Indonesian language classes

Learning the Indonesian language, or Bahasa Indonesia, opens the door to talking with more than 250 million people in Southeast Asia.

Indonesian is widely understood in both Indonesia and Malaysia, where the national language is Malay, a closely related language. Both countries are important to New Zealand, with well-established and growing links in tourism, business and education as well as a range of social and cultural connections.

NZAI offers Indonesian language courses for adult learners over the following dates (Wednesday evenings over 8 consecutive weeks, 5-6.30pm) at the University of Auckland Business School. 

Registration is now open for the following language classes in 2021:

The courses are for people with a range of prior exposure to Indonesian, from those who are absolute beginners to those who have some familiarity with the language. We provide follow-on Levels 2-4 for those who have taken our beginners’ course previously.

The course introduces the core language required to get around and interact with Indonesian speakers, with further topics for more advanced students. Topics include:

  • Introductions and getting to know someone 
  • Describing what you want
  • Eating and shopping    
  • Meetings and making plans      
  • Invitations and refusals     
  • Etiquette in informal and business situations

Course fees: $275 including textbook; $250 excluding textbook.
Refunds will not be given after start of the course.

For further information, please email:

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the Nicholas Tarling Charitable Trust