We’ve achieved another milestone! – interesting that even in 2020, more than a century after the mile was replaced by the kilometre, we still use this ancient expression. Indonesia actually adopted the metrical system very late. It was introduced in 1923 but became compulsory only in 1938. Before that they used the imperial system and the mile was called batu.
But, no, we don’t want to talk about the metrical system in Indonesia. Today we want to celebrate with you another milestone that we have achieved:
Many years ago I came across a series recorded by Radio Nederland Wereldomroep, more precisely by the Indonesian section (seksi Indonesia) of Radio Nederland. Juliana, a journalist from Radio Nederland, observed a group of street children in Yogyakarta, and tracked their development over the years. This resulted in a very interesting series of recordings, for which we were given the permission from Radio Nederland to use them as teaching materials.
We made this material available online, but over the years the technology changes and what was state of the art in 2005 has now sunken into oblivion.
We like the materials so much that we decided to give «Aku Anak Siapa: Anak Jalanan di Yogyakarta» a complete overhaul.
Not only did we change the “engine” from the now completely outdated HotPotatoes from the University of Victoria to h5p, but we added new exercises, new sound files, and we also added many more entries to the vocabulary list.
We also added a new vocabulary list in alphabetic order, and, most important, we added a downloadable deck for Anki – a software that makes it much easier remembering vocabulary items.
«Aku Anak Siapa: Anak Jalanan di Yogyakarta» is not for beginners, but for advanced learners. Present users of «Baca Yuk» and «Serba Serbi Nusantara» will substantially benefit from the Anak Jalanan materials.
«Aku Anak Siapa: Anak Jalanan di Yogyakarta» is a nice introduction into the world of colloquial Indonesian using exclusively authentic materials. It hence perfectly complements «Baca Yuk» and «Serba Serbi Nusantara», which also use authentic materials, but predominantly in formal Indonesian.
«Aku Anak Siapa» is included in the Platinum and Bahan Tingkat Atas subscriptions. Everyone else can purchase the new Anak Jalanan materials for as little as $20, which is a 50% discount, and which is only available to current users of Indonesian-Online. This offer expires on 1 February at 24:00 HST.
If you want to get an idea how this course is structured, we invite you to have a look at the Table of Contents. There you can access the first five lessons for free ao that you can test the materials before you buy them.
So, as you see, the “Indonesian Online” team is constantly adding new materials.
But we also always strive to better the existing materials. In a few weeks we will make an announcement of changes to «The Indonesian Way».
And finally, please do not forget to tell us what you are missing. This feedback is extremely important to us. You can use the form, which is included in the right sidebar, or you can email us directly at [email protected]
Terima kasih, Mahalo, Thank you,
20 January 2020,