Inspired by the 10th Anniversary celebrations of BBIP, guru-guru met today to review the language program.
Left to right: Ibu-ibu Theresia, Moya, Karen and Amanda met at the Consulate and decided to add two new classes:
The additional classes take the language program to eight classes. A 33% increase! Further evidence of BBIP's growth over 10 years. All we need now are the students to fill eight classes when enrolments open next weekend. You can help! Spread the word far and wide.…Read More →
Yes, Balai Bahasa Indonesia Perth has been promoting closer ties between Australians and Indonesians for TEN YEARS. It's time to CELEBRATE. Save the date: Friday 9 March 2018.
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Save the date - Friday 9 March 2018.
Balai Bahasa Indonesia Perth will celebrate 10 years of promoting the learning of Indonesian language and fostering cultural links between Australia and Indonesia with a gala dinner at the Nedlands Yacht Club.
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In term 1 of 2017, Fiona Bettesworth and David Visser have visited schools as BBIP Indonesian language ambassadors. Their information and interaction with students was appreciated by students and teachers alike. At Helena College, year 10 student Tessa said
I found the visit interesting and informative. Before the visit, I wasn't sure about choosing Indonesian in Year 11, but now I'm seriously considering it. It made me realise that learning Indonesian can actually be useful to me and my future and it can open up some really fun opportunities.
Find out more about the Indonesian Language Ambassadors' Program , including how to request a visit from an ambassador to your school and how to become an ambassador like wonderful Fiona and David whose efforts and expertise as so appreciated at BBIP and in schools.
Here's Fiona addressing a class:
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The Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa is always useful to follow. This week they wished us all well in 2018.
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Selamat Sukses, Balai Bahasa Indonesia Perth (Inc.)
Balai Bahasa Indonesia has been officially recognised by the Indonesian Government. During his two day visit to Australia, Indonesian President, Bapak Joko Widodo signed an agreement to support the Balai Bahasa that are already established in Perth, Melbourne and Canberra and to assist in opening Balai Bahasa in other states and territories.
Balai Bahasa started in Perth, conceived and brought to life by Ibu Karen Bailey, with the assistance and support of the Indonesian Consulate in Perth and in collaboration with Westralian Indonesian Language Teachers Association (WILTA). Ibu Karen was invited to join Pak Jokowi on stage at the Sydney Convention Centre on 26 Feb 2017 for the signing of the agreement.
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It is a simple document but its impact will be far-reaching in promoting the mission of Balai Bahasa.
Dengan rahmat Tuhan yang Maha Kuasa Presiden Republik Indonesia meresmikan wilayah Western Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, ACT, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia dan Northern Territory. Joko Widodo, Sydney, 26 Pebruari 2017.
Watch Ibu Karen's part in the event at 2:00:15 of the video Pres. Jokowi Meets the Indonesian Community in Sydney.
In the Indonesian press:Jokowi akan Perbanyak Pusat Bahasa Indonesia di Australia
Kunjungi Australia, Jokowi bakal resmikan balai bahasa Indonesia …Read More →