Learning Bahasa Indonesia at UGM
UGM offers you a course to learn Bahasa Indonesia through INCULS: Indonesian Language and Culture Learning Service (INCULS). It aims at providing courses and workshops for foreigners who are interested in Indonesian, Indonesian Culture, and Local Languages.
The language teachers and tutors are trained in both the Natural Approach and the Communicative Teaching Method, in which direct pertinence to real life situation and constant interaction are emphasized. Teachers of cultural courses are all qualified faculty members of various departments at Universitas Gadjah Mada.
INCULS already offers to regular programs for the University of California (UC) and The United State Indonesia Society (USINDO) as well as Monash University and The Australian Consortium for In-Country Indonesian Studies (ACICIS). Private custom designed course packets are also available. Private students come from Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Sweeden, Belgium, Holland, Great Britain, etc. Tutorials, classroom instruction, special courses, workshops, etc. are all negotiable. Weekend tours to places of special interest, such as Borobudur Temple, the Sultan’s Palace, Mangkunegaran Palace, etc. can be arranged on request.For further information, contact INCULS at:
Office : Faculty of of Cultural Sciences
Jl. Sosiohumaniora, Bulaksumur, Yogyakarta, 55281, Indonesia
Phone/fax : (62-274) 550450
Website : http://www.inculs.fib.ugm.ac.id
Language Learning Tips:
1. Get Yourself a Bahasa Indonesia Teacher
A good teacher should be able not only to direct you but also to transfer the knowledge and explain everything the student has to know. It is strongly suggested that you have a Bahasa Indonesia teacher to tell you what early steps to take to learn Bahasa. If you have never learned the language before, it is sometimes confusing of where you should start and what to learn first. In this case, INCULS is the best option for you to get professional teachers for learning Bahasa Indonesia.The teachers at INCULS can give you direction and guidance of where to start and also give you encouragement to really learn the language seriously. Studying Bahasa Indonesia with a good teacher will also definitely save a lot of your precious time
Practice makes perfect. And learning Bahasa Indonesia should also become easier with lots of practice. With frequent practice, your Indonesian language should getting better. You would be impressed with your Bahasa skill after a couple of months staying in Yogyakarta (with constant practice and daily use of it).