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Testimonials from Students of Cinta Bahasa – 2018

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I have always wanted to learn bahasa Indonesia and Cinta Bahasa provided me with a very structured and inspiring way to embark in this journey. Dika has been fantastic, structured, yet allowing us to make mistakes and improvise.
This have been an enjoyable six hours and we hope to continue. Please allow for more weekend Skype sessions!
Mansi Maheshwari
May 2018

Excellent Crash Course with lots of helpful tips to use straight away. Very clear teaching. Enjoyed it very much.

Tanya Fitzpatrick
April 2018

Thank you for your Crash Course. Me learnt all the essentials in a great learning environment. The lesson was paced well with lots of practice. Terima kasih!

Louise Finch-Fenninge
April 2018

Really useful 3 hour session for basic survival language. Just what I needed.

Claire Finch
April 2018

Very good and clear lesson. I learned a lot within 3 hours. Value for money. If you wanna learn some bahasa Indonesia in a quick way, this is the right place to be. Teacher took a lot of time and was very patient. Thank you. Till the next time.

Ton de Bruyn
April 2018

The pre-intermediate class was really good to start to speak Indonesian more freely, so it helped me a lot to lose the fear to say something wrong. It is kind of sad again that the course is over. I am thankful for the senseful built up course like that after beginner course.

Philipp Rihm
April 2018

I’ve tried other schools and Cinta Bahasa is by far the best school for learning bahasa Indonesia anywhere in Bali. Don’t be daunted by the meagre extra funds you pay here-if your objective is to learn the language you certainly get far more than you pay for. Kudos to the Cinta Bahasa team.
Btw, Guru Okta is an amazing teacher of bahasa Indonesia.

K.C. Kapadia
April 2018

Terima kasih Cinta Bahasa. Saya suka belajar bahasa Indonesia. Cinta Bahasa sangat bagus! Terima kasih.

Leah Grady
April 2018

The teacher at Cinta Bahasa are first class. For me, learning through Cinta Bahasa has been the best option for further Indonesian studies. Learning Indonesian through Cinta Bahasa online has become my meditation and it was a dream to then study at this outstanding school in Ubud.

Tracey Jennings
April 2018

Dika was a great teacher, friendly, calm and informative. The lesson never felt rushed but we covered everything you’d need to get you going. He allowed plenty time for questions. Very enjoyable. Thank you!

Hazel Krause-Gayle
April 2018

It was just 3-hours course, but definitely a great kickstart into a new level to interact with the lovely Balinese locals. Well-structured, fun, interactive, great patient and competent teacher and some useful cultural insights as a side product. Both thumbs up!

Rouzbeh Tavakkoli
April 2018

It was good to learn some basics about this language. It clarified a lot about manners and how to be addressed well, which I find very important. Teacher was very patient with us. Terima kasih!

Cristina
April 2018

Great course. Simple but explains the basics. Thanks.

Andrew
April 2018

I learned a lot! Really fun. Well paced. Thanks! Da da! Hati-hati!

Chris Houghton
April 2018

I really loved this Crash Course. It wa the perfect amount of knowledge to get me started. Thank you Cinta Bahasa.

Michaela Spencer
April 2018

A very good introduction to bahasa Indonesia. Totally recommend it to anyone.

Udane
April 2018

I liked it very much. All I need to get started. Thank you!

Max
April 2018

I had a brilliant month of intensive lesson with Pak Tony, Mbak Trias, Mas Dewa, and Mas Yasa. All of them are brilliant teachers and worked with me to ensure all aspects of my language improved. The approach is relaxed and personal with the use of real life teaching materials ensuring that the content is realistic and relevant. The atmosphere at Cinta Bahasa is welcoming and everyone is very keen to share Balinese and Indonesian culture with students. Highly recommended!

Amanda Schiller
April 2018

Excellent class! Loved the style of teaching. I am going back to look into taking more classes!

Stephanie Pabon
April 2018

A very useful introduction to bahasa Indonesia. Lots of good phrases and words clearly explained that will help with being here in Bali and Indonesia. Matur suksma and terima kasih.

Mike Thorney
April 2018

Excellent class. Teacher was very patient and facilitated the class well. I learned a lot. Thank you! Terima kasih.

