Indonesian is spoken by hundreds of millions of people in Indonesia. It is also closely related to Malay (or Malaysian) spoken throughout Malaysia. Of all the major languages in Asia, Indonesian is definitely the easiest to learn. It uses the same alphabet English does, it has no tones and the grammatical system is relatively easy to learn. Indonesian is taught throughout the school system - at primary and secondary levels. It's also available in distance and after hours mode through the Victorian School of Languages . There are also Saturday classes for children offered by Community Language Schools . Some Victorian primary schools also offer a bilingual Indonesian-English program as part of their normal program.
Adults can easily learn Indonesian at all levels through a number of universities, while short courses are also offered by the CAE . So when you are asked 'Apa kabar?' You can reply 'Baik-baik saja!'.