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Learn the Language from Anywhere on the Planet

Take a step into Indonesian culture by learning Bahasa Indonesia online with two options by NIU Indonesian language instructor Rahmi Aoyama, Ph.D.

  • Online: For-credit NIU classes taught at Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced levels
  • Distance: Noncredit class taught live online at Intermediate and Advanced levels

Online For-credit

Taught in Indonesian and English, these 16-week Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced courses are designed for students, professionals and others interested in learning Indonesian in a flexible online format. Upon completion, students will be able to engage in conversation and use the language for both formal and informal daily activities. Beginning class will be taught mostly in Bahasa Indonesia and Intermediate and Advanced classes will be taught fully in Bahasa, using authentic materials such as change-of- address forms, job applications, menus, voice mail messages, radio programs, and videos. Students will earn hours transferrable to other universities.

Classes will run from August 24 to December 11, 2020. Class size is limited to 25.

How to Enroll

Apply as a guest student on NIU’s undergraduate application and enroll. No need for transcripts! If you are a graduate student at another institution, simply sign up as a graduate student at large. Deadline to apply: August 17, 2020.

Course Requirements

  • Access to Internet
  • Beginning level: Ayo Berbahasa Indonesia Vol. 1 (ISBN 978-0-8248-3479-1) and Asyik Berbahasa Indonesia Vol. 1 (ISBN 978-0-8248-3478-4); students purchase on their own
  • Intermediate level: Ayo Berbahasa Indonesia Vol. 2 (ISBN 978-0-8248-3480-7) and Asyik Berbahasa Indonesia Vol. 3 (ISBN 978-0-8248-3574-3); students purchase on their own
  • Advanced level: Module provided by instructor

Course Fees

  • Beginning: FLIN103 tuition is $1,744.20 for 5 credit hours
  • Intermediate: FLIN 203 tuition is $1,046.52 for 3 credit hours
  • Upper: FLIN 300 tuition is $1,046.52 for 3 credit hours

Community College Students

After completing Beginning Indonesian, community college students intending to transfer to NIU are eligible to apply for Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowships through the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, which cover tuition, fees and include a $5,000 stipend.

Distance Noncredit

This 20-hour, 10-week course is designed for students, professionals and others interested in advancing their Indonesian in a flexible online format. This course is offered for Intermediate and Advanced levels only. Upon completion, students will be able to confidently engage in conversation and use the language for both formal and informal daily activities.

Class will begin the first week of September. Class size is limited to 15, with the schedule tailored to the availability of students and the instructor.

How to Register

Complete form below and return to Center for Southeast Asian Studies. Deadline to register: August 17, 2020.

Course Requirements

  • Access to Internet
  • Course modules: Provided by instructor

Course Fees

$480 per module for 20 hours over 10 weeks

Additional information

For further questions, please contact instructor Rahmi Aoyama (rhartati1@niu.edu)

Registration Form

Course Requirements

Access to Internet

Course Modules

Beginning Level 1 to Beginning Level 4 modules will be offered in spring and fall, based on demand for each level.

Course Fees

$480 per module for 20 hours over 10 weeks

For more information, please contact Rahmi Aoyama at rhartati1@niu.edu.

Contact Us

Center for Southeast Asian Studies
520 College View Court
815-753-1771
cseas@niu.edu