Indonesian Classes in Canberra

The Australia-Indonesia Association (ACT Branch) are organising new Indonesian classes for beginner to advanced levels of proficiency.  Class enrolment is open now.  For details see below:

Indonesian Language Classes – online enrolment
·  Fun vocational classes
·  Teachers are professional and native Indonesian speaking

Five Levels (6 Classes)
·         Advanced – Tuesdays 7-9pm
·         Intermediate – Thursdays 7-9pm
·         Beginners Level 3 – Mondays 7-9pm 
·         Beginners level 2 – Wednesday 7-9pm
·         Beginners level 1 – Thursdays 7-9pm (open to previous participants beginners 1)
·         Beginners level 1 – Wednesdays 7-9pm

Details
·         Commence week beginning 30 April 2018
·         Each class runs for 8 weeks
·         Classes held at a private address in O’Malley*
Cost
Only $140 per term but with:
– $10 early bird discount for payments before 24 January. Applied automatically in booking system.
– $20 discount for AIA members. You can purchase membership online now and immediately claim the discount.

Online Booking System*
Book for Classes Now – Click here
The code for activating the member discount is Anggota
For more information:
.         Phone 0406930835
.         Email: vp-australian@aia-act.org.au

Indonesian language teachers honoured at gala Canberra dinner

 

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Indonesian Language Teaching Assistants in Canberra presented with Certificates of Appreciation, 20 October 2017

Primary and secondary school teachers of Indonesian were honoured at a gala dinner hosted by the Balai Bahasa Indonesia (BBI-ACT) at the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra on Friday, 20 October 2017. Teachers and School Principals from at least 15 ACT government and non-government schools attended the dinner which an opportunity to exchange classroom experiences teaching Indonesian to students in Canberra. Certificates of Appreciation were handed out to 10 Indonesian Language Teaching Assistants who give up time outside their own academic studies in Canberra tertiary institutions to teach in Canberra schools under a MOU between the ACT Education Directorate and the Indonesian Embassy. Guests were treated to a three-course Indonesian meal, Balinese gamelan music performed by local enthusiasts and traditional Indonesian dances. They heard a keynote address by Bapak Halim Nataprawira from the Queensland Department of Education who delivered an insightful presentation on the use of formal versus informal Bahasa Indonesia.

BBI (ACT) Chair, Heath McMichael, told guests it was important for young people to develop an understanding of Asian cultures and languages in an increasingly Asia-centric world. Asia-literacy was a vital commodity for those contemplating carriers in commerce, overseas education and travel in Asia. To promote an awareness of Indonesian culture and language, BBI (ACT) organised activities for members and the general public, for example Indonesian film nights, book club events and study tours of Indonesia for teachers of Indonesian.

Heath said that BBI (ACT) was keen to see more school students learning Indonesian in the ACT. BBI (ACT) would continue to work with teachers, schools, the education authorities and the Indonesian Embassy to stimulate interest in taking up the Indonesian language.

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BBI (ACT) RECEIVES CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION FROM INDONESIAN EMBASSY

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABBI (ACT) was honoured to be recognised on Indonesian Independence Day by the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra for promoting the learning of Indonesian in the Canberra and for contributing to friendly relations between Australia and Indonesia.  BBI (ACT) looks forward to further cooperation with the Embassy and interested community members who are seeking to deepen ties between our two countries.

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FAREWELL PAK RONNY!

On 22 May 2017, BBI (ACT) Board members farewelled Bpk Ronny Nur, the Indonesian Embassy’s Cultural Attache at a dinner in Canberra. Pak Ronny, a member of the BBI (ACT) Board, was praised for his energetic efforts to promote the teaching of Indonesian in schools and universities in the ACT and throughout Australia.  BBI (ACT) Chair, Heath McMichael, thanked Pak Ronny for his efforts in support of BBI (ACT)’s mandate to foster the learning of Indonesian and understanding of Indonesian culture within the broad community.  Heath noted Pak Ronny had lent BBI (ACT) valuable assistance in organising events at the Embassy’s Balai Kartini, for example, the Women in Poetry evening in 2014 and dinners for Indonesian language teachers in 2015 and 2016.  Vice Chair, George Quinn, said Pak Ronny’s contribution to a deeper understanding of Indonesian culture within Australia were recognised throughout Australia.  Board member, Amrih Widodo, said Pak Ronny, a trained scientist, had set a very high benchmark for future Cultural Attaches at the Indonesian Embassy.  All board members wished Pak Ronny well in his new role at the Agriculture Institute in Bogor. In thanking the Board, Pak Ronny said he regarded Australia with great warmth as his second home.  He looked forward to visiting Canberra from time to time when he visited Armidale in NSW as a visiting professor at the University of New England.

Selamat jalan Pak Ronny!

BBI (ACT) Board members farewell Pak Ronny

Pak Ronny saying farewell to Board members