Learn Indonesian - Bahasa for Beginners - Part 2 St George & Sutherland Community College

Learn Indonesian - Bahasa for Beginners - Part 2

This beginners course aims 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 a non-English speaking background.

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

Course Introduction:

Mastering the basics of foreign language conversation can be daunting but it is easier than you think. Learn how to ask simple questions, talk about yourself, make enquiries and socialise. By the end of the course, with proper application and home practice, you should be able to make yourself understood by a native speaker.

This course aims to develop a solid foundation for your Bahasa Indonesia learning journey. It is an entry level hence no prior knowledge is required. You may be a complete beginner or you might have learnt a bit of Indonesian in the past but would like to brush up and start again from the very beginning.

This course is geared towards the potential tourist, businesspersons and those wishing to improve communication with friends or family with Indonesian background. Join us for fun and practical evening classes!

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

Learning Outcomes:

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.

What to bring:

  • Plastic sleeves folder (something like this https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/keji-display-book-a4-20-pocket-refillable-light-weight-blue-nbdspbbe)
  • Pen and paper
  • You can also purchase through the College the Getting started in Indonesian book ISBN 978-1-444-17502-8

About the Tutor:

I’m Daisy. I was born and raised in Indonesia. I am fluent in Indonesian and understand the cultures.

I teach ESL (English as a Second Language) and I have the passion and patience for teaching languages to others. I think I can apply similar approaches in teaching Bahasa.

I enjoy teaching students from various cultural backgrounds and continuously enhance my cultural sensitivity. I create a safe learning space and help my students to achieve their learning goals.

Living in Sydney has sharpened my cross-cultural communication skills. I strongly believe that learning new languages will broaden our minds and encourage us to step out of our comfort zones to see the world from a different perspective.

When I am not busy teaching, you can find me bushwalking or trying new recipes in the kitchen. I love travelling and enjoy chatting with people from all walks of life.

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.