Why Learn Malay with us

At Cakup Melayu Learning Centre, we see language first of all as a communication tool.

Learning a new language opens your mind, and it opens you to the possibility of getting to know new people with different perspectives.

You don’t need to be a fluent Malay speaker to start to see the benefits. If you make an effort to speak just a few words of Malay, your conversation partners will also double up their efforts to make themselves understood in English.

Our lessons aren’t an academic pursuit. If you’re to dive very deep into Malay linguistic roots, grammar or calligraphy, a different language school may be a better fit for you.

Of course, there is a place for grammar in the lessons at Cakap Malaya, but grammar isn’t a goal in itself. We’ll cover it as far as it helps you to speak more fluently, faster.

Candy Soepratsono, Principal of Crystal Learning. She speaks 6 languages. Bahasa Indonesia, KoreanEnglishChinese, Javanese and Malay

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We have devised different Malay language course formats catering to your various needs; from free trial classes for those of you interested to know more about the Cakap Melayu learning experience to small-sized Group Classes, ultra-flexible Private Classes.

Online Melayu courses

Learn Malay online via Zoom from anywhere in the world. Learn it faster and better because our classes are small. Max. 8 per group! Read more here…

Private Lessons

Study in a 1 to 1 with a trainer. Receive private instruction and progress 80% faster than a group class. 


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Try out a free trial class

We understand it is not easy to just join a class without trying it first.

So try a free online Melayu class with us and see if learning Melayu is for you. No obligations!



We know what works for you, listening and speaking Malay. We focus solely on that to ensure that you learn faster than anyone else.


If they know you are learning they are motivated to teach. Having a small group class generates plenty of happiness. Happy students and happier teachers.


No school can teach conversational Malay effectively in a large group class. We limit our class size to a maximum of 8 students to ensure quality.


We put this “selling point” at the last because we never want to be the cheapest but with a class this small, we are not that expensive either.


Is Malay hard to learn?

Malay has no conjugations, no plurals, no gender, and best of all – no verb tenses! Modern Malay alphabet uses the Latin alphabet, and it's easy to see why it's considered to be one of the easiest Asian languages to learn.

Why should i learn malay?

Malay is used widely in Malaysia. You need to learn Malay to fill up government forms, make a police report, and get a good bargain with the locals. Malay is also an easier language to learn than say Chinese. So it is a good 3rd of 4th language to have in your arsenal.

how to learn malay fast

Learn by talking to locals (a lot). Surf the internet for Malay articles to read, and very soon you will be able to grasp the language.

What is the difference between Indonesian and malay language?

The two languages are mutually intelligible but, there are remarkable differences in their spelling, grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, and the source of their loanwords.

Should I learn Indonesian or Malay?

This depends on where you are at. If you are in Singapore or Malaysia, it makes sense to learn Malay over Indonesian. But Indonesian is spoken by over 300 million people vs 30 million Malay speakers. 

Try out a free trial class

We understand it is not easy to just join a class without trying it first.

So try a free online Melayu class with us and see if learning Melayu is for you. No obligations!