Indonesian Language Classes: CBD

In 2019 we will be running two classes at the CBD venue, on Thursday evenings, dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Classes will be at Intermediate level (some study or experience with Bahasa Indonesia, 2+ years at AIAV, in-country study or VCE equivalent) and Advanced level (substantial study or experience with Bahasa Indonesia at university level or equivalent).

Time: Thursday nights from 6.30 to 8.30 pm

Location: Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth St, Melbourne (opposite the Queen Victoria Market), rooms to be advised.

Instruction occurs mainly in Indonesian. Conversation covers a range of topics, enabling acquisition of vocabulary suited to all sorts of daily activities. Material covered includes print and video current affairs, feature articles dealing with political, social and economic issues, advertising, Indonesian films, poetry and popular music. Cross-cultural discussion in Indonesian is a regular feature. 

A textbook is used at for the Intermediate class, but not for the Advanced class.

Term dates

Classes follow Victorian school term dates. Dates for 2019 are listed below:

 Term Number of sessions Start date  End date 
 Term 1  9 sessions  7 February  4 April
 Term 2  8 sessions  2 May
 20 June
 Term 3  9 sessions  18 July  12 September
 Term 4  9 sessions  10 October  5 December


Language class participants must enrol and pay class fees before the start of term.

Class fees are $35.00 per 2-hour session. All participants are required to be members of AIAV (for insurance purposes). Other attractions of membership include monthly conversation evenings (Malam Ngobrol), talks, dinners and the bi-monthly AIAV News.

discount of 10% is available to participants who pay in advance for a full term at least 10 days before the commencement of classes.

This discount does not apply if participants are attending and paying for fewer than a full term of classes, due to starting the term late or planned absences. Payment cannot be made in instalments and there is no concessional rate. Full and discount rates for 2019 are shown below.

 Term  Number of sessions  Full rate  Earlybird rate
(after 10% discount)
 Term 1
 9 sessions  $315.00  $283.50
 Term 2
 8 sessions
 $280.00  $252.00
 Term 3
 9 sessions
 $315.00  $283.50
 Term 4
 9 sessions
 $315.00  $283.50

Participants who know in advance that they cannot attend classes on specific dates should contact to discuss payment.

Refunds cannot be made for casual absences. Withdrawing from classes qualifies the participant for a credit for one of the following two terms, calculated at 50% of the unused class fees.

The AIAV requires a phone number and email address for each participant in case of class cancellations. Please advise your teacher in advance if you cannot attend a particular class.

Click here to enrol in the upcoming term of language classes.  

Immersion Courses

AIAV also runs immersion language courses for adults and secondary school students, based in Indonesia. For more information see the Immersion Courses page.


For inquiries about language classes, please contact

The following details may be used for written correspondence to the AIAV.  To submit an immediate web inquiry, you can email us on the addresses below or use the Contact Us page to submit a web inquiry:

PO Box 527
Carlton South  VIC 3053
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