The Teacher Becomes a Student 

– By Meghan Cullinan, ETA in Kendari – It was 6:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. But there was no sleeping in for the students of MAN 1 Kendari on this Saturday, or any Saturday for that matter! All around Indonesia, most students that attend madrassas, Islamic affiliated public schools, were also on their way to…

How English spreads in an overgrown fishing town

– By Ian Morse, ETA in Gorontalo – Muhammad Busyaeri Jafar is better known in Gorontalo as Brother Erick. He’s become widely known by a name in his second language, but six years ago, he wasn’t sure anybody would know him at all. After Muhammad graduated university in 2011, he moved to his wife’s home in…

Indonesia.jpg: the Classroom

Just as every site placement and home is different, so is every school and classroom. For our second edition of “Indonesia.jpg,” we aim to portray the similarities and differences between our schools. After all, we are here to teach English, and outside of our homes, the classroom is where we spend a lot (if not…