As one of the co-founders of LIA, Endina has various teaching experience under her belt since her teenage years. She graduated from National University of Singapore in 2003. Language has always been her interest because she believes language is the key to understanding others. She received various awards in Indonesian and English language and literature in her school days. She has learnt Mandarin, Japanese and is proficient in Javanese dialect.
With these skills and her genuine interest in people, she has involved in various social activities involving people from different countries and backgrounds. She has taught Indonesian language to doctors, bankers, lawyers, and many others.
She loves to teach Indonesian language because she believes Indonesia has lots of potential and she desires Indonesia to be known by more people in the world. With these principles, she always encourages those who want to learn Indonesian to learn beyond language. Therefore, she often gives cultural tips and insights to her students. Endina’s enthusiasm towards language and people, together with her proficiency in the subject she teaches have generated positive feedbacks from her students. In 2015, she sat for UKBI (Uji Kemahiran Berbahasa Indonesia) and attained first place in the test among hundreds of participants.
“Bu Endina is extremely enthusiastic and knowledgeable. She is able to explain the nuances in Indonesia very effectively as she is also extremely proficient in English too.” —Jacqueline Chua, Lawyer
“The lessons have been very interesting, with a variety of methods used and topics covered. Endina covered a mix of grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing and conversing at each lesson. This has been very useful for me. She is also very patient and encouraging, and tailors the lessons to suit my needs.”—Denise P., Public, Civil Servant
“The material is well structured. Bu En is excellent in her delivery and maintaining the level of enthusiasm in class. She responds very well to our questions and very encouraging in learning.” —Ivan, Logistics
“This class has helped me to foster better relationships with my Indonesia clients. A big thank you to Ibu Endina for her interesting and lively presentations and her patience in us.” —Chang, Senior Program Executive
“Bu Endina conducted the class very well, good content, easy to follow and the use of examples is a great way to engage people.” —Bryan O’Loughlan, Accountant
“Professional and bilingual tutor, and very friendly. Classes are customisable based on proficiency and needs. Language centre also organises events together with Indonesian Embassy in Singapore. Have learnt and improved tremendously. Highly recommended.”
—Lim CW, Assistant Vice President
“Ibu Endina was very good at tailoring the lessons to my needs, realizing my common flaws and targeting the lesson accordingly so that I am confident in conversing and writing in Bahasa Indonesia. I enjoyed the lessons very much with the variety in tasks/medium of instruction.”
—Abdullah AZ., Civil Servant
“I enjoyed Ibu Endina’s lessons very much. I like the emphasis on not only the formal aspects of learning Bahasa Indonesia but also the practical aspects of daily use of informal language /slang. The conversations we had were very interesting as we touched on diverse issues including current affairs, economy, arts and culture . My command of the language has also improved and I am now able to convincingly engage various Indonesians that I met during my several trips to Jakarta during this period. My thanks to Ibu Endina for sustaining my interest in Bahasa Indonesia in the course of the 40 hrs of lessons and for making the lessons very interesting. I will not hesitate to recommend Ibu Endina to others wanting to learn Bahasa Indonesia .”
—Rossman I., Director
“Great course for those looking to learn the basics of Bahasa Indonesia!”
—Jeff, Investment Line
“Teacher of the program is very patient, she is highly aware what difficulty I have and encourage me to try, and she knows how to teach and know how to utilize the material. I am very happy with the teacher and the program. Very professional. ”
—S. Nagasawa, Business Owner
“I felt like my ability in both reading and speaking has greatly improved as the material is challenging but Ibu Endina is very helpful and accommodating. I would recommend anyone who would like to attempt the test to attend this preparation course.”
—Benjamin, Military Personnel
“Ibu Endina was very patient , enthusiastic, and encouraging. Clearly passionate about the language, she introduced additional socio-cultural and socio-political elements in the conversations through the use of various media, which were highly relevant and interesting. I truly enjoyed every session and would highly recommend it.”
—Karen Yeo, Civil Servant, Ministry of Trade & Industry
“Ibu Endina was always very patient and her enthusiasm and cheerfulness helped make me feel comfortable. She encouraged me to practise speaking and make sentences often, and was always encouraging even though I am not very good at it. And because her English is also of a high standard, she could explain translate words very well. Appreciate the lessons very much. I learnt a lot! ”
—Charlotte Lim, Editor, Designer, Founder of 5miles Limited
“The beginner’s class is a good start to gain a basic understanding of the language, I picked up Bahasa Indonesia faster than I expected. Each lesson is interesting, the teacher (Ms Endina) would let our class role-play, do a pop quiz, and create challenges to test our understanding of what we have learnt. Besides learning the language, I also gained some insights to the culture, the current slangs and short-forms used by Indonesians . I found that useful!
I did half of my course online, via zoom, and the other half in classroom. Classroom learning is better as it’s great to interact with the classmates, but online is also a good option for those can’t go to the venue. The venue is a lovely space in UIC Building, really convenient esp if you are in the CBD.”
— Billie, Self-Employed
“The lessons are very well structured and fun! Really good class size which helps make the lessons more interesting as well. Also really nice classroom which was very conducive for learning. Terima kasih banyak ibu!” — Charlene, Student
“The pace of the lessons was well tailored to the class, Ibu Endina was well prepared for lessons and made the effort to make them engaging. I received timely and helpful feedback on my progress.” — Chester, Student
“The sessions with Bu Endina have made me want to learn Indonesian language further. I have and made it a point to converse with my Indonesian or Malay friends in the Language by first using simple phrases and sentences. Terima kasih!” — Edmund Kwok, Teacher, Raffles Institution.
“I have learnt basic sentence structuring and am able to make simple expressions. I enjoyed the course very much!” — Pearlyn Koh, Enterprise Singapore.
“The Zoom session on learning Bahasa Indonesia was insightful. It was also clear and conducted at the right pace for the students. Overall, it was enjoyable and we look forward to have future classes with Learn Indonesian Asia” — Mr. Amin, Anderson Secondary School