Monthly Archives: December 2016


(Posting on tafseer of Qur’an combining all the previous separate postings; by one NEB) There is nothing wrong with Islam; there is everything right about Islam. What could be wrong is how some Muslims interpret Qur’anic verses of rules—that are fixed—with ijtihad or logic or critical thinking. So now we […]

On Tafseer of Qur’an (All the Previous Separate Postings Regarding ...


(Posting tentang berpendapat; oleh seorang NEB) Saya menyimpulkan—dari perkuliahan S 2 dulu dengan Alm. Prof. Dr. A. Chaedar Alwasilah https://www.facebook.com/Prof-Chaedar-Alwasilah-124137637614109/—bahwa berpendapat itu ada dalam beberapa kategori: a. menyerang pendapat (attacking opinions) orang lain dengan pendapat sendiri dengan disokong oleh bukti dan dukungan pendapat orang lain lagi. b. mengedepankan pendapat sendiri […]

Tentang Berpendapat


(Posting on teaching speaking formally using slides of ideas; by one NEB) One effective technique for teaching speaking formally to students is by using slides of ideas that they have to present. You teach all that you know you have to teach. Students then begin with explaining the ideas roughly […]

Teaching Speaking Formally Using Slides of Ideas



(Posting tentang ujian dan ujian nasional; oleh seorang NEB Kalau pendidikan sejatinya memang untuk memberdayakan siswa dalam apapun kemampuan dan kecakapannya (multiple intelligence, how are you smart? not how smart are you?) dan diukur terhadap perkembangannya sendiri dari waktu ke waktu (progress against himself from time to time, portfolio assessment), […]

Tentang Ujian dan Ujian Nasional


From Padalarang and beyond: English is NASBAT. That is, English is Not A Skill But A Tool. We present you NASBAT English. We give you NE—NASBAT English. Cinta Padalarang dan Bandung Barat serta terbaik dalam segala aspek bidang Bahasa Inggris karena teruji di berbagai lembaga dan institusi kredibel di Bandung, […]