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President Joko Widodo recently addressed that expat workers or business owners are required to be proficient in Bahasa Indonesian. For those whose Bahasa is still limited to food ordering, we offer a small solution on where you can learn Indonesian language effectively in Jakarta and the surrounding area.



1. BIPA University of Indonesia

Notably known as one of the best Indonesian language course for expat in Indonesia. BIPA UI provides 2 programs, Regular and Special Program. The Regular Program is held in Depok campus, taken in 16 weeks long, from January to April, May to August, and from September to December. Classes are 20 hours a week, Monday-Friday, from 08:30 a.m. to 13:00 p.m. During the course, BIPA organizes a one-day field trip, in which you can have the exciting opportunity of visiting “off-the-beaten paths” such as schools, TV stations, factories, jails, or governmental offices. There are three levels offered for this program, Elementary, Intermediate, and Advance. For the Special Program,  it is a tailor-made course to meet your specific needs and goals, such as Intensive Short Course for Groups, Tutorial Program, and In-house Training Program.

BIPA at LBI University of Indonesia
Fakultas Ilmu Pengetahuan Budaya, Gedung X 1st Floor, Depok 16424
P. (+6221) 786 4075, 788 49082
Fax. (+6221) 7884 9085


2. Wisma Bahasa Indonesian Language Course

Wisma Bahasa which based in Yogyakarta provides leading programs such as Indonesian language course and Javanese language course. For those who wish to have distance learning, the place also provides e-learning program or learning Indonesian language online and class in Jakarta and Bali. Immersion course will be the best choice for those who wish to enhance their communication skills in Bahasa Indonesia and to help them acquire information relevant to their job and needs by immersing them in a community of their choice. In Wisma Bahasa, you will find a comfortable and fun learning atmosphere, provided by professional teachers and staff.

Wisma Bahasa offers a new package for a class in Jakarta. This program is almost the same with Indonesian Language Course in Wisma Bahasa Yogyakarta. The differences are the course fee and the teacher will come to your place. All courses are conducted in sessions, from Session 1 to Session 5 (08.00 -19.00), from Monday to Saturday. As you wish, you can combine alternate sessions. As Wisma Bahasa offers flexible programs, you can also choose your preferred topics or focus, and your daily schedule.

Mobile: +62 812 8377 1772 (Jakarta Office)
E-Mail: [email protected]


3. Language Studies Indonesia

LSI’s methodology emphasizes the constant practicing of Bahasa Indonesia through one-on-one interaction – something which is best achieved between an individual student and her/his Mentor, or among a small collegial group/family. Under the LSI Program, the student decides on the class location. Classes may be conducted at an LSI facility or at another location of the student’s choosing. The student can also design her/his own weekly class schedule. Classes may be set up on a fixed weekly schedule or on an on-call basis. LSI’s entire program is comprised of 6 Course Levels (Foundations through Advanced). Each of LSI’s 6-course levels is comprised of 13 two-hour classes (26 instructional hours).

LSI Language Centre, Kompleks MPR
Jl. Melati, Nomor C62, Cilandak Barat, Jakarta Selatan 12430
Phone Inside Indonesia: Toll-Free  0-800-1-BAHASA  (224272)
Phone Outside Indonesia: + 62-21 . 2765 – 0454   (GMT + 7 Hours)
LSI Official WhatsApp :  +62 838 9854 0270


4. AIM

AIM offers effective, enjoyable private Bahasa Indonesia courses for  Jakarta’s expatriate community. Private (1-on-1) Indonesian courses taught by experienced, qualified, fun-loving Indonesian language tutors. With AIM you can expect a fully tailor-made course, offering complete flexibility. Corporate (group) Bahasa Indonesia training programs delivered at your office is also available.

Jl. Padang 5C, Manggarai, Jakarta Selatan 12580
Phone (+6221) 83785238
Email [email protected]


5. SIB School of Language

SIB School of Language offers Bahasa Indonesia course specifically catered to build confidence in using linguistic skills for children, teens and adults. Unlike the traditional school, SIB School of Language goes to your business, office or home. Classroom training is also available for those who prefer to be in a classroom environment. SIB also supported by qualified, trained and experienced teachers to bring a professional, personable relationship into the class to maximize your training and learning investment.

Its Bahasa Indonesia programs will take you to higher levels of conversational Bahasa Indonesia building vocabulary skills, more complex sentence structures, prefix and suffixes, including some writing and other language functions for you to effectively communicate with Indonesians.

SIB School of Language
Windsor Complex
Jl. Haji Namin 28, A1, Cipete Utara, Jakarta Selatan 12150
P: +62851 00 888 246 or +62813 8559 0009
[email protected]


6. IALF Jakarta

The IALF has established an international reputation for its courses in Bahasa Indonesia. IALF Jakarta runs intensive and semi-intensive courses in Bahasa Indonesia for groups and individuals as well as evening classes. It can also provide teachers to conduct classes on company premises. IALF Jakarta offers a range of Bahasa Indonesia programs so suit your needs, such as General Indonesian – Evenings, Semi-intensive Indonesian, Intensive Indonesian, One-to-One Tuition, and Custumized Tuition.

IALF Jakarta
Plaza Kuningan, Menara Selatan, 3rd floor
Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said Kav C 11-14, Jakarta 12940
P. (+6221) 521-3350
Fax (6221) 521-3349
[email protected]


7. Alam Bahasa Indonesia

In a home-like atmosphere, Alam Bahasa Indonesia which started in Yogyakarta welcomed every student and accompanied them to practice Indonesian language (Bahasa Indonesia) and touch the culture. Alam Bahasa provides the language courses not only to be conducted in Yogyakarta but also in other cities in Indonesia, one of them is in Jakarta. The learning lesson is conducted for 5 consecutive days and divided into 3 sessions a day. Each session is 2 hours incl. a 15-minute break or 2 sessions a day. Each session is 3 hours including a 20-minute break.

P. +62 851 0900 1577, +62 8510 9001 577 , or +62 81 7940 1980

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8. Language Studies Indonesia

Language Studies Indonesia is the only foreign language school in the Indonesian Capital devoted solely to Indonesian language learning. LSI’s step-by-step course program is arguably the most effective and scientifically-based Indonesian language program available in the world today.  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.

P: +6283898540270
Email: [email protected]