Selamat datang! Learn to Speak, Read and Write Indonesian!
By completing the 12 lessons in Indonesian for Beginners, you will learn not only to understand, speak, read and write basic Indonesian, but also about many important aspects of Indonesia's amazingly diverse culture, people and places. This book provides a gateway to understanding the language and the country, and helps you to apply what you learn in a way that is relevant, meaningful and fun.
The course is structured around the concept of spending a year in Indonesia, experiencing different seasonal events which bring the learner on a journey. In this way, the cultural and background information become a natural part of the learner's understanding of the language and help her or him to place what they have learned into context as part of a more full narrative about life in Indonesia.
Each chapter contains the following elements:
Indonesian for Beginners
- An introduction with images and captions
- Grammar points
- A word bank presenting key vocabulary
- One or more sample conversations
- Listening practice and readings
- An "Indonesian and me" section that uses Indonesian to talk about yourself
- Key questions and statements
- Drills and exercises
includes reading, writing and speaking tasks based on authentic real-life materials. While aimed at learners taking a classroom course, it can also be used by anyone studying Indonesian in other ways—in a high school course or as a self-study book with or without the use of a tutor.