Summer Indonesian Language Program for Australian University Students

Summer Intensive Indonesian Language Programs

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Introduction

Cinta Bahasa, as a leading Indonesian Language School in Indonesia, offers an opportunity for Australian university students to immerse themselves into the language, the culture, and the country of Indonesia. Our 4-week Summer Program will not only greatly improve your practical Indonesian language skills, but also allow you to experience the culture first hand, by observing how organisations, businesses, and even government agencies work. This program is offered to run during the period of December 1, 2015 to February 29, 2016.

Costs are outlined at the bottom of this page. Please scroll down.

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Summer Program Components

indonesian_language_crash_courseIntensive Indonesian Language Course

Students will generally learn individually, 1-to-1 with a teacher, and possibly in small groups of not more than 6 students in cases where specific learning and interaction goals are the same. Classes are 4 hours per day, 5 days a week, for four weeks, totaling 80 hours.  The syllabus will be customized to accommodate students’ current level of fluency towards students’ personal learning & professional objectives. Students who are interested in specific topic or field of work will also be introduced to the required vocabulary and technical terms.

Indonesian Language in Practical Application

Aside of the Intensive Indonesian Language Course, Cinta Bahasa will facilitate the students to put their Indonesian in action with different areas of Indonesian society. Students will have 2 hours per day to practice the language in the “real world” – from ordering food in warungs, bargaining in the market, spending time with preferred local organisations, discussing current issues on students’ topic of interest.

8246837356_a89b14490d_oExperiencing Indonesian Society & Culture First Hand

Cinta Bahasa, in cooperation with ARMA Museum, will provide cultural workshops once a week for students of this program. You may also choose to visit Indonesian NGOs in a variety of fields, as well as government institutions that relate to your field of study. We may also be able to arrange meetings with organizations and institutions not listed below, simply tell us what you would like to focus on when you register.

Depending on your language level and personal preferences, you may select one of the following 4 options of workshops:

1. Program Outline for 4 Weeks:
Beginner Level

This program outline will apply for student(s) starting from beginner level[1].

Week # Focus in Language Classes Expected Achievement by end of week Extra Activities outside the class
1 Survival Indonesian By the end of this week, the student will be able to: Greet and address people appropriately; Introduce her/himself and others comfortably; Ask simple questions and respond to simple questions; Ask for directions, and giving directions; Make orders in restaurants, bargaining in the market. Activity 1: Ordering food in a restaurant (Day 3)   Activity 2: Bargaining in the market (Day 5)
2 Social Indonesian By the end of this week, the student will be able to: Initiating and maintaining simple conversation; Understand wider range of simple conversations Make a chronological presentation of an event Explain reasons and consequences in simple way Activity 3: The teacher will take her/him to meet a native speaker to interview   Activity 4: Visiting local school/foundation for disadvantaged children
3 Functional Indonesian (1) By the end of this week, the student will be able to: Use the required language to communicate and coordinate in the office Understand the use of affix “–kan” to form a verb. Activity 5: Visiting an Indonesian family   Activity 6: Visiting a Balinese family
4 Functional Indonesian (2) By the end of this week, the student will be able to: Make presentations on a topic of interest that has been discussed; Present and idea and make the detailed plan of implementing it; Understand the use of affix “-i” and passive voice. Activity 7: Visiting an Indonesian doctor   Activity 8: Visiting Bumi Sehat

6985858921_9ab049de48_k2. Program Outline for 4 Weeks:
Intermediate Level

This program outline will apply for student(s) starting from Intermediate level .

Week # Focus in Language Classes Expected Achievement by end of week Extra Activities outside the class
1 Vocational Indonesian (1) By the end of this week, the student will be able to: Comprehend lightly edited article on the topic of interest with time to prepare; Respond the article in writing, giving her/his opinion on the matter. Understand the use of “ber-“ and “me-“. Write word-to-word translation of the article to English Activity 9: Visiting Indonesian School.   Activity 10: Visiting Pelangi School
2 Vocational Indonesian (2) By the end of this week the student will be able to: Comprehend lightly edited article on the topic of interest that is read in the class; Discuss the topic of interest, stating opinion in a polite way. Understand the use of “per-“ Writing word-to-word translation of similar article to Indonesian Activity 11: Joining Melukat   Activity 12: Visiting Desa Tenganan
3 Vocational Indonesian (3) By the end of this week the student will be able to: Comprehend authentic article, audio, and video on politics and bilateral cooperation. Discuss the topic of interest, stating objection and affirmation in a polite way; Understand the use of “per-an” Writing meaning-to-meaning translation of the article to English Activity 13: Visiting prominent Balinese figure   Activity 14: Visiting a political party representative
4 Vocational Indonesian (4) By the end of this week the student will be able to: Comprehend authentic article, audio, and video on social and environmental issues. Discuss the topic of interest, stating concerns and offering solutions in a polite way; Understand the use of “ke-an” Writing meaning-to-meaning translation of similar article to Indonesian Activity 15: Visiting an environmental organisation   Activity 16: Visiting a foundation for women

6336846073_9e12056b5e_b3. Program Outline for 4 Weeks:
Intermediate-Advanced Level

This program outline will apply for student(s) starting from Pre-Advanced level .

