We are very pleased that the Indonesian language textbooks in indonesian-online.com have received almost exclusively good to excellent reviews. A few months ago we were absolutely thrilled. After having received about 50 user-written testimonials within about five years, our rating stood at 5.0. Yes, five point zero.
Over years and years we had only positive review but we knew that one day we would receive a not-so-stelar testimonial. And then it came. It was not a four, three, or a two star review. It was a one star review, the lowest rating possible, that instantly lowered our rating to 4.9.
After that we had no more rating less than four stars, but even four stars can quickly lower your ratings when you start from a relatively high ceiling.
And so it happened, After 71 testimonials we’re now at 4.8. Not devastating at all, but sobering.
The more were we enjoyed when today the 72th testimonial arrived. I immediately recognised the sender’s name. He was one of our first-hour clients who, after having stopped learning Indonesian decided to resume his course a few years later. This is what he wrote about his experience:
I have come back to using Indonesian Online after a break of some years, and am so grateful that this resource is still out there. I found my old review of some years ago, and thought to post it again, as it expresses my admiration for this fantastic set of resources:
Platinum subscription is perfect!
If you think «The Indonesian Way» is great, just wait till you try the next two courses in the Indonesian Online series. Wow! Having completed the 113 lessons of The Indonesian Way, and looking for something to take me to the next level, I completed the 22 lessons of «Baca Yuk!», and now am working my way through the 30 lessons of «Aneka Baca».
I am just amazed at how extensive the whole set-up of Indonesian Online is. And so the reason for this review is to recommend that anyone serious about learning Indonesian should take the Platinum subscription. The resources really are endless – I see there are still two levels of readings and mixed media ahead of me. The quality, excellent as it is in «The Indonesian Way», to be honest, gets even better as one gets into the more advanced offerings. And I am impressed by the way that when there is any kind of technical issue, at my end or on the web, I get almost immediate responses from the team and personalised assistance until things are sorted out. Couldn’t be happier with my subscription.
This is so nice. Thank you, Hendrik, for your encouraging words.