Reasons to learn Indonesian
Learn a new language just for the fun of it
Communicate and relate to local residents
Gain academic expertise in a chosen language
Understand regional perspectives and problems
Enjoy the regional literature in its original language
Explore employment or business options in a specific region
Travellers, students, businessmen, media persons, journalists, history, literature, culture and creative art enthusiasts, NGOs and social workers, basically anyone looking to travel to, reside or work in Indonesia should ideally learn Indonesian, depending on the level of expertise needed for their visit.
Uncover a fascinating new language
Indonesian draws heavily on several languages such as Sanskrit and Arabic, while also being based on Persian, Portuguese, Chinese, Dutch and Javanese. The spellings are phonetic and so learning pronunciation can be achieved quickly, which is an important factor in learning Indonesian. Audio-visual methods are bound to pay off faster. Videos with subtitles help learners to learn the language better. Books are a must to get familiar with the written format of the language, and listening to spoken language is certainly helpful when it comes to daily interactions. While vocabulary references and flashcards improve the learning experience, signing up for regular courses is the usual process for serious learning.