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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.

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 Javanese language structure.

Culture Notes

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

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Course Overview

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

Javanese

Main Units

Our main language course that contains the core content.

  • 1Building the Basics
  • 2Travel
  • 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 6 - “How do you say….?”
  • Chapter 7 - Haggling and Money
  • Chapter 8 - My Favorite Clothes
  • Chapter 9 - Shopping Time
  • Chapter 10 - 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 6 - I Don’t Feel Well
  • Chapter 7 - Let's Eat
  • Chapter 8 - I Can’t Eat That
  • Chapter 9 - Help!
  • Chapter 10 - What is Your Emergency?

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 kados pundi , sinten
  • Identify subject pronouns
  • Use the word kula
  • Use the word panjenengan

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 wonten
  • Form question word menapa
  • Use the word menika
  • Use the word piyambakipun

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

  • Practice more with the question word menapa
  • Use the word badhe to emphasize future action
  • Use the word pinanggih

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

  • Learn question word saking pundi
  • Use the quantifiers sakedhik , kathah , mboten kathah
  • Use the word basa

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 preposition ing
  • Identify the quantifiers sanget , langkung
  • Use the word universitas

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 6 - “How do you say….?”

Conversational Goals

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

Grammar Goals

  • Practice more with the question words kados pundi , menapa
  • Use the word menika
  • Use the word nyuwun sewu

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 7 - Haggling and Money

Conversational Goals

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

Grammar Goals

  • Be introduced to question words pinten
  • Form a negative sentence
  • Show word order and agreement in money
  • Show word order and agreement in numbers

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 8 - My Favorite Clothes

Conversational Goals

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

Grammar Goals

  • Practice with the word badhe to emphasize future action
  • Use prepositions of time sa'derengipun , sa'sampunipun , sa'laminipun
  • Use the word lan

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 9 - 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

  • Form plural and singular nouns
  • Use the word toko
  • Utilize question word wonten pundi

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 10 - X Marks the Spot

Conversational Goals

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

Grammar Goals

  • Learn degree of comparison word sanget
  • Practice more with the question word wonten pundi
  • Use demonstrative pronoun menika , mriko

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

  • Form negative responses
  • Use the word dolanan

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

  • Use the question word kenging menapa
  • Use the word mangsa

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
  • Use the terms weekday and weekend

Grammar Goals

  • Practice more with the question words menapa and pinten
  • Use demonstrative pronouns menika , punika
  • Use the word utawi to show more than one option

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Let’s Go to a Party

Conversational Goals

  • Make future plans
  • Tell time.

Grammar Goals

  • Be introduced to the degree of comparison word soyo
  • Form question words pinten and wonten pundi
  • 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

  • Be introduced to the question word benjang menapa
  • Identify adverbs of time
  • Use demonstrative pronouns mriki , menika

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 6 - I Don’t Feel Well

Conversational Goals

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

Grammar Goals

  • Be introduced to the quantifier word sakedhik
  • Use the conjunction word lan to show more than one thing

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 7 - Let's Eat

Conversational Goals

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

Grammar Goals

  • Show verbs in the infinitive
  • Use modals

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 8 - 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 stative verbs
  • Use the word nanging to show contrary

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 9 - Help!

Conversational Goals

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

Grammar Goals

  • Practice more with negative sentence
  • Use the word wau to emphasize the past action

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 10 - What is Your Emergency?

Conversational Goals

  • Answer questions
  • Request emergency aid

Grammar Goals

  • Use the passive voice
  • Use the word nanging to show contrary

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