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Indonesian for Beginners

Indonesian for Beginners

Selamat datang! Learn to read, write, and speak Indonesian!

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ISBN 9780804849180
Barcode 9780804849180
Release Date 1 September 2019 by Tuttle Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Davidsen, Katherine
By Cuandani, Yusep
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ISBN-13 9780804849180
ISBN-10 0804849188
Stock Release date is 1 September 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
Imprint Tuttle Publishing
Release Date 1 September 2019
International Release Date 20 August 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Davidsen, Katherine
By Cuandani, Yusep
Category Palaeography (History Of Writing)
Bilingual Dictionaries
Language Usage Guides
Language Self-Study Texts
Travel & Holiday Guides
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 191mm
Height: 254mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Indonesian language - Textbooks for foreign speakers - English, Indonesian language - Spoken Indonesian
NBS Text Language Learning: Self Study
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 499.22182421
Catalogue Code 954425

Description of this Book

Selamat datang! Welcome to the Indonesian language, people, culture and nation!By completing the 12 lessons in Indonesian for Beginners, you will learn not only to understand, speak, read and write basic Indonesian, but also about many vital aspects of Indonesia's amazingly diverse culture, and about the people and places in its 17,000 islands. This course provides a gateway to understanding the language and the country and helps you to apply what you learn in a way that is relevant and meaningful to young people, as well as appropriate. The course includes reading, writing and speaking tasks based on authentic real-life materials. The passages are adapted from or inspired by a variety of sources and media (online, print, electronic, visual, etc.) from across the archipelago. They feature people from many different social and ethnic settings. This provides learners with a broad overview of contemporary Indonesia, its people and the way the language is evolving today. The course is structured around the concept of spending a year in Indonesia, experiencing different seasonal events which bring the learner on a journey. In this way, the cultural and background information become a natural part of the learner's understanding of the language and help her or him to place what they have learned into context as part of a more full narrative about life in Indonesia. Each chapter follows a similar format that contains the following elements: An introduction, with images and captions Indonesian grammar points A word bank containing essential vocabulary One or more sample conversations Listening practice And Indonesian and me section that uses Indonesian to talk about yourself Key questions and statements Readings Drills and exercisesWhile this course is aimed at learners taking a classroom course, it can also be used by anyone studying Indonesian in other ways-in a high school course or as a self-study text with or without the use of a tutor.

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Author's Bio

Katherine Davidsen is a language teacher who has lived and taught in Indonesia for over 15 years. She has a degree in Indonesian Language and Literature from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. She is the author of Easy Indonesian and several dictionaries including Tuttle Concise Indonesian Dictionary, Periplus Pocket Indonesian Dictionary and has written a number of other books on Indonesian, as well as a Sundanese dictionary.

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