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Learn Indonesian through conversations

Whether you’re chatting with the professional surfers of Lombok or deftly navigating the traffic mazes of Jakarta, your conversational Indonesian skills will help you connect with new experiences at every turn. Indonesia is the fourth most populated nation in the world, and nearly 100 percent of the nation’s population speaks the language fluently. It is used throughout Indonesian classrooms and media services, as well as other areas of the world such as the Netherlands, Suriname, East Timor, the Philippines, and Australia.

Grammar Notes

No interpretation is created equal. Grammar Notes, color-coding, and features that focus on specific grammatical nuances between target and source language strengthens your understanding of Indonesian language structure.

Culture Notes

Etiquette, body language, gestures — set the mood. Culture Notes provide a backdrop to learning material and let the Indonesian culture come alive, setting you up to forge deeper connections with Indonesian culture and make a positive impression.

Vocabulary

Critical thinking and memory-building exercises blend new vocabulary into lesson progress, allowing you to pick up on the structure of your target language so you can apply new content that will be presented in various contexts throughout the course.

Pronunciation

Didn’t catch that? Hear it again at a conversational speed, hover over for phonetics, or click on the word for an articulated narration. Tone your accent against native speaker audio by activating the voice comparison tool.

Course Overview

Learn Indonesian language basics, from common phrases all the way to more advanced concepts

Indonesian

Main Units

Our main language course that contains the core content.

  • 1People
  • 2Travel
  • 3Activities
  • 4Places
  • Chapter 1 - Who Are You?
  • Chapter 2 - We are Family
  • Chapter 3 - Getting to Know You
  • Chapter 4 - There’s No Place Like Home
  • Chapter 5 - Where did you go to School?
  • Chapter 1 - “How do you say….?”
  • Chapter 2 - Haggling and Money
  • Chapter 3 - My Favorite Clothes
  • Chapter 4 - Shopping Time
  • Chapter 5 - X Marks the Spot
  • Chapter 1 - Time to Play Sports
  • Chapter 2 - My Favorite Season is Summer
  • Chapter 3 - What are you Doing this Weekend?
  • Chapter 4 - Let’s Go to a Party
  • Chapter 5 - I’ll Miss this Place
  • Chapter 1 - I Don’t Feel Well
  • Chapter 2 - Let's Eat
  • Chapter 3 - I Can’t Eat That
  • Chapter 4 - Help!
  • Chapter 5 - Emergency Matter

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Who Are You?

Conversational Goals

  • Greet others and bid them farewell
  • Introduce yourself formally
  • Meet new people

Grammar Goals

  • Be introduced to question words apa , bagaimana , siapa
  • Identify subject pronouns
  • Use the word kabar
  • Use the word kamu

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - We are Family

Conversational Goals

  • Ask questions regarding familial relationships.
  • Describe someone in relation to family members
  • Introduce someone else

Grammar Goals

  • Be introduced to the preposition di
  • Practice more with question word apa
  • Use the word saudara

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - Getting to Know You

Conversational Goals

  • Articulate feelings
  • Describe physical characteristics
  • Express interest
  • Inquire about a stranger

Grammar Goals

  • Use the word akan to emphasize future action
  • Use the word bertemu
  • Use the word teman

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - There’s No Place Like Home

Conversational Goals

  • Explain that you are a non-native speaker
  • Explain where you are from
  • Identify languages and countries
  • Inquire about someone’s ability to speak a language

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to sedikit , banyak , tidak banyak
  • Have more practice with di
  • Use the word bahasa

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - Where did you go to School?

Conversational Goals

  • Discuss the merits of a school
  • Inquire about programs

Grammar Goals

  • Be introduced to the degree of comparison words lebih , sangat
  • Have more practice with apa
  • Use the word kuliah
  • Use the word universitas

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - “How do you say….?”

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for clarification
  • Provide and obtain new information
  • Request new vocabulary

Grammar Goals

  • Have more practice with bagaimana
  • Use the word sedang
  • Use the word tolong

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Haggling and Money

Conversational Goals

  • Ask the price for something
  • Buy a ticket for travel
  • Count
  • Negotiate

Grammar Goals

  • Create a negative sentence
  • Understand word order and agreement in numbers
  • Use the word berapa

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - My Favorite Clothes

Conversational Goals

  • Express future plans
  • Identify various articles of clothing
  • Question statements made by others

Grammar Goals

  • More practice with the word akan to emphasize future action
  • Use sebelum , sesudah , selama

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Shopping Time

Conversational Goals

  • Acquire necessities
  • Find places to shop
  • Gather information from a native speaker
  • Inquire about shops in the local area

Grammar Goals

  • Be introduced to the question word dimana
  • Use plural and singular nouns
  • Use the word toko

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - X Marks the Spot

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for and receive directions
  • Describe the location of one object in relation to another

Grammar Goals

  • Use the Demonstrative Pronouns ini and itu
  • Use the preposition ke

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Time to Play Sports

Conversational Goals

  • Discuss sports and exercises.
  • Express time relationships.
  • Invite someone to join along.

Grammar Goals

  • Have more practice with the word apakah
  • Use negation to decline an offer

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - My Favorite Season is Summer

Conversational Goals

  • Ask about vacations and seasonal opportunities
  • Discuss the four seasons
  • Discuss the months of the year

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to the question word mengapa
  • Use the word musim

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - What are you Doing this Weekend?

Conversational Goals

  • Converse about the days of the week
  • Make plans for the weekend
  • Talk about age and birthdays

Grammar Goals

  • Have more practice with question words apa and berapa
  • Use the terms weekday and weekend
  • Use the word atau to show more than one option
  • Use the word semakin

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Let’s Go to a Party

Conversational Goals

  • Make future plans
  • Tell time.

Grammar Goals

  • Have more practice with question word berapa
  • Use the word jam

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - I’ll Miss this Place

Conversational Goals

  • Prepare for a departure
  • Strengthen relationships

Grammar Goals

  • Have more practice with the word akan
  • Have more practice with apakah and berapa
  • Use adverbs of time
  • Use the question word kapan

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - I Don’t Feel Well

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for medication
  • Describe symptoms
  • Speak to a pharmacist

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to the quantifier word beberapa
  • Use the conjunction word dan to show more than one thing

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Let's Eat

Conversational Goals

  • Identify items on the dinner table
  • Offer assistance
  • Order a meal
  • Understand the customs of local dining

Grammar Goals

  • Have more practice with apa
  • Use the conjunction word dan to show more than one thing

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - I Can’t Eat That

Conversational Goals

  • Ask whether a dish contains certain ingredients
  • Explain that you require a special diet
  • Give compliments
  • Reference senses

Grammar Goals

  • Use adjectives
  • Use the word tetapi

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Help!

Conversational Goals

  • Ask questions
  • Declare that a problem exists
  • State that you do not know something

Grammar Goals

  • Have more practice with negative sentence
  • Have more practice with question words apa , apakah , dimana
  • Use the word tadi to emphasize the past action

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - Emergency Matter

Conversational Goals

  • Answer questions
  • Request emergency aid

Grammar Goals

  • Have more practice with tetapi
  • Use prepositions

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