Last updated: 20Jun2018


2018 SEAMEO Language Online Courses - Bahasa Indonesia

Instructor: Ms Anastasia Sylvia
Participants: 10-22 years old.



As the largest archipelago country and 4th largest country in the world with total 250 million populations, Indonesia well-known with its diversity and multicultural society. Indonesia has approximately 300 ethnics that has their own cultural and language. Until 2018 there are 742 languages. However, Indonesia has a motto called “Bhineka Tunggal Ika” means unity in diversity. Indonesia believes that Bahasa could be an instrument to unite its diversity that they have. Nowadays, it has been proven that Bahasa is one of the glue to unite religion, ethnic and racial diversity in Indonesia. People from Sabang until Merauke are united by Bahasa.

With the existence of ASEAN Economic Community, there would be greater and higher demand for countries in Southeast Asia to cooperate in terms of economy. Currently, Indonesia has 42% of total population among ASEAN market. Indonesia government also wants to create greater cooperation with countries among Southeast Asia as it stated under President Joko Widodo goals. Hence, it would also create higher demand for students in Southeast Asia to acquire abilities towards speak Bahasa to enhance the cooperation between Indonesia and other countries among Southeast Asia.

Presently, SEAMEO Secretariat would like to introduce a new programme named “SEAMEO Language Online Lecture Series” that would provide basic knowledge about Bahasa and how to learn simple conversation in Bahasa for students among Southeast Asia. This programme would be implemented with an online basis. There will be 8 sessions, with 1.5 hours for each session. In the end of the training session, participants must submit their final assignment in order to show their ability.



  • Introducing Bahasa Indonesia to enhance cooperation among SEAMEO member countries
  • Develop basic skills and knowledge about Indonesia
  • Acquire basic conversation that would be beneficial for daily life and casual conversation
  • Participants would be able to get a glimpse of Indonesia’s culture from the traditional culture until pop culture.
  • Participants would be able to understand Indonesia by acquiring Bahasa, since Indonesia uses it as their main language.


Programme Timeline

Date Activites
19 June 2018 Presentation of Proposal
20-25 June 2018 Open Registration
25-26 June 2018 WebEx Tutorial
27 June – 23 July 2018 Session would be every Monday and Wednesday
27 July 2018 Final Assignment Submission (23:59)
30 July 2018 Final Judgment
1 August 2018 Announcement for the winner

Registration Form:


Course content and Timeline


Time (Bangkok time


27 June 2018


-Introduction to the course
-Counting in Indonesia
-Introduction to basic vocabulary

2 July 2018


Introduce your family and yourself

4 July 2018



9 July 2018


Greeting and Time

11 July 2018


Daily Conversation (Days and Dates)

16 July 2018



18 July 2018


Daily Conversation "How to go to....?"

23 July 2018


Final Assignment Briefing

  • Participants must be able to provide laptop/notebook/ smartphone/ computer (with Webcam and external microphone) since this training would be an online base training.
  • Participants must install Cisco WebEx on their device and attended the session fifteen minutes prior to the session.
  • Participants have to fill the registration form first in order to be able to take this course.



Assignment from each session should be submitted one day prior to the session. Therefore, the instructor could give a feedback regarding your assignment. Homework would be send after the session through email.


Competition and final award

For the final assignment participants must create either short video or short essay. Herewith the requirements for final assignment. Please kindly select one out of two.

  1. Final Assignment video should at least contain:
    Individual (maximum 3 minutes)
      • Opening: Introduce yourself
      • Introduce your family member
      • Mentioned 2 places, time and food or drinks.
      • Closing statement

Group (maximum 5 minutes)

      • Opening: Introduce yourself
      • Create a short dialogue
      • Mentioned 2 places, time and food or drinks.
      • Closing dialogue
  1. Final Assignment 150-250 words:
      • Create a short story
      • You should mention at least 2 family members or friends
      • Mentioned at least one places and 2 or more activities.
      • Closing statement


Criteria for final assignment

  • Creativity: Related to the topic and storyline
  • Pronunciation (for video): how the participants pronounce the words
  • Grammar and vocabulary: Related to their structure
  • Punctuation: Related to the interval and how the participants pronounce it.
  • Tone: related to the expression and emphasizing on several words.



