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Different Pond Different Fish

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Cross Cultural Stories - Indonesia and Australia
Stories between cultures

Different Pond, Different Fish

Different Pond Different Fish (DPDF) is a newsletter on cross-cultural communication issues between Indonesia and Australia, produced by the staff and students of IALF Bali.

It was first developed in 1996 as an in-house forum for IALF students, and arose out of their enthusiasm for cross-cultural topics relevant to their preparations for living and studying in Australia.  Since then, many other individuals and educational institutions have taken an interest in receiving, using and contributing to DPDF.

Your contribution is also most welcome!  Send us something in English on any cross-cultural topic.  It could be a short account from your experience or a comment on something you have read.  Maximum length is 200 words.

Alternatively, if you want to make a quick comment or ask a question in English, contact us at

Recent Issues

May 2014 Featured Topic: Culture Shock
Featured Topic: Styles of Communication in Indonesia and Australia
Featured Topics: Socializing and Language Misunderstandings
Featured Topic: Academic Roles and Relationships
March 2004

Featured Topic : Cultural Differences in Communicating Face to Face

May 2003 Featured Topic:  Cultural Differences in Teaching and Learning Styles
April 2002 Featured Topics: Academic Writing  and  Australian Campus Life
July 2000 Featured Topic : Relationships
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Jalan Raya Sesetan 190
Denpasar 80232
Bali, Indonesia
Fax (0361) 263 509

Use this same address if you would like to request a hard copy of the latest DPDF.;

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 IALF Language Centres in Indonesia:


Kursus Bahasa Inggris di Jakarta, Bali dan Surabaya IALF Jakarta
Plaza Kuningan, Menara Selatan, 3rd floor
Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said Kav C 11-14
Jakarta 12940
Tel. (021) 521-3350
Fax (021) 521-3349
IALF Surabaya
Jl. Ngagel 133 D-G
Surabaya 60246
East Java
Tel. (031) 502-6400
Fax (031) 502-6408
Jl. Raya Sesetan 190
Bali 80223
Tel. (0361) 225-243
Hp 0822-91109448
Fax (0361) 263-509

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