Indonesian Course Level & Description

This is an intensive beginner course that equips learners with useful language tools to converse in various scenarios. Learners will practice reading and navigating actual websites that are useful in real life situations. Audio practice and reading exercises from Indonesian media are included.

  • Meeting people for the first time
  • Ordering food
  • Shopping and bargaining
  • Talking about hobbies
  • Paying a visit to the doctor
  • How to invite someone
  • How to accept or decline an invitation
  • How to express an opinion
  • How to apologise
  • How to offer suggestions
  • The use of personal pronouns and honorifics
  • Possessive pronouns
  • The prefixes me-, ber-, di-
  • The suffixes –nya, -kan, -kah, -i
  • The confixes me-kan and me-i
  • Colloquial particles
  • Auxiliary verbs
  • Imperative sentences
  • Politeness markers
  • Passive forms
  • Temporal markers
  • Free electronic copy of Modern Indonesian Book 1
  • 8 hours online lessons
  • Additional lesson may be purchased if required
In this continuing course, learners will develop their writing skills by learning how to write personal letters, writing a job application, and producing a simple speech. Learners will continue building their reading comprehension skills by reading extended passages on Indonesian folktales, conducting semi-technical research, comparing holiday deals, and reading advertisements. Learners will further develop their listening and speaking skills by studying real life interviews and understand the differences between a formal interview and an informal interview.

  • Responding to offers
  • Congratulating someone
  • Expressing hopes and wishes
  • Making a reservation
  • Talking about the weather
  • Expressing and contrasting opinions
  • Conducting a job interview
  • The prefixes pe- and ter-
  • The suffixes –an, –wan and –man
  • The confixes pe-an and ke-an
  • Indefinite quantifiers
  • Classifiers
  • Conjugation
  • Comparative and superlative forms
  • Duplicated words
  • Compound adjectives
  • Compound verbs
  • Modal verbs
  • Double predicate sentences
  • Sequencing events
  • Free electronic copy of Modern Indonesian Book 2
  • 8 hours online lessons
  • Additional lesson may be purchased if required
This course aims to improve learners’ skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening to an advanced level. This course will also cover colloquial Indonesian to prepare learners to understand daily communication in the community and the media. Learners will learn to read critically news articles on various topics, summarise the article, and be able to discuss verbally the topics with the instructor. Learners will also develop their writing skills further by practicing different types of writings.

  • How to give your opinions
  • How to agree and disagree
  • How to discuss pros and cons
  • How to describe people’s personalities
  • How to express emotions
  • How to give advice on professional and personal matters
  • How to conduct a meeting
  • How to contribute to a dialogue
  • Materials provided by the instructor
  • 8 hours online lessons
  • Additional lesson may be purchased if required