Cinta Bahasa Student Testimonials 2012

Cinta Bahasa Student Testimonials 2012

Ulan was a great teacher. She made sure the students understood the material, she challenged the students to a little more and made the learning of bahasa Indonesia fun. I will remember her class for a long time.
Chuck Crapo
December 2012

Ulan was a great teacher! She was very friendly, active in class and full of great examples to help remember vocabulary. She was good at spotting weak vocab and tried to review further which helped a lot. I could not have asked for a better teacher!
Giulia Sartori
December 2012

Ulan has a very nice personality that made our daily 3-hour classes very easy going. She was great at explaining and very patient with us.
Emmanuel Vargas
December 2012

Thank you, Handi and Yasa. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Cinta bahasa and greatly appreciate your enthusiasm, clear and engaging lessons, and the interest you took in my learning. Cinta Bahasa is an excellent place to learn Indonesian. With friendly teachers and high-quality learning materials. The school is professionally run with good facilities.
Glen Wright
December 2012

Thank you! Yasa and Handi are great teachers – thanks – very thoughtful, attentive and helpful. I’m looking forward to learning more with Cinta Bahasa! If you are genuinely interested in communicating with local people, Cinta Bahasa offers you the chance to learn enough to do that.
Eleanor Brown
December 2012

Trias was very good, and very patient. The course is very good for learning useful phrases and words very quickly.
David Adams
December 2012

Yasa is an excellent and enthusiastic teacher and it has been a please to work with him. Terima kasih, Pak Yasa!
Francesca Havens
December 2012

Mengapa belajar Bahasa Indonesia? Learning a language takes time. You have to put in the effort and spend time studying and practising. Be patient and above all have fun! Enjoy the experience of learning Bahasa Indonesia in Bali. What better thing to do than to learn how to communicate in Indonesia. Terima kasih untuk mengajar Bahasa Indonesia saya, dan sampai bertemu lagi!
Private or group learning, it all works effectively. Learning Indonesian takes time, you need patience. Don’t give up, keep going, keep using whatever you learn wherever you can. It’s fun!
Niamh Nit
December 2012

I enjoyed my lessons with Trias very much. I am only sorry that I don’t have more time to learn. I can only recommend to learn with Cinta Bahasa! Lots of fun!
Lothar Schopp
December 2012

At Intermediate Level, Arie and Winda were both creative and considerate teachers who engaged with me and extended my speaking fluency in Bahasa. Arie had fantastic resources from advertising and short stories as well as experience to share. Winda shared her Balinese culture and modern lifestyle of the current youth generation and was really open and friendly. I enjoyed the people and the language through them!
Deirdre O’Sullivan
December 2012

A great process for learning practical “on the street” Indonesian with teachers who have a genuine interest in seeing their students succeed.
Janet Hogan
December 2012

The Intermediate Class 2A was good for reviewing and learning new concepts. Yasa is a good teacher.
Stacia Acker
December 2012

I think Ulan is a wonderful teacher. She can speak English and Japanese very well, that makes the course very efficient to study together. Her personality is also wonderful, very kind, working hard, open minded, always happy to learn everything. I really like her. I want to learn more sometime in the future.
Fukiko Ujita
December 2012

We have just finished 20 hours Intermediate Course with Handi. He is a tremendous teacher: enthusiastic, personable and very knowledgeable. I have no reservation in recommending both the course and Handi to anybody who is wishing to improve their Bahasa and will definitely be looking to take another course soon.
Phillip Gwynne
December 2012

Handi is one of the best Bahasa Indonesia teachers I have had since being in Bali.
Eliza McCann
December 2012

I think that Cinta Bahasa school is the best school for learning Bahasa Indonesia. Ochie, Stephen and all the teachers are really friendly! Matur Suksma Cinta Bahasa!
Paco
December 2012

We have found the best school here with Cinta Bahasa!! We are really happy with our teachers and our classes. They make funny for you can learn and they are like a big family. You can find help and advice with them. We can talk Bahasa Indonesia now and to know much more about this beautiful country. Thank you so much Stephen, Ochie, Arie, Novi dan Cinta Bahasa all!!
Karolina
December 2012

Cinta Bahasa dan Noviana bagus sekali! Saya mau terus belajar di sini. Terima kasih banyak!! 🙂
Eiji Han Shimizu
December 2012

It’s so good to learn Bahasa Indonesia!! Novi is a great teacher as well. I can meet classmate who are so talented and fun!
Jeun Lee
December 2012

This course covers the most important things you need to know and importantly it is designed for everyday use so you can quickly start to have conversations with Balinese locals.
Janet Hogan
December 2012

Testimonial from Andrew Hollo, who attended Cinta Bahasa in August, 2012

Just another thank you to Mbak Ulan and your team. Spending time doing lessons while on holiday really added to a wonderful holiday.
Carmel Markham

November 2012

Asyik! Aku punya menikmati dan berbelajar banyak! Etapi aku belum bisa berbicara Bahasa Indonesia sangat baik. Setelah kelas ini aku akan coba gunakan Bahasa Indonesian dengal teman kerja di kantor. Terima kasih!
Luke Berney

October 2012

Guru Mbak Ulan is a very good teacher. She always encourages learning and because she enjoys teaching, the student enjoys learning! Thank you very much.
Carmel Markham

October 2012

I really enjoyed learning Indonesian with Ulan, she is patient, sweet and has a great sense of humour. She also has a subtle understanding of the English language, and importantly, culture in Bali.
Bronwyn Coupe

October 2012

Thanks to Yasa and Cinta Bahasa for this great Beginner’s Class. What I learned will help me a lot in my daily life in Bali!
Carolyn Nusohr

October 2012

Soma and Winda were wonderfully patient, polite and interesting teachers. Winda was also a funny, fun and polite teacher. I enjoyed this course, and I highly recommend it. Terima kasih banyak!
Jenny Berney

October 2012

Novi is great! Her enthusiasm is infectious. Her teaching is concise and clear, and her English is excellent. Great Work!
Rob Goodwin

October 2012

We convered many useful subjects, for living or enjoying Indonesia in the Beginner’s class. We learnt words, concepts, sentences, excellent ground work! Our teacher, Yasa, was very good!
Shirley Bowman

October 2012

I have found the course very helpful and it has given me what I need to be able to study and practice to understand the language better.
Matthew Slurrie

October 2012

Terima kasih babyak, Novi! Even for all the P.R. [Pekerjaan Rumah – Homework]. While I still cannot speak much I have learned so much. Thank you for your positive, enthusiastic energy to teach us the right Indonesian language. Saya mulai dengar bahasa Indonesia. Thank you for sharing your writing and your life!
Lauri Winter

October 2012

Ulan is very enthusiastic, knowledgeable and has a great sense of humour. Her English is also excellent, making her a very effective communicator of concepts. Well Done!
Rob Goodwin

October 2012

Cinta Bahasa has filled the terrible holes in my self-taught and random grasp of the Indonesian language. It has given me the confidence to travel alone across Indonesia and most importantly, a real love of this great language.
Gabriel Monson

October 2012

“Pourtant, elle savait perfaitment que je suis un view prof de lettres a la retraite, rafeur et autoritaire! Magre cela, Winda a abode nos lecons en tete-a-tete avec le sourire et la decontraction de son jeune age: elle a organise les lecons avec grande competence et professionalite. Je lui en ai demande beaucoup et elle on su m’en donner davantage encore! Si j’etais un jeune prof, je prendrois exemple sure ell pour organise mes lecons privees. Bravo, Cinta Bahasa pour avoir de si bons collaborateurs! Je n’aurais jamais cru pouvoir apprendre tout de choses en 20 hours de course. Merci guru saya Winda. Terima kasih banyak. Je reviendrai prendre des course avec toi!
Jean-Jacques Deslorzes

Geneva Switzerland

October 2012

“I was a language teacher for 38 years and I’m sure I couldn’t make it better than Winda does. Learning with Cinta Bahasa was a beautiful and (enrichissante) experience. I will come again when I will be in Ubud again.”
Jean-Jacques Deslorzes

October 2012

Thanks to Daniel and Winda for yet another wonderful series of classes with Cinta Bahasa! Very dedicated and skilled teachers.
Anna Hassett

October 2012

Before attending classes with Arie at Cinta Bahasa I was not ‘drawn’ to the Indonesian language at all and therefore did not pick up very much in the 1 ½ years of living on Bali. With Bali now being a ‘place to call home’ my respect and desire for clear communication had me enroll for beginner group lessons. I am excited to share that I am beginning to ‘fall in love’ with the language and had much more fun learning than I thought possible.  Thank you for cultivating that spark Arie and the whole Cinta Bahasa team!
Becky Nodding

October 2012

Novi, thank you so much for your wonderful stories and teaching. I’ve really enjoyed the course and will be back next year for more!
Jan Wedgewood

September 2012

I only had a short time, so I opted for private lessons. I cannot believe how much you can learn in such a short time!!! The staff are flexible, friendly, open and professional. I’d recommend this school to anyone interested in immersing themselves into Balinesse culture and that is why I’m coming back! 🙂
Marisa

September 2012

Novi is such a wonderful teacher, always well-prepared, responsive and intuitive. I look forward to continuing my study of bahasa Indonesia with her in the fall.
Ibu Kat

