Q: Why did you decide to undertake ACICIS’ Indonesian Language Short Course?
The in-country experience would challenge and surround me in Indonesian Language.
Q: Did you receive a New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant? If so, how did this contribute to your experience in Indonesia?
Yes I received the new plan, without it I wouldn’t have been able to undertake this experience, thus it is very important that this initiative is available.
Q: What did you find to be the most rewarding part of this in-country experience?
I love interacting with the Indonesian people. They are very open and help me to learn more about language and culture in Indonesia.
Q: What do you find to be the most challenging about the ILSC?
I think the challenges you face are the challenges you set yourself. If you are open to the experience it will be rewarding.
Q: Have you had previous experience learning Indonesian in Australia? If yes, how different was the in-country ILSC to your previous experiences?
I have learnt Indonesian in Australia, but being immersed in the language on a day to day basis is far more educational and helped me to learn quicker.
Q: Were you able to learn about the Indonesian culture from this in-country program? If yes, how was this achieved?
Yes, I had time to visit places of cultural significance and interact with people on a day to day basis.
Q: What did you enjoy most about the course?
Interacting with different people on a day to day basis.
Q: How will your proficiency in Indonesian Language gained through the ILSC influence your future career or study?
It will help me in my task as a school teacher.
Q: Would you recommend this program to your friends?
Q: What is your favourite Indonesian phrase?