Week # Focus in Language Classes Expected Achievement by end of week Extra Activities outside the class
1 Professional Indonesian (1) By the end of this week the student will be able to: Comprehend authentic article, audio, and video on economy and trade; Understand the tone of an article; Understand the use of “ter-“ Write an article with similar tones Write a culturally-aware translation from English to Indonesian. Activity 17: Visiting an Indonesian-owned business   Activity 18: Visiting an Australian owned business, run by an Indonesian.
2 Professional Indonesian (2) By the end of this week the student will be able to: Comprehend authentic article, audio, and video on cultural and media issues; Write a culturally-aware translation from English to Indonesian Activity 19: Attending a Balinese ceremony Activity 20: Visiting Balinese Media
3 Professional Indonesian (3) By the end of this week the student will be able to: Comprehend authentic article, audio, and video on law and human rights issues; Comprehend legal documents; Draft an agreement/contract Prepare and present welcoming address; Do a realtime interpretation from and to Indonesian, within a topic Activity 21: Attending a court trial in Denpasar   Activity 22: Visiting a law expert
4 Profesional Indonesian (4) By the end of this week the student will be able to: Comprehend authentic article, audio, and video on UN Issues and world issues Comprehend regulations, acts, and other documents of law Prepare and present an address on various topics and tones: concerns, symphaty, etc. Do a cross-topic realtime interpretation from and to Indonesian, Activity 23: Visiting a selected NGO   Activity 24: Visiting a selected government officials

8216819488_6c80573e67_k4. Program Outline for 4 weeks:
Advanced Level

This program outline will apply for student(s) learning from Advanced Level

Week # Focus in Language Classes Expected Achievement by end of week Extra Activities outside the class
1 Academical Indonesian (1) By the end of this week the student will be able to: ·     Comprehend official reports, journals, on a topic of interest written by a native Indonesian. ·     Prepare a draft of in-depth writing on a topic of interest Activity 17: Visiting Human Right organisations; Activity 18: Visiting Kopernik
2 Academical Indonesian (2) By the end of this week the student will be able to: ·     Comprehend official reports, journals, on various topics written by a native Indonesian ·     Write an in-depth writing on a topic of interest Activity 19: Visiting Indonesian TV station   Activity 20: Visiting Indonesian media office
3 Academical Indonesian (3) By the end of this week the student will be able to: ·     Comprehend panel session, discussion session, in a meeting or conference, without the help of an interpreter Activity 21: Visiting Indonesian radio station Activity 22: Visiting community leaders
4 Academical Indonesian (4) By the end of this week, the student will be able to: ·     Perform a simultaneous interpretation from and to Indonesian in a meeting. Activity 23: Visiting Udayana University   Activity 24: Attending a class in the University

[1] A student is considered as a beginner when: (1) the student has never learned Indonesian language before, or knows less than 300 words and expressions; (2) the student find it difficult to form a meaningful sentence; and (3) the student struggles to respond to simple statement or question made by a native speaker.

Program Costs:

Number of Students Price Per Student AIYA Members
1 AUD 3,000 AUD 2,750
2 AUD 2,750 AUD 2,500

There is an AUD 250 discount if you learn with a friend, and an additional AUD 250 discount if you and your friend are AIYA members in good standing.

The cost includes:

  1. 4 weeks accommodation in Suwar Bungalow, Ubud, including breakfast;
  2. Tuition fee for the Intensive Indonesian Language Course and Language in Action;
  3. 4 cultural workshops in ARMA Museum;
  4. Lunch at Cinta Bahasa;
  5. Transport from and to the airport;
  6. Motorcycle rental for 1 month (must have Australian Driver’s Licence).

The cost does not include:

  1. Airfare;
  2. Dinner;
  3. Health and Travel Insurance;
  4. Laundry, etc.

Student Testimonials

(From Australian University Staff & Students)

I undertook a 20 hour course to compliment my online university studies in bahasa Indonesia.

Cinta Bahasa provided me with a variety of native speakers able to give me a very helpful grounding in daily conversational language. They also tailored my learning to assist me in my coursework with my University in Australia. I enjoy the classes and the teachers and would highly recommend Cinta Bahasa.

I have just completed my second private tuition block as I felt the teachers and the attendance at lessons is invaluable to my Indonesian studies. I have used the classes to boost and enhance my university studies which has worked very well from me over the last four months.

Highly recommend!

Varcha Sidwell
December 2013

Pak Putra was matched with me as an Indonesian teacher because of his interests in culture. This turned out to be a great asset to studying Indonesian as we discovered we had travelled to many of the same places and had experience or knowledge of some common ethnic groups. As an anthropologist it was great to have such an intelligent language teacher. Cinta Bahasa matches students and teachers – it is a highly successful method!

Dr. Anita Lundberg
October 2013

Learning at Cinta Bahasa was great. Having one on one time with a teacher to guide you at a pace you feel comfortable with is fantastic! There was formal teaching but also a lot of time for conversation which turned the learning and theory into real life. I learn so much in a short time-fantastic! Teachers were fantastic and the facilities also. It’s a shame I only had 2 weeks.

Matt Pratley
July 2014

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