Is Malay Difficult to Learn?
Top Frequently Asked Questions
Yes we do. We are locally born Chinese in Malaysia, we speak the native English, Malay and Chinese which the world can understand. Besides English to Chinese translation, we specialise in Malay to Chinese bilingual translation too.
Yes, that is one of the service we are providing. However, due to Covid-19 pandemic, we encourage to use electronics and online method to perform the services, if face to face is critical, we will attend to the request and apply to the strict SOP rules and personal hygiene. And usually face to face translation onsite service will be more expensive as it will involve transportation fees and traveling allowance too.
The Malay language is officially announced as the national language in Malaysia.
Students at primary level are taught the foundations of proficiency in speech, listening, writing and reading in Malay. At the secondary level, the syllabus used for the Malay language focuses on furthering the students’ use and acquisition of effective Malay language. This ensures that their improved communication skills can facilitate them having a grasp of the Malay culture, language, values, and literature.
However, learning Malay language seems to be a tough job for Chinese, especially for the adults who do not have the exposure in Malay language or the environment to speak Malay in their daily life.
As far as languages go, Bahasa Malaysia (or BM, as the locals call it) is one of the easiest to learn. This is because it doesn’t have conjugations, no gender, no verb, no singular or plural, no past, present or future tenses, and the pronunciations are pretty straight forward across the board.
Many expatriates whom station and live in Malaysia find that they don’t actually need to learn the local language to survive on a daily basic needs, since a large majority of Malaysians speak fluent English. However, some have made the decision to learn based on a desire to understand the local culture and lifestyle.
a. Basic Learner Course
c. Intermediate Learner
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In general, it takes about 3 to 4 months with at least 2-3 lesson weekly. Each lesson about 1 to 1.5 hours. The key is you will to practice, and be brave to communicate it to a Malay friend around you. We are here to guide you along and make sure you use the correct words and adjust the lesson according to your progress.
We are proud of having our students mastered Malay conversational in a relatively short amount of time. The classes emphasize on daily life interactions, meantime abiding to the comprehensive curriculum for Malay grammars. This is due to our designed unique proprietary and proven learning system, you will be able to understand and manage dialogues for most daily life situations in as little as 40 hours.
Jess Chong and her team will share a conversation/ material in Malay to the whatsapp group on a daily basis. Throughout the explanation and discussion of the conversation/ material, students in the group are able to learn and pick up their vocabulary on a daily basis.