Want to Learn Indonesian Online?
If you want to learn the Indonesian language as a distant education course, 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.
We are the only university in North America offering a comprehensive four-year online learning program for the Indonesian language.
The beginning course is IND103 which caters to complete beginners. IND103 is taught in the Fall Semester (August to December), followed by IND104 which is taught in the Spring Semester (January to May). The continuation of IND104 is IND203 (Fall) and IND204 (Spring). For IND 103, 104 and 203 we use «The Indonesian Way» as our textbook. From IND204 onwards we use the course materials that are included in Indonesian Online.
IND305 is for lower advanced learner who want to get beyond colloquial Indonesian. For IND 305 and IND 306 we use materials from the contemporary Indonesian media. Emphasis is on reading and writing, but there is also a substantial amount of listening exercises. The textbook that we use for 305 and 306 is “Readings in Contemporary Media and Literature” which is available at Indonesian Online.
The fourth year caters to advanced students (a minimum CEF level of B1+ is required). IND 401 uses the textbook “An Advanced Indonesian Reader” which is available at Indonesian Online. While IND 401 further develops reading and writing skills, IND 405 strongly emphasises listening skills in both colloquial as well as formal Indonesian. The textbook used is “Anak Jalanan”, also available at Indonesian Online.
If you are a beginner, or an intermediate learner, you should use «The Indonesian Way» as your textbook. This is by far the most comprehensive online course for bahasa Indonesia.
The textbooks that we use, both «The Indonesian Way» as well as the other Indonesian Online Textbooks were developed by leading experts in the field and cover hundreds of hours of high-quality 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 bahasa Indonesia as pronounced by native speakers, dozens of 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.
For all Online Courses you need to enrol through UHM Outreach College. You only pay the lower in-state tuition.