers of Indonesian as a second language. You can find out more about the institute on their website.

Language Levels Offered:

  • Beginning: No previous study of Indonesian, or less than one academic year of study or the equivalent.
  • Advanced Beginning: Minimum requirement: completion of one year of college-level Indonesian, or its equivalent, prior to the start of the program.
  • Intermediate: Minimum requirement: completion of two years of college-level Indonesian, or its equivalent, prior to the start of the program.
  • Advanced: Minimum requirement: completion of three years of college-level Indonesian, or its equivalent, prior to the start of the program.