Staff Profile – Ida Ayu Wayan Sri Agustini (Dayu)

Staff Profile – Ida Ayu Wayan Sri Agustini (Dayu)

Born in Karangasem, Bali, Ida Ayu Wayan Sri Agustini (Dayu) graduated in English Language teaching from Ganesha University in Singaraja. She holds a Trinity Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL) and took the Cambridge Young Learners Extension to CELTA course in 2012.

Dayu joined IALF in August 2001. During her career, she has had a variety of experience teaching both English and Bahasa Indonesia. She has carried out teacher attachments and been outposted to a number of hotels and companies in Bali and other parts of Indonesia. In 2015 she was deployed to conduct English language training for teachers at the MPCC in Timika, Papua and a modelling and mentoring program in teaching English for lecturers of IAIN Padang Sidimpuan, North Sumatra in 2016.

Dayu has been appointed to the professional development programs in a number of Australian states, including Western Australia, New South Wales and Queensland.  In Australia she taught a wide range of students and developed many innovative teaching resources for her co-teachers, including cultural props and costumes. Dayu integrated a great deal of hands-on cultural activities into her teaching practice and also taught specialised Indonesian dance and arts and coordinated student performances.

Dayu has also been involved in many professional learning conferences in Australia related to Language Education and Teacher Training. She delivered a presentation on “Wayang in the Indonesian Classroom” at the 2010 ASILE Conference in Canberra and was a presenter at the 2013 NSW Indonesian Language Teachers’ Conference at Sydney University.

Over the past 2 years, Dayu has both delivered classes in and created extensive curriculum materials for IALF’s online Bahasa Indonesia teaching program. She is currently developing materials for “Canvas”, IALF‘s new self-paced online Bahasa Indonesia learning platform. As a teacher, Dayu is deeply connected to her arts and culture. She brings a wealth of cultural knowledge and a sense of play to all her teaching, creating an inclusive, fun, engaging space for all ages to learn in.