In this learning sequence, students learn about a variety of Indonesian cuisines through popular Indonesian TV cooking shows. Students will:
- learn how to describe and respond to questions about favourite foods
- ask questions to find out about the food preferences of their Indonesian 'study buddy' (Indonesian sister school counterparts)
- compare their 'study buddy' food preferences with their own and their peers
- learn how to read and follow an Indonesian recipe and cook a dish
- create a video of a cooking demonstration in Indonesian.
Students have the opportunity to:
- Learn and revise how to ask and respond to a variety of questions in relation to foods and drinks: Kamu suka makan apa? and Makanan favorit kamu apa?
- Learn and revise how to express likes, dislikes and preferences in relation to foods and drinks: Saya suka sekali makan nasi campur tetapi saya lebih suka makan kentang goreng!
- Learn how to sequence an event (procedural text)
- Learn instructional language including; suffixes –kan and –lah
- Create a video of a cooking demonstration in Indonesian
- Use key vocabulary and phrases relating to cooking various cuisines
- Develop intercultural understanding about particular social and cultural etiquette around eating and drinking in Indonesian society.
Before beginning this learning sequence, students should:
- know some vocabulary for various foods and drinks, as well as some useful nouns and adjectives
- know how to express likes and dislikes in relation to a variety of topics
- understand how to make verbs using the me– prefix and the ber– prefix
- understand the use of some prefixes and suffixes, e.g. ber–, se–, pe–, –an, –nya
- understand the Indonesian counting system (tens, hundreds and thousands)
- know how to address people appropriately, e.g. Anda, kamu, Bapak, Ibu, Mbak, Bang, Kak.
Activity 1: Tuning in – Mari menonton TV!
Task 1: These video excerpts of Indonesian TV cooking shows and promotional advertisements provide an opportunity for students to become engaged with the topic 'Exploring MasterChef Indonesia' and to further explore Indonesian cuisines and cooking.
Facilitate whole class discussion on the culture of Indonesian cooking shows on TV. Discuss similarities and differences between Indonesia and Australia, in relation to cooking shows and their current popularity.
Students could undertake further research into other Indonesian TV cooking shows.
Task 2: Preparing to find –Students complete individual Know – Want to know – Learnt (KWL) template, which is provided as a Word document.
- Kamu sudah tahu apa?
- Kamu ingin tahu apa?
- Kamu sudah belajar apa?
Students complete the first two columns of a Know-Want-Learn template in relation to Indonesian cuisine, recipes, ingredients, and cooking and eating culture.
Encourage students to continually go back and work on their KWL to add comments as they work their way through the learning sequence. It is important that students complete their KWL at the end of the learning sequence. This can be used as part of the students' assessment.
A Kosa kata that can be found in the References provides an extensive list of Indonesian words to describe food and drinks, cooking terms, ingredients, quantifiers and kitchen terms, which can be referred to throughout the activities.
Task 3: Finding out – Survei –Students create a survey to find out about favourite foods of peers at their sister school in Indonesia. A whole class discussion should determine which foods are to be mentioned in the survey.
The survey design could also be determined in collaboration with the Indonesian sister school. The survey should include a variety of Western and traditional Indonesian cuisines. For example, nasi goreng and pizza may both be included and would be relevant to both Australian and Indonesian students.
Students survey their 'study buddy' to find out about their favourite. The Indonesian sister school could also complete this task, which would provide an opportunity for further student collaboration.
Task 4: Sorting out – Apa makanan favorit kelas kita? As a whole class combine the survey results of each class member and discuss the results. Students then create a graph to illustrate the results by using an online tool such as Create A Graph.
Whole class discussion could focus on salient features such as:
- What were the most popular foods?
- Do our Indonesian sister school 'study buddies' prefer traditional Indonesian cuisine or Westernised fast-food?
Activity 2: Tuning in to MasterChef Indonesia
Task 1: Students watches the video clips (parts 1 and 2) of MasterChef Indonesia, Episode 28, of Season Three.
Facilitate a whole class discussion of the specific language used and ask for comparisons with MasterChef Australia. You may also like students to explore further by showing them a video clip of Top Chef Indonesia (a very similar TV cooking programme to MasterChef).
Task 2: Grammar focus – Resep Indonesia – Ask students to work with a partner to explore various Indonesian websites that feature recipes such as Farah Quinn's website. Discuss the language used in recipes and ask the class to pay close attention to the features of a recipe, such as title, ingredients, method, instructional language, eg suffix –lah and –kan; and classifiers, eg sebuah, sebiji, sesendok.
Ask students to begin developing a list of useful vocabulary and procedural steps to use when cooking according to a recipe.
Provide further opportunities for students to practice the above grammatical learning objectives through a variety of oral and online games.
Task 3: Going further – Cara membuat – Students choose a variety of video clips from the resources provided for the whole class to view. The video clips will provide good examples of Indonesian cooking demonstrations for students to use as models when creating their own cooking demonstration video.
Ask students to watch out for instructional vocabulary using the suffixes –lah and –kan.
Facilitate a whole class discussion on the relevant language that is used in each cooking demonstration.
Students could ask their 'study buddy' in Indonesia to send them a weblink of their favourite Indonesian chef/cooking demonstration and dish.
Activity 3: Making a video – Membuatlah video memasak!
Task 1: Provide students with the opportunity to create their own Indonesian cooking demonstration video.
Ask students to work individually or in pairs to decide on an Indonesian recipe of their choice. This recipe will become their signature dish in their video entry to MasterChef Indonesia.
Photographs of each step of preparing the dish may also be useful for students to use in their video as still shots. Videos can include a combination of audio and subtitles/text. This is an opportunity for students to maximise their use of the Indonesian language.
Note: Before creating the video, ensure that the whole class has collaborated on outlining all the assessment points for this task, which will form the rubric.
Task 2: Making connections – Kerja bersama! – Students share their MasterChef Indonesia signature dish video of a cooking demonstration with their sister school counterparts via Skype, email or Wiki/blog.
Invite your sister school to complete the same task and share their videos.
Task 3: Assessment – Asesmen – As previously discussed with the class, students assess themselves using the rubric that they have created as a whole class.
Use an online rubric such as Languages Online rubric maker to guide development of the assessment rubric.