(Posting tentang kata ganti hubung which yang disertai oleh berbagai preposisi) Masih banyak guru Bahasa Inggris dan bahkan buku grammar dan TOEFL(R) yang tidak paham menjelaskan fenomena kata ganti hubung which (yang), yang diikuti oleh kata depan at, in, on, from, of, with, by, during, dst. menjadi at which, in […]

Kata Ganti Hubung ‘Which’ Yang Disertai oleh Preposisi Menjadi ‘At ...

(Posting on tumbuh terus vs terus tumbuh) So someone asked a question about the difference between tumbuh terus and terus tumbuh in our yahoogroup of translators. Some replies came up, but I think mine stood out, and so it was (the) most valued. And I went as follows: Tumbuh terus […]

‘Tumbuh Terus’ Vs ‘Terus Tumbuh’

(Posting on a speech on good sides of education in Finland; edited and translated from its Indonesian source for a senior high school student client needing to deliver this in English) Thank you for the opportunity. I am assigned to talk about education in Finland. OK, so, we know that […]

Speech on Education in Finland

(Posting on the nature of CLIL) CLIL? It’s short for ‘Content and Language Integrated Learning’. What kind of creature is it? Well, put in a simple way easy to understand, it’s this scenario: You’re an English teacher. You have a son. He goes to school—and course he learns English and […]


(Posting on a foreign professor who misunderstood me) So, for the umpteenth time, I presented a paper again at the LIA ICLC 2018 at Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel in Jakarta http://nasbat-english.com/2018/11/catching-an-african-ph-d-holding-senior-lecturer-plagiarist/. One important highlight of my presentation, which discussed plagiarism in the ICT and digital world, featured one Ph.D-holding senior […]

Foreign Professor Misunderstood Me

(Posting tentang seorang Ph.D sebagai tangkapan terbesar kasus plagiarisme) Terkait isu plagiarisme, capaian terbesar saya sampai sejauh ini adalah menangkap seorang Ph.D perguruan tinggi Afrika yang memplagiat (hampir) utuh (verbatim) tulisan ilmiah saya http://nasbat-english.com/2018/11/catching-an-african-ph-d-holding-senior-lecturer-plagiarist/. Beliau sudah saya tuntut. Dua jurnal ilmiah internasional pemuat tulisan plagiat beliau sudah saya beritahukan. Tulisan […]

Seorang Ph.D: Tangkapan Terbesar Kasus Plagiarisme

(A presentation paper originally; by one NEB; left as such; published in the journal LINGUA of STBA LIA Jakarta) INTRODUCTION Plagiarism is more rampant and pervasive today. Not only students but also lecturers commit plagiarism. This is especially so in today’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and digital world with […]

Teaching Students to Avoid Plagiarism in Writing in the ICT ...

(Posting tentang guru yang penurut kepada pembinanya dan diikuti oleh siswanya; oleh seorang NEB) Guru yang baik dan efektif adalah guru yang menurut kepada pembinanya—apalagi kalau pembinanya adalah orang yang mumpuni, cakap, berwawasan luas dalam bidangnya, dan tetap baik hati terus berbagi. Dengan begini tidak ada alasan untuk menentangnya. Maka […]

Guru Penurut, Guru Diikut

(Posting on a seminar or conference abstract http://nasbat-english.com/2018/07/writing-abstracts-for-seminar-and-conference-presentation/ category 1; by one NEB) Two most important tenses in English are simple present tense and simple past tense. The teaching of these 2 tenses has always been made separate. Usually it begins with simple present, the belief being that this is […]

Innovations in the Teaching of Simple Present Tense and Simple ...