Sara
April 2018

Had a great lesson learning Indonesian. Will definitely try to keep it up and learn more. Good class!

Ryan Matthews
March 2018

Enjoyed the three hours of the Course. Struggled a bit due to my hearing problem. Very good tutor who explained well. Cleared up of some misconception. Excellent. Recommended.

Leon Mansfield
March 2018

A very enjoyable Crash Course with some useful basics to start off in Indonesia. Hopefully will help with confidence for pronouncing words.

Andrea Wren
March 2018

Very helpful course that quicker covers the basics you need to get by in Indonesia. Thank you!

Alvina Jiao
March 2018

Very nice and useful lesson! First step for living here. Great teacher!

Barbara
March 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed this Crash Course! Okta was clear and answered all questions. I am sure this 3-hour class will help me communicate with locals better. Makasih!

Rhiannon Nihill
March 2018

A great way to learn bahasa Indonesia! We will definitely be back.

Brianne Hwang
March 2018

Gusde is an excellent teacher! He was very helpful and intuitive with his lesson. We are coming back ASAP!

Aakaash
March 2018

I would highly recommend this class. The interactivity made it easier to learn the phrases. Okta is a great teacher, very patient and positive.

Sarah Hirschi
March 2018

Very well presented & structured. Everything explained clearly. Thank you.

Robyn
March 2018

Very well structured and easy to understand. Will definitely be looking at continuing on to the next level.

Beverly Mansfield
March 2018

I found the beginner three hours lesson very good. Clear, concise instruction, varied teaching techniques, and extensive knowledge. Communication skills excellent.

Belinda Jones
March 2018

I loved the course! The teacher was very nice and very professional. It was very easy to get everything. Now I’m interested in learning bahasa Indonesia more. I would definitely recommend this Crash Course to my friends.

Anastasia Medvedeva
March 2018

Guru Yasa has been my Basa Bali teacher for 60 hours! I have loved studying with him. Since I live in Bali 10 years and I have many Balinese friends, I have loved learning the Balinese language! He is also teaching me the aksara written language of Balinese, which is the Sanskrit characters. He is an awesome and fun teacher and I feel I have learned the Balinese language very quickly from him! Suksma.

Radha
March 2018

Cinta Bahasa does a great job of making learning fun and meaningful. The teachers are wonderful people and excellent at their work. This has been the best language school I have ever attend. Keep up the good work!

Chris Soodsma
March 2018

What a great week of learning bahasa Indonesia. We were able to learn a lot more of the language in a fun class setting. Thank you Cinta Bahasa for your wonderful teaching and hospitality. We are grateful!

Jenna Soodsma
March 2018

I learned so much these four weeks! My head actually feels like there’s no more room for anything else. So I’ll be having a break for a few weeks before I actually start the pre-intermediate. And I do want to continue studying and study at this nice little language school with these very friendly and competent people! I especially want to give my thanks and recommend our teacher Vetta, since she helped us understand the basics of bahasa Indonesia in a way that made us want to learn more!

Hester Wolvekamp
March 2018

I really enjoyed the course and especially Vetta’s approach of teaching! The pace of the course is really good. 2 hours per day every day really creates consistency and continuity, and that is very valuable. I like the fact that we covered lots of grammar and quite a bit of vocabulary over the four weeks. The lessons were well structured. It was helpful to have homework review, new words, conversation, and reading in every class. It would be more helpful if you could provide more consistent corrections for pronunciation everytime we make a mistake. I think pronunciation is especially important when learning a new language. Also the biggest challenge for me was having enough time and a good strategy for memorizing new vocabulary words outside of class. More guidance about this would be helpful. Terima kasih banyak!

Alex Stupakov
March 2018

I really enjoyed the beginner class with Mbak Vetta. I went from zero Indonesian to being able to communicate in proper sentences about a few different topics. She is a great teacher (and if you try to skip ahead and ask too many advance questions, be prepared to get “nanti-ed”.

Trish
March 2018

I really enjoyed studying in Cinta Bahasa. We learned so much in a very short time. Besides, I think the atmosphere is very nice and friendly, with also a lot of fun! Recommended!

