Hiking at Matahari

JULY 31:  We hiked 15 km. From Maribaya to Dago. It was so beautiful. I may have felt a bit unprepared because I didn’t really have much stamina for it but I was so proud of myself to have been able to finish the entire thing. The great scenery and company made it all the…

Chilling at 42 Degrees

JULY 30:  Today we headed to Sari Ater Hotel & Resort: Family Resto, Hot Spring, Camping Park, Adventure, Sport & Leisure. We traveled for a couple of hours by angkot. That in itself was quite memorable because of the steep roads that we took to get to the mountain. It was a natural hot spring…

Science Class Observation

JULY 28: Yesterday one of the things I heard from my CT’s was that the social and science classes were totally different. At first I understood it as “this is because their learning styles are different.” I was somewhat correct, however many other things affected this. In the social class they were only able to…

Social Science Class Observation

JULY 27: We observed two social classes today. Miss Juli was the one who taught these classes. The lesson was an introduction to recount text and it was evident to me that there wasn’t much of the actual English speaking inside the classroom. Most of it was being translated by the teacher. She would read…

UPI SHS: Official Welcome

JULY 25: In the morning, my partner, Toby, and I were introduced to the headmaster of the Lab School where we were formally accepted as Practice Teachers. After that we briefly met with our critique teachers, Miss Julianne and Miss Indri. We discussed the number of classes that Toby and I would be teaching. Supposedly…

Car Free Day

JULY 24: The group went to Dago to join the weekly affair called, “car free day”. This concept was new to me and all they told us about it is that it was an event where everyone exercises. I didn’t have much expectation for what we were about to do. When we got there what…

Motviation, Games, and TPR

JULY 22 It was all about figuring out the classroom today. Sir Handi taught us different ways in how to address the EFL classroom. He lead us into playing different games that enhanced vocabulary, association, and imagination, which were all considered vital in an EFL lesson. It also pointed out to me that English didn’t…

Senior High School Practice Teacher

JULY 21 Meeting at the English Department with the lab school teachers. Assigned to teach at Senior High Tour of Lab School First Glimpse of a Classroom Played the angklung with Indonesian students practicing in the campus The day started off at the English department office. There we met with our the teachers from the…

Farmhouse

July 20 Meeting at the English Department Interview by Prof Handi about our motivation and what it means to be a teacher Introduction to our buddies in the English Education Department Getting to Know with the students at Farmhouse Dinner together at the Dorm This was the day that we were welcomed into the Faculty…

It’s Official, let’s begin!

July 19 (Tuesday) Opening Ceremony of the 43rd International Systemic Functional Congress Welcome Ceremony for the Interns of the SEA Teacher Project University tour and Angkot tour with Cultural Buddies UPI Outside schools Bandung Plaza Our day started with attending the opening ceremony of the 43rd International Systemic Functional Congress “Learning Language, Learning Through Language,…

Getting to know Bandung

July 18 (Monday) Meeting Dr. Vanessa Gaffar Museum of Education Tour Malling in Ciwalk For our first official day in Bandung, we started with the most important meal of the day! Breakfast! We got up early and searched for the canteen. It was easy! Getting lost was easy. This is when we realized that asking…

Hello Indonesia I’m Tracy

July 17 (Sunday) Arrival Dorm placement I arrived with Dr. Catris and my schoolmates on Sunday at 9 AM in Jakarta. The weather was very similar with that of Manila. The first thing I noticed is the difference in culture as I stepped of the plane. Since the Philippines is a Christian country it was…