Learn to speak Indonesian with an award-winning Babbel languages course

To beginners and advanced students, these Babbel Indonesian courses offer a new way to learn the language.

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Discover the beauty of the Indonesian language

Bahasa Indonesia is the official language of Indonesia. Due to the country’s high population, Bahasa Indonesia is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. In Indonesia, there are over 700 indigenous languages, such as Balinese and Javanese. Most Indonesian people speak their local language at home and within their community. The official language of Indonesia is spoken by around 200 million people in total, as their first or second language. All media and official business use spoken and written Indonesian.

Learn to speak like a native with Babbel

Building on extensive research and over 100 didactic experts, Babbel revolutionises language learning. Through interactive lessons, learning Indonesian becomes fun, intuitive, and straightforward. By taking Babbel Indonesian courses you can dive into this fascinating language. Beginner courses will teach you the basics of Indonesian, starting with greetings and everyday phrases.

As students acquaint themselves with each lesson, new vocabulary and grammar is picked up fast - making the learning journey an enjoying one. A dashboard transparently shows lesson progress. Finally, a speech recognition feature allows students to record themselves speaking and test just how accurate their pronunciation really is. With audio from native speakers, it is almost like having a virtual language teacher in front of you.

High-quality Indonesian courses, designed by experts

The beauty of Babbel language courses is that you can work at your own pace, revisit lessons, and create your own content. You can choose to learn about specific topics that are interesting to you or that will be helpful for a trip to Indonesia. The online lessons will guide you through learning the Indonesian language step-by-step.

These Indonesian courses are organic, and you will learn vocabulary without much effort and build on it lesson-to-lesson. There are certainly not lists of words that you have to memorise, lessons are interactive and designed to make learning engaging. There are photos along with the words in Bahasa Indonesia and your chosen display language to help you to visualise and retain the new words more easily.

There are nine display languages and 14 learning languages at Babbel. Try the first lesson for free and get a feel for the style of learning. Once you have signed up for a course that suits your ability level, you still have flexibility. You can choose from 1, 3, 6, or 12 month subscriptions. Read on to review each course in detail.


An easy introduction to Indonesian: basic vocab, grammar, and pronunciation.

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Beginner I

Learn the most important expressions for everyday life and the basics of Indonesian grammar and pronunciation.

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Beginner II

Discover more words and expressions for many different life situations.

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Words and Sentences

The Babbel courses: 2000 words and 200 useful sentences for various daily situations.

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Are you looking for something special? Here you will find special courses for quick training.

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Indonesian pronunciation

With the integrated speech recognition tool you can test and practice your pronunciation. It works directly in the browser. You will only need a microphone and the latest Flash-Player.

Learn Indonesian Vocabulary

Learn online grammar, vocabulary and phrases, practice in optimal intervals: At Babbel, you’ll get the basic and advanced vocabulary for Indonesian. The Review Manager makes sure that you’ll exercise the vocabulary and grammar rules that were hard for you.

iPhone app

You can use the Indonesian iPhone app together with the Babbel website. Your learning progress will be synchronized between them, so you can learn and review anywhere, anytime.