Indonesia is the home to approximately 240 million people, spread across more than 17,500 islands with at least 500 tribes, and more than 700 languages. With such diversity and a vast sea territory including many smaller islands, the Indonesian archipelago provides a rich and unique experience for you to explore. “Ladies and gentlemen, good morning... This is your opportunity,” said President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) in his speech during his first international diplomatic mission (APEC 2014). That reflects how we Indonesians want to open our country to you. In the past there have only been a limited number of resources available that provide a comprehensive, easy-to-use introduction to the Indonesian language. In this book there is also added benefits like native insights and local cultural knowledge. Practical Indonesian in a Week was designed primarily to achieve these goals. First, the book was written by two experienced Indonesian native expatriate tutors. Second, the book was designed using a structure that will help you to quickly understand the basics of Indonesian language and culture with plenty of practical examples. The culture and language learning method that Practical Indonesian in a Week provides will be very helpful for you, the expatriate, traveler, student, or even for short term visitors. It provides applicable information, useful vocabulary, practical conversation examples, daily grammar sections, and some exercises you can do to better understand the language. Its traveling & visiting themes will be a good companion for you while visiting the rich culture and Indonesia’s hospitable people. Practical Indonesian in a Week also provides an audio CD narrated by native speakers, so you can easily understand how to pronounce Indonesian words and expression provided by the book, not to mention getting yourself more acquainted to the new sounds of the language.