September 2012

My private lessons with Daniel/Cinta Bahasa were the best investment I could have made in my 3 months in Bali. By the end of the time I could carry on a conversation in Indonesian, which enriched my time enormously. It enabled me to make friends wherever I went and it was a delight to see how much the locals enjoyed the fact that I was attempting their language. The lessons themselves were interesting and fun. Daniel has an uncanny ability to tap into a person’s strengths and interests to discover just how this person can most effectively learn. I cannot recommend Cinta Bahasa highly enough!
Dr. Philipa Leonard

September 2012

Daniel is an absolute delight in every way! He is gifted with the ability to see and understand his students’ character so that each lesson is a FEAST – my time in Bali was greatly enriched by your skill, kindness and friendship. You are a JOY!! Terima kasih banyak!
Dr. Phillipa Leonard

September 2012

My friend is so happy to begin learning Indonesian, she’s been wanting to do this for a long time but you know how it is, sometimes when you move to a new place it takes a while to get off your butt and do it. And she couldn’t have found a better place to learn – Cinta Bahasa was by far the best language school I’ve encountered in Bali.
Melissa Loh

September 2012

What a patient and generous teacher! My busy schedule was accommodated and the school allowed me to attend class according to my timetable and my needs. I have taken the first baby steps towards learning a new language and with Cinta Bahasa’s help, will progress further. Thank you!
Jeni Caffin

August 2012

Thank you Cinta Bahasa for an amazing couple of weeks. I really respect the way you teach the Indonesian language. Your patience, Daniel, was incredible and very much appreciated. I also respect the way you make learning fun. Please stay in touch guys, I will definitely be back one day to visit and dazzle you with my Bahasa!
Cassidy Fitzclarence

Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development
AusTraining
August 2012

“Ochie & Stephen: Just to thank you both for the excellent courses. Both Arie and Novie were outstanding teachers (and good fun).”
Anna Hassett

August 2012

I had a wonderful week in Ubud, learning bahasa Indonesia from Yasa and Arie. They were very charming, helpful and keen to teach me. Terima kasih!
Eva Gardyn

July 2012

Did I mention that Novi is a brilliant teacher, interesting, interested, and fun? She made this experience really fantastic. She is patient and takes delight in researching our questions about words and usage. I find I am speaking more Indonesian more easily.
Susan Tereba

July 2012

Thank you to Novi for her fantastic bahasa Indonesia sessions. She was always well-prepared and flexible. The assistance given prior to booking and during class has been just outstanding. I really enjoyed my time at Cinta Bahasa, it’s a great environment to learn in. Novi has great tips to assist with the continued journey of my bahasa Indonesia learning
Deb Othams

Australian Volunteers International

July 2012

“Best Indonesian Language Teachers I have ever had!!”
Ratih

Australian Volunteers International

July 2012

“Terima kasih banyak Novi!!! My favourite Indonesian teacher. I have enjoyed every class even though I’ve felt at times like my head might explode 🙂 You have instilled in me a passion for the Indonesian language that will continue into the future.
Ibu Cat

July 2012

Thank you Cinta Bahasa! Arie was a terrific teacher. He is patient, creative and supportive. My two week private course exceeded my expectations. This was an excellent way to begin my journey learning bahasa Indonesia. Terima kasih banyak!
Michael Mackenzie

June 2012

Ibu Novi adalah guru luar biasa bagus – terbagus! Saya senang belajar dengan dia dan saya sudah mengerti lebih tentang bahasa Indonesia.
Susan Tereba

June 2012

“Thank you to Cinta Bahasa for the exceptionally gifted teachers that I had the pleasure of being taught “Bahasa Indonesia”. Extra special thanks to Tony & Daniel with their patience and teaching skills and the relaxed environment in which to learn. I would recommend this school to all who wish to learn Indonesian. Sensational school & terrific teachers!
Brian Goldman

June 2012

“Just had a lesson with Daniel. I am surprised it was so exciting, I enjoyed learning immensely. The lesson was structured so I ended up feeling proud of what I had learnt! Absolutely loved it, off now to try it out.”
Susan

June 2012

“To all students present, past and future: I would like to tell you that my classes at Cinta Bahasa have been fantastic in many ways. Firstly when I worked with Tony, he stressed my brain until I finally understood his class. His class therefore was full of joy, laughter and small tears (from laughing–!) I could not wish for a more dedicated and sincere teachers and the school benefits from his standard of teaching – What a great person and I am grateful for his time and patience.”
Lenore Tardif

