I took this course to refine my grasp of the basics and get in touch with my heritage.
I am SO AMAZED at how much I learned in just a
couple of months! I can now speak, write, and understand entire
paragraphs of Indonesian and am excited to keep learning! As a Boston
University PhD student who works on issues of orangutan conservation and
environmental justice for local people on Indonesian Borneo, I know that
I will be able to take what I have learned here and use it during my
future travels and studies. Terima kasih banyak, ICONE dan Tia!
Learning Indonesian through ICONE has been such a wonderful
experience! Even though we had to switch to online teaching early into
the course due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I never felt like I was missing
out on anything.
I’ve tried different techniques over the years to learn Bahasa Indonesia and this class really gave me the foundations I’ve been needing.
I really like the small class size of this course because we got a lot of individual attention from the instructor that allowed us to ask questions and really advanced what we were learning.
The class is very informative and fun at the same time. The games were great and made it easier for me to learn.
My wife is from Indonesia. Taking this class is a way for me to understand her culture a little bit more and also to be able to speak to some of her relatives who can’t speak English. The class helped me exploring different sentence structures that I didn’t understand before from just taking the Rosetta Stone or random stuff I’ve learned from my two trips to Indonesia. Sit in a class like this gave me more structure and less random words or slank here and there.
This class is great for learning the grammar and the skeleton of sentences in Indonesian because that is something difficult to learn for people like me who primarily speak English. I’ve learned different pronounces and the way that adjectives can modify Indonesian sentences, and where to actually place certain words correctly.
I took this course mostly to practice listening and speaking, and also to meet others who are interested in the Indonesian language. A surprising number of words are English cognates. The grammar is very reasonable.
I want to continue learning and improving my Bahasa Indonesia so that I can keep working in Indonesia. The instructor is enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and encouraging.