06 Jun 2020 | 13:45 WIB
Halo! Nama saya Amrita Ghimire, dari Nepal. Nepal penuh dengan pengunungan dan keindahan alam. Saya mencoba menulis tentang belajar bahasa Indonesia di Realia. Saya harap anda akan menikmati membacanya.
Hello everyone, I am Amrita Ghimire from Nepal. I am currently living at Jogjakarta and studying Master of Public Health in Gajah Mada University (UGM). I was enrolled in two weeks course to learn Indonesian language in Realia. It was my privileged to learn Indonesian language in best academic environment.
Learning a new language is always challenging and requires lots of practice and patience. Hearing the words isn't sufficient to learn, we need to practice it with writing and ways of using them practically. Teachers engage us to learn the basics for remembering each and everything that is required for us to have interaction with Indonesian people. With their teaching skills, I was being able to not only learn the words but also to use them correctly. With each class, discussions and their individual attention, learning used to be fun and quite easy. Learning in the natural environment, we many time even forget we were actually learning the new language.
Our course was designed in a small group with one to one interaction with teachers and among the students as well. All the teachers are unique with their experiences and different teaching styles, even with the gestures and expression, learning was natural and fun, the best way of learning as far as i know. Field visit to the traditional market and Vedrenberg Museum was so interesting and helpful for speaking Bahasa Indonesia practically, we even learn to bargain while shopping in the traditional market.
The funniest and challenging part of the learning Indonesia language was shifting from "saya nama" to "nama saya", we used to forget many times the structure of the sentence. And the pronunciation of some of the words such as "tidak", some of our friends used to say "tadik". More confused about "enak" / "anak", "sekali" / "sakali", "besok" / "besar", "air" / "water".
The combination of speaking, writing, reading and listening with lots of practice was best way for learning Indonesian language in Realia with good meal everyday. I am always grateful for contribution of Realia which is one the best place to learn Indonesian languages.