All our Indonesian teachers are experienced teachers of Bahasa Indonesia as a foreign language, also known as BIPA. They are university graduates, certified and experienced in teaching BIPA. Most importantly, they are very passionate their job and ready to help master Indonesian language.
Soma has studied and traveled in the UK, USA, Canada and Indonesia. In 2017, Soma earned his master’s degree (MSc) from Anglia Ruskin University with a full Chevening scholarship from the British government. In 2016, he managed a six-month coast-to-coast study tour of the United States and attended English for Academic training in Ohio. In 2014, he attended a one-month English curriculum development training in Vancouver, Canada. Soma has taught English and Indonesian in several language schools in Bali. At Green School Bali from 2012 to 2020, he worked as an Indonesian teacher, English teacher, and curriculum coordinator. In 2019, Soma founded JB English and now acts as a director, teacher and quality control manager.
Ade joined our team in 2019. Since then, she has been teaching English and Indonesian for foreign speakers to international and Indonesian students. Graduating from the Islamic University of Malang majoring in English Teaching, Ade has always been wanting to become a teacher. During her time at university, Ade taught Indonesian to international students who took part in the student exchange program. Right after graduation, she taught English at SMAN 7 Malang and English Café. In her spare time, Ade enjoys listening to music, cooking, and traveling.
Hana earned her master’s degree in English education from Ganesha University of Education. She has been teaching Indonesian and English for foreign speakers at Jembatan Bahasa since 2019. Before joining our team, she worked as an Indonesian teacher to international learners at Cinta Bahasa for three years. She also has experience teaching English at her church and Bimbel Academia. Apart from teaching, Hana has work experience in hospitality sectors and management such as a waitress, team leader, personal assistant and area manager. In her spare time, Hana enjoys hiking, cycling, camping, and cooking
During her study at Ganesha University of Education, Sani won debate competitions at the provincial level and was among the top 8 at the national level. After graduating, she worked at Study Abroad Indonesia for two years as an Indonesian teacher and advisor for international students. Then, she joined our team in 2019 to teach Indonesian and English to International and local students. When not teaching, Sani likes to spend her time traveling and trying new things.
After completing her undergraduate English education at Mahasaraswati University Denpasar, Ayu taught English to Japanese students at Bali English School Jimbaran for a year. After completing her master’s degree majoring in Linguistics at Warmadewa University, she became a lecturer in English at Mahendradata University from 2018 to 2020. Ayu joined our team in 2020, since then, she has been teaching Indonesian and English for foreign speakers with various proficiency levels. In her spare time, Ayu spends her time listening to music, reading novels, and watching TV.
Devi has six years of experience as a language teacher. She worked as a classroom teacher for international students at Green School Bali for four years. She also has two years of experience teaching English to local children at a language institution. Apart from JB English, Devi also teaches organic agriculture to international students at Astungkara Way. Regarding her educational background, Devi is a graduate of the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Mahasaraswati University Denpasar with a major in English Education. In her spare time, Devi enjoys spending time with family and learning to cook.
Shofi is a teacher, a translator, and an author. She has been an English teacher since 2014, a freelance translator since 2013, and is the author of a novel titled "Brother". In addition that, she also had a three year experience of being a tour guide at Baluran National Park. As for her education, she graduated from the University of Jember majoring in English education. When not teaching, Shofi loves writing, reading novels, and watching YouTube videos.