BASAbali

Joined: 2012
Courses completed: Balinese (Transliterated), Balinese (Transliterated) for Indonesian Speakers
Contact: Alissa Stern, alissa@basabali.org

BASAbali is a 501(c)(3) organization based in Washington, D.C. that encourages people to speak and appreciate the Balinese language. They create educational materials to teach Balinese, translate the web into Balinese, and host events celebrating Balinese language and culture.

In 2013 and 2014, BASAbali led two successful Kickstarters to fund the creation of Balinese conversation videos. These conversation videos, which featured Balinese actors in accurate cultural settings, were combined with grammar and vocabulary activities to form a course. Ultimately, BASAbali developed two courses: Balinese (Transliterated) for English speakers, and Balinese (Transliterated) for Indonesian speakers. These courses are the first-ever multimedia materials to teach Balinese!