Why did you choose teaching English as your career?
It is because I’m aware that we’re lacking of good English Teachers in Indonesia, especially in my hometown, Banjarmasin. I’m doing my best to be better so I can contribute myself in education development.
How long have you been teaching?
I’ve been teaching voluntarily since 2015, but then I started to teach as an English Instructor in 2017.
What do you like most in teaching and giving training?
I love to interact with students, and I love the feeling when I successfully transfer your knowledge to the students.
What are the three ways to be successful in learning English?
First, learn it your way. Each student has their own way of learning English. Some students might enjoy learning English by playing games, while other students might prefer to learn English from Books. You might want to try watch film, listen to music, and other things that in English or related to English to help you learn English.
Second, be determined. Many people want to learn English, but only few that are determined enough to learn it. Show and prove yourself that you want to learn English and you want to be able to speak the language. You have to be aware that hard work is a must and persistence is the key.
Third, think globally. You might want to know the fact that we’re living as global citizens with English as the global language. Nowadays, people who spoken English go abroad to find jobs and compete. People from other countries are coming to Indonesia as well to work or study. Sooner or later, you’ll find out that the jobs that are supposed to be ours, will be theirs, jobseekers from other countries, because they are more competent and skilled, especially in speaking English. In this case, there’s no choice other than mastering English. It is not a complementary anymore, it is necessary.
What do you find challenging in teaching?
It has always been a challenge for me to understand someone’s personality and traits. It takes time and it requires an open-mind to understand someone’s act and behaviour.