Cinta Bahasa is an educational organization based in Bali, which puts it in the same class as other Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). Cinta Bahasa was founded on February 14th, 2011 by Yoshida Chandra and Stephen DeMeulenaere and registered as an Organization under the name Yayasan Cinta Bahasa Indonesia.
Yoshida “Ochie” Chandra DeMeulenaere is Cinta Bahasa’s School Director and Co-Founder. Ochie most recently taught Advertising & Media at Bina Nusantara University in Jakarta and English at Campuhan College in Ubud. Her Co-Founder is her husband, Stephen DeMeulenaere, who is Cinta Bahasa’s School Advisor.
Stephen DeMeulenaere is Cinta Bahasa’s School Advisor and Co-Founder together with his wife, Ochie. Stephen has been living in various parts of Indonesia for the past 14 years, and in multiple countries in Asia for the past 18 years. He is an expert and consultant in Cooperative organizations and has worked with small and substantial development organizations for most of his time here.
The name “Cinta Bahasa” comes from the phrase “Cintailah Bahasa Indonesia” which means “Love the Indonesian Language”. Their vision is to have a harmonious and integrated society between foreigners and Indonesians through regular interaction, sharing of ideas and experiences that communicated using Bahasa Indonesia. We strongly believe that good language education is the best way.
To enable and encourage communication using Bahasa Indonesia between foreigners and Indonesians, they creatively use a variety of different means: providing language training ( crash course, beginner, private and online course) and translation/interpretation services. Also, activities and events which encourage foreigners and Indonesians to get to know each other and for foreigners become integrated better in Indonesian culture and society.
They stood out because of their teaching methodology. Unlike other schools in Indonesia, instead of overwhelming you at the beginning with grammar and awkward formal speech, at Cinta Bahasa you will learn the language that you will hear wherever you go in Indonesia. Of course, we do teach formal language if and when it is needed. The results have been fantastic, with many students learning online from overseas and coming to learn with us at their school.
UBUD Jl. Raya Sanggingan No.88, Kedewatan, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571
SANUR : Jl. Tukad Anyar No.21/4, Sanur, Kec. Denpasar Sel., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80228
@cintabahasa (Facebook and Instagram)
Phone: +62 812 3916 5005