Hello, everyone, you can call me Niko for short. I consider myself to have high degree of curiosity, and good at many arts, though I am exceptionally well at languages. Some friends told me that I have a cool vibe when socializing, and tend to responding only when I feel I need to, but when I feel motivated I would be pretty much energetic. I am a good listener; I would spend the whole hour just to listen to stories. Details are what make the world; sometime I get frustrated when producing low-quality works by my standard, and believe me it is above average.
I majored International Relations in Universitas Brawijaya, in Malang. Battling hard stuff literatures, mostly in English, has been a habit since then. I have tried teaching English in the local orphanage around my home; additionally I have also been filling in in an English session of any organization. I have minimum international experience; Singapore is the only foreign land I ever visited, though I am visiting there regularly.
Learning language is best done through real-time activities, so I decided to play online games and watch movies as complementary English learning process and I am confident to say that my English has improved well because of them. With the current curriculum coupled with my method, I am keen to implement my method to everyone.
Expect some less stressful session during a class with me, as I will conduct the class with games and sharing sessions (read: grammars, vocabs, and stuff). I hope to see you soon!
Mr. Niko’s Note About BritishEnglishClass
Online learning has been continually progressing in recent years. The introduction of smartphone, the ease of access to it, and the constant development of the internet and many softwares have put many conventional, physical, activities at risk of losing its relevance, albeit slowly at first. People access internet constantly nowadays and they can access information with ease, be it about cats, memes, or even English. Many have no luxuries of sparetimes despite all that, and 9-5-milenials suffer most dearly. Some of them even realized that they had been lacking a crucial skill, English, after getting themselves into the workforce. The britishenglishclass.com provides a solution for these people. An online learning platform with a real teacher and real-time interactions without having to sit down in a class.
My name is Niko, one of the BEC English teachers. I have been actively teaching online at the BEC for a year. For almost 20 years of learning English for fun, I never thought that I would be teaching English, not to mention online. My experience in the language is more of practical, but I have also learnt how important language structures can be; especially in my years in undergraduate. That is how I would like for my students to realize; when they have the needs, what comes next would be commitment. I usually start off with “breaking the ice” phase where we chit-chat casually without paying any regards to each others’ English, this is also an excelent time to test out their English without letting them know they are being tested. I would ask them many personal (non-sensitive) questions and try to build a theme and materials based on them. The second phase would be a cycle between “hard materials”, and “fun activities”; during which students would learn new vocabularies through stories or games. “English to start off your day” is the term I use to encourage my students to practice; from writing a diary to writing down a draft for presentation. I usually point out that “Mistakes are your friends. Love them, and learn from them” to every students. “Practice makes perfect”, a powerful quote to follow despite being constantly taken for granted.
Future Tenses Example
Describing the future: Ada beberapa cara penggunaan future tenses untuk mendeskripsikan prediksi tentang fenomena yang akan dating ataupun menyampaikan rencana.
Yang perlu diperhatikan adalah penggunaan dan penempatan deskripsi waktu/tempat. Tenses yang paling sering dipakai dalam future tenses adalah : “will”; “will be + Verb ing”; “is/are + Verb ing”; “is/are + to”.
Penggunaan future tenses yang tepat akan memberikan implikasi yang sangat berarti kepada lawan bicara yang ingin mengetahui rencana anda untuk masa depan, pembuatan memo, dan planning/scheduling.
Dalam membuat Prediksi: “Joko will be at work tomorrow”;
o Question form: “Will Joko be at work tomorrow?”
Dalam membuat Rencana: “Joko is meeting someone at the work place”; o Question form: “Is Joko meeting someone at the work place?”
Penyampaian niat: “Joko is going to spend his vacation in the building”; o Question form: “Is Joko going to spend his vacation in the building?”
Scheduling: “The client meets Joko at 3 pm”;
o Question form: “Does the client meet Joko at 3 pm?”
Prediksi langsung terkait keadaan sekarang: “it’s going to snow”;
o Question form: “Is it going to snow?”
Mengekspresikan kerelaan: “I’ll treat Joko a breakfast at work”;
o Question form: “Will I treat Joko a breakfast at work?”
Sesuatu yang akan terjadi dan bakal terjadi secara terus menerus: “I will be stalking Joko’s profile this time tomorrow”;
o Question form: “Will I be stalking Joko’s profile this time tomorrow?”
Rutinitas yang akan terjadi: “I’ll be working with Joko at work tomorrow”; dan
o Question form: “Will I be working with Joko at work tomorrow?”
Menyampaikan kewajiban: “Please read carefully, you are to work with Joko at work tomorrow.”
o Question form: “Are you to work with Joko at work tomorrow?”