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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PimsleurIndonesian, Comprehensive
 
4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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

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).

    (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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