Learn Indonesian: Beginners Course

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Pick up a new skill and learn to speak Bahasa Indonesian for beginners with our Indonesian lessons in Sydney.

Thinking of learning Indonesian? Want to learn a new and useful skill? Then these Indonesian language classes are perfect for you! Our qualified and experienced tutors will teach you the basics of Bahasa Indonesian in a friendly and relaxed environment. During these Indonesian lessons in Sydney, you will learn how to communicate in Indonesian with simple vocabulary and basic sentences while exploring the Indonesian culture. With options to learn Indonesian online or in-person, you can be sure that you will learn in the most convenient and fun way possible!

All four basic language skills (speaking, reading, listening, and writing) will be covered and practised 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, this course is currently offered online via the Zoom platform.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able 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 about 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

Our Indonesian language classes are ideal for:

  • Students with no previous learning in Indonesian
  • Students wanting Indonesian lessons to practice conversational skills

Course content

Topics

  • Alphabet
  • Greet, introduce, and farewell yourself and other
  • Frequently used question words
  • Expressing possession
  • Likes and dislikes
  • Order food and drinks
  • Invite others 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

Grammar

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

Textbook

We strongly recommend you to purchase the textbook for your learning.
However, this is optional as your tutor will provide you with handouts and notes throughout the course.

The course textbook for the beginners and Level 2 courses is:

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.

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 the 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 (optional)
  • Notebook and pen

Other Information

  • Enrol now in our beginners and level 2 course and save 10%. Use our promotion code ‘GROUP10’ at the checkout. Please visit our discounts page for more information.

Classes

Learn Indonesian: Beginners Course

<p>Pick up a new skill and learn to speak Bahasa Indonesian for beginners with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/learn-languages-sydney-beginners-classes/

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$299 Limited inc GST / $239.20 / $269.10
This class will be held live online via Zoom! Students will receive the login details after class has been confirmed.
Learn Indonesian: Beginners Course

<p>Pick up a new skill and learn to speak Bahasa Indonesian for beginners with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/learn-languages-sydney-beginners-classes/

...
$299 Limited inc GST / $239.20 / $269.10
This class will be held live online via Zoom! Students will receive the login details after class has been confirmed.
Learn Indonesian: Beginners Course

<p>Pick up a new skill and learn to speak Bahasa Indonesian for beginners with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/learn-languages-sydney-beginners-classes/

...
$299 Limited inc GST / $239.20 / $269.10
This class will be held live online via Zoom! Students will receive the login details after class has been confirmed.
Learn Indonesian: Beginners Course

<p>Pick up a new skill and learn to speak Bahasa Indonesian for beginners with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/learn-languages-sydney-beginners-classes/

...
$299 Limited inc GST / $239.20 / $269.10
This class will be held live online via Zoom! Students will receive the login details after class has been confirmed.

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Hani is a great teacher and we learnt a lot!

  • 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: The class was very interactive, so it gave us a good chance to gain confidence in using our new vocabulary.

  • said: Very friendly and engaging teacher. Aulia ensured that we felt supported and encouraged us to take a chance of making mistakes.

  • said: Aulia was a great teacher, very happy to answer all our questions and very able to explain everything. Unfortunately our course was held online due to the Coronavirus pandemic, I really missed the focus that being in a classroom gives me. Other than that, a really great course and I look forward to part 2!

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