June 2012

“Saya menikmati belajar bahasa Indonesia di Cinta Bahasa karena saya suka Guru saya nama Novi yang tercantik. Dia adalah orang menarik dan senang. Juga waktu saya datang disini saya merasa sejuk. Saya belajar di sini cepat sikali. Juga swami saya bisa minum kopi disini :)”
Elvira

June 2012

“To all students, present, past and future: Cinta Bahasa provided me with a brilliant teacher in Arie. I was able to absorb huge amounts of language because he laughed so much and this allowed by brain to relish his knowledge. His precise methods and strict adherence to making me design ten contoh for each item of grammar made me absorb huge amounts of language Most of all, I love his humour and laughter.”
Lenore Tardif

June 2012

“Dear Tony, Dear Cinta Bahasa Team: You gave me the “Cinta” for Bahasa Indonesia! Thanks for your refreshing, supportive and beautiful spirit for teaching your language. It will encourage my integration and joy in the Balinese / Indonesian society. Keep up the good work!
Bruno Desplenter

May 2012

“This class helped me a great deal. I have lived in Indonesia for almost 4 years and I made more progress with my language skills during a three-week course of study than I did on my own the prior four years! I highly recommend Cinta Bahasa!”
Richard McFarland-Dorworth

May 2012

“Thank you Arie for a fantastic month-long Beginner’s Indonesian Course. I have had so much and learnt a lot I appreciate your patience and humour. Saya Cinta Bahasa Indonesia!”
Jema McCabe

May 2012

“Thanks Tony for my classes with you! I learned so much extra information and appreciate your sense of humor. lessons with you really clarified a lot of what I had already learned. Thanks for the great fun!”
Jema McCabe

May 2012

“I have supported several engineering projects in Indonesia over the last dozen years and during that time have taken numerous private as well as group Bahasa classes. Unfortunately, none of them had any impact on my Bahasa skills and I remained a typical “illiterate” expat. To overcome my language deficiency I decided to try Cinta Bahasa in Ubud, Bali. I wasn’t able to fit into one of their pre-arranged classes due to my work schedule but Ochie and her staff were very flexible in setting up one-on-one classes that exactly fit my needs. I worked with Daniel and Tony on a daily basis for 3 weeks (45 hours total) and now have the confidence to speak out. These two guys are great! They worked together as a team to teach me the fundamentals, all the while keeping me motivated and keeping me learning. Their lesson plans were clear and we moved forward at a steady pace. I also enjoyed staying at the nearby Sunny Blow Villa hotel. The Ubud area is a great place to explore and I was able to take weekend trips to see the sights around Bali. Overall, it was a thoroughly productive and enjoyable experience. If you’re serious about learning Bahasa you need to seriously consider Cinta Bahasa!”
David Moore

May 2012

I was totally amazed at the amount of language I could learn in 40 hours of lessons and can’t wait to take my new-found skills to the next level with Cinta Bahasa when I’m in Bali again.
Jan Wedgewood

April 2012

This is our second week with Cinta Bahasa, and I want to let you know how thrilled we have been with our teacher, Daniel. He is a natural teacher and a lovely person. I am very impressed with the standard of the service as a whole and would definitely recommend Cinta Bahasa to anybody wanting to learn the language. Terima kasih!
Jodie & Bellana Porter

March 2012

“When we started with Cinta Bahasa we were pure novices, unable to even order simple food and drink. The professional and friendly staff of CB worked hard to help use through the first steps of speaking a new language and the excellent resources they gave us for self study made our month long journey into loving language fun and productive. We still have a journey ahead of us to become proficient but we feel we have the building blocks and we have the confidence to get out there and start speaking Indonesian. We could not recommend Cinta Bahasa highly enough! Thanks for a great month.”
Simon & Andrina

February 2012

This was what has made me more comfortable to move about and after over only a few weeks of lessons – approximatley 80 hours total, I am able to direct a taxi, buy food, arrange transportation and get my needs met. Thanks Cinta Bahasa!
Pam Ralston

VSO – Voluntary Service Overseas

January 2012

“Cinta Bahasa is a warm and friendly language school located in the quieter part of Ubud. The teachers came from a wide variety of backgrounds and were able to design the lessons to suit my needs. Staying at Sunny Blow cottages up the road, which was organized by the school, made for a great learning experience that left me well prepared for my field research.”
John Watts

PhD Researcher

Australian National University

January 2012

“I learnt more in my two week course with Cinta Bahasa than I have learning any other language. The lessons were always practical and a lot of fun. I not only learnt a lot about Bahasa Indonesia but also invaluable information about Indonesian culture. Terima kasih banyak Cinta Bahasa! ”
Meghan Larson

VSO – Voluntary Service Overseas Indonesia

January 2012


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