From IndonesiaLiving in Haikou, China (19:07 UTC+08:00)
italki teacher since Nov 6, 2022
Interest topicSports & FitnessTravelHistory
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.
Me as a Teacher
I teach Bahasa Indonesia and Bahasa Bali in my classes using Bahasa, English or Chinese Mandarin for instruction. I enjoy teaching all ages and language levels and welcome overseas Indonesians. The class will be designed around your needs so schedule a trial lesson to discuss your goals. We should be having fun during the learning process. In my undergrad degree from the Chinese university, I’ve been designing learning materials using multiple online formats to make classes more engaging to create a strong connection with my students. I regularly use all four of my languages in public speaking and presenting learning materials for international students and audiences.
My lessons & teaching style
I use fun methods such as: learning from songs, games, riddles, local jokes, photos, videos and Power Point to show the language, local culture and traditions from Indonesia. I will use a relaxed study approach, hence my students would learn the language without pressure and see me as their friend. My goal for teaching is to help my students use Bahasa for everyday conversations with native speakers while traveling or making friends with Indonesians. I encourage my students to be confident when speaking Bahasa Indonesia or Bahasa Bali in public by also teaching local culture and traditions in Indonesia, especially from Bali. I'm excited to start our language journey together!
My teaching material
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27 lessons completed
Living Like Balinese
A1 - C2General96 lessons completed
Bali Makenyem: SPEAK LIKE NATIVE WITH NATIVE!
B2 - C2Conversation Practice10 lessons completed
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Basa Bali Braya: LEARN BALINESE TOGETHER!
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2 Balinese lessons
The teacher is very enthusiastic, energetic and patient,with giving you very meticulous guidance on the details.He is almost the best foreign language teacher I have ever seen.
Dena is the best! He really is a good listener. I love that he is patient. He transitions smoothly when goes over my errors, because he simply doesn't tell, instead he writes examples with easy to understand explanation.