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LANGUAGE STUDIES INDONESIA

Rahdian Saepuloh | Co-Founder & Director

 

High-quality English-language instruction has long been available to Indonesians living in Jakarta.

 

But those seeking 'Indonesian language training' have generally had to settle for inconsistent instruction through private individuals, or study with English-language schools offering informal Indonesian language courses.

 

In 2007, we set about to change all that.  We founded LANGUAGE STUDIES INDONESIA with one singular mission : to develop and implement an internationally-recognised Bahasa Indonesia curriculum - a curriculum comprising the world's best practices in modern language education.

Today, LSI  is known around the globe as "The Bahasa Indonesia School" . . . and, in 2015, 2016 and 2017, LSI's Certificate Program in Bahasa Indonesia was recognised as  BEST EDUCATION PROGRAM OF THE YEAR  by Indonesia's Minister of Education and the Minister of Higher Education.

 

We are proud to have introduced to Jakarta an international standard of Indonesian language education which has never-before been available . . . and now, through the LSI ONLINE OUTREACH PROGRAM, this education is also accessible to learners throughout Indonesia and in 122 countries worldwide.

 

If you are seeking serious Bahasa Indonesia training and rapid language acquisition (in Jakarta or online worldwide),

please look no further than LANGUAGE STUDIES INDONESIA!  We look forward to serving you.

Desmond Breau | Co-Founder & Program Coordinator

 

LANGUAGE STUDIES INDONESIA is Jakarta's Leading School for Indonesian language studies . . . and is the only educational institution in the Indonesian Capital devoted exclusively to the study of Bahasa Indonesia.

 

We attribute our success and market-position entirely to our people.  LSI’s “product” is its teaching faculty! And, given this fact, we devote more time and effort to the recruitment and development of world-class Indonesian Teachers than we do any other aspect of the School's operation.

 

The most common concern of incoming students is that their Teacher will "lack the leadership" to guide them to rapid fluency.

If you have such worries, please put them to rest :

  • LSI invites to its faculty only multilingual and university-accredited language teachers.

 

  • We invite only individuals who have held positions of responsibility for many years prior to joining the organisation - individuals with proven leadership skills.

 

  • Their credentials notwithstanding, it is mandatory that all incoming faculty-members successfully complete 'LSI's Teacher Education Program,' which focuses extensively on "effective coaching methods for adult learners." 

 

  • And, throughout their tenures, faculty-members are expected to attend Indonesian school conferences and pursue opportunities for professional development.

LSI’s careful selection process and ongoing development programs ensure that each student receives the highest level of Indonesian language education available, from a world-class Bahasa Indonesia instructor/mentor.

 

We hope we will have the opportunity of welcoming you to the LSI student-body in the very near future.

From Our Alumni

Language School Reviews

From

 

Sarah Pavy| Australia

 

Completed IND C1  Bahasa Indonesia : Advanced I

 

My experience with LSI was fantastic. Such a professional organisation, their responses to emails were immediate, thorough, so clear.

 

As a teacher of languages myself, I was slightly worried about getting a teacher who might not be very engaging - on the contrary, my teacher (Pak Bayu) was incredible.

 

I believe they hand-picked him based on my background and languages-learning experiences and needs. He was friendly, professional, had a great sense of humour.  I felt completely at ease and my language skills improved enormously.

 

I hope to continue doing courses at a higher level, I would not consider doing this through any other organisation, I could not be more satisfied with my experiences of studying Bahasa Indonesia through LSI.

From

 

Monica Reyes| Philippines

 

Completed IND A1  Bahasa Indonesia : Foundations I

 

I just finished the Beginner I course and am delighted with the whole experience.

Everyone in the LSI team was very professional and helpful.

 

Halfway through the course, I was already able to communicate well with the taxi drivers and order food--very helpful in a city like Jakarta! Definitely recommend this school. :)

Abdullah Aldosari | Saudi Arabia

 

Completed IND B1  Bahasa Indonesia : Intermediate I

 

It is the best school for learning indonesian language ,, Really I am very lucky to find this school ,, !!

Dalla| Kenya

 

Completed IND A2  Bahasa Indonesia : Foundations II

 

Firstly the application process and the feed back was wonderfully informative, it made it smooth to understand everything I needed to know, I got to jakarta and studied 2 courses which have helped me alot in learning the Indonesian language, I feel confident I can ask questions and understand the answers or vice verca, the teachers are wonderful and know how to work with the students, the material given is very organized and easy to skim through.


it was a good experience for me and a very quick and educational one, I would truly suggest LSI to anyone who would want to study the language, only thing now is for LSI to open up in other areas so that the students wouldnt be tied down to one certain area especially for international students. Terima kasih!

Carrlos Cuellar| USA

 

Completed IND C2  Bahasa Indonesia : Advanced II

 

I have been living in Indonesia for almost four years now as of April 2011. The first two years in Indonesia, I took Indonesian language courses at various language schools in Jakarta but I always found the courses focused on casual conversation and skills to get you by on a day to day basis.

