on 25 August 2006
I really like the lay out of this book. I felt I learnt quite a lot of Indonesian and I enjoyed reading all the cultural information that the authors included. The dialogues were very helpful and actually relevant, which makes a nice surprise. I think it helps that Indonesian isn't a particularly difficult language, but even so I found this book very useful indeed. The content is suitable for anyone (novices to linguists) because it covers the right amount of vocabulary. So if you're going to Indonesia then you must by this book- don't just expect everyone to speak English!
on 27 August 2009
This is a very simple and practical introduction to Indonesian language. The book teaches you useful and relevant phrases for day to day conversation, as well as cultural information, and the CD alows you to take the part of the speakers in conversations. My only small criticism is that the pauses in the dialogues are sometimes too short for you to say your bit, which is annoying when I am practising in the car and cannot pause the CD! Overall a good purchase, recommended.