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4 Ways on How to Learning Bahasa Indonesia

19 Aug 2012 - 17:20 WIB

Do you have a plan to go to Indonesia? Or even you have a plan to move in Indonesia. Its good to know how to learning bahasa Indonesia. You can choose several options to learning Bahasa Indonesia. It is very easy, and simple. Indonesia is also rich in various regional languages​​, such as the Sundanese language, Java language, Batak language, Madura language, and much more. Let’s take a look at the reviews, how to learning Indonesian Language in 3 simple ways.

The best time to start learning Bahasa Indonesia is before you even make your move to Indonesia, however it may be difficult to find language materials in your home country. Ask your sponsoring company to help you obtain tapes and books several months before you move, so that you can start becoming used to the sound of the language and start familiarizing yourself with its structure and vocabulary.

Formal Indonesian Courses

Soon after your arrival in Indonesia, make it a priority to register for a Bahasa Indonesia course or a formal Indonesian course. There are several excellent schools and community organizations in Jakarta (and other cities) which have comprehensive, structured programs to help you begin learning Indonesian. Learning Indonesian properly from the beginning can not be stressed enough.

Another advantage of signing up for a course is that it’s a great place to meet other newcomers and make friends. The people that you will be taking the course with will also be facing many of the settling in and adjustments challenges that you too face as a newcomer.

Several schools offer intensive programs, in Bali or Yogyakarta, where you can study for the full day and have some enjoyable cultural experiences as well.

Tutors or Mentor

Others opt for private lessons in their home or office from private tutors. This option tends to be the most expensive, and there is little control over the quality of the curriculum and instruction. Even though the tutor may come highly recommended from other expats, that does not ensure the quality of their instruction. You may, however, find it useful to meet with a tutor for a period after you have completed several levels of a formal course. That way they can help you with any special problems or requirements you may have.

Self-Taught Bahasa Indonesia (Teach yourself Indonesian)

Some expats opt to learn Bahasa Indonesia on their own. Excellent books to learn Bahasa Indonesia are available in bookstores in the major cities. Once you are in Indonesia, practice your fledgling Indonesian with your household staff, driver, vendors, people you meet in the stores, and social encounters. The diligent will quickly pick up enough Bahasa Indonesia to feel comfortable interacting with Indonesians on a daily basis.

Pen Pals and Indonesian Friends

True fluency in a language requires active use of the language. Many expats find it helpful to get a pen pal or have a “language buddy” relationship with an Indonesian where you help each other to learn a desired language by sharing your skills. This can be as simple as setting up a time to meet once or twice a week where you focus on learning language and developing a friendship over coffee or email each other any questions you have about the language.

Many Indonesians people want to learn English, or French, or German … so if you want to learn Bahasa Indonesia, offer to “trade” skills by investing time in each other’s language studies. Obviously you can pay a private tutor to do the same thing, but this type of a relationship is based on mutual benefit and doesn’t involve payment. One time you focus on helping to learn Indonesian, and the next time you meet you focus on helping the Indonesian to learn the foreign language.

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