Visitors from Indonesia

Our language teacher, Penny Ellin, teaches Indonesian to Lock Area School on the Eyre Peninsula. Penny delivers weekly online lessons, teaching language and culture. Here is another success story from our language teacher showcasing language in the school community. She organized a face-to-face visit with native Indonesian speakers and what a fantastic day they had with lots of language and cultural exchanges! Indeed ‘Bagus sekali!’

Kazuko Glass

Recently we were fortunate to have a visit from three native Indonesian speakers staying in Port Lincoln. The three are visiting from Sumatra and have been in Port Lincoln for the past few weeks.

Before the visit, the Year 8 class brainstormed some questions they could ask, and also reviewed the questions we had been covering in our lesson texts. The year 3 to 8 students joined in an Ask and Tell session, where we had the opportunity to introduce ourselves and say something about ourselves in Indonesian. Then we asked a question and had to try to interpret the response. We asked about what types of music they liked, their favourite foods and about their hobbies and family.

It was a fantastic opportunity to see if we could be understood and it was excellent to see lots of students having a go. Bu Rasti, Julien and Marthin taught us an Indonesian action song on the guitar.

Later, our guests went on a tour of the school with Jack and Montana. They enjoyed visiting the Science and Technology areas and were very interested in the herbs in the preschool area! On return to the library, our Indonesian visitors added an international flavour to the Biggest Morning Tea, enjoying chatting with some Lock locals.

Bagus sekali - a fabulous experience for everyone!

Penny Ellin

Last updated: 08 June 2018