Learn Indonesian with The Pimsleur Method

Speak Indonesian like a native!

It’s now possible to speak and understand a foreign language effortlessly. The world-famous Pimsleur Method™ combines well-established research, most-useful vocabulary and a completely intuitive process to get you speaking right from the first day. All Pimsleur® courses feature real-world context and flexible vocabulary enabling you to learn your new language in a fluid, natural way. It’s the simplest way to start speaking a new language today.

Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia) is the official language of the Republic of Indonesia and is spoken by about 227 million people. It's mutually intelligible with Malay (language of Malaysia). Pimsleur's Indonesian teaches standard Indonesian as spoken in Jakarta. Learn Indonesian today with Pimsleur. READ MORE »

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4.6

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (9)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • It works (8)
  • Fun (3)
  • Perfects accent (3)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (8)
  • Fun (6)
  • Self-improvement (6)
  • Business/work (3)
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5.0

It Simply Works

By WombatEd

from Torrance, CA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works
  • Portable

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Too Fast

Best Uses

  • Just for fun
  • Travel

Comments about Indonesian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

I was surprised at how quickly I found myself catching on.

They recommend that you stay with one lesson until you are coming up with the right response about 80% of the time. For me, that was counter-intuitive - I really wanted to master the first lesson before moving on to the next.

But when I tried it, it worked. There was a healthy amount of overlap between each lesson and the next, to the point where I found myself filling in the gaps quite quickly.

Overall, this was a real adventure.

Service and delivery comments:

It really shouldn't take until Lesson 21 to learn how to say "bathroom".

 
5.0

Love Pimsleur

By Lois

from Somersworth, NH

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Indonesian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    I have opportunities to speak to Indonesian people often in my neighborhood, and would like to teach Bible in that language. Pimsleur makes it easy to remember what you are learning.

    Service and delivery comments:

    I cannot find evidence that there is more than the first 30,lessons for Bahasa Indonesia. Would like more.

     
    5.0

    It worked for me

    By R

    from R

    About Me Traveler

    Verified Reviewer

    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).

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