Indonesian, also known as Bahasa Indonesia, is the official language of Indonesia.
Indonesia is a form of Malay, an Austronesian (or Malayo-Polynesian) language, which had been used as a lingua franca in the Indonesian archipelago for centuries.
Standard Indonesian pronunciation, which is taught in this course, is based on the language of Jakarta.
Indonesian is spoken by nearly 35 million people as a first language and by 150 million people as a second language. It is also spoken in Thailand, East Timor, Sri Lanka, Africa, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Netherlands, and the US.
Besides Indonesian, there are over 300 local languages spoken in Indonesia, however, Indonesian is the primary language in education, government, business and communication.
Written Indonesian uses the Latin alphabet (like English), there are 26 letters.
New sixteen 30-minute lessons of spoken Indonesian language instruction (the first sixteen Units of Pimsleur’s 30-Unit Comprehensive Program), replaces the Compact Indonesian.
Essential grammar and vocabulary that teach you greetings, numbers, how to order food and drink, deal with currency, scheduling a meal or meeting and to give and ask for directions. Learn to speak with near-native pronunciation skills.
No mindless repetition! Converse with native speakers in natural (and useful!) conversations. fast, fun and effective language acquisition.
Completely Audio - anytime, anywhere. No computer necessary! Unlike expensive software programs which tie learners to a computer, Pimsleur courses are available in CD or mp3 format to meet your needs.