Certificate of Completion is provided for those who submit their final assignment. However, for the winner they will get one additional certificate. The certificates would be signed by SEAMEO Secretariat Director, Dr Gatot.


Evaluation and Feedback

After the studies, all the participators will be invited to participate in an online survey. The questionnaire will be delivered to the participators by e-mail with links. The results of the questionnaire will improve the future courses and programmes. The personal information and the data will be protected.

2018 SEAMEO Online Language Courses – Mandarin Chinese

Instructors: Ms Karen Ngai,
Mr Vincent F MO
Contact: (Contact person)
Facebook Group: 2018 SEAMEO Online Courses - Mandarin
Students: 10-20 years old, and the others qualified



Chinese has been promoted gradually nowadays. It is the trend that more and more people started to learn Mandarin and try to understand the Chinese culture. This course is a brief introductory course for the beginners. The course content will contain the basic phrases and sentences for the conversations on the topics of travelling, shopping, etc. More importantly, this course tries to hand over the students the regulations and principles of Chinese language, which can support their further sustainable self-study.

After each lesson, there will be assignments for the students to practice and review the content. At last, there will be a competition for the students participated in this course.



This course tries to help the students learn these capabilities in the language:

  1. A capability of recognizing and using the Pinyin
  2. A capability of understanding the basic regulations of Chinese characters’ writing order.
  3. A capability of having short daily Chinese conversation, especially for travelling
  4. A apability of understanding the regulations and custom of Chinese language for their further sustainable self-study.


Programme Timeline

Date Activities
20 - 26 Jun 2018 Open for registration and preparation of lessons
26 Jun 2018 Pre-session of WebEx and other announcements
28 Jun - 31 Jul 2018 Two lessons per week, on the afternoons of Tuesday and Thursday (except 17 & 19 June 2018)
3 Aug 2018 Submission of final competition materials
3 - 6 Aug 2018 Judgment of the competition materials
6 Aug 2018 Awards announcement and certifications issued


Registration form and period

The registration form:
Registration period: 20 June - 26 June 2018


Courses’ sessions and schedule

Date Time (Bangkok time) Topic
Tuesday, 26 Jun 2018 10:00-11:00 Pre-session
Thursday, 28 Jun 2018 14:00-14:45 Introduction to Mandarin: Pinyin 拼音 、Bihua 筆畫
Tuesday, 3 Jul 2018 14:00-14:45 Pronouns and numbers
Thursday, 5 Jul 2018 14:00-14:45 Self-introduction and greeting
Tuesday, 10 Jul 2018 14:00-14:45 Conversation: Families
Thursday, 12 Jul 2018 14:00-14:45 Conversation and Phrases: Food
Tuesday, 24 Jul 2018 14:00-14:45 Conversation: Shopping & Bargaining
Thursday, 26 Jul 2018 14:00-14:45 Conversation: Travelling (Airport, Hotel)
Tuesday, 31 Jul 2018 14:00-14:45 Final consultation, Review, and competition reminder

The online lessons will be delivered through the WebEx Room. The lesson video and materials will be uploaded after the lesson to the participants on Facebook group.

(Mandarin) SEAMEO Language Online Lecture Series
Every Tuesday, Thursday, from Thursday, June 28, 2018, to Tuesday, July 31, 2018
2:00 pm Bangkok Time (Bangkok) 2 hrs

WebEx Room Meeting number (access code): 623 684 476
Meeting password: 1234

The participants are welcomed to ask inquiries and to discuss through the e-mail and Facebook group: “2018 SEAMEO Online Courses – Mandarin”. The main external contact person for all the inquiries is Karen Ngai (



The assignments after each lesson may ask the students to do different exercises and practice: handwriting paper, reading paper, video recording, and etc.
The assignments should be directly submitted to the instructors and will affect the award in the final competition. After receiving the assignments from the students, the instructors should mark the assignments and give feedbacks or comments.


