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.
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.
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.
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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Learn Javanese language basics, from common phrases all the way to more advanced concepts
Our main language course that contains the core content.