Learn Bahasa  Indonesia







Learning Indonesian Language will enable you

to communicate in the world's sixth most

widely spoken language.


A Patented Program designed for rapid language acquisition,

in accordance with the Council of Europe's CEFR Standard.

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With LSI's proven method,

there is no place for the outmoded

and ineffective "drilling methods" of the past.

Instead, LSI's curriculum is comprised of series of Topics which you and your Instructor/Mentor will explore during your tutorial sessions.


As you progress through a series of increasingly-complex Topics, your Mentor will engage you in authentic interaction on a number of subjects,

each designed to develop your ability to truly communicate in the various contexts of your personal and professional life.


How long you spend in a given Topic will depend entirely on your progress.

Once you have demonstrated an ability to communicate effectively within the context of a particular Topic, your Instructor will be ready to move on to another more-complex Topic.

Most all of us have had the experience of studying a foreign language at secondary school.  But sadly, after all those years spent doing grammar exercises, very few of us graduated with any real ability to communicate in the language we studied.  And the reason for this is clear . . .

Language is a resource for communication; it's NOT just a system of rules (as most of our schools seemed to think). There is virtually no connection between knowing the rules of a language and being able to USE that language effectively and appropriately in daily communication.

Unlike traditional methods, LSI's Communicative Approach does not allow for grammar rules to be taught in isolation. You develop fluency and accurate speech through frequent communication in the Bahasa Indonesia, rather than by "analysing" the language. This enables you to learn Bahasa Indonesia naturally (just as you learned your native language as a child), and, over time, the proper use of grammatical structures becomes instinctive.


Modern educational research has shown us that you can only learn to communicate in a language by communicating in that language.  With this in mind, LSI's Private Tutorial Sessions are designed with one singular goal:  to provide you an ongoing opportunity to develop true communication skills through genuine one-on-one interaction with your Mentor on a series of real-life Topics


For learners having no previous experience with Bahasa Indonesia, Topics may be as simple as "greeting strangers in a social or business situation" or "giving and receiving directions to a location." For learners with some experience, Topics such as "ecology," "security," "medicine" and "cultural norms" are available to be explored.

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LSI's Methodology makes traditional "Course Levelling"

unnecessary and irrelevant.


As all LSI instruction is 'private' (1 Instructor/Mentor with 1 to 4 learners)

Tutorial Sessions are customised to meet your individual needs.


The Topics explored during your Tutorial Sessions are neither "Beginner," "Intermediate" or "Advanced."  They are simply "Topics."


And your Mentor will freely select Topics for your Tutorial Sessions based on your very specific needs.

Labelling learners as "Beginner," "Intermediate" or "Advanced" and placing them in preset courses may serve a purpose in a traditional classroom where the Instructor must teach to the 'general needs' of a large group. 


But, delivering 'generalised instruction' using pre-determined course materials drastically slows down learning for an individual learner (or a small group of learners).


LSI's Private Tutorials are particularly beneficial for rapid language acquisition, as they allow a private Mentor who understands your individual needs to customise the training methods and pacing of your program to meet those specific needs, and to select Topics for your Tutorial Sessions which address your areas of immediate difficulty.


Whilst language learning can be a slow and arduous process in a general classroom setting, fluency can be attained relatively quickly with the undivided attention of a private Mentor who teaches to your needs alone.

Assessment Checkpoints

Every 13th session of your Language Program

will serve as Assessment Checkpoint.

Upon completion of each 12 sessions of your Program, your 13th session will be used as a Review and Assessment Session. During these sessions, your Mentor will have you complete a number of specific tasks designed to establish your language proficiency.  Then, following the session, you'll be issued a Written Evaluation of how much you have developed your communicative competencies since your previous Assessment.  


Evaluations focus heavily on your ability to communicate, rather than concentrating exclusively on grammatical perfection.  At LSI, we consider USING the language to be just as important as actually LEARNING the language.

LSI 's Written Assessments comply with the standards of the

INDONESIAN LANGUAGE COURSES (Online & in Jakarta) lead to Certification in the Council of Europe's CEFR Standard.

Council of Europe's



The CEFR ranks language learners as BASIC USERS, INDEPENDENT USERS or PROFICIENT USERS. As you advance on your journey toward fluency, your regular Review and Assessment Sessions will help you to monitor your progress in the CEFR standard.



Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where  she/he  lives, people  she/he  knows  and things she/he has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks  slowly and clearly  and is prepared to help.


Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.



Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.


Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with  a degree of fluency  and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.



Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively  for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.


Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.



If you have had previous experience with Bahasa Indonesia . . .




This will enable us to make some advance determinations regarding your

language competency and prepare for your initial sessions.


Once your Program has commenced,

your progress will be assessed regularly and

your Program will be customised to meet your individual needs.

Our Admissions Office will immediately return a PROGRAM CONFIRMATION  (for your approval).

At that point, you may make changes or decline your enrollment.

We look forward to having you learn Indonesian with us here in Jakarta,

or to serving you through the Indonesian Online Program.