Competition and final award

After all the lessons, the participants are invited to take the final competition as a review and presentation of their achievement. The due of submission of the competition material will be 29 July 2018.
The competition will focus on the daily dialogues and the content taught in the lessons. The participants will be asked to make a short video to present their capability in the Chinese language. The participants can make the video individually or in a group no more than two persons. Here are the requirements for the competition video:

  Individual Group (no more than two participants)
Duration 4-5 minutes 5-7 minutes
Content 1. Self-introduction
2. Select one topic from the conversation lesson, present a short paragraph on the topic
1. Self-introduction
2. Select one topic from the conversation lesson, proceed a conversation on the topic between the participants

The competition videos will be collected for only this course program. The instructors will mark and give comprehensive feedback according to the following evaluation criteria:

Criteria Description Scores
Pronunciation The participants are able to speak the language with correct pronunciation. 20
Expression The participants are able to use the proper words and characters to accurately express their ideas 20
Fluency The participants are able to present the content fluently. 20
Emotions The participants are able to express the content with emotions, such as body movements, and eye contact. The intonation of the participants should also reflect the dialogue environment. 20
Overall impression The participants are able to gently deliver the presentation and to control the process. 10
Participation The participants should well behave during the lessons with high attendance. The quality and quantity of the participants’ assignment should be considered as well. 10
Total   100


Award and Certifications

There will be three ranked winners after the competition. The winners will have the certifications with specific prizes notification.
All the other participants, who will have finished the courses, will receive the certifications of participation.


Evaluation & Feedback

After the studies, all the participators will be invited to participate in an online survey. The questionnaire will be delivered to the participators by e-mail with links. The results of the questionnaire will improve the future courses and programmes. The personal information and the data will be protected.


2018 SEAMEO Language Online Courses – Thai

Instructors: Mr Nithan Thienhirun
Mr Kopporn Kaewmanee
Participants: 10-20 years old, or the others qualified



Thailand is a country with one of the biggest diversities in the world. Many places, towns, cities in Thailand are waiting to be discovered, explored, and enjoyed by foreign tourists. However, for those activities to be fulfilled, the Thai language is strongly recommended for a full potential experience that any foreigners could have.

Learning The Thai language will be beneficial to everyone who wants to cruise their journeys in Thailand. Experience, convenience, and a lot more will be gained just from learning simple conversations in Thai. Not only learning the Thai language will maximize your enjoyment, but it will also allow you to guide your friends to attractions or famous places across the country!

WebEx (Training Platform Software) will be used to conduct the course. The course will be conducted around 2-4 hours (2 days) per week.

After the courses, students should learn:

  • Simple Introduction in the Thai Language
  • Commonly used Thai phrases in conversations
  • Conversations and vocabularies related to tourism
  • Conversations and vocabularies in emergency situations
  • A big picture/basics of Thai Culture
  • Famous places/attractions in Thailand
  • Customs and traditions that should be aware of while travelling in Thailand



After the language course, not only participants or students are expected to learn language alone, but also basics of Thai customs, culture, as well as famous attractions in Thailand.

Participants are also expected to learn the following:

  • Able to converse and understand basic conversations that are daily used in Thailand
  • Became more familiar with Thai culture and customs
  • Learned and recognized Thailand's famous places
  • Motivated/encouraged to visit Thailand


Programme Timeline

No Date Topic
1 19 June 2018 – 26 June 2018 Online Registration
2 26 June 2018 Deadline of Online Registration
3 26 June 2018 WebEx Online Tutorial Session
4 27 June 2018 The beginning of the course
5 25 July 2018 The end of the course
6 25 July – 1 August 2018 Assignment Period
7 5 August 2018 Announcement of Winners
8 9 August 2018 Certificates Distribution


Course Sessions and Schedule:

The course will be conducted over a span of approximately one month, starting from 27 June 2018 to 25 July 2018.

Contents will be as follows:

  • Simple Introduction in Thai Language
  • Commonly used Thai phrases in conversations
  • Conversations and vocabularies related to tourism
  • Conversations and vocabularies in emergency situations
  • A big picture/basics of Thai Culture
  • Famous places/attractions in Thailand
  • Customs and traditions that should be aware of while traveling in Thailand



Training Period:  27 June - 25 July   
Training Schedule:  Every Wednesday and Every Friday at 14.00-16.00, Except 18 July
(All dates and times are listed in Bangkok Time, GMT+7)

Session Date Time Content Instructor
1 Wednesday, 27 June 14:00-15:00

Course Orientation

2 Friday, 29 June 14:00-16:00

Simple vocabularies in Thai Language

3 Wednesday, 4 July 14:00-16:00

Simple Introduction in Thai Language

4 Friday, 6 July 14:00-16:00

Commonly used daily conversations in Thailand

5 Wednesday, 11 July 14:00-16:00

Conversations and vocabularies related to tourism and emergency situations

6 Friday, 13 July 14:00-16:00

A big picture/basics of Thai Culture

7 Friday, 20 July 14:00-16:00

Famous places/attractions in Thailand

8 Wednesday, 25 July 14:00-16:00 Customs that should be aware of while traveling in Thailand Nithan

The online lessons will be delivered through the WebEx Room.
WebEx Room Meeting number (access code): 627 624 203
Meeting password: 1234

Meeting Link:


Assignment and Certificates

After the language course, participants will have to complete an assignment in order to be awarded a certificate of completion. The best assignment will be awarded a winner certificate.


Contact Information

For additional information on the training course and registration, please contact:
Mr Nithan Thienhirun
Instructor and Coordinator
SEAMEO Secretariat, Bangkok, Thailand
Tel: + 662 391 0144 I Fax: + 662 381 2587
Mr Kopporn Kaewmanee
Instructor and Coordinator
SEAMEO Secretariat, Bangkok, Thailand
Tel: + 662 391 0144 I Fax: + 662 381 2587


Evaluation Form

After the course ends, participants will be given an evaluation form to evaluate the sessions they studied.

2018 SEAMEO Online Language Courses - Vietnamese

Instructor: Tran Giang
Participants: 10 to 20 years old, and the others qualified



In the era of globalisation and regionalisation, Southeast Asian nations have made huge efforts to strengthen their comprehensive multilateral relationships and deepen a mutual understanding amongst countries in the region. Therefore, it is becoming absolutely essential that, besides English, learning another language of Southeast Asian countries is really beneficial to many of us.

The Vietnamese language is becoming a popular choice for many learners in the world owing to different reasons. Learning Vietnamese will open doors to work in significantly developing and deeply integrated economy. Vietnamese is also the main communication method to interact with more than 90 million people as well as a key to explore the beauty of Vietnam in all aspects. Knowing Vietnamese, thus, can bring a lot of incredible benefits.

Vietnamese The Basic is an online language training course introduced by SEAMEO Secretariat with a view to providing the essential knowledge of the Vietnamese language and culture. The course will provide learners with the foundation knowledge and skills of Vietnamese language usage, and the basic understanding of Vietnamese history, culture, lifestyles and people. Moreover, the course aims to guide and equip learners with the ability of self-studying.

Vietnamese The Basic is a free 8-session weekly course for learners from all over the Southeast Asia. Each session will be conducted in two hours every Tuesday and Thursday. The training course will be carried out on the online platform - Webex.



