Cinta Bahasa Student Testimonials 2020

Starting in 2020, we collect testimonials both on our social media channels and using an online form.

Lana Busalaeva
January 2020

I very like learn here with Satria. It was funny and easy to learn. I like your program study and book. All people here very friendly and helpful. I will continue learn here. Thank you for this school!

Tavish Gallagher
January 2020

Dika provided everything I could have in my crash course with him. He created a comfortable atmosphere that facilitated easy learning. He was kind but not at the expense of rigorous learning. Thank you Dika!

Dalila
January 2020

I really loved our classes with Satria! It was very interesting and funny! I learned a lot and want to continue to study more! I’m very grateful and happy. The classes were light and interesting too. Saya cinta Cinta Bahasa.

Paul George
January 2020

Had a great time during the lessons. Viona made it practical and interesting. Look forward to coming back.

Leigh Wissas
January 2020

Thank you for the class. I enjoyed my time at Cinta Bahasa. Guru Atik is very friendly and professional, her teaching is fun and exciting. I can’t wait until my next class. Cheers Cinta Bahasa.

Tom Parker
January 2020

Dika and Satria both were very good teachers. They did their best to help me learn the things I was interested in. And we still go through almost all of CB 1A book. They both had sense of humor and patience, which made the class very enjoyable.

Heather Xu
January 2020

I have truly enjoyed my classes at CB and feel quite confident and proud of the way I can speak with Balinese. Cleo is a wonderful teacher. She is very clear in her explanations, and I know she prepares creative explanations and exercises in advance. I appreciate the structure and the curriculum, as well as Cleo’s flexibility to adapt to our needs and the speed we need to best learn the material. Makasih!

Malcolm
January 2020

This was my second time to learn at Cinta Bahasa and, once again, the trainers were excellent. Dewa, Trias, and Chloe were knowledgeable and helpful. Good value for money in time and resources. Recommended for anyone wanting to learn or improve Indonesian.

Emily
January 2020

Putra is patient, energetic, and friendly. He structures class in a way for students to build off of on concept and lead seamlessly into another. He encourages repetition and student participation, and we feel comfortable speaking in class. Thank you Putra! Terima kasih!

Chloe Lee
January 2020

Putra was a great and nice teacher to learn Indonesian for the first time. Two hours went really fast and he was really interactive as a teacher. I really prefer interactive lectures! If I have chance to join classes like two hours course, I’ll be definitely joining. Thank you. Terima kasih! Dah!

Georgii
January 2020

Just completed “Beginners” course at Cinta Bahasa. It was intense and very useful. Cleo – our Bahasa guru – know, how to make class both practical and funny. Recommended!

John Spender
February 2020

What a great experience with Putra and my class mates. Learning anything new can be challenging but with Putra’s guidance, the lessons were fun and dynamic. I highly recommend Putra and Cinta Bahasa.

Yinika
February 2020

My private course with Cinta Bahasa was fantastic. The teachers are all very skilled, experienced, and patient. I found the private course particularly useful because we could focus on the skills I needed to develop and the areas I’m interested in. We covered a lot of interesting topics! Terima kasih banyak!

Vanessa Duran
January 2020

What an amazing opportunity! I’ve loved every minute of my 1A classes at CB. Guru Putra is the most amazing and patient teacher, and I have learned so much thanks to his skill and enthusiasm, my classmates were fantastic, fun, and interesting, and I feel privileged to have been able to share this experience with them. P. S.: thanks to Andini, Ochie and Yola too! Love you all

Robert Harrison
February 2020

Ibu Viona is a great teacher. I enjoyed her enthusiasm for teaching. Always very patient and understanding in her work. Thanks so much, I learned a lot.

Donna D.
February 2020

Putra was an amazing teacher! He was patient and funny. It wasn’t at all stressful to learn language with him, especially as mature aged students! I thoroughly enjoyed the Bahasa Indonesia classes. I would definitely refer Cinta Bahasa language centre to others.

Melissa C.
February 2020

I absolutely loved taking class at Cinta Bahasa. I found the lessons fun, exciting, and thorough. Viona was and incredible teacher. I can’t wait to complete another 20 hours with her. I am truly thankful for this learning experience.

John Murray
March 2020

I would like to thank Satria for his patience to teach me! The structure of the teaching has been fantastic and really helped me with understanding Bahasa Indonesia! Thank you for all the help!

