Learn Indonesian for Beginners

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Learn the language Indonesian in Sydney with this Beginners course.

Thinking of learning Indonesian Then this beginner’s course is the right course for you!

You will learn how to communicate in Indonesian with simple vocabulary and basic sentences while exploring the Indonesian culture.

All four basic language skills (speaking, reading, listening and writing) will be covered and practiced so you can become a well-rounded speaker of the Indonesian language.

At the end of this course you will be able to hold a simple conversation in Indonesian with confidence.

Please note that we currently offer two types of courses – class room and live online via zoom platform!


By the end of this Indonesian Beginners Class, you will have learned how to

  • greet people and farewell them appropriately
  • describe yourself and others (age, nationality, gender, family members, daily routines, physical traits and personality, etc)
  • tell the time
  • express some likes and dislikes, especially in relation to food
  • invite others and accept/decline invitations
  • ask simple questions (to find out who, what, where, how many, what time, etc)
  • order food and drinks
  • make simple arrangements
  • identify some common transport, food, places, family members, animals and animal noises/actions
  • talk about actions in the past and present
  • recognise and use numbers up to 1 million
  • follow some directions to do physical actions
  • begin to understand how affixes work in the language
  • begin to master common colloquial or slang expressions

Ideal for

Course content


  • Alphabet
  • Greet, introduce and farewell yourself and other
  • Frequently used question words
  • Expressing possession
  • Likes and dislikes
  • Order food and drinks
  • Invite other and accept/decline invitations
  • Share personal information
  • Places and locations
  • Accommodation and transportation
  • Hobbies and activities
  • Numbers (Ordinal and Cardinal)
  • Family and friends
  • Time, day and season


  • Pronunciation
  • Past and present
  • How affixes work in the language
  • Common colloquial or slang expressions


Please purchase the course textbook for Beginners and Level 2 course.

Please note, for the online course, it is important to have your textbook before the start of the first session.

Keren! Indonesian Coursebook 1
ISBN: 9780733915154

You can purchase the textbook from Abbeys Bookstore (131 York Street, Sydney). It is close to the CBD campus and offers a 10% discount to Sydney Community College students.

We recommend purchasing your textbook after your course has been confirmed (usually within three working days of the proposed start).

The textbook is not included in enrolment fee. If you would like to inquire about the current price, please call Abbeys Bookstore on: (02) 9264 3111

Please bring to class

  • Textbook
  • Notebook and pen

Other Information

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.

Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.


Learn Indonesian for Beginners

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$375 Limited inc GST / $300 / $337.50

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Very friendly tutor. 5 Stars!

  • said: Hani is a brilliant tutor. He's passionate about his subject and explains things really well. He's also careful to build a solid foundation, which is critical when you're learning a language. I will be re-enrolling in Indonesian.

  • said: Guru Aurelia was a fantastic teacher with great student engagement. He taught us both language and culture and created a friendly and fun environment to learn in. Highly recommend

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