At Indonesian Language Consultancy, we understand that a decision to hire an Indonesian tutor is more than just about finding someone who can speak Indonesian and English.
We believe that you are looking for someone who understands Indonesian very well from English perspective, able to transfer their understanding to you and had spent great amount of time training people from different background.
On top of that, perhaps for you, learning Indonesian is more than just a short term goal - which means you will be meeting your tutor regularly for quite a long time. It would be a much more pleasant experience if you have a tutor who cares about your learning and can relate to you.
Our founder and full-time tutor, Gerry Yuwono, is looking forward to help you learn Indonesian and achieve your goal. Many of our students have been meeting regularly with him for more than two (2) years and they found him to be knowledgeable in language and culture, personable and relatable.
Read Gerry's writings on Indonesian language here.
At Indonesian Language Consultancy, we strongly believe that everyone can learn Indonesian. Our aim is to help our students, who might have different learning style and capacity, learn Indonesian and reach their goal. Read more about what we believe here.
With this in mind, we always tailor our lessons to suit the learning style and capacity of our students. We do not generalise our students and we are keen to find different approaches that work for you.
Language changes throughout time. Words and expressions that were used before might no longer be used. That is why at Indonesian Language Consultancy we put great importance in keeping our materials up-to-date with the changes that are happening with the language. We also review and update our materials regularly, basing it on our experience from meeting different students, to make it even more approachable and relevant to our students.
Classroom Setting (Sydney CBD)
Finding a place to have the lessons is the number one challenge for people who are looking for a tutor. People might end up meeting their tutor in a cafe or food court. Learning a new language in a public place can be nice. But through our experience, we understand that not everyone can learn in a crowded and busy place.
At Indonesian Language Consultancy, you no longer need to worry about finding a place to meet. We have an office in Sydney CBD with classroom setting (and also with some refreshments from Indonesia). You can meet our tutor there and have your lessons in a place that feels like home.
Indonesian Trivia: Indonesians usually say ‘semangat’ when they try to encourage another person.
Our Indonesian tutoring service is designed to provide personalised assistance to people who want to learn Indonesian for a short or long term goal.
Apart from going through our standard program (Beginners to Advanced), we tailor our lessons to suit the needs of our students and to help them achieve their goals – whether it is personal, travel-related or work-related. Our tutoring service is ideal for anyone, including:
People who have completed any part-time Indonesian courses in the past
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Current/Past HSC students for Indonesian (all levels)
Current/Past University students for Indonesian (1st, 2nd or 3rd year).
Gerry Yuwono is the founder of Indonesian Language Consultancy (ILC) who works full-time as ILC’s Indonesian language & culture trainer. He is a native speaker of Indonesian with more than 5 years experience teaching Indonesian as second language for adults from diverse backgrounds, university students and high school students. Gerry is also the author of ILC’s training materials from Beginners to Advanced level. Many of his students have been studying with him for at least 2 years and found him as a personable and insightful teacher.
I cannot come to your office. Can the trainer come to my place?
Our trainer might be able to come to your place provided that there is enough time for him to travel between appointments. However, we charge travel fee if you would like to meet somewhere outside Sydney CBD.