Learn Indonesian - Bahasa for Beginners

The aim of this beginners course is to develop a basic foundation for your Indonesian language learning.

SGSCC Beginners Language courses are Entry Level, meaning no prior knowledge is required. These courses are geared to the potential tourist, business person and those wishing to improve communication with friends or family who have non-English speaking background.

This language course is offered across 16 weeks (2 × 8 week terms).

Course Outline:

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Listen to short and simple conversations
  • Conduct basic conversations using basic essential words
  • Read highly explicit texts containing basic structures
  • Write simple sentences and questions

Course Outcome:

In this course, you will be trained in listening, speaking, reading and writing. The lessons are graded in difficulty, and will include practical topics such as greetings, introducing yourself and others, recognising letters in the alphabet, recognising different objects, describing your daily routines, asking and telling directions, etc. The lessons will also be presented with explanations on the grammatical aspect of the Indonesian language, cultural notes and relevant exercises in each week.


  • You will need to purchase Getting started in Indonesian ISBN 978-1-444-17502-8 beginners book
  • Pen and paper.

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run ("we try our hardest to get those") . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled prior to the commencement and you will be informed.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.