Beginner Group Course


Fun and effective learning as a group

Our Beginner Course provides a comprehensive introduction to speaking Indonesian language. Many of our students have continued their self-study to fluency just by using the materials we provide for this course. Others have continued on to Private Courses to focus on learning areas that are more specific to their professional work and personal interests in Indonesia.

This fun and interesting, yet very effective introduction to Bahasa Indonesia is every weekday for two hours per day for one month. You will learn how to pronounce and read words; introduce yourself, your friends and your family; ask questions about people and things; use numbers and money; shop for items you want, negotiate and order items in a restaurant; tell the time and date; make comparisons and express preferences, and give directions! You will also learn important aspects of Indonesian and Balinese Culture and Etiquette.

We suggest you take our Small-Group Beginner Indonesian Language Course if you learned to speak Indonesian without formal training, if you have a vocabulary under 100 words you can use, or if you feel unsure that your sentences are correct when you are speaking.

Course Details:

  • Courses start the first Monday of every month.
  • Classes are 2 hours every weekday for 4 weeks, for a total of 40 hours.
  • Minimum of 3, strict maximum of 7 students in one group.
  • You receive our specially-designed Textbook, Rapid Vocabulary Building Flash Card App and additional Self-Learning Materials for your laptop or smartphone, and at the end of the course, a visit to the local market to practice bargaining.
  • A Certificate of Completion which recognizes your achievement.
  • If your husband, wife, partner or friend would like to learn with you, we’ll give your partner a Rp 250,000 discount.

What You Will Learn:

  • You will learn to speak informally and politely, with a focus on conversation and effective verbal communication. Writing and Grammar come second in this course.
  • You will learn to converse on a wide range of day-to-day subjects such as introducing yourself, making friends, asking for and giving directions, bargaining, and so on.
  • You will learn local etiquette and cultural behaviour, which will show others that you know how to act politely around locals.
  • You will learn how to learn on your own, and have the people you meet help you improve your language skills.
  • Ask you gain more experience and confidence with your language skills, you will feel more integrated in the local community, more confident to express yourself and be able to get what you specifically request.
  • You’ll be able to speak to the majority of Indonesians who don’t also speak English, and this opens up an exciting new world of discovery of fascinating cultures across Indonesia.
  • We put all of ourstudent testimonials on our Student Testimonials page, and on ourFacebook Page!

During this period you will learn the basics of the language up to a 500 word vocabulary, and be able to greet and address people appropriately, introduce yourself and others comfortably, ask simple questions and respond to simple questions, ask for directions, and give directions, make orders in restaurants and bargain in the market.

You and your group will visit Ubud or Sanur Public Market to practice your Indonesian while shopping for souvenirs!

  • I highly recommend Cinta Bahasa and in particular our teacher, Ace! This is the second time I take this class, last time was 4 years ago and had forgotten everything! Now, thanks to this class I’m able to write and speak Bhs. Indonesia again. One month in a private group make a huge difference when working on a daily basis with Indonesians. Thank you very much for the opportunity to learn with you! I will be back soon!

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

  • I am completely amazed at how much I have learnt in last month. Having gone from struggling to even remember how to say good morning a month ago, to being able to express myself and ask for what I need in Bahasa Indonesia. Guru Viona was amazing, excellent teacher and I’m so excited that I get to carry on learning with her. Thank you Cinta Bahasa for your brilliant beginners’ course and see you soon for the next chapter of learning.

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