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Introduction for humaira

Hi, I'm an Indonesian. I'm 34 years old and I'm a teacher. I teach English and some other subjects in an Elementary school near my house. I have been a teacher since 2004. I was a fresh graduate at that time. Actually I'm not an English department graduation but I made myself brave to reach English. I was an unemployment after graduating from my college, and being English teacher was my only chance to get a job. So I took my bravery, pushed myself to take the opportunity. I just wanted the job as a skip-stone to the ideal job I dream before. But God had different willing with my dream. He kept me becoming a teacher till today. But it doesn't matter at all cos I love teaching though it is not my dream job.

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allen0187 wrote on September 5, 2014, 11:16 PM

Welcome to the site humaira ! Nice to have you on board. Perhaps you can post about your experiences as an English teacher... looking forward to it.

Scorpie wrote on September 6, 2014, 8:15 PM

Welcome. Your English is not too bad but you should hang out here with us Americans and it will get better.

humaira wrote on September 16, 2014, 11:33 AM

Thanks for welcoming and thanks for complementing my English..:)
I always envy to those who can speak English fluent. I like English but I don't have partner to practice it..I think I can find many here..:)

humaira wrote on September 16, 2014, 11:35 AM

Thanks Allen...
What a great idea..!! I never thought it before. I have plenty experiences as a teacher to share. I'm sure I will write it. Thanks again for the idea..:)

Scorpie wrote on September 16, 2014, 1:26 PM

There are so many phrases and ridiculous rules that even we don't follow them.

Less vs Fewer
That vs Which

Or how one letter changes the meaning of a word.
Beside vs Besides

And there are British and American English spelling differences.

color vs colour

And then you have regional word usage.

Gas or Gasoline vs Petrol

I'm glad I learned it as a child cause otherwise I would be forever befuddled.

humaira wrote on September 17, 2014, 6:15 AM

You're right then..
And because language has strong relation with culture, so I am as an ESL "student" find many difficulties in expressing something using English..

Ruby3881 wrote on October 2, 2014, 2:51 AM

It sounds like maybe that dream job of yours wasn't suited for you! If you are loving teaching, it's probably because that's where you were meant to be. Welcome to our community. Perhaps you'll find you were also meant to be part of Persona Paper too :)