Program Intensif Bahasa & Budaya Indonesia (PIBBI) is our intensive
course in Indonesian language & culture courses. The program consists
of language tutorials, cultural classes, seminars on a variety of
interesting and current topics about Indonesia, and excursions to
destinations of special interest outside Salatiga.

We offer Batik, Cooking, Pencak Silat, Traditional Dance & Karawitan for
the cultural classes.

With more than 37 years of experience in providing Indonesian language
training to foreign speakers, PIBBI program has served more than 3,000
foreigners from all over the world.

We have experienced instructors with training in language teaching
ensuring high quality and progressive teaching approaches and
methodologies. This is supported with modern classrooms equipped with
audio video teaching aids to optimize the language learning process.
Free Internet access is available to all our students either using
their own laptops or using one of the desktops available in our mini
computer lab. LTC is equipped with a broad range of resources
available for student self learning of languages, with a collection of
textbooks, dictionaries, novels, newspapers, magazines, DVDs, videos,
cassettes, and other materials.

The program also assigns Indonesian students as LTC friends to
accompany participants during the program. Our LTC friends have
always been a highlight of the program as they allow the participants
to practice their language skills in real-life contexts.

PIBBI program is accredited program for the In-Country Indonesian
Language Course for Australian National University, Australia.


Indonesian Arts Classes

As part of your language learning experience, we are offering Indonesian Arts class that will give you hands-on experience with various Indonesian arts. We have a selection of three options: Kelas Memasak, Kelas Pencak Silat and Kelas Batik that you can choose to take for 8 hours in 4 sessions.

You will have to stay in one class for the entire 8 hours and may not move from one class to another. All classes are held at the same time and therefore you should really decide what you want to do. At the end of the program there will be a session where you will perform or show what you have learned in your Indonesian Arts class. Your active participation in each session will result in a good performance.

Based on the preliminary forms we received we will only be opening the following Indonesian Arts Classes. There will be a demo of the courses opened for you to see before the arts classes begin and you might want to change your decision and move to another arts class.

Participants registered in the 7-week program will have additional 6 hours of arts classes for the last 3 weeks of the program.

Please note that you may not that since some classes require a minimum number of students; we might not offer the class that you want (if you have indicated in the form). Since some of you did not indicate your art class preference, we will have to wait until the program orientation before we can finalize the arts classes offered.


Kelas Memasak:

Indonesian cuisine reflects the vast variety of people that live on the 6,000 populated islands that make up Indonesia. Indonesian cuisine is as diverse as Indonesian culture, and has taken on culinary influences from many sources. Throughout its history, Indonesia has been involved in trade due to its location and natural resources. Indonesia’s indigenous techniques and ingredients, at least in the Malay World parts, are influenced by India, the Middle East, China and finally Europe. Spanish and Portuguese traders brought New World produce even before the Dutch came to colonize most of Indonesia. The Indonesian islands of Maluku are famed as “the Spice Islands” for their introduction of native spices to Indonesian and global cuisine.

The most popular dishes that originated in Indonesia are common across most of Asia. Popular Indonesian dishes such as satay, beef rendang, and sambals are also favored in Malaysia and Singapore. Soy-based dishes, such as variations of tofu (tahu) and tempe, are also very popular. In fact, tempe is an adaptation of tofu to the tropical climates of Indonesia. Indonesian meals are commonly eaten with the combination of spoon in the right hand and fork in the left hand, although in many parts of the country (such as West Java) it is also common to eat with one’s hands.

          (taken from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuisine_of_Indonesia)

Course Objective:

At the end of the course, the participants will be able to cook a variety of Indonesian dishes from various parts of the country. A sample of the dishes will be presented at the Culture Night.

PIBBI rating based on previous PIBBI participants’ experience: **** (An adventure)


Kelas Pencak Silat:

Pencak Silat is the official name used to indicate more than 800 martial arts schools and styles spread across more than 13,000 islands in Indonesia. However, this is actually a compound name consisting of two terms used in different regions. The word “pencak” and its dialectic derivatives such as “penca” West Java and “mancak” (Madura and Bali) is commonly used in Java, Madura and Bali, whereas the term “silat” or “silek” is used in Sumatra. The ambition to unify all these different cultural expressions in a common terminology as part of declaring Indonesia’s unity and independence from colonial power, was first expressed in 1948 with the establishment of the Ikatan Pencak Silat Indonesia (Indonesian Pencak Silat Association, IPSI). However, it could only be realized in 1973 when representatives from different schools and styles finally formally agreed to the use of “pencak silat” in official discourse, albeit original terms are still widely used at the local level.

 (taken from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pencak_Silat)

Course Objective:

At the end of the course, the participants will be able to perform several basic movements in Pencak Silat. Participants from this class will perform Pencak Silat at the Culture Night.

PIBBI rating based on previous PIBBI participants’ experience: ***** (electrifying)

Kelas Membatik:

Batik is a method of dyeing fabric where some areas are covered with wax or pastes made of glues or starches to make designs by keeping dyes from penetrating in pattern areas. Multicolored and blended effects are obtained by repeating the dyeing process several times, with the initial pattern of wax boiled off and another design applied before dyeing again in a new color. Indonesia is famous for its batiks.

(taken from: http://www.equilters.com/library/tips-hows/glossary.html)

 Course Objective:

At the end of the course, the participants will be able to produce a piece of Batik cloth following all the complicated procedures involved in Batik including drawing different patterns of common Javanese Batik. The final result of the work will be presented in the Culture Night.

PIBBI rating based on previous PIBBI participants’ experience: ***** (Intricate)

You will be assessed in each class and the assessment will contribute to the 10% of your final assessment for culture options including your participation in the two scheduled seminars.




Download PIBBI Registration Form 2011-2012


Courses Dates

PIBBI program comes in 2, 4, 6, and 7 week programs conducted twice a year in January-February and in June-August.

PIBBI 63 will commence on June 17, 2013

2 weeks: June 17 – 28, 2013
4 weeks: June 17 – July 12, 2013
6 weeks: June 17 – July 26, 2013
7 weeks (ANU students ONLY): June 17 – August 2, 2013

PIBBI 64 will commence on January 6, 2014

2 weeks: January 7 – 17, 2014
4 weeks: January 7 – 31, 2014
6 weeks: January 7 – 14 February, 2014
7 weeks (ANU students ONLY): January 7 – February 21, 2014

In addition to the regular program, we also open language-tutorial-only programs whenever our regular programs are not in session.

Program Fees

Program fee for PIBBI regular program includes tuition, shared accommodation and meals, while Language tutorial-only Program (PIBBI Khusus) covers only tuition.

Program Type USD
2 week program $ 1,270
4 week program $ 1,985
6 week program $ 2,630
Tutorial only individual (per hour) $ 12
Tutorial only group for 2 – 5 persons (per hour per person) $ 10

The rates of program fee has been in effect since June 1, 2009. Language Training Center reserves the right to change the above rates at any time without prior notice.

For more information about the program, please contact: RPN Dian Widi Sasanti (dian.widi@staff.uksw.edu)

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