Alicia Fessenden
March 2020

I loved my class with Viona! I can’t believe how much I learned in such a short time. She is a great teacher, very patient and fun, and she makes amazing drawings that I look back on afterwards to study the lessons. She is especially gifted in her ability to write upside down. Thank you for teaching me so much and for a great experience CB!

Simon Carroll
March 2020

I have enjoyed the experience of learning bahasa Indonesia very much. Dewa has been an excellent teacher and made something I find quite difficult much easier and more straightforward than I expected. I will continue to study and learn more about bahasa Indonesia because of Dewa’s encouragement. I would definitely recommend Cinta Bahasa to others who want to learn bahasa Indonesia.

Lou Herbert
March 2020

Dika had an easy way about teaching bahasa Indonesia. His knowledge of the language and style of teaching made it all easy to understand. Thank you Dika

Bev Zizzy
March 2020

My Testimonial after studying Bahasa Indonesia with Mbak Viona (March 2020 - Sept 2020). I first met Mbak Viona when I was in Ubud in early March 2020, and had enrolled at Cinta Bahasa to resume my language studies at the school. I have been studying Bahasa Indonesia with private teachers for the past six years, during my annual winter visits to Bali. However, after only three classes this year, the school was closed due to COVID19. I returned to Canada shortly after. I decided to try online language instruction, and resumed my classes with Mbak Viona at the end of March. I have met with her weekly for the past six months. I was reluctant to study online, but have found the experience to be very worthwhile. Mbak Viona is very knowledgeable about language learning, and very adept at using technology to communicate. She was always very organized, resourceful, and responsive to my needs, providing me with a detailed, personalized curriculum overview; sufficient homework to practice grammar skills introduced; many opportunities to practice reading and speaking; and a variety of podcasts to develop my ear /listening skills. Mbak Viona offered all of the above in a light hearted, fun atmosphere, always offering encouragement based in her belief that language learning is a lifelong experience. I appreciated in particular benefitting from Mbak Viona’s personal experience and passion for learning languages built upon a strong grammar foundation, as she could appreciate both my preference and passion for grammar study, along with its challenges and frustrations. As it seems unlikely at this time that we will be returning to Bali in 2021, I have decided, reluctantly, to pause my studies at Cinta Bahasa for the moment. However, I hope to resume as soon as our return to the country is again feasible. Karena saya cinta bahasa, saya cinta Bali, dan saya cinta negara Indonesia. Terimah kasih, Mbak Viona dan terimah kasih Cinta Bahasa. Ibu Bev Zizzy

Anonymous
April 2020

Cinta Bahasa is a really well-organized and reliable school to work with, it is worth every penny. My guru, Satria, was the most amazing guy to learn with. He’s super funny and has amazing teaching skills. He shaped the lessons in a way so that i had fun learning and he was very zealous to provide me with topics i’m interested in. When we talked about a topic, he came up with an article in bahasa and simplyfied it so that i could learn about language and culture at the same time. Thank you so much and i’m looking forward to my next course with satria and cinta bahasa!

Anonymous
April 2020

My online learning experience with Cinta Bahasa was brilliant. My teacher was wonderfully warm and patient with me and we ended up being lovely friends. My vocab has expanded significantly and I can read, write and speak Indonesian at a decent level which makes me really happy.

Lucelle Pardoe
April 2020

The one-on-one online learning tutorial with Mbak Ace was exactly the kick start I needed to learn Indonesian, and the progress I have made since then would not have been possible without her! I barely spoke a single word when we started, but she made the experience immersive from the very beginning, and the progress came so quickly. Every class was tailored to my interests and needs, and we had wonderful conversations together too. The learning method using Skype and Google Docs was really effective, and now I can always review every class whenever I need a refresh. Highly recommend, 10/10.

Anonymous
April 2020

I have done my first bahasa Indonesia classes with Cinta Bahasa before, and it was nice to come back again! I was learning with Satria this time and always enjoyed the classes. He’s easy and fun to talk to, and chatting is more like to a friend than with a teacher. He also would fit the material to my interests. The lessons helped me to improve my Bahasa Indonesia a lot. Thank you again!

