Language Communities in Jakarta to Improve Your Bahasa

With more than 17.000 islands that are scattered in this country, Indonesia is surely a humongous country. Indonesia is a country in Southeast Asia and it is also the most populous compared to the other countries in the area of southeast Asia. With a lot of opportunities and things to do in this country, a lot of expatriates come for their holiday or even build their own business. If you’re trying to come to Indonesia, learning about the national language is going to help you out most of the time. Down below we have listed several places where you can try to learn the Indonesian language in just no time! 

IALF Jakarta

According to the IALF website, IALF is Indonesia’s premier institution for English and Indonesian language training, IELTS testing and preparation, PTE Academic, and teacher training for teachers of English and other subjects. IALF Global offers overseas education counseling services for those who plan to study abroad. IALF employs over 200 staff and offers language training and testing services to over 15,000 students each year in its three training centers in Jakarta, Surabaya, and Bali. 

IALF is a not-for-profit and fee-for-service Indonesian education foundation established in 1989 and led by a Board of Governors based in Jakarta. In IALF, they provide several types of courses and they also offer courses to learn Indonesian. There is 4 type of Bahasa Indonesia courses that are offered by IALF. If you want to learn Indonesian more and you’re a resident, well you can try out the General Indonesian course. Are you planning to stay in Bali? Well, you can try out the ‘Study Bahasa Indonesia’ that is offered in the Bali Branch, not only learning Bahasa Indonesia, you can also learn Indonesian culture with this course. If you want something more practical for you, you can choose the Customized program or even the online course.

Phone Number: +6221 5213350

Social Media: @ialfedu on Instagram

Address: Menara Sel., Plaza Kuningan, Jl. H. R. Rasuna Said No.11-14, Jakarta 12940


There is also another place called AIM that offers courses if you want to learn Bahasa Indonesia. AIM is established in 2006, and it’s been 14 years since AIM trying to provide the best-customized language training for a lot of companies, organizations, and individuals in different companies such as Sampoerna, Prudential, L’Oreal, OCBC NISP, etc. According to the website, AIM takes the form of a foreign investment limited liability company (PT PMA) with a school license. The two founders and owners of AIM, Dewi (INA), and Andrew (UK) are fully involved in AIM’s operational and academic processes.

The rest of the academic and support team members are recruited with the same standards of qualifications: international or national teaching certification, minimum 3 years of classroom experience, the passion to serve and produce the best results, and the ability to adapt to every client’s unique requirements. The focus of each program is outlined in a customized syllabus designed after a thorough needs analysis and placement test. This syllabus serves as a guideline for AIM’s teachers in implementing the program and maximizing the students’ chances of reaching their goals. 

AIM’s experience in providing Bahasa Indonesia training to individuals from various backgrounds working in a wide array of companies and professional organizations across a range of different industries has given us the insight that enables us to custom design specific syllabic which matches the students’ line of work and daily activities. AIM is surely perfect for expats that want to learn Bahasa Indonesia even more.

Phone Number: +62811-8118-949

Social Media: @aimforenglish on Instagram

Address: Jl. Gudang Peluru Timur No.196, Kb. Baru, Kec. Tebet, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12830

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Language Studies Indonesia

According to the Language Studies Indonesia’s website, Language Studies Indonesia is founded by a consortium of Indonesian and Canadian educators, Language Studies Indonesia tailors Indonesian study programs for students of foreign universities, employees of multinational organizations and international business professionals from all over the globe, subscribing to philosophies and methodologies which reflect the world’s best practices in modern foreign language education. In Language, Studies Indonesia is divided into 6 levels, From A1 until C2. All of the courses are also private, with 1 mentor for 1 until 4 students. The tutorial sessions in Language Studies Indonesia is also customized so the students can arrange it according to what they need. After 12 Sessions, you’ll get the checkpoint where your knowledge will be trying out by your mentors.

Phone Number: +62800 1224272

Social Media: @languagestudiesindonesia on instagram

Address: Jl. Bunga Melati No.69, RW.2, Cipete Sel., Kec. Cilandak, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12410

BIPA University of Indonesia

According to the University of Indonesia website, Lembaga Bahasa Internasional FIB UI offers an Indonesian language program for non-native speakers seeking an excellent language learning method. Bahasa Indonesia Untuk Penutur Asing or BIPA attempts to meet the student’s need as a non-native speaker by providing a well-rounded high-quality program, staffed by teachers who are experienced in giving Indonesian language teaching to foreigners. This program facilitates the students in communicating actively in formal Indonesian, both written and spoken, as well as understanding the cultural fabrics of Indonesia. To this end, BIPA provides regular programs and a variety of special programs. 

3 special programs are provided by BIPA University of Indonesia, the first one is the Intensive short course for the group. The program lasts from 2 until 4 weeks and not only learning the Bahasa Indonesia, you can also learn some Indonesian culture such as painting batik. The second one is the Tutorial program where it is opened to fulfill your needs and the maximum amount of students in this course is 3 students. The last one is the In-house training program where it is arranged by your request. Besides the special programs, you can also try out the Regular Program that lasts for 16 weeks and divided into 3 types of levels.

Phone Number: +6221 7864075

Social Media: @bipa_lbi_ui on instagram

Address: Fakultas Ilmu Pengetahuan Budaya Gedung X Lantai 1 Kampus UI Depok, Pondok Cina, Kecamatan Beji, Kota Depok, Jawa Barat 16424

these are several recommendations where you can try to learn the Indonesian language. we hope this article will help you. also, don’t forget to see other recommendations on our blog!

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