Learn Indonesian at Langma
INDONESIA FACT FILE
- Official Language: Bahasa Indonesia
- Population: 253,609,643
- Capital: Jakarta
- Government: Republic of Indonesia
- Literacy: An adult literacy rate of 95.66%
- Currency: Rupiah
- Calling Code: +62
- Time Zone: GMT+7
- National Colors: black, red, and white
Bahasa Indonesia is the official language of Indonesia. Indonesia is the 4th most populated country in the world which makes it one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. Bahasa Indonesia is the standardised variety of Malay, an Austronesian language which has been used as a lingua franca for centuries in the multilingual Indonesian archipelago.
It is spoken by 200 million people within the modern states of Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. It’s also a crucial vernacular within the southern provinces of Thailand, in East Timor and among the Malay people of Australia’s Cocos Keeling Islands within the Indian Ocean. It’s understood in parts of the Sulu area of the southern Philippines and traces of it are to be found among people of Malay descent in Sri Lanka, South Africa and other places.
Malay is simply one among many, perhaps hundreds, of various languages within the area now occupied by the Republic of Indonesia. In the Indonesian nationalist movement, people chose it because of the future nation’s national language. Its name was changed to Indonesian, literally: “the language (Bahasa) of Indonesia”. In English however, we call the language “Indonesian”: it's not correct to call it simply “Bahasa”.
It is the official language of Indonesia. Most Indonesians speak this although there are over 700 languages colloquial languages in Indonesia. The Indonesian language has an extremely important role in the Republic of Indonesia, where it serves as the official national language and acts as a unifying force, a common tool of communication in a country where hundreds of languages exist.
Some Fascinating Facts About Bahasa Indonesia
Someone could make a conversational sentence just by using the root words. For example: “kamu dari mana?” (Where do you come from?”), “saya tinggal di sini” (I live in here”), etc.
One word that is always used to conjugate sentence, especially while making an explanation, is “yang”. For example: nelayan = orang yang kerja cari ikan. (Fisherman = people that go fishing). By the way, see that by only using the root words in Bahasa Indonesia, the most Indonesian people easily understand the sentence. It’s used in the informal style.
There are three prepositions that are always used in everyday conversation. Those are “di”, “ke”, “dari” to show “place”, “location”, “time”, or “day”. Pay attention to the difference between those prepositions with prefix “di-”. Officially the preposition is written separately with other words, whereas prefix “di-” is connected to the root words. For example: “di pasar” (at the market); “ke pasar” (to the market); “dari pasar” (from the market). “di pagi hari” (in the morning); “dari hari ke hari” (from day to day). Prefix “di-” → di- + makan = dimakan; di- + minum = diminum.
Some non-native speakers might find it difficult to use affixational words because they have to insert some kind of sounds like ‘m’, ‘ng’, ‘n’, ‘ny’, to the root words.
Some Interesting Facts About Indonesia
This vast place extends 5,120 kilometres from east to west. That's longer than the distance (as the crow flies) from London to Tehran (4,403km).
Indonesia has a mixed economic system which includes a variety of private freedom, combined with centralised economic planning and government regulation. Indonesia is a member of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
The country is a major exporter of crude petroleum and natural gas. In addition to that, Indonesia is also one of the world's main suppliers of rubber, coffee, cocoa, and palm oil; it also produces a wide range of other commodities, such as sugar, tea, tobacco, copra, and spices (e.g., cloves)
The Indonesian economy is the largest in Southeast Asia and is one of the emerging market economies of the world. Indonesia is classified as a newly industrialised country. It is the 15th largest economy in the world by nominal GDP and 7th largest in terms of GDP (PPP).
Indonesian Culture: Customs & Traditions
Indonesia is centrally located along ancient trading routes between the Far East, South Asia, and the Middle East, resulting in many cultural practices being strongly influenced by a multitude of religions, including Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, and Islam, all strong in the major trading cities.
