Indonesian Phase 1, Units 1-30

Indonesian Phase 1, Units 1-30

Learn to Speak and Understand Indonesian with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442339477
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Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and reading booklet

Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia) is the official language of the Republic of Indonesia; spoken by about 227 million people. It is mutually intelligible with Malay, the language of Malaysia, with only minor differences. Pimsleur's Indonesian teaches standard Indonesian as spoken in and around Jakarta.

The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! This course teaches Standard Indonesian pronunciation as spoken in and around Jakarta. The first ten Units of Pimsleur's 30-Unit Indonesian Comprehensive Program, replaces the Compact Indonesian. Indonesian Phase 1, Lessons 1-30 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty, 30-minute lessons.

  • In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking/giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking/giving directions, and more. You’ll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning level, but with near-native pronunciation skills.
  • In the next 10 lessons, you’ll build on what you’ve learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items.
  • In the final 10 lessons of Phase 1, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in the target language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.

Reading Lessons begin in Unit 11 and provide you with an introduction to reading Indonesian. These lessons are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. In addition, combined Reading Lessons from all the units are included at the end. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and reading booklet

Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia) is the official language of the Republic of Indonesia; spoken by about 227 million people. It is mutually intelligible with Malay, the language of Malaysia, with only minor differences. Pimsleur's Indonesian teaches standard Indonesian as spoken in and around Jakarta.

The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! This course teaches Standard Indonesian pronunciation as spoken in and around Jakarta. The first ten Units of Pimsleur's 30-Unit Indonesian Comprehensive Program, replaces the Compact Indonesian. Indonesian Phase 1, Lessons 1-30 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty, 30-minute lessons.

  • In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking/giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking/giving directions, and more. You’ll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning level, but with near-native pronunciation skills.
  • In the next 10 lessons, you’ll build on what you’ve learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items.
  • In the final 10 lessons of Phase 1, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in the target language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.

Reading Lessons begin in Unit 11 and provide you with an introduction to reading Indonesian. These lessons are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. In addition, combined Reading Lessons from all the units are included at the end. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

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4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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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

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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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