Javanese

Imagine a language with roots dating back a full millenium to 804. Picture an island formed nearly entirely from volcanic eruptions, with 121 volcanoes still active today. Envision landscapes with breathtaking mountain peaks, lush rainforests, and bustling metropolises. All of your wildest dreams are a reality on the island of Java, home to more than half of the Indonesian population. The most populous island in the world, there’s something to discover in every corner of this spanning, breathtaking epicenter of the Indonesian archipelago. Spot leopards in the savannah grasslands of Baluran National Park and visit padi (rice) fields in the slopes of the volcanoes. With over 82 million speakers worldwide, learning Javanese is the start of your next great adventure.

Learn Through Conversations

Building the Basics

Click a topic below to see the grammar goals and conversational goals for each chapter.

  1. Who Are You?
  2. We are Family
  3. Getting to Know You
  4. There’s No Place Like Home
  5. Where did you go to School?
  6. “How do you say….?”
  7. Haggling and Money
  8. My Favorite Clothes
  9. Shopping Time
  10. X Marks the Spot

Travel

Click a topic below to see the grammar goals and conversational goals for each chapter.

  1. Time to Play Sports
  2. My Favorite Season is Summer
  3. What are you Doing this Weekend?
  4. Let’s Go to a Party
  5. I’ll Miss this Place
  6. I Don’t Feel Well
  7. Let's Eat
  8. I Can’t Eat That
  9. Help!
  10. What is Your Emergency?