The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) conducted the Special Bahasa Indonesia Course for DFA-ASEAN Personnel from 23 October to 30 December 2015.

The language course enabled DFA-ASEAN personnel to acquire basic knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia and build their confidence in engaging in simple conversations.

The course was conducted by Ms. Amarie C. Zaldivar, Head of Core Programs Section of the Carlos P. Romulo School of Diplomacy, as resource person. She was assisted by FSI Training Specialist Ms. Jaydelyn Reise D. De Vera.

A total of 18 graduates participated in the course and earned certificates at the culmination of the program.

Ms. Amarie Zaldivar guides the participants in making their short dialogues.
Ms. Peralta practices her vocabulary by introducing her pen and pillow using Indonesian words.
Ms. May Ofrasio introduces and describes her colleague, Ms. Karla Vicencio using the Indonesian language.
The graduates together with Mr. Gabriel Bautista and Ms. Amarie Zaldivar pose for a photo during the awarding of certificates.