Warren Midgley, Associated Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Southern Queensland has written an interesting article comparing the learning of Indonesian in Australian schools with other languages available on the curriculum. Please see this link. 170324 What languages should children be learning
BBI(ACT) received the following information to pass on to its members.
My name is Steve Reynolds and I work for LTC Language Solutions, a full service language provider meeting language needs since 1992. We have an urgent need to contract with an Indonesian language/culture teacher for one expat USA student in Canberra.
Please pass this teaching opportunity on to anyone in your extended network that might be qualified and interested.
What: 168 hour contract – beginning level Indonesian language / culture for one adult student
Where: Private office provided in Government facility in Canberra
When: Daily – Monday through Friday – total of 24 days of teaching
Time: 8:00 am through 4:00 pm (one hour lunch)
Starting Date: 21 February through 24 March, 2017
Requirements: Teacher must be native Indonesian speaker with teaching experience
Pay: $4,200 US Dollars total pay ($20 to $25 US Dollars per hour – negotiable depending on experience)
Materials: Provided for teacher and student
Please forward your CV and contact information so we can set up a skype or phone interview ASAP. Thanks!
Steve Reynolds ǀ Language Training Coordinator
5750 Castle Creek Parkway, Suite 487
Indianapolis, IN 46250
GSA Contract Number: GS-10F-109BA
LTC has made Inc. magazine’s annual exclusive
list of America’s fastest-growing private
companies for the 5th year in a row!
Balai Bahasa Indonesia (ACT) hosted a visit by renowned former Indonesia Idol star, Michael Jakarimilena to Canberra on 1-2 September 2016. Michael, accompanied by guitarist Tony Brillyanto, performed a schools-only concert at Alfred Deakin High School on 1 September for over 150 students of Indonesian from secondary schools throughout the ACT region. Michael, a native of Papua Province, thrilled his enthusiastic audience with renditions of his most popular recent songs, including ‘Raya Indonesia’, ‘Salam Tiga Jari’ and ‘Papua Dalam Cinta’. Michael also performed for an appreciative audience at the Indonesian Embassy on the evening of 2 September. Michael’s Canberra performances followed a highly successful visit to Perth where he also performed for schools in concerts organised by BBI Perth. From Canberra Michael left for Northeast Victoria where he was due to perform at the Beechworth Secondary College on 5 September before returning to Indonesia.
In welcoming Michael and Tony to Canberra, BBI (ACT) chair, Heath McMichael, said that their visit reinforced a primary goal of the BBI (ACT) to support the learning and teaching of Indonesian in schools in the ACT and throughout Australia. Heath congratulated the performers for rekindling students’ passion for the Indonesian language and for building a bridge between cultures. “Michael and Tonys’ electric performance at Alfred Deakin High School demonstrated once again the power of music diplomacy”, Heath said.
Australia Indonesia Association (ACT) Inc. presents the AIA WINTER DINNER 2016
Great entertainment – live Indonesian music and performances Nine piece Gamelan & Indonesian Band & Pendet Dance & Topeng Dance & live Indonesian song.
