Want to Learn Indonesian?
If you want to learn the Indonesian language, then this is the right place for you. We offer Indonesian (bahasa Indonesia) lessons online from elementary Indonesian for beginners to the very highest proficiency levels.
If you are a beginner, or an intermediate learner, you should use «The Indonesian Way». This is by far the most comprehensive and best online course for bahasa Indonesia. You have to register, but the registration fee is a modest $6 for three month. For $49 you get a two-years subscription which also entitles you to a free copy of the pdf textbook and to the smart flashcards—a program that considerably facilitates the learning of new Indonesian vocabulary.
Intermediate to advanced students should subscribe to Indonesian Online. Indonesian Online offers high quality Indonesian language materials for several hundred hours of Indonesian language learning! At this very comprehensive site you will find tons of learning materials including the three excellent textbooks (available as online learning courses but also as printable textbooks) “Readings in Contemporary Media and Literature”, “Anak Jalanan” and “Ada Apa dengan Cinta?”. Besides those three textbooks, Indonesian Online also provides several other teaching and learning materials for intermediate and advanced students.
For intermediate learners we suggest “Readings in Contemporary Media and Literature” or “Warung Sinema”. Advanced students may want to consider our course “Anak Jalanan” focusing on advancing students’ listening skills, or “Ada Apa Dengan Cinta” to get more exposure to contemporary colloquial Indonesian, including Jakarta-style slang.
The teaching and learning materials provided by both «The Indonesian Way» as well as Indonesian Online are developed by leading experts in the field and cover hundreds of hours of instructions. Students are exposed to a variety of texts covering several genres and including authentic texts, hundreds of audio recordings enabling the learner to listen to the sound of Indonesian as pronounced by native speakers, video recordings (including video clips of Indonesian movies), hundreds of linguistic exercises including multiple choice, cloze, and matching quizzes, sentence jumblers, crossword puzzles, grammar explanations, cultural notes etc.
The materials are interesting and engaging, and they are very reasonably priced. They are the material of choice used by a large number of universities in North America, Australia, and Europe.
The Indonesian language program at The University of Hawaii uses both «The Indonesian Way» and “Indonesian Online” for its Indonesian online courses. Check out our language courses for beginners as well as for advanced learners of bahasa Indonesia (“the language of Indonesia”). The beginners course is IND103, followed by IND 104, IND203, IND 204, IND 305, IND 306 and IND 405.