Indonesian (bahasa Indonesia, [baˈha.sa in.do.’ne.sja]) is the official language of Indonesia. It is a standardized variety of Malay, an Austronesian language that has been used as a lingua franca in the multilingual Indonesian archipelago for centuries. Indonesia is the fourth most populous nation in the world, with over 270 million inhabitants—of which the majority speak Indonesian, which makes it one of the more widely spoken languages in the world.
Most Indonesians, aside from speaking the national language, are fluent in at least one of the more than 700 indigenous local languages; examples include Javanese and Sundanese, which are commonly used at home and within the local community. However, most formal education and nearly all national mass media, governance, administration, and judiciary and other forms of communication are conducted in Indonesian.
The term “Indonesian” is primarily associated with the national standard dialect (bahasa baku). However, in a more loose sense, it also encompasses the various local varieties spoken throughout the Indonesian archipelago. Standard Indonesian is confined mostly to formal situations, existing in a diglossic relationship with vernacular Malay varieties, which are commonly used for daily communication, coexisting with the aforementioned regional languages.
The primary goal of this quick start guide is to introduce you to the Indonesian language. Use the natural vocabulary of simple words over and over …
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Dynamic English-based brief language learning system developed with some UN staff.
For staff members on short or long missions to developed and developing countries to feel more comfortable and effective in achieving better working relationships in English, with local government, refugees, client and project staff as they perceive the effort to speak the local language with a good accent, and thus to respect and value the local culture.
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Non-speakers to acquire a confidence very rapidly, in the basics of the local natural language, and for current speakers to achieve significant accent improvement.
One hour of professional instruction in CRE and then at individual discretion during one week, with reinforcement a month later.
Individual training or as a small part of any management training program to stimulate creativity, because: “Each language is an intellectual treasure-house of communication, culture and humanitarian values” – Professor Kenneth Hale – linguistics expert of MIT who spoke 50 languages fluently and died October 8th 2001.
Uses the CRE technique to achieve intuitive absorption of the natural language with confidence and without stress. Designed to handle varying individual value systems and needs.CRE technique, once acquired, can be easily used for any other language or dialect.