Native speakers: 23 million (2000), Over 140 million L2 speakers (no date)
Official language in: Indonesia
Indonesian Grammar and Pronunciation
Indonesian lessons for beginners.
“Learn Indonesian, by going step by step. All the lessons contain audio and are all offered for free. We will learn the alphabet together. We will also review some simple grammar rules, practice common phrases, and we will have fun memorizing many important vocabulary lists.”
“Check courses about adjectives, adverbs, articles, gender (feminine, masculine…), negation, nouns, numbers, phrases, plural, prepositions, pronouns, questions, verbs, vocabulary, excercises.
265 Indonesian lessons.
“The Indonesian Way” is a textbook for the Indonesian language (bahasa Indonesia) for beginners. It will take you about 350 hours to complete the 113 lessons. Upon completion of “The Indonesian Way” you are able to communicate effectively in Indonesian.
This site is designed to teach you and help you learn Indonesian for free through vocabulary, phrases, grammar and flashcards (vocabulary trainer).
Language lessons for children. More than 500 free games and activities.
Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Indonesian including grammar, travel and business lessons.
“We offer free Indonesian (Bahasa) lessons online, from Phrases, Alphabet, Numbers, Adjectives, Prepositions, Verbs, Vocabulary used in Indonesia. Most of the lessons contain expressions used for the everyday life conversations, through them you can learn how to say specific sentences, so they might come handy if you memorize them.
Small e-course that uses audio to teach spoken Indonesian, as well as a vocabulary course and pronunciation pointers (Free registration required).
Lessons with interactive exercises, dictionaries, pronunciation guide, games etc.
University of Wisconsin
A course based on clips from Indonesian films with lots of exercises. For intermediate to advanced students. IT requires Internet Explorer to play videos so you’ll probably skip this course! 😀
The Itty Bitty Indonesian Course.
Comparative tutorials on Indonesian grammar, vocabulary, numbers etc.
Digitized Grammar Books
An introduction to Indonesian linguistics, being four essays by Renward Brandstetter, PH. D. (1916).
Welcome to Indonesian: A Beginner’s Survey of the Language by Stuart Robson (2004).
Basic Indonesian by Stuart Robson,Yacinta Kuriniasih (2011).
Understanding Indonesian Grammar: A student’s reference and workbook by James Neil Sneddon (2000).
A Student’s Reference Grammar of Modern Formal Indonesian by Roderick Ross Macdonald and Soenjono Darjowidjojo (1967).
Indonesian: A Comprehensive Grammar (2012).
Complete Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia): Teach Yourself by Christopher Byrnes, Eva Nyimas (2012).
Colloquial Indonesian, Tom 1 by Sutanto Atmosumarto (1994).
Bahasa Indonesia, Tom 1 by Yohanni Johns (1977). This two-volume set presents graded courses in Bahasa Indonesia. It is used by universities all over the world and is accessible to those who wish to master the language through self-study at the intermediate and advanced levels.
Indonesian Basic Course: The Djakarta Dialect (1970), 86 pages (pdf).
Indonesian Basic Course: Volume 1, Lessons 1-8 (1971), 99 pages (pdf).
Indonesian Basic Course: Volume II, Lessons 9-16. (1972), 120 pages (pdf).
Indonesian Basic Course: Volume III, Lessons 17-24. (1972), 106 pages (pdf).
Indonesian Basic Course: Abbreviations and Acronyms (1969), 47 pages (pdf).
Indonesian Basic Course: Volume XVI. Supplementary Reader (1969), 84 pages (pdf).
Indonesian Basic Course: The Indonesian Constitution (1970), 96 pages (pdf).
Indonesian Basic Course: Volume XVII. Readings in Social and Political Problems (1969), 81 pages (pdf).
A 207-word frequency list.
Vocabulary for travelers.
Thousands of Indonesian Flashcards.
Language learning games.
Thematic vocabulary (on the left).
Basic Phrasebook. This is a phrasebook containing all sorts of useful basic phrases you can use in everyday situations. Over 750 entries..
Basic words and useful phrases you will need for your trip (with audio and pdf).
Defense Language Institute
Thematic vocabulary (with audio).
A phrasebook with a pronunciation guide.
Vocabulary games and lessons.
Vocabulary-related (and digitized) E-books
Indonesian Phrasebook by Patrick Witton (2000).
Practical Indonesian Phrasebook: A Communication Guide by John Barker (1996).
Indonesian Idioms and Expressions: Colloquial Indonesian at Work by Christopher Torchia (2007).
Instant Indonesian: How to Express 1,000 Different Ideas with Just 100 Key Words and Phrases! (Indonesian Phrasebook) by Stuart Robson, Julian Millie (2004).
Indonesian: A Rough Guide Phrasebook (1997).
Indonesian Reading Materials
A list of over 40 Newspapers.
A list of national and regional newspapers.
A List of over 50 Newspapers.
Learn with parallel texts.
7 books for children.
2 books for children.
Indonesian version of Wikipedia.
Nah, Baca! Authentic Indonesian Readings. Volume 2: Teachers’ Edition [and] Student Workbook [and] Reading Packet, 499 pages (pdf).
- http://www.softpedia.com (downloadable dictionary)
A Comprehensive Indonesian-English Dictionary by Alan M. Stevens (2004).
Indonesian Dictionary & Phrasebook: Indonesian-English, English-Indonesian by Srinawati Salim (2007).
Indonesian Listening and Video Resources
PODCASTS / AUDIOBOOKS
Learning Indonesian – The fun and easy self-paced course in Bahasa Indonesia, the Indonesian Language. 48 lessons.
Audio Language Guide.
Learn Indonesian with IndonesianPod101. 26 lessons.
Survival Phrases Podcast. 16 lessons.
Indonesian by SBS Radio.”We offer extensive coverage of international, national and local news and current affairs, including interviews with Indonesian community leaders and other cultural programs.”
BBC Indonesia – News in Indonesian.
Over 600 words pronounced by native-speakers.
TV / VIDEO / MOVIES
A list of TV stations in Indonesia.
A list of over 10 TV stations from Indonesia.
A list of movies.
A list of over 140 radio stations.
Kid Songs and Rhymes
Indonesian In Other Languages
Extensive Indonesian Course in Japanese.