The YUM VTC and SGIA students
“A crucial part of learning a language is being able to recognize, understand and reproduce sounds. For many language learners, concentrating on these first two aspects, as well as vocabulary and grammar, takes priority. However, this can result in a reluctance to practice speaking, which can delay your progress.” *
Happy New Year 2023! We wish you much joy and blessings to you and your loved ones.
Our English class students at the VTC always look forward to the opportunity to practice their English with others besides their classmates and the tutor. Before the pandemic, we often had foreign visitors, volunteers, and students who visited us for the day, joined in the classes and helped the students to practice their English.
Finally, a couple of months ago, high school students from Sekolah Global Indo-Asia (SGIA) in Batam visited YUM for their community service activity. These students were the same age as our VTC students, so it did not take much time for them to get along with each other. There were 34 SGIA students and 24 VTC English class students. The participants were divided into 3 groups; each consisted of students from both sides. In the first session, there was a list of questions that everyone had to answer such as their name, where they come from, school, hobby, and family. Then in the second session, the students had the freedom to ask any types of questions. Mr. Cecep, our English tutor, was there to supervise all of the activities.
“Speaking with the students from SGIA gives me more motivation to learn English. There were many things that I would like to ask, but it was limited with the words that I know.” SN, English Intermediate class student
“I am excited and nervous to meet the students from the international school. I feel not confident enough to speak English. But it turned out to be extremely fun! I learned many new words and how to pronounce them correctly. They were so friendly and kind. The sessions with these students motivate me to learn more and make me more confident in speaking English.” FG, English Basic class student
Our students were very happy to have an opportunity to practice their English. They became more creative in using words and more confident in speaking. As for the SGIA students, we hope they had an unforgettable cultural experience with our students.
Thank you for your continued generous support to ensure young people have the necessary skills for employment!
NOTE: Some of you might have heard the news that last November, an earthquake hit our working area of Cipanas, West Java. Many people suffered huge losses and many have lost their homes. Some of our projects had to momentarily stop, and we focused on providing as much support as possible to those families affected by the earthquake, many of whom were our own staff and neighbors. Thanks to donations from all over the world, we have already been able to provide relief to over 1,800 families and will continue to do so in the next months to come. If you are interested to read more about our earthquake relief efforts, find us on social media: @yayasanusahamulia
The First group
The Second group
The Third Group
Outdoor Ice Breaking activity
Mr.Cecep supervises the activity