Melanie Castro
May 2020

Saya mau bilang terima kasi ke sekolah Cinta Bahasa dan staf. Atik bantu banyak dengan hal besar dan kcil. Saya bersyukur untuk belajar dengan Atik. Dia bantu kita ingat kata kalau kita lupa.

Marie Richtsfeld
June 2020

I never had so much fun in class and enjoyed learning so much. A great mix between following the script but also answering questions about how to make sentences for every day live situations.

Marie Richtsfeld
June 2020

I never had so much fun in class and enjoyed learning so much. A great mix between following the script but also answering questions about how to make sentences for every day live situations.

Marcel
June 2020

Very useful classes, I learned a lot. Definitely feeling more confident about speaking bahasa Indonesia. The conversation part of the classes was my favourite and most useful. Cleo did a fantastic job.

Anonymous
June 2020

Wulan is great! She is patient and explains things in detail. She tailors the class to her students and makes it fun. I feel I have learned a lot and look forward to continuing my studies with her. Terima Kasih Banyak Wulan!!!!

Anonymous
June 2020

I did the 12 week intensive course with Satria via Skype. After muddling along for a few years with basic Indonesian i now have confidence to conduct conversations in Indonesian during my travels across the islands. Satria was able to provide me with a good mix of formal language training along with normal day-to-day conversational styles to make myself better understood and to vastly improve my listening capabilities. Many thanks Satria and hopefully see you in class for further lessons in the future.

Anonymous
July 2020

Satria has been the best teacher I could have. He always helped me in class to understand what he was teaching and he gave me a lot of explanations to learn more and better. Also, he is so friendly. I hope I can learn more with him in another courses. Terima kasih Satria!

Joel Hindson
July 2020

Had a great time! Learnt loads and enjoyed every lesson. The most useful bits for me were just talking in bahasa Indonesia and correcting as we went. Cleo was the perfect teacher for us and explained everything well and spok at a helpful pace! Would recommend to everyone!

Jennifer Sohn
July 2020

I LOVED this class! The curriculum is beautiful – I am amazed at how much I learned! My guru Ace was sangat bagus! She was always so positive and patient, but she also presented us with good challenges. I now feel confident to converse in Indonesian, and I have even also begun to dream in Indonesian language! It’s a beautiful language and culture.

Jessica Pelangi
July 2020

Cinta Bahasa has such a beautiful environment for learning, growth, connection and fun! A life-changing course. Terima kasih

Darby Borgonon
July 2020

Excellent Course! Intelligent, efficient, functional, practical. I love the conversational format. Useful in all situations around Bali and Indonesia. Happy to be able to use these skills everyday. Ace was a great teacher! Very patient, kind and understanding...funny too!

Vania
July 2020

Dearest Ace and Beautiful Staff of Cinta Bahasa. Thank you so much for the most informative, fun and interesting 4 weeks of learning I have ever invested in. Your patience, sincerity and easy joyful nature made learning with you a true pleasure. I highly recommend with deep gratitude.

Emily Moore
July 2020

Cinta Bahasa is amazing! The teachers are very good and I learned a lot. I have come to Cinta Bahasa 3 times and it is always incredible! I’ve had so much fun learning here, and I wouldn’t change a thing!

Anonymous
August 2020

I just wanted to say that my son loves his lessons with Putra. He is a very good match for my son and always makes the lessons fun. We are still in lockdown in Melbourne so this is a major highlight of our day. Rachel

Anonymous
August 2020

I’m very greatful that they gave me an amazing teacher with Cleo! I learnt a lot in my 40 hour class and I would highly recommend CB to anyone wanting to learn Bahasa Indonesia!

Anonymous
August 2020

Cleo was such a wonderful teacher. She is encouraging and kind and easy to talk to. She always made the class fun and engaging, tailoring it to my interests and level of proficency. She has really helped me to improve my confidence in Bahasa Indonesia through conversation, writing and reading. I will definitely be signing up for more classes in the future, and recommend Cinta Bahasa to anyone wanting to improve their Indonesian. Thankyou Cleo and Cinta Bahasa!

Alison Hopkins
September 2020

I really enjoyed my classes at Cinta Bahasa. I learned so much, and they inspired me to keep learning more bahasa Indonesia! I would recommend it to anyone wanting to improve their language skills. Cleo was a great teacher! I looked forward to, and was excited about each class! I want to go back and learn more soon. Alison Hopkins