Indonesian Learning

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After you complete our Indonesian course, Indonesia will feel like a very different place for you. Altogether, the full 6 levels of our Indonesian Course will prep you to speak Indonesian in different social and work situations.
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A CEFR-aligned Indonesian course

Because Indonesian is a global language, we understand the importance of ensuring your language skills meet global standards. That’s why we’ve aligned the 16 levels of JIS Indonesian course with the internationally-recognised standards set by the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
Each continuation of our program will take you to higher levels of Bahasa Indonesia, building vocabulary skills, more complex sentence structures, prefix and suffixes, This course is dedicated to build your oral communication skills. You will be placed in several role playing situations to give the training a "real world" feel.
Our specially-designed textbooks express our unique teaching methodology, which is to teach the language that people really speak first, then teach the formal grammatical language of speeches and government only if absolutely necessary to you


This introductory level is tailor-made to learners who have little or no prior knowledge of the Indonesian language. In this level, students will learn to understand and use everyday expressions to communicate with people slowly and clearly.The Indonesian system of phonetics,will be introduced and taught throughout the process. You will learn the skills necessary to survive in most day-to-day social and business situations. Courses focus on vocabulary acquisition and the use of simple grammatical structures.


General communication
    * Greet people
    * Introduce yourself
    * Spell your name for someone
    * Introduce your family
    * Say which country you come from
    * Count to 100
    * Talk about age

* Indonesian for your workplace
    * Introduce your job
    * Give a simple description of your workplace

* Travel Indonesian
    * Understand simple directions

* Lifestyle Indonesian
    * Talk about shopping
    * Talk about clothing
    * Ask for food


General communication
    * Talk about simple daily tasks and routines
    * Talk about dates and birthdays
    * Have a telephone conversation
    * Give a basic description of where you live
    * Talk about specific locations

* English for your workplace
    * Arrange a meeting
* Travel English
    * Talk about transport

* Lifestyle Indonesian
    * Talk about the weather
    * Talk about sport
    * Talk about health and medical conditions
    * Talk about renting a place to live


General communication
    * Give, or ask for an address
    * Make and respond to an invitation
    * Make social conversation
* Indonesian for your workplace
    * Talk about your work experience
    * Talk about your education
    * Introduce a co-worker
    * Read a business card
    * Understand basic job and company information
* Travel Indonesian
    * Read and write a hotel review
    * Make a telephone reservation
    * Check in and out of a hotel
* Lifestyle Indonesian
    * Talk about your hobbies and interests
    * Talk about holidays and events
    * Compare and purchase products
    * Politely describe a problem with a product


Students are able to understand sentences and expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance ; communicate in tasks requiring a direct exchange of information ; and convey thoughts in personal matters related to their background, immediate environment and immediate needs. To strengthen their vocabulary along with conversation drills in Indonesian with correct intonation as well as practice in writing skills. You will achieve this competence through discussion, oral presentation, and descriptive writing. You will be introduced to a variety of important language functions, including commands, offers, refusals, and invitations.


General communication
    * Express time and durations
    * Explain problems
    * Give advice
* Indonesian for your workplace
    * Ask about and describe an employee
    * Talk with your manager
    * Ask for, or give professional advice
    * Attend a meeting
    * Facilitate a meeting
    * Make statements about work tasks
    * Write a summary of a meeting
    * Solve problems
    * Welcome business guests
    * Attend a professional event and summarize it for your boss
    * Make a business contact
    * Prepare a business proposal verbally and in writing
* Lifestyle Indonesian
    * Make and attend an appointment with a doctor
    * File a prescription
    * Write about injuries and illnesses
    * Talk and write about games
    * Explain rules


General communication
    * Use modals of necessity and obligation
    * Explain how you met someone
    * Talk about good and bad experiences
* Indonesian for your workplace
    * Write about a business relationship
* Travel Indonesian
    * Talk about travel arrangements
    * Check in for a flight
    * Talk about different forms of transport
    * Read and write about past travel
    * Recommend a place to visit
    * Talk about natural environments
* Lifestyle Indonesian
    * Talk about your pets and wildlife
    * Make a more complicated reservation
    * Communicate with different people in a restaurant
    * Talk about movies
    * Discuss what you and other people wear


General communication
    * Express time and durations
    * Explain problems
    * Give advice
* Indonesian for your workplace
   * Ask about and describe an employee
    * Talk with your manager
    * Ask for, or give professional advice
    * Attend a meeting
    * Facilitate a meeting
    * Make statements about work tasks
    * Write a summary of a meeting
    * Solve problems
    * Welcome business guests
    * Attend a professional event and summarize it for your boss
    * Make a business contact
    * Prepare a business proposal verbally and in writing
* Lifestyle Indonesian
    * Make and attend an appointment with a doctor
    * File a prescription
    * Write about injuries and illnesses
    * Talk and write about games
    * Explain rules


