Welcome to Balai Bahasa Indonesia Perth Inc.

The place to learn about Indonesian language and culture.

Alenia's Journey: Uncover Papua

Alenia Pictures and Pacenoge were in Perth to celebrate Hari Kemerdekaan.

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Indonesian Language Courses

Term 4 classes have started. Terima kasih to all who enrolled so promptly. Your continuing interest in and support of these classes is appreciated. Keep watch here for details of the class schedule for 2017.

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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

Language assistants support Indonesian programs in Western Australian schools and bring Indonesian culture to students and teachers.
Applications for 2018 will open in May 2017.

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Latest News

ASILE Conference

If you think you may have missed out on a great Indonesian conference – you did! 
Australian Society of Indonesian Language Educators

14th Biennial Conference - 30 September to 2 October 2016

INDOVASI: menuju paradigma baru

Flinders University, Adelaide

Ibu Karen Bailey writes:

It was good to be back in Adelaide where ASILE was established in 1994. ASILE is the peak professional body of Indonesian educators in Australia. Its aim is to promote the interests and report on the research and practice of Indonesian language teachers from early childhood through to tertiary level. 

Professor Ronny Noor, Education and Culture Attache from the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra, opened the conference by saying 
that this year's theme of Indovasi: menuju paradigma baru, was ‘indeed very relevant and necessary with the current condition of Indonesian language teaching in Australia within the last 15 years experiencing a sharp decline’. 

Highlights of the conference included: 

  • the constant buzz of excitement as teachers renewed and strengthened friendships and networks. (There were 13 West Australians at the conference and it was great to be able to spend time with them as well as our colleagues from other states.)
  • the up tempo and delightfully sung rendition of the Australian National Anthem by a local secondary student
  • Michael Jakarimilena with his ‘suara surgawi’ singing the Indonesian national anthem Indonesia Raya, followed by the catchy and upbeat Raya Indonesia (D’Rumah Harmoni)
  • the many interesting and engaging presentations, including those by Hamish McDonald, Leila S Chudori and West Australians Laura Wimsett and Penny Coutas
  • the conference dinner with entertainment by Michael Jakarimilena and Toni Brillianto
  • the panel discussion moderated most entertainingly by David Reeve

Here’s hoping that we can have a greater number of Sandgropers at the 2018 Conference. The Host State and timing will be announced by the ASILE 2016 Conference Committee early in 2017…

For photos and anecdotes from the Conference go to 2016 ASILE Conference Facebook page

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In the Media

Selamat sukses Michael J.

23 August 2016

Indonesia's NET.TV sent an Entertainment News team from Jakarta to cover the Michael J schools' concert held at Mandurah Baptist College's Lakes Theatre.  

Watch Shafira Um's report .

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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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