The Art of Pulkam

Originally published at https://allfortheloveofwandering.wordpress.com. Pulkam is short for pulang kampung, a phrase which roughly translates to “go home to your hometown.”  My recent travel for research* happened to bring me back to both of the sites where I used to teach and live as an ETA (Fulbright English Teaching Assistant): Malang in East Java, and Gorontalo in…

Meet the Team at SMA N 2 Malang

My official job title, ETA, stands for English Teaching Assistant, meaning that I co-teach with a native Indonesian teacher. At SMA N 2 (SMANDA), I’ve co-taught with four of the school’s five English teachers, but I enjoy spending time with the whole team! In order to co-teach, we plan the lessons together before class. Then…