The UP Institute of Islamic Studies and the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia to the Philippines have recently partnered to offer free Bahasa Indonesia classes for students and interested individuals at Romulo Hall, UP Diliman.
The Bahasa classes commenced on February 4, 2019 under the competent hands of Ms. Meutia Rachman, one of several teachers deployed by Indonesia’s Ministry of Education to teach Bahasa Indonesia in the Philippines, cultural ambassadors of a sort to countries all over the world.
Remarkable to note are the many commonalities in language and cultural details that our two countries share—something that all exclaim over during classes.
The offering of Bahasa Indonesia classes was initiated by friendly agreement between the Indonesian Embassy’s Education and Cultural Attaché, Dr. Lili Nurlaili, M.Ed. and IIS Research Coordinator Dr. Nefertari Arsad, in continuation of an initial partnership forged when their respective institutions collaborated on the International Seminar/Workshop on Madrasah Education last July 2018. The Bahasa Indonesia classes will run until May 2019.