Angus McNabb is a New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant recipient from RMIT University. Angus undertook the Virtual Indonesian Language Short Course in July 2021.
Q: Why did you decide to undertake ACICIS’ Indonesian Language Short Course?
I needed to complete a language elective for my degree and I wanted to find out more about Indonesia.
Q: What did you find to be the most rewarding part of this virtual experience?
Meeting the teachers and speaking about all the delicious food in Indonesia.
Q: What did you find to be the most challenging about your experience on the Virtual ILSC?
Staying focused. Learning online, it can be hard to focus. Too much screen time makes me feel lethargic.
Q: Were you able to learn about the Indonesian culture from this virtual program? If yes, how was this achieved?
Yes, I learnt a lot about the culture of Indonesia and this was the best part of the course. Learning the day to day activities of my tutors and the different religions and foods was great.
Q: How will your proficiency in Indonesian Language gained through the ILSC influence your future career or study?
I really want to visit and venture into Indonesian culture and the country itself.
Q: Would you recommend this virtual program to your friends?
Yes! I thought it was a great class for a beginner like myself.
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Q: Describe your experience of the Virtual ILSC in three words:
Engaging. Interesting. Rewarding