This course introduces students to the Indonesian language. It is intended for novice to basic level students with little or no prior knowledge of Indonesian language. This course focuses on basic language skills including speaking, reading, listening, and writing. Students learn the Indonesian alphabet, basic grammar, conversation style, and engage in task-based activities set in real-life situations, while gaining an understanding of the cultural contexts in which the language is spoken. Students read and write using the Indonesian alphabet and basic grammatical structures in simple sentences, speak and understand short dialogs, introduce themselves and others, describe family relations, give directions, discuss an itinerary, describe an illness, and describe a set of chronological events.