Ni Kadek Ari Nova Wardani, or Miss Ary to her students, grew up in Singaraja in northern Bali and finally finished studying there last year as she graduated from UNDIKNAS. It was in September of 2014 when Ary became a part of the IALF Bali team. One of her first roles jobs to teach English to students from Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan (STIKES) Bali. Then Ary went on to working with Young Learners and it was that experience where Ary was challenged to do things she had never done before. Ary says that it has been those sort of experiences with IALF that have taught her so much about teaching English.Ary is keen to start teaching in the new Young Learner’s Center at IALF Bali. The students will enjoy their own reading areas, resource center and computer lab.
One of Ary’s tips for learning English is the use of cartoons. Ary believes cartoons are important as they have helped her in her study of English. She enjoys the characters, the storylines and the vocabulary and even more important to her is that cartoons so often carry messages about living life successfully and the good values in life.
Listen to Ari talk about her work at IALF: