Thank you for your interest in our language course. We are certainly glad to be of your service. Wisma Bahasa was established in 1982 by Mr. Daniel Pearlmen from USA. At the present, Wisma Bahasa is owned by Suara Bhakti Foundation. Below is the general information concerning the Indonesian and Javanese Language Course we offer.
1. LANGUAGE PROGRAMS
At Wisma Bahasa we offer 7 proficiency levels of Bahasa Indonesia. To know one’s proficiency level of Bahasa Indonesia, we suggest every learner to take an assessment test before they start. Especially for those who has been spoken Indonesian. From the result of the test, we will know from what level learner must start. The duration of the test will be around one hour. Below is description of every level:
Level 1A provides learners with the skills needed to use words or phrases such as greetings and to recognize some public notices or signs.
Level 1B provides learners with the skills needed to use a limited range of language adequate for basic communication.
Level 2A provides learners with the skills needed to use a basic range of language, which is adequate for brief, practical communication.
Level 2B provides learners with the skills needed to use a wide range of language sufficient for familiar and non-pressuring situations.
Level 3A provides learners with the skills needed to use the language adequately in familiar situation and to communicate general messages.
Level 3B provides learners with the skills needed to use the language competently in a variety of situations. Communication is sufficiently effective spoken.
Level 4 provides learners with the skills needed to use the language effectively in most situations with minimal difficulties. Communication is effective and fluently spoken.
Our Javanese Language courses refer to the following categories:
Level 1 provides learners with skills needed to use few words or phrases such as greetings, and to recognize some public notices or signs in 2 degrees of ‘politeness’ (ngoko and krama)
Level 2 provides learners with the skills needed to use a narrow range of language, adequate for basic communication in 2 degrees of ‘politeness’ (ngoko and krama)
Level 3 Provides learners with the skills needed to use a limited range of language, which is adequate for short communication in 2 degrees of ‘politeness’ (ngoko and krama)
Level 4 provides learners with the skills needed to use a basic range of language sufficient for familiar and non-pressuring situations in 2 degrees of ‘politeness’ (ngoko and krama)
Enrolment and tuition fee for Indonesian and Javanese language course for class in Yogyakarta:
- Enrollment fee: US$ 10.00/person
- Tuition Fee & Regular Field Trip / Excursion Fee for Class in Yogyakarta
Number of Learners Course Fee Individual class US$ 20.00/session 2 learners in one class US$ 28.00/session 3 learners in one class US$ 36.00/session 4 learners in one class US$ 42.00/session
- Special Condition
- US$ 2.00/session additional charge for study on Sunday or public holiday
- Wisma Bahasa gives 20% discount for those (students) who have valid students card (Junior or Senior High School, or University Cards). Please submit a copy when you register/sign or show the original to finance staff upon payment process.
Electronic learning or e-Learning is a general term used to refer to a form of learning in which the instructor and student are separated by space or time where the gap between the two is bridged through the use of online technologies. It is defined as a planned teaching/learning experience that uses a wide spectrum of technologies mainly Internet to reach learners at a distance. So, you do not need to come to Wisma Bahasa. This program is for all learners (not only for ex-Wisma Bahasa Learners). If you want to learn bahasa Indonesia with Wisma Bahasa’s instructors wherever you are, please contact us for details. We use messenger (Skype) to do this program. Of course it is cheaper than regular course, because you have not to come to Wisma Bahasa. Please contact us for more details.
- Enrollment fee: $US 10.00
- Package 20 sessions (min. package): $US 500.00
This program is almost the same with Indonesian Language Course in Wisma Bahasa Yogyakarta. The differences are the course fee and the teacher will come to your place.
- Enrollment fee: US$ 10.00/person
- Tuition Fee:
Individual class: US$ 40.00/session
2 learners in one class: US$ 60.00/session
3 learners in one class: US$ 75.00/session
4 learners in one class: US$ 80.00/session
The Immersion program is a package of bahasa Indonesia learning program designed for learners with at least intermediate level of proficiency. This package is designed with a specific syllabus and a wide range of fieldtrip options in Yogyakarta to enhance learners’ communication skills in bahasa Indonesia and to help them acquire information relevant to their jobs, needs, and interests by immersing themselves in a community of their choice.
Number of Learners
5 Day Package
10 Day Package
2 learners in one class
3 learners in one class
4 learners in one class
A. BATIK CLASS
B. COOKING CLASS
C. TRADITIONAL DANCING : Yapong dance, Bondan, Pendhet, Panyembrama, and Gambyong Pangkur dance
3. FIELDTRIP DESTINATION (FOR CLASS IN WISMA BAHASA YOGYAKARTA)
Fieldtrip provide as one of the way to learn Indonesia language as well as the people, culture and history. There are two kinds of fieldtrips: general field trip and specialization. General fieldtrip destination such as Borobudur temple, Prambanan temple, Sultan Palace, etc. Specialization field trip provide base on student request to fulfill their knowledge needs, for example student who needs to see how medical service manage in Indonesia will taken to local Hospital and PUSKESMAS (Pusat Kesehatan Masyarakat). He cost of all fieldtrip are the same with regular class, except Borobudur and Prambanan temple. Some destinations of specialization can be seeing as following. Not all destinations can show due to large number destination we have.
- Local NGO
- Political party offices
- Pusat Study UGM (Gadjah Mada University center of Study)
- Government offices
- Traditional Market
- Expert & lecturer from some reputable University in Yogya
- Financial Institution
- Medical centre, etc.
General fieldtrip can be taken by all students who are interested in knowing more about Indonesian culture. Some destinations we have are as following:
- Field Trip to Borobudur & Prambanan
- City tour
- Imogiri Nobel Cemetery
- Sultan Palace
- Tamansari Water Castle
- Kasongan pottery Village
- Kotagede ancient Village
- Kotagede silver centre
- Museums, etc
4. THE METHOD OF TEACHING LEARNING
We believe in communicative language teaching and, therefore, class activities are based on the communicative approach in order to enable learners to communicate in, rather than to analyze, the target language. English is usually only used as a last resort. To make learners feel at ease and well motivated when learning the target language, we make use of an eclectic range of techniques. Methods, such as Silent Way and Total Physical Response, supplement the main approach in those situations where they can be more helpful in mastering language skills.
We are not so much teachers, as friends. We do not teach the language, but instead create situations in which learners enjoy communicating in the target language. Hospitality is our principle. It is why we do not name our institution a college or school, but a home of language, “Wisma Bahasa”.
Wisma Bahasa has produced standard material for general purposes and interests in learning Bahasa Indonesia. For specific purposes, Wisma Bahasa would be glad to design a certain syllabus and to prepare specific material without any additional cost. There for student must fill in the enrollment form as complete as possible in order to make our teaching division able to prepare best syllabus.
6. NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS PER CLASS
Lessons are specially designed to meet the needs of individual, single learners. However, a class may consist of up to four participants as long as they have the same level of proficiency in language. This limit is intended to optimize the learning impact of the training and enable the participants to receive the best possible attention. As Wisma Bahasa does not provide classmate(s) you should find them by your self.
7. TEACHING STAFF
Our staff is composed of graduates of some universities and institutions in Indonesia. We possess different educational backgrounds: language and language teaching (English, Indonesian, Javanese, Japanese, French, Germany), Indonesian and English literature, anthropology, archaeology, history, politics, and economics. We also present a cross-section of cultural backgrounds (Javanese, Sundanese, Maduranese, Timorese, etc.). The staff receive rigorous pre-service training and hold regular weekly training sessions and workshops.
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:
- Session 1 (08.00 – 9.45)
- Session 2 (10.15 – 12.00)
- Session 3 (13.00 – 14.45)
- Session 4 (15.15 – 17.00)
- Session 5 (17.15 – 19.00)
NOTE: 1 session = 1 hour 45 minutes
Sunday and public holiday classes are available at special rate. Courses start on any day. Therefore, please advise us as to which dates you would like to enroll on, at least one week beforehand. As Wisma Bahasa offers flexible programs, you can also choose your preferred topics or focus, and your daily schedule. Our office in Wisma Bahasa Yogyakarta is open for inquiries and service at 08.00 – 16.00 Monday to Friday.
9 . CANCELLATION
Any cancellation must be made one day in advance. In an emergency situation (sick, accident), cancellation could be made with 1-hour notice in advance. Cancellation made less than that or without any notice will be charged 50%.
10. ACCOMMODATION SERVICE FOR CLASS IN YOGYAKARTA
These below mentioned accommodation fee and service might be subject to change. Please feel free to contact us for the updated information. We are happy to assist you to find suitable accommodation while they are studying at Wisma Bahasa. Please see here for detail information:
a. Boarding House; including: drinking water, fan, laundry, monthly rate
b. Homestay (within walking distance and AC); including: laundry, 2 times meals, internet access, weekly rate
c. Novotel Hotel(a four star hotel, near city center).
d. Hotel Puri Artha (a three star hotel, 5 minutes walk to Wisma Bahasa).
e. The Phoenix (Grand Mercure Hotal) (a five star hotel, city center, free transportation to Wisma Bahasa vv).
f. Yogyakarta Plaza Hotel (a four star hotel, 10 minutes walk to Wisma Bahasa).
g. Hyatt Regency (a five star hotel with golf course).
h. Homestay 35 (15 minutes walking distance), monthly rate
i. House Rental. Daily rate
j. Hotel UNY (2 star hotel) daily transfer to Wisma Bahasa provide every day (drop and pick up)
k. Chorus Hotel (15 minutes walking)
Note: Please contact us for other accommodation information and these above mentioned accommodation fee might be subject to change.
11. METHOD OF PAYMENT
Payment can be made via:
- Telegraphic transfer to Wisma Bahasa bank account
GREGORIUS HARYANA / WISMA BAHASA
No. AC. 003 – 043 – 4931
Swift code: BNINIDJAYGY
PT. Bank Negara Indonesia
Jl. Adisucipto No. 137, Yogyakarta. Please send us a copy of the telegraphic transfer
- Cash : In case the payment is made in US dollars, the money should be issued no earlier than year 2001.
- Credit Card : VISA, VISA Card Electronic, Master card, Master card Electronic, Amex card, JBC Card
- PayPal – Wisma Bahasa Paypal account: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: Finance & administration office are open for inquiries and services at 08.00 – 16.00 Monday to Friday.
12. PICK UP AND DROP OFF SERVICE FOR CLASS IN YOGYAKARTA
We offer a complimentary pick up and drop off service (from and to the airport or train station) for students arriving in Yogyakarta, therefore please advise us of your flight details or train schedule at least one week before your arrival date.
13. OTHER SERVICES FOR CLASS IN YOGYAKARTA
To assist student focus on their program and enjoy their staying in Yogyakarta, we provide general supports and services for all students. Some services we provide are:
- Free internet connection and hot spot / wireless
- Free stationary for new student (Bag, notebook, pen)
- Free placement, progress and post test for every student
- Certificate for student study minimum 30 sessions
- Student report for all students
- Student card for each student which also valid for discount in many places: café, bakery, restaurant, spa, health center, fitness center, silver craft center, bowl arena, yoga studio, etc.
- Ticketing arrangement; flight, train, bus, performance.
- Cars, bikes, motorbikes rental: to help students to find and arrange cars, bikes, or motorbikes
- Money exchange
- Accommodation: to help students to find, book, arrange a reservation in hotels, homestays, guesthouses, or boardinghouses
- Social culture visa sponsorship
- Free extra activities: visit interesting places, ie: alun-alun in the night, attend traditional ceremonies, visiting villages, camping, tracking,
- Birthday party for every student each month
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