Quality 3 Course Dinner – Main: Indonesian Rendang (Halal)
Guest Speaker: Indonesian Ambassador: HE NADJIB RIPHAT KESOEMA
When: Saturday 16 July 2016 at 6.00 for 6.30pm
Where: Rich Rewards Room. Canberra Race Course, Randwick Road, Lyneham, ACT, 2602
Cost: $60 for members – $70 for non-members
Lucky Door Prize from Indo Cafe
Purchase Tickets by:
- Pay Online (preferred method)
- Electronic Funds Transfers to: Account Name: Australia Indonesia Association ACT Branch
BSB 032729 Account No: 130447. On payment please enter: WD – Your surname and email a receipt copy and your details to email@example.com; OR
- Cheques payable to “Australia Indonesia Association” can be sent to:
AIA (ACT) PO Box 7252 Duffy ACT 2611
For more information and tickets contact:
Phone: Bill Rhemrev 0438 881 750 or Yetty Daly 6286 5551 (ah) or SMS Les Boag 0418 210 348
Non-members of AIA also welcome
Please note deadline for bookings is Friday 8 July 2016
(tickets sold out last few years so please book early)
AIA gratefully acknowledges the following sponsors:
IndoCafe, Embassy of Indonesia Canberra
BBI(ACT)’s second book club meeting will discuss: Laskar Pelangi (book/film)
Time & Venue
· Date: 18.30, 15 July 2016
· Place: Bu Prapti’s house – 28 Mirning Crescent, Aranda
· Catering: $10/person for Indonesian dinner
· RSVP: ACCEPTANCE ONLY, no later than 8 July 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Discussion can be done in both Indonesian & English (but if possible, more Indonesian than English, especially if we have Indonesian ‘learners’, or those who want to maintain/improve their proficiency).
If you don’t have a copy of the book/film try Googleplay (https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Andrea_Hirata_The_Rainbow_Troops?id=lj0sQAO-PacC – in English) or open source:
Novel Laskar Pelangi adalah novel pertama dari tetralogi tulisan Andrea Hirata. Buku lanjutan Laskar Pelangi ini, berturut-turut adalah Sang Pemimpi, Endesor, serta Maryamah Karpov.
Hirata memulainya dengan kisah sedih dunia pendidikan di Indonesia dan berfokus pada akan ditutupnya satu sekolah yang kekurangan murid, yaitu SD Muhammadiyah di Gantung Belitung Timur. Namun, karena perjuangan orang setempat mereka berhasil mendaftar 10 murid (syarat jumlah minimum) dan sekolah dengan bangunan sederhana itu tetap diijinkan beraktifitas seperti biasanya. Ke-sepuluh murid tersebut adalah para laskar pelangi. Nama yang diberikan guru mereka bernama Bu Mus, oleh karena kegemaran mereka terhadap pelangi. Siapa saja mereka dan bagaimana kisah perjalanan mereka?Novel ini menceritakan kehidupan 10 anak di Belitong. Andrea H
Points for discussion: (not necessarily in this order)
Waktu Anda membaca novel ini, kesan dan perasaan apa yang
· Menurut Anda apa tema (& subtema) dan pesan novel ini?
· Bagaimana penokohannya?
· Latar (tempat, sosial budaya, dll)?
· Alur ceritanya?
· (Gaya) Bahasanya?
The 2016 ASILE Conference will be hosted by the INTAN (Indonesian Teachers’ Association of South Australia).
The theme for 2016 is “INDOVASI menuju paradigma baru” (moving into a new paradigm) in Indonesian language education.
This theme has been chosen specifically to provoke our thinking about the future of Indonesian language teaching and research. As a field, we find ourselves in challenging times. On the one hand there is much rhetoric about the importance of our relationship with Indonesia and the value of learning Indonesian, and yet on the other hand, we have fewer programs and studying the language than in previous years. We are in rapidly changing times, with shifting political and economic forces, increased mobility, expanding communication technologies and networks, and demands on us to be innovative and agile.
It is within this context that participants are asked to consider the future of Indonesian language and culture teaching and research. We ask: What do we imagine the future will look like? What will it mean for future generations to learn Indonesian? How might we respond to these challenges and opportunities? What will we need to realise our vision?
All participants interested in these questions and more are encouraged to attend the conference and contribute to the dialogue about the future of our field, and to shape a paradigma baru together.
For information on ASILE 2016 go to: http://asileconference2016.weebly.com
Early Bird Registration – opening soon
Early Bird Registration: $300
Standard Registration: $350
Student / Non-practicing Teacher Registration: $250
International participant: $300
Conference presenters: $300
Single day registration (Saturday or Sunday) $180
Visit http://asileconference2016.weebly.com for details on what is included in your conference registration.