Indonesian, Comprehensive

Indonesian, Comprehensive

Learn to Speak and Understand Indonesian with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9780743598866
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Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction on 16 CDs, plus a reading booklet

About Indonesian

  • 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.

Indonesian, Comprehensive
  • New thirty 30-minute lessons totaling 15 hours of spoken Indonesian language learning. Plus one hour of Reading Lessons - After an initial introduction to the spoken language, reading instruction is integrated into the program. You'll learn to sound out letters, reading words, phrases, and eventually sentences.
  • Replaces the Compact Indonesian.
  • Essential grammar and vocabulary – greetings, numbers, ordering food and drink, dealing with currency, scheduling a meal or meeting, giving and asking for directions, going shopping, visiting friends, making plans for the evening, taking trips, organizing transportation and talking about family. Speak comfortably about the past and make plans for the future!
  • Learn to understand much of what you hear, and speak with near-native pronunciation.
  • No mindless repetition! Converse with native speakers in natural (and useful!) conversations at an intermediate level.
  • Easy, fast, fun and effective – We will guarantee your satisfaction and a measurable level of "spoken proficiency" or your money back (rules and regulations apply, see http://www.pimsleur.com/Proficiency-Guarantee for more details).
  • Learn anytime, anywhere. No computer necessary!

Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction on 16 CDs, plus a reading booklet

About Indonesian

  • 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.

Indonesian, Comprehensive
  • New thirty 30-minute lessons totaling 15 hours of spoken Indonesian language learning. Plus one hour of Reading Lessons - After an initial introduction to the spoken language, reading instruction is integrated into the program. You'll learn to sound out letters, reading words, phrases, and eventually sentences.
  • Replaces the Compact Indonesian.
  • Essential grammar and vocabulary – greetings, numbers, ordering food and drink, dealing with currency, scheduling a meal or meeting, giving and asking for directions, going shopping, visiting friends, making plans for the evening, taking trips, organizing transportation and talking about family. Speak comfortably about the past and make plans for the future!
  • Learn to understand much of what you hear, and speak with near-native pronunciation.
  • No mindless repetition! Converse with native speakers in natural (and useful!) conversations at an intermediate level.
  • Easy, fast, fun and effective – We will guarantee your satisfaction and a measurable level of "spoken proficiency" or your money back (rules and regulations apply, see http://www.pimsleur.com/Proficiency-Guarantee for more details).
  • Learn anytime, anywhere. No computer necessary!

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4.4

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Pros

  • Portable (7)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • It works (6)
  • Fun (3)
  • Perfects accent (3)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (6)
  • Self-improvement (5)
  • Fun (4)
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5.0

It worked for me

By R

from R

About Me Traveler

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Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works
  • Perfects Accent
  • Portable

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Indonesian, Comprehensive:

It worked for me. Got on a boat and was able to meet and greet in Indonesia, which in turn endeared me to the crew. Was able to converse and pick up more on my trip.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Learning without expectations

By Mick

from Tacoma, WA

About Me Military personnel, Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun
  • It Works
  • Portable

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Just for fun
  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Indonesian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

You can learn the basics from youtube, you can test yourself on vocab from a free app on your phone. We all know the cheap option is googling for academic resources, but have you fallen in love with it yet? Download the course. Or don't, I don't care if you learn a language or not.

Service and delivery comments:

less numbers training. that's easy.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Method Out There

By Mike

from Kansas City, MO

About Me Military personnel, Traveler

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Fun
  • It Works
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Indonesian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    I have used other methods that just didn't cut it. Pimsleur method is great, I use Pimsleur Indonesian products then supplement with online resources, mostly Indonesian newspapers.

    You can sit at a desk and study if you like but the audio method lends itself to be used while driving to work, walking, etc.

    Only improvement to be made is more Indonesian units (phase 2/3).

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Driving to work while learning

    By Bartf

    from Netherlands

    About Me Business person, Traveler

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Hunger For More Languages

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Indonesian, Comprehensive:

    Every day while driving to work I practice my language skills. This works perfectly for me because you do not need any booklet or computer. The lessons are logical and easy to learn. I would really appreciate it if a folluwup course would be developed.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Currently Using This

    By The Agate Lamp

    from Ithaca, NY

    About Me Student, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Indonesian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    I'm using this course as part of my preparation for linguistics field work in Indonesia. I always find it useful to be able to ask for the information I need in the local trade language, and people generally appreciate that I'm making the effort and not expecting them to speak English. As with all of the level-one Pimsleur courses, you'll get what you need to be polite and find out what you need to know in an efficient, effective, easy-to-use format.

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