At Dyatmika, our vision is for students to develop secure and sophisticated thinking, reading, writing, speaking and listening skills through being actively engaged in their own progress. We strive to provide opportunities for students to practise critical thinking, collaboration, perseverance, empathy and creativity in their English lessons.  

We aim to relate students’ experiences in the classroom to real life experiences.  It is also very important for us to ensure that all students learn to enjoy reading as a lifelong skill, and we have a programme to support students to achieve this.

Lessons and home learning feature a broad range of activities, including: pair, small group and whole class discussion; formal discussion, presentations and debates; vocabulary work (written and oral) and tests; individual, pair and small group reading and writing tasks; research tasks and creating learning materials for display.  We also strive to provide access to a variety of texts from different time periods and cultures.

Students complete a formal assessment in class every term.  Prior to this assessment they will have received personal feedback about how to improve their work.  Students complete a mixture of typed and handwritten work; we do place an emphasis on being able to hand-write clearly.

Classes 11 and 12

Students who achieve a C grade or above have the option of taking one of our advanced level CIE subjects: AS and A level English Language and/ or English Literature. These are popular courses that develop a very high proficiency in English Language usage and understanding.  Over the last five years, our students have achieved Top in Indonesia awards.

The English Department provides many opportunities for students to work with published writers, performance poets, journalists and dramatists.  We want our students to share our love for learning, storytelling and the power of language.

Nadine Winspur,
Head of English

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