Stefan Loils
March 2018

Had a great time learning bahasa Indonesia at Cinta Bahasa. Very well put together learning materials, taught by a great teacher-makasih Mbak Vetta! And lots of fun also. Highly recommended. I hope to learn more.

Michael W
March 2018

Cinta Bahasa has been a wonderful school to learn Indonesia. Wulan is an exceptional teacher. I highly recommended CB to all tourist who want to learn about Bali and how to speak Indonesian.

Mary Andreolli
March 2018

Very good class. Nice instructor. A lot of info at once.

Gerald Wisnar
March 2018

Great. Thanks!

Lee Carlos
March 2018

Great class, in a small group it’s good and easy to learn. Terima kasih.

Marine
March 2018

Thank you for a wonderful week of lessons! I have learned a lot and really enjoyed it. Thank you very much to all the teachers who have helped me, and for all their patience! Terima kasih banyak! Sampai jumpa!

Sarah H. Luke
March 2018

Nice experience at Cinta Bahasa. Good to learn bahasa Indonesia for traveling and working/internship. Good teacher, takes her time when I needed it. Terima kasih Trias!

Mariska Rothof
March 2018

I had a very nice experience at Cinta Bahasa with our teacher Trias. She takes the time to explain everything and repeat words that we learned before. Now I can use my bahasa Indonesia at my internship at the Sari Hati School.

Matanja van der Hombergh
March 2018

I am so happy I dedicated to take the Beginner’s Course at Cinta Bahasa. I’ve learned so much in such a short time. I am already able to communicate simple expressions and ideas with locals and as a result I feel more connected and a part of the community. I am picking up more words each day and hearing the ones we’ve learned in daily activities. I’ll recommend Cinta Bahasa to everyone who stays in Ubud Bali. Thank you Vetta for your great Instruction!

Kathryn Wiese
March 2018

Good start into Indonesian language. I want to come back for learning further on. Thank you!

Philipp Rihm
March 2018

Cinta Bahasa is a great place to learn, with a detailed curriculum that feels simple & logical to follow. I felt leise of learned a lot & that of now have a nearly thorough set of notes to get me started on my journey to learning more bahasa Indonesia. Thanks, Vetta!

Phoebe Morganhunn
March 2018

When I started this class, I knew almost nothing, now I can order food, get around and I am even able to hold small conversations. Fantastic class. Great teacher, great fun. I will be returning once I have taken all I have learnt for a “test drive”. Thank you Cinta Bahasa & our great teacher, Vetta.

Gareth Bright
March 2018

Great class! I recommend and i will come back! Thanks!

Ana White
March 2018

I really enjoyed the classes bahasa Indonesia. We were only here for a short time but we learned a lot, not only about the language but also about the Indonesian culture. Our teachers, Trias & Okta were very friendly, gave great lessons and were always ready to answer our questions. Terima kasih banyak!

Eline Jager
March 2018

I had a short but really great course at Cinta Bahasa. The teachers were really good and me and my friends learned all the basics of bahasa Indonesia. We did not only learn words/sentences but also about the culture influences on the language. I think it is wonderful to know the things behind a language. Terima kasih!

Elisa ter Kuile
March 2018

Saya suka belajar bahasa Indonesia di Cinta Bahasa. I have learned a lot in a short time (4 hours a day for 4 days). Our teachers were very friendly and really motivated to teach us about bahasa Indonesia, but also about the Indonesian culture, which was interesting to learn about. I really enjoyed it! Terima kasih!

Vera van Wijngaarden
March 2018

I really loved learning bahasa Indonesia at Cinta Bahasa. We learned a lot of useful words and phrases in a short time so that we’re now able to make conversation with the local people. Furthermore, we learned some very interesting things about the culture: always smile. The staff a was really nice and Trias and Octa were amazing teachers. Terima kasih!

Romy Bezemer
March 2018

Very intense learning protocol. From speaking no Indonesian, after 20 hours of learning at Cinta Bahasa, I can now communicate lightly with locals. I recommend this intro class to anyone who really wants to understand how the language is constructed for further learning. Great success in a short time!