By now the student will be communicating in limited Bahasa Indonesia. To expand their vocabulary, this level introduces prefixes and suffixes in different functions. They will be capable of how to use conditional sentences, how to have open discussions, how to agree or disagree and how to refuse or accept. They will also understand the direct and indirect speech expressions. In depth preparation for improving their writing skill of Indonesian characters and pronunciation with correct intonation. You will be involved in discussions and writing essays on various topics related to Indonesian society and culture, issues in Indonesian law, politics, and economy, then this is the right level for you. As an advanced learner, you will be introduced to informal and casual varieties of Bahasa Indonesia. You will be engaged in using interesting materials in the form of texts and videotapes. As evidence of your achievement, you will be required to submit reports at the end of the course.


General communication
    * Talk about the environment
    * Talk about future technology
    * Write about life in the future
    * Talk about your future plans
    * Describe your educational background
    * Write about education in your country
    * React to and write about surprising news
    * Talk about famous people
    * Deal with confidential information
* Indonesian for your workplace
    * Discuss business changes
    * Talk about professional development
    * Reply to a job advert
    * Arrange a job interview
    * Respond to job interview questions
    * Conclude an interview
    * Compare training courses
* Lifestyle Indonesian
    * Talk about your favourite TV shows
    * Describe TV shows
    * Discuss TV commercials
    * Write about TV in your country


General communication
    * Talk to a doctor
    * Describe a product
    * Buy a product
    * Discuss product innovation
    * Write about a product that changed your life
* English for your workplace
    * Describe office culture in your country
    * Describe your dream job
    * Talk and write about your career plans
    * Arrange a business meeting
    * Write a summary of a business meeting
* Travel English
    * Plan a business trip
    * Book a hotel for a business trip
* Lifestyle English
    * Talk about music you like
    * Discuss music trends
    * Plan a night out
    * Describe a particular song
    * Talk with an exercise coach
    * Give advice about healthy living
    * Describe your ideal partner
    * Talk about dating
    * Discuss social media
    * Write about how you met someone


General communication
    * Talk about your youth
    * Write about your future
    * Explain rules and regulations
    * Report an injury
    * Write about your opinions on health and safety policy
    * Understand weather warnings
    * Talk about the emergency services
    * Discuss a natural disaster
    * Talk about disaster relief
    * Respond politely to advice
    * Complain about offensive behavior
    * Write about polite behavior in your country
* English for your workplace
    * Prepare for a negotiation
    * State your position
    * Negotiate offers and proposals
    * Close a deal
    * Discuss workplace safety
* Travel English
    * Talk about an emergency you’ve witnessed abroad
* Lifestyle English
    * Make a dinner reservation
    * Order a meal
    * Make dinner conversation
    * Pay for a meal
    * Discuss work / life balance
    * Talk about your retirement plans
    * Visit someone at home


Students will focus entirely on ‘USING THE LANGUAGE’ (rather than ‘STUDYING THE LANGUAGE’). Having already “studied” at the Foundations and Intermediate levels, students now attempt to develop the communication skills necessary to truly live their lives in Bahasa Indonesia. Bearing no resemblance to the vocabulary and grammar classes of the lower course levels, Intermediate classes are comprised of much reading and media-viewing, followed by lively debate between the student and Mentor. To enhance these discussion sessions, students are encouraged to daily read the newspaper and bring articles of interest to the discussion table.
Students will concentrate less on vocabulary acquisition and more with the complex grammatical structures necessary for true ‘conversational fluency.’ Both Intermediate levels deal extensively with those “notorious” Indonesian prefixes and suffixes.


General communication
    * Talk about values
    * Discuss the differences between genders
    * Talk about rude behavior
    * Write about gender differences in your country
    * Talk and write about personal finances
    * Give a friend financial advice
    * Talk about the cost of living
* Indonesian for your workplace
    * Open a meeting
    * Discuss proposals in a meeting
    * Conclude a meeting
    * Talk about next actions
    * Write a meeting summary
    * Open a presentation
    * Present information clearly
    * Conclude a presentation
    * Talk about a presentation
    * Discuss life at work
* Lifestyle Indonesian
    * Talk and write about extreme sports
    * Discuss an extreme sport experience
    * Talk about risks and dangers in sport
    * Describe and write about your lifestyle
    * Plan changes to your home


