Let’s keep learning!

More and more English.

As the zoom classes go on, I have had several requests from schools to have me on as a native speaker. I find it very interesting that despite the fact that there are many foreigners in Indonesia, there is a shortage of volunteers.

I was pretty sure that many men and women who are involved in the thousands of NGOs and volunteers here are not helping. The latest ones to reach out to me were three students in Bali and a grade 6 teacher from East Java.

I am pretty sure it is all because of TikTok, otherwise they would not know about me personally. But why are other local English speakers not being asked to help? I am pretty sure that many would love to give back to society here.

Let’s talk.

I am trying to teach conversational English. The basics if you will so it encourages the individuals to learn. When they gain a bit more confidence it gives them the “spirit” to learn more. I used the word spirit because that is what it translates to in Indonesian, “semangat”.

This little boost in confidence goes a long way…

I feel that many of my followers feel that they know me. They know me virtually and on TikTok. They talk to me, chat with me, and understand me. It must have something to do with the comfort level and familiarity.

We do have fun.

It is interesting how things change from TikTok to Zoom class. As my one follower who goes under the handle “UserVip” put it.

Zsolt is different in Zoom than on TikTok.

We are in a different environment and therefore I dress and of course act differently. More serious and professional than the silly TikTok me. Not to say I am always silly in TikTok but we have our moments. Now I will expand a little to grade 6 Zoom classes and have fun with the smaller kids as a form of encouragement and confidence building.

At the same time, I am learning quite a bit about the people and the followers and what makes them tick. It seems they are all about education, fun, and interaction. They all want to learn and improve their English. Some more than others and some are only there to play the TikTok games and pass the time. Either way, we interact and have lots of fun.


Published by Zsolt Zsemba

Zsolt Zsemba has worn many different hats. He has been an entrepreneur, and businessman for over 30 years. Living abroad has given him many amazing experiences in life and also sparked his imagination for writing. After moving to Canada from Hungary at the age of 10 and working in a family business for a large part of his life. The switch from manufacturing to writing came surprisingly easily for him. His passion for writing began at age 12, mostly writing poetry and short stories. In 1999, the chance came to write scripts. Zsolt took some time off from his family business to write in Jakarta Indonesia for MD Entertainment. Having written dozens of soap operas and made for TV movies, in 2003 Zsolt returned to the family business once more. In 2018, he had the chance to head back to Asia once again. He took on the challenge to be the COO for MD Pictures and get back into the entertainment business. The entertainment business opened up the desire to write once more and the words began to flow onto the pages again. He decided to rewrite a book he began years ago. Organ House was reborn and is a fiction suspense novel while Scars is a young adult drama focused on life’s challenges. After the first two books, his desire to write not only became more challenging but enjoyable as well. After having several books completed he was convinced to publish them for your enjoyment. Zsolt does not tend to stay in one specific genre but tends to lean towards strong female leads and horror. Though he also has a few human interest books, he tends to write about whatever brews in his brain for a while.

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