As English Spreads, Indonesians Fear for Their Language

This article looks at the growing trend for middle and upper class Indonesian parents to raise their children speaking English better than Bahasa Indonesia, the official national language in Indonesia, and to send them to private schools that focus on English not public schools where English is often taught badly. It also discusses the history of Bahasa Indonesia and government policies to make sure that Bahasa Indonesia will be taught at private schools in the future. New York Times, 25 July, 2010. Read the article.

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