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September 05, 2013

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Indonesia: English teachers aiming to up their game

Teach-English-in-IndonesiaThe Jakarta Post seems to be a bit harsh in its sweeping statement about the abilities of Indonesia's English language teachers, in this report on the recent TEFLIN Conference.

As the majority of English language teachers in Indonesia lack competence, more than 500 teachers from all over the country are meeting in Jakarta to exchange knowledge and experiences, involving their counterparts from the region and native speaking countries.

“The speakers and presenters at the three-day conference are expected to offer input, based on their research and experience, on how to improve the teaching of English as a foreign language in Indonesia,” the president of the Association of Teaching of English as a Foreign Language in Indonesia (TEFLIN), Fuad Abdul Hamid, told The Jakarta Post after the opening ceremony of the conference recently.

The 60th TEFLIN International Conference, presented 10 main speakers in general sessions and 316 presenters in parallel sessions. The speakers and presenters come from various universities in Australia, the UK, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and the US.

The conference was organized by the TEFLIN, in cooperation with the University of Indonesia’s (UI) Faculty of Humanities and Universitas Siswa Bangsa Internasional.

Fuad acknowledged that even though English language teachers in Indonesia were required to have teaching certifications, most of them were poor in English proficiency, making their teaching ineffective.

Read the full article from The Jakarta Post.

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We are glad to invite and join our International Conference on English 26-27 November in our campus UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang, East Java.
Thank you

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