Dena Mandala

Community Tutor
Teaches
Balinese
Native
Indonesian
Native
Speaks
Chinese (Mandarin)
English
From IndonesiaLiving in Denpasar, Indonesia (04:06 UTC+08:00)
US State Department's YES Program Alumni
About Me
italki teacher since Nov 6, 2022
As a son of a Balinese tour guide, I love sharing the folklore, language, culture, and traditions from Bali, Indonesia. I’m earning a degree to teach Mandarin to international students at a Chinese university. In 2021, I participated in the US State Department's YES Program for cultural exchange and leadership. In 2022, I spent the summer visiting my AFS host family from the YES Program. Each day, I use Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Bali, English and Chinese (Mandarin). I love learning languages and am dedicating my life to teaching languages in order to understand the cultural diversity. I enjoy life-long learning through traveling, and volunteering in social and cultural activities.
5.0
Rating
1
Students
3
Lessons
100%
Attendance
75%
Response

Balinese Lessons

Balinese
Indonesian
Trial Lesson
1 lessons completed
USD 5.00+
Living Like Balinese
A1 -  C2

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3 Reviews

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Balinese
Indonesian
Jody
3 Indonesian lessons
I was so excited by our morning lesson that I booked one for the same night so that my son could also start learning with Dena. Dena was great with him and really drew him in to the language. After the lesson, I could hear my son practicing the lesson by himself. He was so enthusiastic that he’s trying out different sentences on his own by translating things that he wants to surprise Dena with in our next lesson.
Nov 17, 2022
Jody
3 Indonesian lessons
Dena told the backstory of the alphabet which made a review of the sounds of the alphabet really interesting. He gently corrected my pronunciation of the letters so that I can sound out additional words that I’ll need and practice them with him so that I can sound like a native. He is so knowledgeable about how new learners begin the language and how to make lessons fun. He had just the right phrases ready so that I can ask for useful things when I’m in the country. I really enjoyed our lesson together.
Nov 17, 2022
Jody
3 Indonesian lessons
Dena told stories about Bali and Indonesia to make me feel like I was there, using the language with him. He provided background on when to use formal and informal phrases so that I would sound like a native. He patiently repeated the phrases until I sounded like a local. He asked about my learning style and adjusted as we went along to suit my learning needs. He was so knowledgeable about the language and customs. that I immediately signed up for a package because I can't wait to have more lessons with him! I didn't know language learning could be so much fun!
Nov 10, 2022
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