Why choose Langma School of Languages for learning Bahasa Indonesia
Langma School of Languages is the pioneer in providing quality education of Bahasa Indonesia to students. We at Langma School of Languages combine several things to create a unique learning experience that has set us apart. Our students share their belief as they return to us bringing their relatives and friends.
Langma School of Languages works a “facilitator” instead of being a “transmitter” of knowledge. Langma School of Languages not only emphasises on improving the language skills but also helps students develop overall-personality.
Langma School of Languages follows an international standard of teaching foreign languages ranging from Beginners to Proficient level. Langma School of Languages is fully equipped such as Computer lab, Library, and Wi-Fi facility. Langma School of Languages uses its own tested methodology: the Audio/Video – cum – Interactive Method (ACIM), giving a proven quick and easy grasp of the languages. ACIM offers fast result in comprehension and speaking by introducing words and phrases in a structured way to develop sentence framing in an understandable manner, our methodology is suitable for learners of all age group and easily adapted to specific needs.
Language is the best training centre for both classroom and online training where one can choose individual or group sessions according to their requirements. Our dedicated team of teachers are highly experienced and qualified, some with more than 14 years of teaching experience whilst others hold PhD or other relevant qualification from internationally recognised institutions. They bring their experience to classes: implement a practical approach into their lessons.
Langma School of Languages is active in promoting the growth and development of Bahasa Indonesia learning skills through our classroom and online platform across the world. We take the importance of providing specific Bahasa Indonesia skill to suit our student’s and client’s needs very seriously along with being aware of the reputation of both our self’s and our clients and students by ensuring the highest standards of training. Langma School of Languages’ forward thinking approach takes into consideration the new developments in teaching practice; we have adopted a pro-active role in lobbying Government bodies, institutions, and several diplomatic centres to take seriously the importance of being multilingual.
Langma School of Languages offers the best platform to prepare for the international exams. Classes at Langma School of Languages, are offered under the supervision of native speakers, who have years of expertise in preparing students for these exams. A basic structure is created by imparting an overall knowledge of the topic followed by practical exercises and interactive practice sessions. Langma School of Languages’ expertise in education and its ongoing development are brought into play with specific topics and practice sessions designed exclusively for the students.
Langma School of Languages offers the best platform to acquire the knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia and culture. Langma School of Languages covers a range of relevant and fun based areas deemed to be of the greatest value and interest to the participants.
Langma School of Languages is led by a team of accomplished teachers and authors with a broad experience in education and interpersonal skills, our inspirational and motivational teaching methods have won the hearts of thousands of students during their illustrious career. Our programme of training is designed specifically for the students and clients and expected outcomes are always achieved and exceeded. Students and participants not only gain the required skills they enjoy learning and in many cases have gone on to achieve tops jobs and reach their goals with work wise and personally.
Langma School of Languages’ client base is extensive and comprehensive including: The Indian Army, Indian Navy, British High Commission, Government Ministers, Members of Parliament (MPs), and Foreign embassies like Embassy of The Czech Republic, Embassy of The United Arab Emirates, Embassy of The Republic of Indonesia, Embassy of The Republic of Benin, and Embassy of The Republic of Congo; and it has provided training programmes for individuals and corporate houses throughout the world. These are just a few of Langma School of Languages’ impressive and ongoing service providers.
Experience professional and authentic Bahasa Indonesia classes with our Qualified Native-Speakers
All of our Bahasa Indonesia teachers at Langma School of Languages are Native-Speakers and highly qualified, each with specialised and cross over training credentials, years of experience and abilities in all areas of training. Langma School of Languages not only ensures that you receive quality teaching, but also helps in acquiring authentic Bahasa Indonesia dialect and terminology. One can gain theoretical knowledge from books, however, to gain practical and spoken experience can, the infrastructure of a classroom is really important. It pepares the students for future endeavours. Our teachers at Langma School of Languages encourage extracurricular practice and it is envisaged that spoken skills are taken beyond the formal teaching environment and into the students’ daily lives. Teachers provide written exercises and presentation, role play, group discussion, and extempore to keep students engaged and consistently using the words and phrases they learnt.