Peter Salanoa
February 2018

After living in Bali for many years I decided to come to a formal bahasa Indonesia class. It has been absolutely fantastic. Pak Gusde is engaging, funny and extremely supportive. I can’t wait for the next class. I have confidence to go and use the bahasa I have learnt.
Thanks Cinta Bahasa & Thank Guru Gusde.

Cathy Bolwell
February 2018

I did the 3-hour Crash Course and learned loads of useful phrases and cultural advice. My teacher Okta is very knowledgeable and lovely and it’s a relaxed enjoyable class. Thanks!

Claire MF
February 2018

Terima kasih! Thank you for a wonderful course. It is great to have the basics for exploring Bali. Okta is a lovely, kind, and patient teacher.

Claire Collis
February 2018

Fantastic course by Okta! I learnt a lot useful words and sentences in this 3-hour Crash Course. The teacher was really nice, clear and professional and patient in answering all my questions. The price of the course is really good value too. I highly recommend it if you plan to travel in Indonesia for a few weeks or more.

Giulia Mule
February 2018

Very good introduction to Indonesian language. Bagus sekali kelas bahasa Indonesia. Bagus sekali “teacher”. Terima kasih.

Gudrun von Selzam
February 2018

I really enjoyed learning with Wulan & Gusde, both have been very helpful with me and motivating. The classes were always fun but I also learned a lot! I hope I’ll come back to learn with you again. Terima kasih banyak!

Ferris Orth
February 2018

Very happy to have taken the course. Really liked the teacher Tony and felt I profiled a lot. Would like to continue with some private classes for a couple of weeks to stabilize what was learned. Thank you!

Uta Verena Riese
February 2018

This course was very useful. I’ve learned new things and also revised concepts that I didn’t managed yet. I wish I would have more time to go deeper. Thank you Pak Tony, he is a very good teacher.
Terima kasih semua team Cinta Bahasa.

Mathilde Munier
February 2018

I really enjoyed learning bahasa Indonesia at Cinta Bahasa. Great teacher and nice costudents.

Carmen Andrey
February 2018

Had a great time studying at Cinta Bahasa in the beginner group class. A good class and guru Vetta was patient and explained stuff well. All the staff were really welcoming and friendly and I actually picked up alot more than I thought I would.
Thoroughly recommended Cinta Bahasa if you’re thinking of studying bahasa Indonesia.

Timothy
February 2018

I loved the class! And I’m surprised at how much bahasa Indonesia I can actually speak. Guru Vetta was a very thorough and patient teacher. The class size—4 students—was perfect and meant we got plenty of personalised teaching and explanation. Three of us have decided to do the intermediate class later in the year. Thank you Vetta!

Heather Pillans
February 2018

Absolutely loved every minute of this course. I loved the method and the teaching style. I feel much more confident now. I’ll be back for more and will highly recommended this school and Vetta! Great teacher! Terima kasih banyak. Saya sangat suka belajar dengan kamu!

Valerie Debaudrenghien
February 2018

Excellent! Thank you very much. Terima kasih!
I look forward to learning more Indonesian with you online. Thank you Wulan great teacher!

Fergus Walpole
February 2018

Amazing what I have learnt in these 3 hours! Thanks to Miss Wulan for teaching me and my family today. Terima kasih and I rate this class satu juta!

Ronan Murray Walpole
February 2018

Terima kasih Wulan. Kamu guru bagus. Kami cinta kelas. We hope to keep learning from your online course and now we know where you are . We will visit again and refresh our bahasa Indonesia. Again, terima kasih.

Michele Walpole
February 2018

It’s been a pleasure to start learning Indonesian at Cinta Bahasa. Our teacher Vetta has been very helpful and patient with us. Saya senang sekali karena bisa bicara sedikit bahasa Indonesia sekarang. Saya punya rencana belajar lagi. Terima kasih.

Helena Kober
February 2018

Vetta is a great teacher. We learnt so much and had a lot of fun too. Highly recommend Vetta as a teacher. The course is well thought out and taught.

Jacki Wong
February 2018

Guru saya bagus sekali. Saya cinta dia. Selama satu bulan, saya belajar kata-kata, kalimat, dan struktur. Terima kasih.

Mark Das
February 2018

The lessons are very usefull and helped me a lot to understand the basics of the Indonesian langauge. The teachers, Wulan and Made, were very patient and and full of energy! I enjoyed it and consider to continue after a few weeks of practice!

