The first batch of Goducate community development workers to be trained at the Goducate Language Center in Batam has completed 6 months’ training in Bahasa Indonesia, the Indonesian language. To help the 8 trainees pick up conversational rather than formal Indonesian, part of their language training took the form … … Read More
In previous blogs, we have mentioned the nutritional and therapeutic properties of Moringa. The leaves are traditionally used by lactating mothers for making soup to improve their milk production. The possibility of making Moringa capsule and tea has widened options for the intake of this plant.
Recently Prof Hope … … Read More
In Bandung, Indonesia, strawberry production mostly involves soil agriculture. One limitation with this production scheme is the long gestation period (generally 8 months) from planting of runners until harvesting of the initial fruits. With hydroponics, however, harvesting is possible 4 months after transferring the tissue-cultured plantlets into the hydropots … … Read More
Classroom learning alone is insufficient for learning a language effectively. A person who depends on classroom learning only tends to speak very formally. To pick up the conversational form there is nothing like practicing with the locals.
A batch of Goducate community development workers who were trained at the … … Read More
Batam is just an hour’s ferry ride from Singapore. From many parts of Batam, the sky-line of Singapore’s Central Business District can be seen quite clearly on a clear day.
Almost a million people live in Batam—the vast majority from other parts of Indonesia who come to look for … … Read More
Come to Lau Ban-Ban in Binjai, North Sumatra, Kupang in East Timor, or Serpong Jakarta in Java and chances are you will find Daun Kelor or Merunggai in the backyard of some households. Scientifically known as Moringa olefeira, this miracle tree is extensively cultivated worldwide but is practically unknown … … Read More
Last week I visited the newly opened Goducate Language Center in Batam, Indonesia.
Batam is an island of almost 1 million people. It is an hour’s ferry ride from Singapore. Most of the people in Batam work in factories, many of which are owned by foreigners. It is also … … Read More
Sing Your English is a Goducate extracurricular program for schools that uses songs as the main tool in teaching English. Sing Your English was conceptualized last year and launched in two schools in Batam, Indonesia, in August this year.
In the Sing Your English method, if the topic of … … Read More