At the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • make greetings, self-introduction, a basic daily conversation in Vietnamese,
  • read Vietnamese texts,
  • understand the different features on Vietnamese culture,
  • apply the language skill for survival in Vietnam,
  • continue study Vietnamese by themselves


Programme Timeline:

Date Activities
20 June - 26 June, 2018 Online registration & preparations for lessons
26 June, 2018 Deadline for registration
29 June, 2018 Inform learners of course and training schedule via email
2 July, 2018 Use Webex Training and introducing course
3 July, 2018 Start the course
9 July, 2018 Announce the course’s learners on SEAMEO website
26 July, 2018 End the course
2 August, 2018 Deadline of final project submission
6 August, 2018 Award the certificate and announce the best learner of the course


Registration and Duration

Registration form: To attend the course, all learners should register through the following link:
Registration period: 20 June, 2018 – 26 June, 2018
Deadline: 26 June, 2018
Rules of registration

  • Only online registrations are accepted.
  • No sign-up fee is required.
  • For under-18-year-old students, registration must be conducted by school teachers (coordinating teachers).


Course sessions & schedule

TRAINING PERIOD: 3 July - 26 July, 2018
TRAINING SCHEDULE: Every Tuesday at 9.30-11.30 and Every Thursday at 9.30-11.30
Webex Meeting Room
Meeting number (access code): 625 640 125

Meeting password: 1234

Session Date Time Content
Pre-course Monday, 2 July 09:30 – 11:30 - Using Webex training
- Introducing course
- Exchanging with learners
1 Tuesday,3 July 09:30 – 11:30 Lesson 1
- Introducing the Vietnamese language
- Vietnamese alphabet, phonetics, tones, word forming
- Conversation 1: Greeting
2 Thursday, 5 July 09:30 – 11:30 Lesson 2
- Number
- Conversation 2: Self-introduction
3 Tuesday, 10 July 09:30 – 11:30 Lesson 3
- Basic grammar
- Conversation 3: the daily conversation
4 Thursday, 12 July 09:30 – 11:30 Lesson 4
- Tense & sentence structure
- Conversation 4: the daily conversation
5 Tuesday, 17 July 09:30 – 11:30 Lesson 5
- Classifier, linking words, this/that, of
- Conversation 5: the daily conversation
6 Thursday, 19 July 09:30 – 11:30 Lesson 6
- Language for travelling
- Conversation 6: shopping for travellers
7 Tuesday, 24 July 09:30 – 11:30 Lesson 7
- Language for travelling
- Conversation 7: time, transportations and hospitality
8 Thursday, 26 July 09:30 – 11:30 Lesson 8
- Vietnamese language immersion by using common expressions

The course starts from 2 July to 26 July , 2018. It contains 8 lessons. Each lesson will be delivered in 2 hours from 09:30 to 11:30 Bangkok Time (GMT+7) through Webex Room.
Every Tuesday and Thursday, from July 3th to July 26th, 2016
Meeting number: 625 640 125
Meeting password: 1234


Rules of course & conditions

  1. This is a fee-free online course.
  2. All learners must be present at Online Meeting Room (Webex) at least 5 minutes before each session begins.
  3. Learners who are not able to attend need to email the instructor in advance.
  4. All learners are required to complete all assignments, and hand in them to instructor before the deadline.


Completion and Award

The overall academic results will be examined according to the criteria listed in the following table:

Criteria Mark in percentage
Attendance & Class Performance 20 %
Assignments 40 %
Final project 40 %
Total 100 %

To pass the course, students must achieve at least 50% in the total mark.



Students who pass the course will receive “Certificate of Completion”. A student who achieves the highest score will be awarded “Certificate of recognition”. The result will be posted on the website on August 6th, 2018.


Evaluation & Feedback

After the course, all the participants will be invited to participate in an online survey. The questionnaire will be delivered to the participants via email attached a link. The results of the questionnaire will improve the future courses and programmes. The personal information and the data will be protected.

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