General communication
    * Summarise your education
    * Talk about a technical device
    * Solve a technical problem
    * Discuss innovation
    * Describe how technology has impacted on your life
    * Talk about an incident from the news
    * Understand legal language
    * Explain a law from your country
    * Write about changes in the media
* Indonesian for your workplace
    * Summarise your work experience
    * Discuss your professional strengths and weaknesses
    * Talk and write about your career in the past, present and future
    * Talk about how your working environment affects you
    * Understand a business contract
* Lifestyle Indonesian
    * Discuss fears and phobias
    * Talk about positive thinking
    * Write about making the most of your life
    * Describe performing arts culture in your area
    * Suggest a performance to someone
    * Talk about a movie you’ve seen
    * Describe a book you’ve read
    * Explain what you like to read
    * Recommend a book to someone


General communication
    * Request a favour from a friend
    * Discuss appropriate and inappropriate behavior
    * Express sympathy for and to someone
    * Talk about British and US English variations
    * Describe how English is used in your country
    * Talk about communication breakdowns or confusion
    * Write about the role and importance of English in your life
    * Discuss how to manage awkward situations
    * Explain taboo topics in your country
    * Write about an awkward situation you’ve experienced
* English for your workplace
    * Talk about corporate culture and organization
    * Explain the structure of your workplace
    * Discuss building a successful team
    * Write about the best management strategy
    * Discuss change management
    * Describe leadership qualities
    * Talk about a leader you admire
    * Write about developing leadership qualities
    * Write about office politics
* Lifestyle English
    * Explain dining manners and etiquette in your country
    * Talk about a political leader
    * Discuss political tactics


Students are also welcome to introduce industry-specific literature to their Advanced classes, in order that their Mentors can help them develop work-related language skills (e.g. conversing using appropriate business language, reading and interpreting business documents, producing business letters, etc). Students will be able to understand the main ideas of complex text dealing with both concrete and abstract topics; interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes interaction with native speakers possible without strain for either party ; produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects ; and explain viewpoints on topical issues, giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.


General communication
    * Talk about success
    * Prepare for success
    * Discuss overcoming challenges
    * Write about the habits of successful people
    * Talk about humanitarian efforts
    * Discuss how to make an impact on society
    * Talk about an endangered species or habitat in your country
    * Describe ways to protect a habitat
    * Discuss sustainability
    * Give and receive good and bad news
    * Understand economic and financial news
    * Summarise a text about the news
    * Talk about your country’s currency
    * Describe your country’s imports and exports
    * Debate free trade
    * Write about a trade agreement
* Indonesian for your workplace
    * Write about corporate social responsibility
    * Write about ‘green’ businesses
    * Discuss the effect of an event upon your company
* Lifestyle Indonesian
    * Talk about a museum
    * Describe a painting
    * Talk about design
    * Write about buildings in your country
    * Discuss people’s needs within your community


General communication
    * Communicate effectively in an emergency situation
    * Write about crime
    * Discuss advertising, brands and regulations
    * Write and share creative ideas
    * Understand and compare different types of instruction
    * Give and analyse persuasive and emotional speeches
* Indonesian for your workplace
    * Compare different salaries
    * Discuss education and training
* Lifestyle Indonesian
    * Give a detailed narrative about dangerous sports
    * Discuss recycling and protecting the environment
    * State beliefs regarding energy sources
    * Write, talk about and use humour


At the Final level, there is no pre-determined vocabulary to be learned or pre-established grammar points to be addressed. Rather, students simply USE THE LANGUAGE in genuine ways in order to develop advanced reading, writing, listening and speaking skills and their Mentors address specific difficulties as they occur. Students are able to understand with ease virtually everything heard or read ; summarise information from different spoken and written sources ; reconstruct arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation ; express themselves spontaneously, fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.


General communication
    * Discuss complex news topics
    * Understand implicit meaning in news headlines
    * Write about events in a compelling way
    * Interpret indirect communication
    * Use formal and informal Indonesian with confidence
    * Question and clarify meaning
    * Talk about identity theft
    * Report a problem and negotiate a solution
    * Reach a decision
* Indonesian for your workplace
    * Give advice on finding work-life balance
* Lifestyle Indonesian
    * Discuss urban issues in your area
    * Promote the benefits of where you live
    * Compare and select a place to live
    * Talk and write about retail and superstores
    * Review and select an eCommerce website
    * Discuss different lifestyle and home environments
    * Understand and respond to a discussion about ethics
    * Write a newspaper article


General communication
    * Make speculations about future events
    * Find a creative solution to a problem
    * Use creative writing techniques
* Indonesian for your workplace
    * Discuss industrial ethics
    * Evaluate a product proposal
* Lifestyle Indonesian
    * Understand and discuss complex new technology
    * Evaluate new innovations
    * Discuss fame and celebrity
    * Give your opinion on decorating plans
    * Describe creative processes
    * Evaluate and select an investment scheme
    * Share your opinions about financial planning
    * Apply for a home loan
    * Offer support in a stressful situation
    * Recommend methods for reducing stress
    * Write about emotions and stress
    * Discuss truth and myths

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Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.

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Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms, aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

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Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details, such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.