From IndonesiaLiving in Haikou, China (20:29 UTC+08:00)
italki teacher since Nov 6, 2022
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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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1 Balinese lesson
Made Dena Mandala was very well prepared and professional, and covered quite a lot of basics in a short half hour session. He was also very willing to answer the questions I had. Will be keen to continue learning from him, and am certain that it will help me be able to converse in Balinese one day. 😊
Sep 29, 2023
4 Indonesian lessons
I'm glad I met Dena on Italki. He is sympathetic and he explains the language very clearly.I recommand him as your teacher !
Sep 21, 2023
6 Indonesian lessons
Dena is very encouraging and makes language learning fun. I really enjoy our conversations. I love learning new words and the significance of those meanings. I definitely recommend Dena for enjoyable, interactive learning.
Sep 14, 2023
3 Balinese lessons
Dena was extremely helpful. He answered all of my questions thoroughly and went above and beyond to give extra information that I wouldn’t have though to ask about. I will definitely book another lesson.
Aug 25, 2023
6 Indonesian lessons
Dena is really friendly and super approachable. I felt really comfortable in my first session. As a new learner it's really helpful to have someone who is encouraging. He was skillful in his ability to provide feedback to me on my errors. He did so in a positive, productive manner. Terimah kasih banyak!
Aug 19, 2023
4 Indonesian lessons
Dena is such a nice person and I enjoyed every second of the lesson. He prepared the lesson material before the lesson and shared them with me so that I can pre-study.