 

I found most Bahasa Indonesia language schools in Jakarta focus very little on writing skills and foundations of grammar. Most of the Bahasa Indonesia language courses seem geared towards the casual student/expat passing by through Jakarta and are intended to only give you a quick exposure to the language. Enough to order your food in a restaurant, buy your groceries at the local supermarket, etc.

 

As I am based in Jakarta for business I was interested in learning the grammar well so I could take my Bahasa Indonesia to the next level and conduct more sophisticated conversations as well as communicating in writing in Bahasa Indonesia in a business setting.

 

LSI did just that!  Teachers were really knowledgeable of the foundations of the grammar and adapted the course to my needs and schedule in a very flexible manner. Furthermore, I realized if I had started learning Bahasa Indonesia with LSI upon arrival to Jakarta it would have taken me half the time it took me with other schools to achieve the level of fluency needed to get by on a daily basis and hence, if desired and needed, build a platform for advanced Bahasa Indonesia skills.

 

If one is interested in learning Bahasa Indonesia well, LSI is definitely the best place I have found in Jakarta. Alternatively, if one is only interested in casually studying Bahasa Indonesia (maybe enough to get you by on a day to day basis and find the proper spot for your next weekend of surfing somewhere in Indonesia), studying with LSI will shorten significantly the time you will require to do so.

 

It is the only place I have found with the capacity to cover both the needs of casual learners as well as the needs of more serious students. Just make sure to explain the teachers what your goals are.

Marie Chung | Australia

 

Completed IND A1  Bahasa Indonesia : Foundations I

 

I was fortunate enough to get a great tutor (Pak Ian) for my classes. The idea of these classes is to promote social conversations in Bahasa, however, I think I got more from it.

 

It seems the institute is well equipped with teachers that have a greater understanding of Indonesian culture- this allowed me to better interact with the locals and even gain social, cultural and political knowledge.

 

The technical parts of the course were very well structured, and also filled in the gaps of my Bahasa Indonesian.

 

Overall, it was thoroughly enjoyable and I was able to gain a greater confidence in speaking the language, and interacting with the locals.

 

LSI is a great course, it definitely propelled me to live and indulge in the Indonesian culture. Go for it.

Steve D. | USA

 

Completed IND A2  Bahasa Indonesia : Foundations II

 

I took introductory Bahasa Indonesia lessons from LSI online using video Skype and email.  The method was surprisingly efficient and effective overall.  The administration and teaching of the course was very professional and extremely comprehensive in approach.

 

Like another reviewer said, the teachers are patient, professional, friendly native Bahasa Indonesia speakers with good English language skills.  This is very important to note, as I have taken other language courses elsewhere (French, for example), and this was not always the case.

 

LSI employs a variety of learning techniques that are quite structured yet allow for flexibility when needed.

 

Taking courses online are generally not as good as being in an actual live classroom, but the methods used by LSI come pretty close, especially considering I was more than 10,000 miles (16,000 kilometers) away!  I very much recommend LSI to any foreigner who wants to learn Bahasa Indonesia.

Abdallah Zubeidi | Malaysia

 

Completed IND A2  Bahasa Indonesia : Foundations II

 

Firstly the application process and the feed back was wonderfully informative, it made it smooth to understand everything i needed to know, I got to Jakarta and studied 2 courses which have helped me a lot in learning the Indonesian language, I feel confident I can ask questions and understand the answers or vice versa, the teachers are wonderful and know how to work with the students, the material given is very organized and easy to skim through.

 

It was a good experience for me and a very quick and educational one, I would truly suggest LSI to anyone who would want to study the language, only thing now is for LSI to open up in other areas so that the students wouldn't be tied down to one certain area especially for international students.  Terima kasih.

From

 

Shoura Zehetner-HashemiAustria

 

Completed IND C1  Bahasa Indonesia : Advanced I

 

I have been living in Jakarta for almost 2,5 years and as I was working for an Embassy here it was expected from me to speak at least basic or intermediate Bahasa Indonesia (the formal language, not any kind of slang).

 

I was looking for professional language schools that would offer private language classes and I am really happy to have been able to find LSI and to study here.

 

My teacher, Ms. Dhara, was great! She was always on time, highly qualified, very motivated, kind and funny.

 

I enjoyed our sessions (twice a week) very much and I really started to admire the Indonesian language for its playfulness! In the end of my language cycle I was even able to read the paper (of course I needed a dictionary sometimes).


I recommend LSI Jakarta highly to everyone who is seriously interested in learning the Indonesian language. The teachers are qualified and disciplined, the administration is very well organised and the prices are sensible.  Kudos to LSI Jakarta!

From

 

Andrea DiGiorgio | United Kingdom

 

Completed IND A2  Bahasa Indonesia : Foundations II

 

I most highly recommend LSI for anyone who wants to learn Bahasa Indonesia! I live in Boston, where language study opportunities abound, but it was very difficult to find Indonesian lessons here.

 

I need Indonesian for my graduate field work, and stumbled upon LSI as an option.  I took both Beginner modules by Skype online, and the experience was phenomenal! LSI takes advantage of several modes of learning, including speaking, writing (homework, and messaging during the lessons), and listening comprehension.

