Curriculum for Indonesian Language at Agape School of Education.

Lessons 1 to 6: Part 1 – The Basics (Textbook & Handouts)

Lesson 1 The Basics – Correct Pronunciations

Fundamentals of Indonesian language
Introduction to Indonesian alphabets and pronunciations
Learn how to pronounce the Diphthongs and Vowels (including Javanese influence)
Learn Greetings and the usage of the word “Selamat/Congratulations/Good”
Summary with simple dialogue focusing on Greetings

Lesson 2 The Basics - Pronouns

Understanding the various forms of Address based on the Social Hierarchy
Learn the terms for 1st person, 2nd person and 3rd person
Learn 10 – 15 basic vocabularies and their applications
Learn how to combine forms of Address with basic vocabularies

Lesson 3 The Basics – Questions

Learn question words from the “Apa/What” family
Learn question words from the “Mana/Where” family
Learn to use simple phrases by using the word “Mau/Want”
Learn how to combine question words with simple phrases

Lesson 4 The Basics – Polite Words

Learn how to make simple request by using the word “Tolong/Please”
Learn polite words like “Boleh/May, Minta/Request, Terima Kasih/Thank you”
Practice on forming simple phrases with polite words
Role-play on polite phrases and understand Indonesia’s social hierarchy

Lesson 5 The Basics – Numbers

Learn Ordinal Numbers 1 to millions
Learn Cardinal Numbers 1st, 2nd, 3rd until “Terakhir/Last”
Learn about fractions and usage in daily activities
Learn how to speak and write simple mathematical questions

Lesson 6 The Basics – Prices

Learn new vocabularies on “Harga/Price”
Learn about money and how to ask for prices
Learn how to bargain with proper etiquette
Conversation Drills – between service staff and customer
Understanding Indonesian Etiquette and Body Language

Lessons 7 to 12: Part 2 – Grammar (Textbook & Handouts)

Lesson 7 Grammar – Verbs

Learn commonly used verbs – the heart of Indonesian sentences
Usage of verb of motion (intransitive) and verbs of actions (transitive)
The role of preposition in distinguishing intransitive against transitive verbs
Understanding the non-existence of verb “to be” in Indonesian
Basic usage of verbs in creating sentences

Lesson 8 Grammar – Verbs and Word Order

The standard of Indonesian word order – subject+verb+object+complement
Understanding the rule of word where the important noun is placed first.
Verb forms and the passive for of the word “Di”
How to distinguish between simple active and passive sentences
Practice creating sentences on the correct word order

Lesson 9 Grammar – Tenses

Understanding present tense by using the words “Sekarang/Now and Sedang/--ing”
Usage of “Akan/Will, Mau/Want and Nanti/Later” in future tense
Usage of past tense with “Sudah/Already” and specific time reference
Application of past tense with “Pernah/Ever” together with “Sudah/Already”
Application of tenses with “Waktu/The Time When”

Lesson 10 Grammar – Tenses and Negation

Usage of negation words – “Tidak/Not, Belum/Not Yet, Bukan/Not & Jangan/Don’t”
Learn 10 - 15 commonly-used nouns
Understand why Indonesian do not use articles and how to overcome it in sentences
Distinguishing between singular and plural nouns and nouns reduplication
Learn the commonly-used classifier words

Lesson 11 Grammar – Adjectives

Learn 10 -15 commonly-used adjectives
Learn how to use modifiers - adjectives and possession – after nouns
Comparative and superlatives, and its usage in making comparisons
The usage of equality in a sentence
Exercises on the usage of adjectives in describing nouns (in a sentence)

Lesson 12 Grammar – Possessive

Possessive and the abbreviated form of personal pronouns “-ku/my and -mu/you”
How to use the suffix “-nya/his, her, it’s or theirs” to express possession
Learn the usage of adverb and how it is being used as modifier
Preposition “Di/In or At, Dari/From and Ke/To or Towards”
The usage of imperative “-lah” and relative pronoun “Yang/Which, Who and That”


Bahasa Indonesia Beginner 1 : 12 lessons of 1.5 hours each – Total 18 hours or 9 lessons of 2 hours each