20 Hours of Indonesian - A Review

So I’ve done 20 hours of Indonesian, and this is my review of the course so far. I’ve got up to Direction and I’ve really enjoyed the course. I think it teaches Indonesian well, and I like how many verbs, adjectives and adverbs it teaches.

I think it could do with improving some of the English translations, but we’re here to learn Indonesian, not English. I assume it’s simply because of the simplicity of Indonesian. I think it could also do with some more Tips & Notes which seem to be more spaced out after the 1st checkpoint.

Apart from that, I think it’s a great course and I’m looking forward to using some of the Indonesian I’ve learnt when I visit Indonesia. Can’t wait to see it released on mobile, get out of beta, and become the best course teaching Indonesian that it can be!

Thank you so much to the Indonesian contributors for making this course!

August 28, 2018


I totally agree with you. I was amazed by how easy it is!! Of course, it needs some improvement but if we give feedback as a community, it will become perfect in no time.

September 1, 2018

Indonesian Tree is now on mobile apps! :D

November 6, 2018
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The English translations will improve over time. This is a very new course. Keep reporting missing translations, so the contributors can add them :)

August 29, 2018

Completely agree

The English translation are the only real weak point as some of them are grammatically incorrect or confusing as to the context of the Indonesian sentence but he community is actively giving great feedback on all the ones that need correction so hopefully that's sorted soon.

I suppose it could more actively use a little more audio in some places particularly in the earlier segments as it feels like there are large sections with text only not audio (and it helps to hear some things such as the word Newspaper in Bahasa being Koran was bit confusing until I heard it spoken thought it was the said the same way as Qu'ran as we use the spelling Koran in English interchangibly with Qu'ran and Quran) but that's largely more personal opinion. :)

Overall its a great course already great work guys!

August 30, 2018

Was impressed when I started but as I progressed I have found it too easy. Having finished all sections I wish it was more complicated.

The points about English grammar or translations are true. It is hard to trust the Indonesia side when the English has so many errors.

I have tried some higher levels and things just seem to repeat more. Not sure to continue with Duolingo or go my own way.

I hope Duolingo tries adding some more difficulty in future...

May 9, 2019
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