 

Pak Ian is an excellent instructor, he was very aware of points that I was missing, and able to help me understand through parallels in English. The lessons moved along at a perfect pace, and I feel that I gained tremendously from the LSI format.

 

I know several people who have taken Indonesian via local and abroad opportunities, and none have had the excellent experience that I had with LSI - I would definitely make LSI my first choice when investigating potential Bahasa classes.

 

I plan to take a refresher in person before I start my fieldwork!

Margo Arnold | Canada

 

Completed IND A2  Bahasa Indonesia : Foundations II

 

I live in Toronto, Canada, and I recently took two Indonesian online courses with Language Studies Indonesia. I studied Bahasa Indonesia two evenings per week for 13 weeks, and completed LSI’s two Beginner levels (in preparation for a permanent move to Bali, Indonesia).

I’m so pleased that I chose Language Studies Indonesia to learn Bahasa Indonesia. These guys are amazingly organized and they are unbelievably good at what they do.

From my very first inquiry, their email responses were immediate and their instructions were clear. I never had a moment of stress when I was setting up my courses. They set up a free half-hour trial session before my first course even began (just to make sure we had a good internet connection), and I wasn't required to pay my tuition until they had confirmed that everything would work out well.

The Courses themselves were superb. The materials were systematic and logical, and my teacher was so kind and encouraging that I quickly became very confident. By the end of my Beginner I course, my teacher and I spoke only in Bahasa Indonesia - no English at all! By the end of my Beginner II course, I had really developed my speaking skills, and now I can’t wait to get to Indonesia and use my new language every day.

If you want to learn Bahasa Indonesia online, and you want to learn quickly, LSI is great.  I highly recommend them. Everything they say about these guys is true!  I wish them every success, and I look forward to studying with them further when I arrive in Indonesia.

Thanks for everything, LSI. You’re the best!

Erica & Hideko YokoyamaJapan

 

Completed IND B1  Bahasa Indonesia : Intermediate I

 

My daughter and I came to Jakarta in April, and my daughter started learning Bahasa from May, and I just started this month at LSI.  Here's a mail I sent to LSI to express my appreciation・・・

Thank you very much for your assistance at the school.  I really enjoyed the lessons everyday for 2 weeks.  Actually, my friends were traveling around for this 2 weeks, but I was here studying Bahasa Indonesia.


I envied them a little, but I think it was the best choice I have ever done.  For sure, we will go back to study Bahasa soon.


Well, Erika is having some Indonesian friends at school now, and seems enjoying her school life.  And we both have more time to watch Indonesian TV pro, and try harder to communicate in Bahasa Indonesia out side.

 

All of changes in our life are brought from LSI.

 

Again, I would like to say, Terima kasih and sampai bertemu lagi.

Adam K. | United States

 

Completed IND C2  Bahasa Indonesia : Advanced II

 

I have taken lessons from LSI for 2 years and it has been one of the highlights of my time in Indonesia.

 

Your company is first-class and always professional.

 

LSI has allowed me to learn Bahasa Indonesia in a very structured, consistent, and logical manner and I have found the curriculum to be extremely well-thought out and effective.

 

Additionally, the LSI tutors I have had a chance to work with are the best out there and made learning Bahasa fun and enjoyable.  More than tutors, they are people I am proud to call my friends. Their thoughtful, creative approach allowed me to learn Bahasa while also learning about Indonesian culture as well.

 

I have gone from knowing not a single word in Bahasa, to being able to have steady conversations with my friends, coworkers, and colleagues in a short time.I have learned so much from LSI.  Thank you!

MIke Wilding | United States

 

Completed IND A2  Bahasa Indonesia : Foundations II

 

I took the Beginners 1 and 2 courses at Language Studies Indonesia and found the courses to be very clear and comprehensive.

 

The material was well presented, it moved forward at a good pace which was challenging but not so fast that it was hard to keep up. The printed course material that is given to each student was very well done and it is an excellent resource for continued study of the material.

 

My instructor Ibu Yuyun was prompt, friendly and conducted herself very professionally.  She was well qualified to teach the course material, was always well prepared for class and made learning the material presented interesting and enjoyable. In addition she was always helpful in answering any questions I had.

 

From my experience I would highly recommend Language Studies Indonesia as an excellent beginner course in learning the Indonesian language.  I hope to take LSI’s more advanced courses in the future.

Tim Klappe | Netherland

 

Completed IND C2  Bahasa Indonesia : Advanced II

 

My wife and I have taken Bahasa Indonesia lessons from LSI since the day we arrived in Indonesia.  We completed the full program.

 

The lessons took place at home.  The teachers are patient, professional, friendly native Bahasa Indonesia speakers with good English language skills.

 

Not only have they taught us Bahasa Indonesia, but as well a lot about the Indonesian culture, history and country side.  The course materials that LSI provides are excellent reference books.  We read them often when sitting in the Jakarta traffic jams.

 

We can sincerely recommend LSI to any foreigner who wants to learn Bahasa Indonesia.

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