Listen, Write, Illustrate

This week, I tried something new…. I have been ready to move on to a new target structure and with only 4 short weeks left of term 1, I didn’t want to begin anything major. This type of window provides the perfect opportunity to trial an idea and if it works, its a bonus and if it flops,…

Why are Frequency Lists Important For Language Teachers?

A frequency list identifies words that occur most frequently in that particular language in everyday conversations. For most languages, frequency lists are easy to find, yet for Indonesian the first one I found was this one and that was thanks to Penny Coutas. There are many sites that offer lists of common Indonesian words. See here, here (my favourite) and here. Look…

What are the Top 10 High Frequency Words in Indonesian?

If you had to identify a  list of no more than 10 Indonesian words that are absolutely essential for communicating with anyone in Indonesia, what would they be?  We have been working on this list all year and hope to complete our first draft of it during the upcoming July school holidays. No doubt the…