Amin

A fellowships Master Degree at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) Seoul

Hi, welcome to britishenglishclass.com, your most trusted online English course!!!, for this very first time, thank you very much for viewing my page. My name is Amin Salasa, my friends/colleagues and families usually call me either Amin or Salasa. I hold a bachelor degree in political science (International Relations-IRs) from Gadjah Mada University (UGM), Yogyakarta, Indonesia and have also taken a fellowships master degree at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) Seoul, SK majoring in International Development Studies (IDS). I am currently and particularly active as an online volunteer (social activities), a freelance analyst and consultant as well as a translator and interpreter and also a private tutor.

I would humbly identify myself as a person with good attitudes (oops… hehehe, but yea I think it is true), I have a very pleasant personality with me and I am such an outgoing person. I love to meet and interact with lots of people, I love to make and have new friends and I love to build up relations and networks, in short, I love socializing… hehehe. Lots of my friends said that I am such creative, versatile and a bit humorous individual, and yea, hopefully, they are making the right ‘verdict’… cheer!!!. For some parts, I really enjoy myself being a very detail and highly attentive person, touching the ‘godlike perfection’…. gosh what a hyperbolic expression… fyiuuh, but for the other parts, I feel like I am doing and pushing myself away too much.

I have some peculiar but common hobbies to share with, I like reading lots of things especially those like news of international issues, politics, computers, gadget and technology, games and much more. I adore myself listening to music especially those of Korean ballad songs… I just can’t clearly describe and explain why I adore those kinds of songs very much. I also enjoy myself watching a wide range genre of movies, traveling, hanging out and talking lots of things with my buddies and colleagues. I used to be a game addict, playing on PC rather on consoles or smart phones, especially games with the RTSReal Time Strategy genres like Command and Conquer series, Starcraft Universe, Warhammer series and so on. But now, I have kinda decreased my addiction on playing those games.

One of my peculiarity and ‘gift’ as some of my friends pinpointed it, is the fact that I really like learning foreign languages, yea it is such a challenging hobby for me. Taking English out from the list, I have been learning lots of foreign languages like Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Persian, Arabic, French, Thai, Spanish and Italian. However, I have no nerve of being called as a polyglot as in fact I am not. Besides being quite well-versed in English, I hold a TOPIK level 5 for my Korean, HSK level 3 for my Mandarin and JLPT N2 for my Japanese. Frankly speaking, however, I used to be really confident to talk in Japanese before but because of my laziness, I rarely use and practice it… hehehehe, now I find it quite difficult to express and converse in Japanese. I surely need to put some extra efforts and build up my commitment on brushing up those ‘rusty’ skills. Well, a lesson to learn guys!!! the best way to learn and to preserve and maintain any skills, language in this sense is to keep using it… to keep practicing it continuously… to have no day without practicing.

And yea, about my English, I have been learning English since I was a kid. Yes, definitely, I am still learning it up until now since I am sharing the same ideal of long live learning, so never stop learning guys!!! “there are always new things to learn… so don’t get yourself easily satisfied.” Both of my studies and my working experiences now and in the past required and compelled me to outfit myself with some degree knowledge of English, well, to really master it into some degrees and of course, I am really grateful because of that. I used to officially work in several International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) before, where English, here to the extent of such very technical and specific terms and purposes, is used and must be utilized. I used to work also as an English teacher in a private institution for a consecutive of 2 years term back then, to where I explored, conducted experiments and dug up my passion on ESL teaching. During that period, I taught English for wide range level of students; kids/young learners, teenager/young adult, and adult. I am quite familiar enough with the so called Cambridge Curriculum. However, my specific specialty as an ESL teacher is more to be focused on professional classes, speaking and conversation classes, in company training and preparation classes like TOEFL prep and IELTS prep.

I think that is all I can share for now. If you want to know more about me, please don’t hesitate to contact and chat me. Once again, thank you very much for bumping yourself into and spending your very valuable time reading through my page, I would be really glad and feel myself honored to see, chat and have you in my classes soon. Let’s enjoy learning English together!!!

Quotes:

“motivation, commitment and perseverance are essential keys to learning anything.”

“be confident, don’t be afraid to make mistakes, learn from those mistakes and keep up practicing and you will be there, safe and sound, happy, proud and satisfied to get what you really want.”

“The best way to learn and preserve your language skills is to use it all the time, so keep practicing and utilizing it.”

Double Comparatives
(the comparative adjective, the comparative adjective)

 

Double Comparatives adalah frase yang umum digunakan dalam bahasa Inggris untuk menunjukkan proporsionalitas peningkatan atau penurunan hasil (menunjukan hubungan kausalitas/sebab-akibat antar klausa yang paralel yang berisi comparison “perbandingan” dan contrast “pertentangan” berdasarkan pada penggunaan adjective atau kata sifat dalam bentuk comparative). Frase ini sering digunakan untuk menekankan pentingnya melakukan atau tidak melakukan suatu tindakan.

Contoh:
The less money I spend, the less I have to worry about saving. Semakin sedikit uang yang kubelanjakan, semakin sedikit pula rasa khawatirku terhadap tabungan.

The older we grow, the wiser we become. Semakin tua diri kita, semakin kita menjadi bijaksana.

The more he reads the book, the more confused he becomes. Semakin banyak dia membaca buku, semakin bertambah bingung dia.

The more you practice, the better your performance will be. Semakin banyak kamu berlatih, semakin baik pula performamu nantinya.

The less money he has on his hand, the more insecure he feels. Semakin sedikit uang yang berada ditangannya, semakin tidak aman perasaannya.

 Keterangan: Bold (tercetak tebal) adalah comparative adjective, Underline (bergaris bawah) adalah klausa

 Pattern/Pola:  The comparative adjective + clause, the comparative adjective + clause

Other examples:

The harder the problem is, the more time we need to find the solutions.

The less she knows about it, the better.

The more complicated the situation is, the less visible options we have.

The bigger the case is, the less likely that we are about to solve it soon.

The faster we drive, the sooner we arrive.

The more you consume enough healthy diet everyday, the healthier you become.

The more he eats, the heavier his body turns to be.

The more you spend your time sunbathing at the beach, the tanner you become.

The more comprehensive the report about the incident is, the less time we need to find all the clues.

The more person to join the event, the merrier it becomes.

The longer I wait, the more bored I become.

The sharper the knife is, the easier for us to chop the vegetable.

Dalam bentuk percakapan (bahasa Inggris ujaran), Double comparatives sangat umum mengalami ‘penyingkatan’ dan digunakan sebagai cliche (biasanya dalam format the more the merrier dan the…… the better), sebagai contoh:

The more the merrier (means… The more people to join the party, the merrier the party will be)

The bigger the better (means… The bigger the car is, the better for us since we can load lots of things in it)

The sooner the better (means… the sooner we finish the task, the better for us since we are going to have more spare time)

The earlier the better (means… the earlier we leave, the better for us since we will be free of traffic jam)

Disisi yang lain, Double comparatives juga dapat diubah dan digunakan sebagai bentuk perintah ketika kita merekomendasikan sejumlah aktivitas tertentu, semisal:

Talk Less, do more!
Study more, learn more!
Play less, study more!
Work more, save more!
Think harder, get smarter!

Catatan: bentuk singkat dari double comparatives diatas secara faktual dipakai dalam percakapan dan ‘dianggap dibenarkan’ secara gramatikal.

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