INTAN is an Association for the people, by the people. The 2016 Committee comprises 18 members who are dedicated volunteers charged with the mission to raise the profile of Indonesian language and culture education at all levels and in all education sectors in South Australia, while at the same time, continuing to offer outstanding professional learning opportunities and resources to its members.
Current role: St. Aloysius College. Indonesian teacher Yr 11 and 12. Teacher of French and English Years 7-12.
I joined INTAN in 2014 and I have taken on the role as Secretary for 2015 and 2016.
I am passionate about languages and making language learning both enjoyable and rewarding. I widely integrate technology into the students' learning and constantly engage them in the culture. At St. Aloysius, we are fortunate to have our own gamelan and we are centrally located next to the central market and Indonesian restaurants.
I coordinated and delivered a presentation at the INTAN conference on Indonesian language learning and how it has impacted on our students.
I participated in the Language consultation process for ACARA.
I was selected to participate in the Australia- Indonesia Bridge Project held in Melbourne in 2010.
In 2011, I participated in a Study Tour to Indonesia representing St. Aloysius College on how Indonesian language learning has impacted throughout Australia.Close ×
Online Services Manager
Current role: Murray Bridge High School Independent Learning Centre, part-time SACE numeracy teacher. Relief teacher.
This is my first year teaching after graduating in 2014 as a mathematics and senior chemistry teacher. Throughout 2015 I am completing the final year of my Diploma of Indonesian Language so that I may establish deeper connections with Indonesia. 2015 is my second year as a member of INTAN and my first as committee member and editor of Suara Kita. I am also a member of South Australian Teachers’ Associations MLTASA, SASTA and MASA.
I have received a scholarship from INTAN to attend the AFMLTA National Languages Conference in July, 2015. As an early career teacher with academic training in Indonesian language but without training in language pedagogy, the conference will help me to adapt inquiry-based pedagogy from science and mathematics to the Indonesian classroom.
My passion is intercultural and multicultural education in a cross-curricular context, and facilitate the deep engagement of Australians with Asia. This is achieved most effectively through person-to-person connections, the facilitation of which is my focus for professional learning. I have an interest in Indonesia’s globally interlinked history as well as its modern popular culture, particularly its thriving music scenes.Close ×
Current Role: Year 6-9 Indonesian Teacher, Mercedes College ; Year 11 SACE and IB Indonesian Teacher, School of Languages, Adelaide.
Since embarking on my teaching career in Australia, I was fortunate to find employment at School of Languages, Adelaide in 2013 where, apart from the delivery of the lesson to Stage 1 (Beginners), it has provided me with a wider perspective of the issues surrounding language education. I was involved in the review of the draft Australian Curriculum: Languages - Indonesian as a member of the Indonesian faculty at School of Languages. I have also actively promoted Indonesian language learning through INDOfest and various schools’ Transition Days and Open Days.
I have been involved with a team of teachers at Victor Harbour High School, hosting members from a sister school in Lombok when they visited Adelaide in 2014. Through the experience of organising and managing teachers and student activities, I found that one of the best ways for sustainable bilateral ties between countries is through an understanding and awareness of language and culture. Therefore, I aspire to work closely with other Indonesian schools/educators/organisations around Australia to further promote the language and culture using in-country visits.
I am passionate about intercultural understanding, tackling challenges in additional language teaching, pedagogy and promoting on-going language and cultural ties between Australia and Indonesia.Close ×
Hub Group Officer
Current role: R-7 Indonesian teacher at Pilgrim School, Aberfoyle Park.
Having been on the INTAN Committee since 2014, I have a particular interest in supporting the growth of Indonesian teacher hub groups in South Australia. It was involvement in the Southern hub group that highlighted for me the value of such gatherings for mutual sharing and professional growth. Since taking on the Hub Group Officer role in 2015, I have assisted another two hub groups to form in the Adelaide area.
After gaining a Bachelor in Early Childhood Education, I was employed as a Pre-School teacher, followed by Junior Primary, yet the demand in schools for Language teachers, and some specialisation in this area as well, has meant that this has been part of my repertoire.
Following a break in teaching, I returned in 2006 and have since filled the position of language teacher in a number of schools in the non-government sector of South Australia. I am passionate about creating engaging, practical, age-appropriate language activities and experiences that are developmentally sequenced.
In the current language teaching climate, we are finding the need for teachers to support fellow teachers in the absence of other leadership in this area. The value of INTAN for networking, professional learning and resourcing is all the more paramount.Close ×
Currently, I teach Indonesian at Emmaus Catholic Primary School from Reception to Year 7. I established the programme in 1999, but have also taught in a number of other Catholic and DECD schools. I have also provided training to staff, at schools without a language programme, who were keen to deliver lessons in their own classrooms.
