Although it is aimed at those with no previous knowledge, this course is equally suitable for anyone wishing to brush up existing skills and aims to help users progress from the basics to understanding, speaking and writing Indonesian with confidence. Key structures and vocabulary are introduced in 24 thematic units progressing from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations to writing a formal letter and business communications. The emphasis is on communication throughout with important language structures introduced through dialogues on the accompanying recording. There are plenty of exercises to practise the language as it is introduced and tips throughout to help with pronunciation and grammar. Cultural information sections give useful advice and information for anyone planning a trip to Indonesia. Completely updated, the book also now contains tests to enable learners to check their progress and review areas of difficulty, an English-Indonesian vocabulary alongside the existing Indonesian-English one, and a "taking it further" section to direct reader to further sources of real Indonesian.
Table of Contents
Greetings and personal introductions; getting to know people; talking about jobs and studies; family and home; at the tourist information office; discussing plans and intentions; asking the way; changing money; getting around; at the hotel; shopping; more shopping; at the restaurant; more on food; talking about hobbies and free time; talking about people; seeing a doctor; the weather and making plans; complaints and problems; signs and warnings; expressing opinions; letters and appointments; street language; grammar section; transcripts of dialogues; key to the exercises; Indonesian-English vocabulary; English-Indonesian vocabulary.
Christopher Byrnes is foreign languages graduate who went on to do a teaching qualification. He began his teaching career as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language and continued to study other languages while teaching all over the world. Eva Nyimas is a native of Sumatera, Java, and can speak several native Indonesian languages as well as standard Indonesian, Malay and English. She has taught English and Indonesian to children and to adults and is dedicated to the spread of Indonesian language and culture throughout the world.