The Difficulties Faced by Foreigners in Learning Indonesian at Puri Bahasa Indonesia

Emma Lutfiana(1*)

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Many foreigners are working in Indonesia, leading to many of them learning Indonesian to facilitate their workplace communication. Puri Bahasa Indonesian language course in Yogyakarta provides customized, unique approaches in teaching Indonesian language to foreigners by combining theories and practices. The aim of this research is discussing the types of difficulties faced by foreign learners in learning Indonesian at Puri Bahasa Indonesia. Literature study and field study were conducted in collecting the data. Direct observations and interviews were also conducted to confirm the data and information collected about the difficulties faced by foreign learners in learning Indonesian language at Puri Bahasa Indonesia. The results of the study showed foreign learners face difficulties such as memorizing, pronouncing Indonesian vocabulary and understanding the usage of prefix and suffix in Indonesian.


BIPA; Indonesian; language teaching; vocabulary; theoretical and practical approaches

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