Sunday, March 3, 2024

A Journey into Creative Writing: Exploring TBI Pondok Indah x Komunitas ISB

As an avid enthusiast of the written word, my foray into the realms of creative writing embarked on an enriching odyssey with TBI Pondok Indah x Komunitas ISB. Joining the class after a rigorous gym session added an extra layer of excitement and anticipation to my journey. Over the course of three immersive days, under the tutelage of the esteemed Mr. Bertram, I delved into the multifaceted world of expressive storytelling and journalistic prowess.

Introduction to TBI and TBI Pondok Indah:

The British Institute, also known as TBI,  is the only English language training institution in Indonesia licensed by Cambridge University Press and Assessment to conduct CELTA training courses (Certificates in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

By implementing an eclectic teaching method, TBI emphasizes classroom lessons tailored to student needs (student-centered learning), which are relevant and practical. TBI has experienced and internationally qualified instructors, both native and non-native speakers. 

Joining the class post-gym, I felt invigorated and ready to immerse myself in the world of creative expression. TBI Pondok Indah, nestled within the vibrant community of South Jakarta, offered a haven for aspiring writers to hone their craft amidst serene surroundings and a supportive community. 

TBI Pondok Indah facilitate the needs of companies or institutions to enhance the English language skills of employees through customized English training programs tailored to the industry needs of the company, conducted by experienced and internationally certified tutors. Consequently, company employees will have more opportunities for job promotion and career development towards managerial or international roles. 

TBI's programs:

Core Programmes

• Young Learner English

• Global English

• Academic English (IELTS, TOEFL & TOEIC Preparation)

• Professional English

• Corporate Training

Customised Programmes

• Workshop for Professionals

• Private Classes

• International Exam Prediction Test

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• Teacher Training


• Official English Proficiency Test (Cambridge English Qualifications, TOEFL ITP, IELTS at schools)

• Digital Learning

Day One: Exploring the Art of Movie Review

The inaugural day of our creative expedition immersed us in the intricacies of movie critique. Despite the exhaustion from the gym, the adrenaline of learning something new kept me engaged and focused. Under Mr. Bertram's guidance, we dissected the nuances of cinematic storytelling and delved into the art of crafting compelling reviews. My chosen film, "Agak Laen." Oki Rengga's performance as one of the main characters, alongside Bene, Jegel, and Boris, immediately drew me in. His wit and humor permeated every scene, adding layers of depth and levity to the film's comedy narrative.

Day Two: A Culinary Voyage through Restaurant Review

Venturing into the realm of gastronomic exploration, day two tasked us with unraveling the sensory tapestry and ambience of restaurant reviews. Joining the class straight from the gym, I relished the opportunity to indulge my senses in the world of culinary delights. My gastronomic escapade led me to Hachi Grill in Breeze BSD, as one of the best all-you-can-eat buffet. 

Day Three: Unraveling the Mysteries of News Reporting

The final leg of our journey beckoned us into the realm of investigative journalism, where all the students learn to write a captivating narratives. Day three task promised to be the most intriguing yet: writing a news report on the disappearance of an English teacher suspected to be involved with his students. However, I decided to inject a twist into the narrative—Surya, the missing teacher, was revealed to have Alzheimer's, shedding new light on his mysterious disappearance.

Conclusion: A Tapestry of Creativity and Learning

In retrospect, my experience learning creative writing with TBI Pondok Indah x Komunitas ISB was nothing short of transformative. From delving into the art of movie critique to unraveling the mysteries of investigative journalism, each day presented new challenges and opportunities for growth. Joining the class post-gym infused me with a sense of energy and determination, propelling me to embrace the journey with vigor. Under the mentorship of Mr. Bertram, I honed my skills as a storyteller and gained invaluable insights into the craft of writing. Armed with newfound knowledge and inspiration, I eagerly anticipate embarking on future literary endeavors, empowered by the lessons learned and memories forged in the halls of TBI Pondok Indah.

Quote of Marketing Communication Manager of TBI, Diah Pratiwi Soehendro: 

“Jangan biarkan kurangnya kemampuan berbahasa Inggris menghalangi kita untuk meraih impian dan tujuan ke depan. Tingkatkan aktualisasi diri sehingga kita lebih percaya diri dengan segala pekerjaan yang kita tekuni. Kemampuan bahasa Inggris akan mendukung pengembangan interpersonal skill untuk berkomunikasi dan berinteraksi baik secara lisan maupun tulisan.”

1 comment:

  1. Wahh pembelajaran yang diberikan oleh narasumbernya lengkap banget yaa, dan hal-hal yang ingin aku pelajari lebih dalam tentang bagaimana menulis review film, berita yang menarik. Tapi keren sih kakaknya bisa menulis itu dalam bahasa inggris dengan sangat rapi dan mudah dipahami.

    Saya baca ini aja pake auto translated dari browser di hp, seru eh. Kapan lagi ya ada pelatihan seperti ini lagi, pengen ikut.