I joined INTAN as soon as I graduated as an Indonesian teacher and also the Southern Hub group, which has been a tremendous professional support system. I had the great opportunity of being co-ordinator for the Indonesian Teacher's Network in Catholic Education for a year, but sadly this group no longer exists.
In 2014 I visited and taught in a school in Cimahi, Java, which led to the formation of a sister school partnership. My students have enthusiastically embraced the opportunity to communicate with their Indonesian peers and exchange information about their lives.
I look forward to being part of the dynamic team that makes up the INTAN Committee for the next 2 years.Close ×
Currently working at Open Access College teaching R-7 Indonesian and Stage 2 Psychology.
This is my first year serving on the INTAN Committee and I am excited about this wonderful experience and having the opportunity to give back to the community.
My passion for language learning started at Largs Bay Primary School and I continued to be inspired by my teachers at Le Fevre High School. Wishing to continue my language studies, I decided to become an Indonesian teacher.
After graduating from the University of Adelaide, I found myself back at Le Fevre High teaching Years 8-10 Indonesian using the International Baccalaureate Programme. I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunities and challenges during my time there. The excitement of hosting students from Indonesian sister schools, encouraging community service and understanding how to differentiate learning for students.
A highlight of 2014 was attending the ASILE Conference in Bali with my colleagues.
I embrace opportunities like this which inspire me to grow and develop my interests in language teaching.
This year I am thrilled to be teaching in an online environment, giving young students a positive view of Indonesia and language learning.Close ×
Current role: R-7 Indonesian Teacher at Port Elliot Primary School
I have been a member of INTAN since 2001 when I moved to South Australia. This is the second time I’ve been on the INTAN Committee.
I have had a lifelong connection with Indonesian language and culture, dating right back to when I was a toddler. I remember joining in with my father repeating phrases while listening to his Indonesian language learning records for homework.
I have widely travelled throughout Indonesia. In 2013, I spent 7 months backpacking throughout Indonesia visiting friends and family from Padang to Raja Ampat, from Pulau Morotai to Jogjakarta. During this trip, I was so incredibly privileged to be invited to stay with Indonesian families which gave me a deep understanding of Bhinneka Tunggal Ika. Indonesian people are truly the warmest and most generous people on our earth!
I have been teaching Indonesian for almost 15 years and I have enjoyed each and every year. I consider myself very fortunate to have a profession which allows me to share, with others, my love of Indonesian language and culture, as well as being able to provide students with opportunities to meet and talk with Indonesian native speakers about a wide range of topical issues.
I am a member of the Fleurieu Indonesian Language Teachers Hub Group which is an extremely active group on the South Coast. We recently discovered Teaching Proficiency through Reading & Storytelling (TPRS) which has had a profound impact both on us as teachers and for our students. In 2015, we presented a workshop at the Annual INTAN Conference to demonstrate and promote this pedagogy. Further information about TPRS for Indonesian teachers can be found on my blog.
In 2015, I was the recipient of the INTAN ‘Gotong Royong’ Award at the 2015 World Teachers' Day Award Ceremony.Close ×
Current teaching roles: Indonesian language teacher at Mercedes College (Years 6-10) and School of Languages (SACE Stage 2 Indonesian (continuers) & IB Year 12).
I joined INTAN as a student teacher in 2015 and after graduating, I became a committee member in 2016 because I want to work more closely with the Association in order to learn from more experienced colleagues, and to assist with the growth of INTAN.
My passion for Indonesian language and culture began with a family holiday to Bali and Java in 2006. Upon my return, I enrolled in Indonesian language courses at WEA and School of Languages respectively. Following multiple trips to Indonesia, in 2008 I made the decision to begin teaching English as a Second Language at a language school in Surakarta, Central Java.
After working at the language course, as well as several Indonesian Primary and Secondary Schools for 3 years, I returned to Australia in 2011 and studied for a double degree Bachelor of Education Secondary Schooling/Bachelor of Languages, whilst continuing to teach English at several English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) schools. As well as core education topics, my majors are Indonesian and TESOL. I believe that language teaching pedagogies from TESOL are directly transferable to any additional language, such as Indonesian. Moreover, learning an additional language ourselves helps us to develop empathy for the challenges that our students face with their own language acquisition.
One of the highlights of my degree was participating in the semester-long Indonesian Language Teacher Immersion (ILTI) Programme through the Australian Consortium for In-Country Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) at Sanata Dharma University in Yogyakarta. These study abroad programmes provide amazing opportunities for students to challenge themselves, meet people, and gain invaluable insight into life in Indonesia. In my opinion, Indonesian language teachers in Australia should encourage their students to aspire to join one of these programmes whenever possible.
In addition, the collaboration between INTAN and other Indonesian community groups within Australia and abroad provides immediate opportunities for students to realise that their language acquisition is purposeful and can be used in local, as well as, international contexts. I hope to support these ties between INTAN and multiple community groups so that we can prosper together now and into the future.Close ×
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