Our Beginner Course provides a comprehensive introduction to speaking Indonesian language. Many of our students have continued their self-study to fluency just by using the materials we provide for this course. Others have continued on to Private Courses to focus on learning areas that are more specific to their professional work and personal interests in Indonesia.
This fun and interesting, yet very effective introduction to Bahasa Indonesia is every weekday for two hours per day for one month. You will learn how to pronounce and read words; introduce yourself, your friends and your family; ask questions about people and things; use numbers and money; shop for items you want, negotiate and order items in a restaurant; tell the time and date; make comparisons and express preferences, and give directions! You will also learn important aspects of Indonesian and Balinese Culture and Etiquette.
We suggest you take our Small-Group Beginner Indonesian Language Course if you learned to speak Indonesian without formal training, if you have a vocabulary under 100 words you can use, or if you feel unsure that your sentences are correct when you are speaking.
What You Will Learn:
During this period you will learn the basics of the language up to a 500 word vocabulary, and be able to greet and address people appropriately, introduce yourself and others comfortably, ask simple questions and respond to simple questions, ask for directions, and give directions, make orders in restaurants and bargain in the market.
You and your group will visit Ubud or Sanur Public Market to practice your Indonesian while shopping for souvenirs!