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Monday, November 17, 2014

APPLYING DOMINO IN CLASS


How many of you know how to play domino? It’s everybody’s childhood game, I guess. It doesn’t need special skills to play this game as far as I know. What you have to do is match the dots here and there. Well, that’s the simplest way I know. There might be other more advanced ways to play domino out there. What I’d like to share here is applying domino game in class.

Actually, you can use domino to teach any levels and any language target. What I did in class was teaching preference. What I did was teaching some expressions:

I prefer ____ to ____
I like _____ better than ____
I would rather _____ than ______

Make sure you have taught the above pattern before you assign the students to play domino. Oya, there are also some target vocabulary that the students must use from the lesson. Such as: interesting, clumsy, informative, horrible, fantastic, etc.
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

APPLYING UNO GAME IN CLASS




I bet everyone is familiar with this game. UNO is a typical card game that children love so much. For further  info about UNO, you can check out the following link to know how to do it. What I’d like to share here is using this game to teach some language practice to students.

The topic I got when I applied this game was the use of comparison of as…..as  or is not as…….as. What I did first was teaching the pattern of the grammar. And then the students did the activity from the student book and the workbook. When I think that the students were capable enough to use as…..as, I assigned them to do the following:

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Jung Daehyun


Written by Wiem Khalifa
Higher Intermediate 2/ 2014


Most people who like K-Pop usually have their ultimate bias (favorite group member) in their favorite boy or girl band. in my case, I have fallen for Jung Daehyun, one of B. A. D's members. He has a very sharp jaw-line and plump lips. His eyes are rounded and when he smiles, his face will be fullbof wrinkles,  which for me, look very cute. Since he is the main vocalist of the group,  he has really impressive and amazing voice. He has a great power in singing especially when it comes to high-notes, The record that he has made was when he reached the nine octaves. Besides, his color of his voice is different from other singers. Pass his good looking face and singing skills, he is a boyfriend material. He can be a really caring boyfriend since he knows a lot how to treat a girl well. He has a good sense of huor and is so talkative. He is also a well-mannered person. I also love his fashion sense. He can dress wellin casual way and match his image. He also like cooking and playing with children. So, I see his a good father already. If I could, I would marry him :D

Lost in Time


Written by Gandhi Anindito

In the 946 AD, there was a brave and honorable knight named Hendrik. He was fairly young for his title and social standing. He enlisted himself in military at the age of 18. He's almost 30 years old now. He had never failed his duty as a knight, and he's also well-known in the kingdom.

One day, there was a rumor in the kingdom that a sect of cults had appeared within the kingdom. They always said that cultists were magicians but so far it had not been prevented to be true. This particular sect had been proven to kidnap some of the villagers and used them as a sacrifice. Hendrik and some of his men were assigned to eliminate or capture this cult. Previous attempts to apprehend this sect was made but to no avail. Some of them end up missing or dead.

Friday, August 15, 2014

A Visit to Tarbiyatul Yatim Orphanage

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Ramadhan or fasting month for Moslems all over the world is considered as a holy month. Therefore, all Moslems attempt to get as abundant as possible for Allah's blessings by doing good deeds such as doing fasting, doing extra praying in the evening and of course donating to the unfortunate ones. Tarbiyatul Yatim orphanage is the target for donating for CSR program this year. 

The preparations for conducting this program started two weeks before the D-day. All teachers had been informed during the class assignment so it would be easy to inform the students later on. Some posters also were posted, too, on three branches: Semarang Candi, Srondol and Banyumanik. This info was also posted in social media such as Facebook and Twitter. So, it was all set! Well, the process of collecting donations were carried out during class periods by the class teachers. Students of English for Children classes (EC) and English for Teens classes (ET) were briefed by official letters to the parents.

The donations were mostly in the forms of cash, books, used clothes, kofiyet (kopiah), female praying robe, sarong, etc. From the cash, the committee bought some groceries such as rice, sugar, flour, etc, drinks, and snacks. They were all packed in boxes and plastic bags. When everything was ready and put in the cars, the committee got ready to visit the orphanage.
It was two days before Eid Mubarak when some teachers visited the orphanage. Tarbiyatul Yatim orphanage is located on jl. Simongan 1 RT08/ RW II Ngemplak Simongan Barat. There were around 9 teachers who joined the visit. When they arrived there, there was a speech given by the chief of the orphanage, Mr. Munfaat. It appeared that there was another group of people who did the same thing, giving donation to the place. Praise the Lord. 

The teachers were welcomed in the guest room by Mrs. Munfaat. She talked much about the condition of the place and the children living there. There are about 62 unfortunate children. They consist of students of kindergarten, elementary, junior high and senior school. They also come from various places around Central Java: Semarang, Purwodadi, Pekalongan, Jepara, Banyumas, etc. the orphanage applies strict rules to children candidates who want to live in the place, they must be eager to study for their future. 

After some chit chat with Mrs. Munfaat, it was time to greet the children. Unfortunately, some of them went back to their hometown so the teachers wouldn’t see them. Yet, the show went on :D After some welcoming speech from Mr. Munfaat, the teachers handed in some cash for them for celebrating Eid Day. As soon as it finished, it was time to have a break fasting. Some simple menu had been provided by nearby restaurant accompanied by ‘es campur’. The children seemed delighted with it. Finally, it was time to say goodbye with the children and the owner of the orphanage. One thing left was their happy faces and eagerness to welcome Eid Day. Some of them live without parents or underprivileged parents, but at least they got some attention from other people who care about them. They still need some more attention, especially the owner to finance the daily need of the orphanage.