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…

Monthly Highlights: April-May 2016

In the final installment of the Monthly Highlights series for 2015-2016, ETAs from across Indonesia share celebrations and successes from their final weeks in Indonesia. Lombok, 18-19 April 2016: Teacher Training Workshop ETAs Hiram Reynolds, Abby Snyder, and RELO English Language Fellow Marcela Angel hosted a teacher training workshop April 18th-19th, 2016 at IKIP and UNRAM…

Showering by Candlelight: Mati Lampu

— By Grace Wivell — Mati lampu. It translates literally to “dead light,” and it is the Indonesian word for “blackout” or “power outage.” It’s a word you are bound to hear quite often in Indonesia, probably every day if you are in a more remote place. In Malang, I would usually have black outs…