Indonesia with so many different cultures and ethnicity, binds by one most important language in the archipelago, Indonesian Language or Bahasa Indonesia. There are so much benefit on being able to speak the language in the country. It is a gate to Indonesian people's minds, behaviors, habits, cultures, and daily life activities. It is an access to any subtle gestures that most of people can only guess what it means. It is much more valuable and effective than our body language try to say.

Speaking Indonesian language will help you in intercultural sensitivity understanding which lead you to understand more in daily life conversations, compromises, negotiation, and cooperation. This ability will provide us an insider's view into Indonesian cultures, who can understand and give insights into other perspectives on daily or international situations and current events.

Learning Indonesian languages leads to the acquisition of some important daily life skills, to deal with unfamiliar cultural ideas, equipped to adapt and to effectively handle new situations in this country.

"Those who know nothing of foreign languages, knows nothing of their own." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"... [E]ffective communication and successful negotiations with a foreign partner--whether with a partner in peacekeeping, a strategic economic partner, a political adversary, or a non-English speaking contact in a critical law enforcement action --requires strong comprehension of the underlying cultural values and belief structures that are part of the life experience of the foreign partner." - Dr. Dan Davidson, President of the American Councils on International Education 

"A different language is a different vision of life." - Federico Fellini, Italian film director

"No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive." - Mohandas K. Gandhi, Indian nationalist and spiritual leader

 

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