Welcome to Balai Bahasa Indonesia Perth Inc.

The place to learn about Indonesian language and culture.

Indonesian Language Courses

Learn Indonesian in 2016. Term 3 classes start 25 August at the Consulate-General of the Republic of Indonesia in Adelaide terrace, Perth.

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Language Ambassador Program

Ambassadors inform and inspire students with personal stories of the benefits of learning Indonesian language and culture. Do you have what it takes to be an Ambassador?

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Language Assistant Program

Applications for 2017 are NOW OPEN.
Language assistants support Indonesian programs in Western Australian schools and bring Indonesian culture to students and teachers.

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Perth Indonesian Film Festival

Insufficient funding means that there will be no PIFF in 2016, however, we have high hopes for 2017 - watch this space.

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Latest News

Michael J Schools Concert

In the Media

Astaga Naga: Adventures in Komodo

BBIP Board member and Language Ambassador Fiona Bettesworth has published an account of her visit toPulau Komodo in 2015. Fiona explains the reason for the trip: 

Tadi, saya menyertakan lomba yang diadakan oleh kementerian pariwisata Republik Indonesia. Saya membuat video yang pendek dengan bantuan pacar saya. Saya dipilih sebagai pemenang dan saya menerima perjalanan gratis ke pulau komodo bersama 9 pemenang lain dari seluruh dunia.

Fiona's illustrated blog, entitled Astaga Naga: Adventures in Komodo, makes interesting reading for anyone learning bahasa Indonesia. The blog has been carefully composed with language that is easy to understand and key words highlighted and the English translation provided. There are plenty of photographs and a video too, to aid comprehension and convey the exciting story of Fiona's journey to Komodo.

Please share the blog through your networks as a resource to aid Indonesian language learning. 

NB The blog is in reverse chronological order, so scroll to the bottom of the page for the first entry and work your way up.

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BBIP awarded AII Grant

Today the Australia-Indonesia Institute announced that BBIP is one of only nine recipients of grants for an initiative  designed to strengthen links between our two countries by supporting activities that bring different and innovative perspectives to how we engage with Indonesia.

Ms Julie Bishop, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade said that the grants will promote our partnership with Indonesia in areas including art and culture, education, and economic diplomacy.

BBIP is immensely grateful to the AII and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for this support to bring dynamic Indonesian musicians to Perth to perform for and with WA students in a special schools concert, combining arts, culture and education in an exciting, immersive, contemporary music experience.

So who's coming to town? Click the image to find out!


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Kompetisi Klip-Klip

Kompetisi Klip-Klip is an initiative of the Westralian Indonesian Language Teachers' Association (WILTA) that challenges students to create a music video.

WILTA President, Jeremy Snyder explains the purpose and requirements in this video.

Schools have until the end of term 2 (Friday 1 July) to submit one or two videos in each category (Years 1-3, Years 4-6, Years 7-9 and Years 10-12). 

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Our Supporters

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