Monik is a bundle of energy and her manner always rubs off on her students, in a good way. Her natural patience is obvious and it really goes a long way in defining her teaching technique. She has been teaching Bahasa Indonesia for 7 years, to children of expats, right up to high flying international business men and woman alike. Many have said that Monik is the perfect language teacher.
- Formal Bahasa Indonesia Training
- Keynote Speaker
- Teacher Trainer
- Presentation Training
- TESOL Certification
Insights – with Monik
What kind of teaching technique do you think the most effective way to motivate students skill in speaking?
There is no one particular technique that can be applied to every student and to every class. The one thing that is common is to find similar interests that the students can relate to and to use their personal experiences as a means of generating conversation that will further enhance their
knowledge of English. As a teacher, showing interest in what the students discuss is crucial in this process.
What are the obstacles that you often face while you are teaching English?
Different obstacles arise based on the type of students, their level, their motivation and attitude as well as the dynamics, especially when teaching multilingual and monolingual classes. These can include different personality traits where I could be teaching a mix of introvert and extrovert students to a diverse range of pronunciation problems that need to be addressed.
What do you like about your students?
The students are a great reason why I love teaching and they often bring out the best in me. To have people look at you as a mentor, who can guide them on their development which ultimately plays a part of their future prospects is not only honourable but also rewarding and
What do you do to stimulate students creativity while they’re having an English class?
There isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ approach to sparking students’ imagination. During my teaching experience, I have been exposed to a plethora of resources from different mediums. I have used these resources as well as adjusting them to suit my lessons. At the end of the day, my main objectives are to make my lessons fun, interesting and motivating but also constructive,.
Have you had experience in teaching International students? If yes, how did you feel about it?
Although I’ve taught international students in Indonesia, most of my experience in teaching them was in Australia. They primarily came from Brazil, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Pakistan, Peru, the Slovak Republic, Spain and Thailand. These experiences exposed me to different cultures and etiquette as well as being presented with impromptu challenges. It has given my a greater insight of where they come from and what their traditions and customs are.
What brought to Indonesia to teach?
I previously lived in Indonesia for about six and a half years. During this time, I grew to love the warmth and hospitality of the people, the diversity of cultures, the climate, the different landscapes, the close friendships that I made and everything else that it had to offer.