Course at the Embassy
is a country of multi-ethnicity with more than 370 ethnic groups and
more than 700 ethnic languages are used in daily lives. Indonesian is
the official language of the country, known to have roots from Malay and
Sanskrit inscription. The language use Latin script and regular
orthography, making it a relatively approachable language for
English-speaking learners. More information on the history of Indonesian
language click here http://www.ilp.ut.ac.id/node/26
If you are looking for a degree
and continued study of the language, you may opt for the distance
learning method offered Indonesian Language Program (ILP) or Program
Bahasa Indonesia untuk Penutur Asing (BIPA-UT). It is a certified
program for non-native speakers of Indonesian language, designed
and administered by Universitas Terbuka (Indonesia Open University).
The program is
delivered online, including its registration, payment of tuition fees,
learning materials, tutorials, and learning assessment. The program's
goal is to facilitate students to learn and improve their Indonesian
language proficiency, in spoken and written forms, and in formal and
informal contexts of situation. Special attention is particularly given
to the students' mastery of daily and common expressions and some
cultural features inherent to the language use.
may choose one of the three offered courses that suit your language
proficiency level. Please refer the general objective of each course to
estimate your proficiency before you choose your course category.
- Elementary Course (13 weeks duration)
is able to understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very
basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
Learner is able to introduce him/her self and others and can ask and
answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives,
people he/she knows and things he/she has. Learner is able to interact
in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and
is prepared to help.
- Intermediate Course (13 weeks duration)
is able to understand the main points of clear standard input on
familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
Learner is able to deal with most situations likely to arise whilst
travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Learner is able to
produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of
personal interest. Learner is able to describe experiences and events,
dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations
for opinions and plans.
- Advanced Course (13 weeks duration)
is able to understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and
recognize implicit meaning. Learner is able to express himself/herself
fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for
expressions. Learner is able to use language flexibly and effectively
for social, academic and professional purposes. Learner is able to
produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects,
showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and
For more detail information on how to learn Indonesian Language through distance learning, please check the following link http://www.ilp.ut.ac.id/
Currently, the Embassy of Indonesia in Brussels also holds Bahasa Indonesia course with participants ranging from students, enterpreuners, and professionals.