Virtual Bahasa Indonesia Language (Beginning & Intermediate)

Rapidly develop your communication and comprehension skills in Bahasa Indonesia through this online language course.

At a Glance






Sep 13 ‎– Nov 12

Online Component

Sep 13 ‎– Nov 12

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Please note that SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, however, SIT may have to change or cancel programs.

This course will help you quickly learn and master Indonesian language skills to provide a window into Indonesian culture and foundation on which to build language competence in a range of social and professional settings. There will be an emphasis is on speaking and comprehension skills, as well as reading and writing, through online classroom teaching, and you will have both midterm and final exams. Based on an evaluation, including oral proficiency testing, you will be placed in beginning or intermediate classes.  

The program has an excellent teacher-to-student ratio and the native language instructors are experienced in teaching Indonesian language to foreign students. You will rapidly improve your language skills through oral proficiency-based methods and a variety of interactive communication-based language teaching techniques, which form the core of this course. 

Students will be expected to devote approximately 15 hours per week to this course over a nine-week period. The course schedule is flexible to accommodate a variety of student schedules and time zones and it integrates both synchronous and asynchronous activities. Synchronous sessions may include three hours per week with the language instructor(s) doing drills and practicing conversation. The frequency, duration, and scheduling of synchronous sessions will be determined together by instructors and class participants during the first week of the course.

Asynchronous activities may include approximately 10-12 hours per week on practice exercises, small group projects, discussion boards, and completing assignments. Students are required to demonstrate a strong online presence by participating in group discussions, answering questions, and interacting with course participants and staff.


  • Rapidly build your Indonesian language skills.
  • Small-group language study and individualized tutoring.
  • Excellent teachers who connect the classroom to practical applications.
  • Practice language skills through cultural activities.


Through oral proficiency testing you will be placed in beginning, or intermediate classes.



The following syllabi are representative of this program. Because courses develop and change over time to take advantage of dynamic learning opportunities, actual course content will vary from term to term.

Please expand the sections below to see detailed course information, including course codes, credits, overviews, and syllabi.

Program Components

  • 45 hours of online Indonesian language study spread over nine weeks 
  • Small group classes in a conversation-oriented environment
  • Daily homework, group projects, and frequent quizzes 
  • Oral proficiency tests at the beginning and end of the course, and midterm and final exams

Beginning Bahasa Indonesia

Beginning Bahasa Indonesia – syllabus
(INDO 1003 – 1503 Online Course / 3 Credits)

Intermediate Bahasa Indonesia

Intermediate Bahasa Indonesia – syllabus
(INDO 2003 – 2503 Online Course / 3 Credits)

Faculty & Staff

Indonesia: Virtual Bahasa Indonesia Language (Beginning & Intermediate)

Ni Wayan Ariati (Bu Ary), PhD
I Made Yudiana (Pak Yudi)
Ni Putu Dian Arisuci (Dian)
Utei Charaleghy Pamphila (Ella)
Language Instructor
Edward Bayu Trisna (Edo)
Govinda Dasa (Igo)
Language Instructor

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  • Cost & Scholarships

    The tuition for this program is $1,080. You may be able to use financial aid from your home school, if applicable. Contact your study abroad, advising or financial aid office for more information. SIT Admissions is also available for questions.