Arne Lenaerts
February 2018

I looked forward to studying bahasa Indonesia a lot in school. I was always confused about word order and proper words in situation before here. Wulan helped me to practice speaking and make proper sentences. Dewa helped me to get correct and right grammar. Thanks to my teachers, I could make it all clear and talk with more confidence. Matur Suksma.

Soyeong Yi
February 2018

Thank you Cinta Bahasa for the courses. We enjoy the lessons. Good pedagogie.

Vanessa
February 2018

Gusde wa excellent! His teaching experience helped me to get all the information and knowledge I need for my work. Very flexible and friendly! I would recommend Gusde to anybody who would like to study/take on individual course with him. It was really a pleasure taking classes from him. I learned a lot!

Giuseppiua Martin
February 2018

Wulan was a fantastic teacher for our morning crash couse. She was very helpful with pronounciation connections and had very good humor to keep things moving!
Class was very well structured and will provide great basics for my week in Bali. Hopefully I will be able to understand responses! Terima kasih!

Larissa
February 2018

Excellent, well structured tuition. Covered all the basics of simple conversation. Pushed my ageing brain to the limit. Must keep reviewing my notes and practice at every opportunity. Terima kasih Wulan.

Andy Jaggs
February 2018

A good introduction to Indonesian. Now we just need lots of practice! Wulan was a good teacher and made us feel we might have a chance to talk with people in Bali without making too many mistakes. Thank you. Terima kasih. Kerja bagus.

Christine
February 2018

This class is a must to get you started with Bahasa Indonesia. It was great to have some common phrases I can start using right away. Highly recommend it, lots of fun.

Matthew
January 2018

A very enlightening class. We’ve covered a lot in two hours. I feel much better prepared to speak to people now. Bagus sekali!

Jack Lenox
January 2018

Terima kasih for the good introduction to bahasa Indonesia. I enjoyed it very much and appreciate the time taken to answer my questions regarding dietary restriction.
Bagus sekali!

Alexis
January 2018

A good crash course in Indonesia I will be much more confident ordering in the warung now.

Stephen G.
January 2018

This has overall been a great experience. The instructure is very professional and friendly. Would recommend for learning this as a crash course.

Elaine Zhao
January 2018

Very pleasantly surprised at how much we managed to learn in just two hours! Terima kasih!

Daisy
January 2018

Saya senang sekali belajar bahasa Indonesia dengan Cinta Bahasa.
The structure of the course was straight forward and easy to follow.
Mbak Trias adalah guru baik dan ramah! Terima kasih kepada semua orang di Sekolah Cinta Bahasa.

Martin Pyle
January 2018

I love the classes at Cinta Bahasa so much I came back a second time, this time for longer!
Thank you Pak Tony and Pak Yasa for your effort in teaching me with thoughtful and useful ways and also for your patience and presence in every single class.

Paula Dickson
January 2018

Saya sangat senang dengan kursus. Guru saya sangat bagus, selalu tersedia, ramah, dan kelas-kelas juga bagus. Saya datang di Cinta Bahasa dulu dan saya tidak bisa bicara satau kata di bahasa Indonesia, dan hari ini saya bisa tulis yang ini. Terima kasih Wulan! Saya mau lakukan intermediate level sekarang.

Andres
January 2018

Pak Gusde did a very good job teaching me new grammar and vocabulary. He gave me homework to practice on and articles to translate about subjects I was interesting in learning about including current affairs. We also talked a lot about Indonesian culture and the Hindu religion which I ejoyed.

Joseph S. Curtin
January 2018

My 20 houra of private lessons were very helpful. I am now able to communicate with people in many different situations and my confidence has grown. I am so happy with my course that I decided to sign up for 20 more hours.
Gusde is an excellent teacher, patient and he can explain things in a way that is easy to understand and remember. Thank you CB and Gusde.

Joe Zeiler
January 2018

Saya ingin terima kasih pada semua guru yang telah mengajar bahasa Indonesia pada saya. Mereka sangat pintar dan sabar. Saya merasa bahwa sesudah kursus ini, kosa kata saya lebih komplit. Saya lebih jauh percaya diri dan pasti akan berkomunikasi dengan orang Indonesia lebih cepat. Teman lokal saya dan kolega saya akan mengapresiasi hasil pekerjaan kalian!

