Jam Karet: Being On Time in Indonesia

– By Elena Dietz, ETA in Malang, East Java – I looked down at my watch. It was 9:15 am. “We were supposed to leave over an hour ago…” I thought to myself. It was a Friday morning, and I had left one of my classes early to go to the immigration office with one of…

Learning Bahasa in a Year is Possible. Here’s How.

–By Kayla Stewart– As ETAs (English Teaching Assistants) get adjusted to living in Indonesia, many are achieving their teaching and learning goals, from creating awesome lesson plans to working with innovative extracurricular clubs. Many ETAs are now extending that goal-setting to mastering Bahasa Indonesia. “I find myself using what I’ve learned with people in Indonesia…

“To is, or not to is?” That is a question

I have ever been to Indonesia by following a Fulbright Program. Although I think I am success person, my only mother asks me how about the food. I tell him I love noodles chicken. For a native English speaker, not to mention one that is tasked with teaching English, the above sentences are gross perversions…