Reasons That Makes TEFL Courses in Indonesia Relevant!

Ruchina was excited to start her career from the Indonesian Island, close to her dreamland. At least that is what she felt – after doing a quick research about the state’s archipelago, traditions and culture. She was mesmerised by all! She has always been an explorer, a passionate traveller and a teacher. Personally, she felt it is significant for an individual or especially who are into teaching career relate to the cross-cultural behaviour of the state. That is surely when you co-relate with the people, culture and enhance all the developmental requisites of a student as a teacher. It was particularly to converse effectively with the students even after knowing English she decided to pursue her TEFL courses in Indonesia.


The initial days of hardship…

‘One of the common problems, here in Indonesia is that of communication’, exclaimed Ruchina. She talked how difficult it was to step into the world of special children, who had almost no knowledge of English. ‘It was so hard to convince any dyslexia students to work on the English letters and words. Even though I used to start going to the school early around 7.30am in the morning, and I invested more on taking a steady call for every student, I somehow end up in an average way’. Some would simply don’t understand how to write the letters chronologically. Since I assist small kids, aged around 2-4 who completely missed out on my instructions, rather would stay wondering out of the window! Perhaps the level or steps to make them unlearn the languages wasn’t appropriate with what I am aware of.

The caring part…

‘Sensing that they lack concentration which is a major problem of children suffering from dyslexia I thought to use my SEN abilities’ expressed Ruchina. When Ruchina came to Indonesia, she was married and had been living with her husband near to the largest island, Java. The island also amplifies career opportunities to young educated adults. With her husband busy working in a multinational corporation, she was left to do little household and a lousy noon to get bored. Hence, to spice things up professionally and economically, she invested all her weekly afternoons to learn new teaching techniques that would enhance her language teaching skills. From an array of special education courses in Indonesia, she pursued the postgraduate diploma in autism awareness for teachers.

This is where she realised ways to handle children suffering from autism or dyslexia and how such challenges could better be resolved in relation to their social and cognitive level of communication and learning. Facts that diets are a must have mattered to look important while one facilitate the ethical consequences of teaching an Autistic student.  But once she stepped into the class settings, things changed drastically – with a group of students finding it hard to convince them appropriately.

The solution to connect effectively…

Back at school, things were going mad! And it was only then our principal came up with this brilliant idea of TEFL. She suggested me to do a quick online certificate course. And to my surprise, TTA (Teachers Training Asia) proved affordable, easy to pursue and best online training institute to work along. Anyway, coming back to the class settings, Ruchina realised, even though she was skilled, she lacked some particular tips to teach the language. For instance, there is a difference between language acquisition and language learning, especially for someone who is to make the learner ensure that the second language is not learnt but acquired flexibly. The aim is to make the non-native speakers become on par with the native speakers. Making them contextualise, both grammar and structures are dealt together properly which would definitely give a thumbs up – solution to solve their language problem.

The changing times…

Now, thanks to the current curriculum, schools are teaching English to their students. Perhaps it was prior to the need of the modern world of communication and commercialisation which makes English an internationally spoken and written language. Globalisation has cultivated the option to work and build students aka kids as a global citizen. Thereby, migration becomes easier and travelling beyond the boundaries for a better standard of living becomes the queue for all. And Indonesia is no different – which interestingly favoured the economic stature of the nation. It is here the need to communicate and adapt effectively in cross-cultural settings becomes viable with TEFL courses in Indonesia.

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