Giovanni Porta
January 2018

I am so much comfortable withIndonesian after 3 weeks with Cinta Bahasa. They taught in a structured manner but also found and fixed many of the grammatical mistakes I made and developed my ability to be conversational and understood. The classes allowed me to progress grammatically and also gave me the freedom to learn about political and cultural subjects interesting to me while speaking Indonesian. I would definitely recommend Cinta Bahasa to other students.

Luke Yanus
January 2018

Wulan really was understanding, patient, and helpful in helping me learn bahasa Indonesia. I thoroughly enjoyed the class, and set up, and relaxed environment we were able to learn in. Very good indeed. Thank you.

Joe Hanney
January 2018

I have really appriciate the calm of my gurus, Wulan & Dewa. I wish I could follow up/carry on with the bahasa Indonesia lesson. Terima kasih dan sampai jumpa lagi,

Julian Renter
January 2018

I have throughly enjoyed my time at Cinta Bahasa. My teacher Trias & Okta were very engaging, easy to talk to and made lessons fun. Thank you so much for everything. Sampai ketemu lagi.

Lauren Wilkins
January 2018

Thank you Dewa and Gusde learning has been a highlight of my holiday. Your methods of teaching are perfect for adult learners.
I will return for more lessons!

Emma-Louise
January 2018

Saya suka bahasa Indonesia! I really like learning (belajar) in the water park, it is a good location. I am excited for the group activity, I would like to have done even more. The gurus are very friendly. Terima kasih Cinta Bahasa. I hope more people will try to learn Indonesian while they are here in Canggu.

Caitlin
January 2018

I really enjoyed the classes. The teacher were very friendly and helpful. They were also very patient with us.
It was hard to keep up at times, as sometimes the lessons move very fast and I didn’t quite fully understand. It can also be very hard to keep paying attention for 2 hours. I think it would be better if we used the textbook more, as we seemed to hardly use it.
Overall a very positive experience. Terima kasih!

Ben Lawrence
January 2018

The content of the lessons I really enjoyed but the environment for learning was distracting. I would prefer to learn in quieter environment such as a classroom or less public area.
I was pleased with how patient and considerate style. Terima kasih!

Mollie Emery
January 2018

Cinta Bahasa taught me the fundamentals and foundation of the Indonesian language, which allowed me to understand the language better and become more proficient in it. The teachers were very helpful, patient and engaging. They made the lessons interesteing and helped us clear any doubts we had. I had an overall good experience at Cinta Bahasa and learnt alot during my time here.

Caroline Voelker
January 2018

I really enjoyed learning bahasa Indonesia. It made being in Bali a lot more fun and easy to talk and get along with the locals. I would have liked to have done more practical activities to sink the language in even more. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Saya suka belajar bahasa Indonesia. Terima kasih.

Cara Davis
January 2018

Thank you teachers at Cinta Bahasa for educating us at Global Hobo for the past month in Canggu. I have absolutely loved learning bahasa Indonesia. It has really made me feel comfortable socialising and living in the area.
Though I feel 1 month dragged on a little and may be the reason for a few students unattending towards the end. Maybe more intensive class for the first couple of weeks perhaps?
Thank you for your time once again. I will be sure to continue speaking bahasa Indonesia with my Balinese family. Terima kasih!

Ayla Pearson
January 2018

Veni Vidi Vici – I came, I saw, I conquered. After 35 years of visiting Indonesia, I have finally moved on from bagus and jalan-jalan. If you can compare learning a language to climbing Everest, I feel I am well on the path to base camp. All the staff at CB have been very patient and supportive, especially Pak Tony who guided me in my often spluttering attempts at speaking bahasa Indonesia, and became a dear friend. As General MacArthur famously said: “I shall return.”

Patrick Sid Laidler
January 2018

I only took the 20 hr package as I only had limited time available here in Bali. It was a great refresher as I already knew the basics of the Indonesian language.
Gusde and Wulan were excellent teachers and tailored the lessons to suit me. Thank you Cinta Bahasa!

Val
January 2018