Learn to Speak and Understand Indonesian With Pimsleur Language Programs
ISBN10: 0743598830 ISBN13: 9780743598835 Publisher: Pimsleur Intl Inc Published: Dec 14 2010 Weight: 0.68lbs. Height: 8.75" Width: 6.50" Depth: 2.25" Language: English
About Indonesian - Indonesian, also known as Bahasa Indonesia, is the official language of Indonesia. - Indonesia is a form of Malay, an Austronesian (or Malayo-Polynesian) language, which had been used as a lingua franca in the Indonesian archipelago for centuries. - Standard Indonesian pronunciation, which is taught in this course, is based on the language of Jakarta. - Indonesian is spoken by nearly 35 million people as a first language and by 150 million people as a second language. It is also spoken in Thailand, East Timor, Sri Lanka, Africa, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Netherlands, and the US. - Besides Indonesian, there are over 300 local languages spoken in Indonesia, however, Indonesian is the primary language in education, government, business and communication. - Written Indonesian uses the Latin alphabet (like English), there are 26 letters. Indonesian, Basic - New ten 30-minute lessons of spoken Indonesian language instruction (the first ten Units of Pimsleur's 30-Unit Indonesian Comprehensive Program), replaces the Compact Indonesian. - Essential grammar and vocabulary that teach you greetings, numbers, how to order food and drinks and to give and ask for directions. Learn to speak with near-native pronunciation. - No mindless repetition! Converse with native speakers in natural (and useful!) conversations. - Easy, fast, fun and effective language acquisition. - Completely Audio - anytime, anywhere. No computer necessary! Unlike expensive software programs which tie learners to a computer, Pimsleur courses are available in CD or mp3 format to meet your needs. Receive an instant credit of $50 to trade up from the Basic to the full Level 1 Comprehensive.