About us

@EnglishTips4U (read: English tips for you) – oftentimes called ‘etifoyu’ – is Indonesia’s first and only Twiter-based English learning portal. Founded on January 2, 2011, we started our activity by giving online lectures (‘kuliah Twitter’ or ‘kultwit’) on English that in the first few months were presented by our founder, Neno.

With our motto “We help you learn English better, faster, and for free!”, our purpose is to help “fellas” (friends or followers of  @EnglishTips4U) learn English in a way that is easier, more effective, and faster. You can read our timeline here @EnglishTips4U: who we are. We can be reached at etifoyu@gmail.com.

OUR FOUNDER

Retno Sofyaniek [@NenoNeno]

Hi, I’m Neno, an English teacher from Denpasar, Bali. I started @EnglishTips4U on January 2, 2011 on my own, and as the account grew bigger, I brought some friends, old and new, to run it together. I love English, learning, teaching, sharing knowledge, entrepreneurship, doing creative works and projects with causes, and spending time with my three intelligent canines. You can read more about me here nenoneno.flavors.me.

OUR ADMINS 

Patricia Wulandari [@Patipatigulipat]

Hi there! I’m Patty, a truly sweet tooth from Jakarta (I hope someday I’ll move out of this city) who works as a translator and loves to write and read. I love art and animals (especially mammals and birds). It is an honor to be a part of @EnglishTips4U family as I’ve got a chance to know many great friends. You can read more about me at flavors.me/patipatigulipat.

Ika Margaretha [@Miss_Qiak]

Howdy, fellas! I am Ika from Jakarta. I’m a freelance translator and transcriptionist. I’ve always loved English since I was little. I found myself learning more technical aspects of English than when I was in tuitions ever since I joined @EnglishTips4U. Who would have guessed being nosy and answering questions posted to @EnglishTips4U could get me a spot in the panel of admins. Believe me, there’s never a dull day ever since! :D

Savitri Sastrawan [@daedonghae]

Hello fellas, I am Vitri, a Balinese nomad, freelance translator/writer + artist now studying at Goldsmiths University of London. My mother taught me English since I was a little girl due to being a nomad daughter. One day I was at its origin and it taught me a billion more. Now English has become a language that always interests me and I’m trying my best sharing it for all of you at @EnglishTips4U :) More about  @daedonghae? Feel free to click about.me/savitri.sastrawan. :D

Waitatiri [@waitatiri]

Hello hey hi! I’m Waita. A Tom and Jerry enthusiast who is currently taking a degree in German Literature at University of Indonesia. I really want to be able to communicate in as many languages as possible. But still, English is my passion. Which is why being a part of @EnglishTips4U is one of the best things that ever happened to me. You can read me here about.me/hellogaskat. :>

Febry Arthamarlisa [@fabfebby]

Hey ya, fellas! I’m Febby. Civil Engineering was my major in Politeknik Negeri Jakarta. I officially graduated from there on November 2012. I’m addicted to music and for me, movie is also something that is hard to resist. I found my fondness in English when I was in elementary school. @EnglishTips4U is an account which I follow to improve my English, but never crossed my mind to be an admin of this account. It’s such an honor for me to be a part of this. Besides on Twitter, you can find me too on fabfebby.tumblr.com. :)

Anisa Menur croppedAnisa Menur Maulani [@animenur]

Hello! My name is Menur, a Jakarta-based freelance writer and media practitioner. The art of language has always been my greatest passion, but I always have room for other awesome things like MARVEL superheroes, alternative music, and cats. Follow me on Twitter (@animenur) or come and have a look at my works at anisamenur.wordpress.com.

Adi Triasmara (@aditriasmara)

Hi, everyone! I’m Dimas from Cilacap, Central of Java. A graduate from the English Language Education, Universitas Sanata Dharma Yogyakarta, who currently teach English in a junior high school in Tangerang. I am passionate in sport, music, movie, reading, writing and teaching. In addition, I like to share my knowledge about English with others. All in all, I hope we can learn English together here in @EnglishTips4U. Have a wonderful day, everyone!

OUR FORMER ADMINS 

Firdaus Andrianto [@me_firdauz]

Firdaus AndriantoI’m currently a Master of Applied Linguistics candidate at Brawijaya University and a part-time lecturer. I also run my own business in private language course. I’m very passionate about teaching since I can share a lot of knowledge to others. To me, teaching is as well another way of learning; learning to understand people and learning how to make people understand. Apart from that, I’m a standup comedy enthusiast. Sometimes I can be hilariously serious or seriously hilarious *lol*. Have fun, everyone! :D

Iis Sumarni [@iisumarni]

Hello, everyone! My name is Iis. I’m an English Literature student of Universitas Negeri IMG-20140625-WA0004Jakarta. I live in Jakarta. I love films, music and food. Ah, and I love meeting new people. To be a part of @EnglishTips4U family is such an honor for me. Psst, I used to hate English, but I love it now even more! You can find me on Twitter @iisumarni or here iisumarni.wordpress.com. :)

Chatrine Kristyanto [@ChatrineYK]cyk71

Hello, there! My name is Chatrine. I’m from Semarang and currently
working in Bali. My interest is to enjoy the beauty of nature through traveling and my favorite place is the beach. My experience as one of @EnglishTips4Us contributors was such an honor for me. Through @EnglishTips4U, I got a lot of friends who have the same passion in learning English. My favorite session is #EngQA because we can have interactive discussion here. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes in your learning process, because from those mistakes we have many opportunities to improve our skills. Good luck, fellas!

OUR LOGO MAKER

Fatima Azzahro [@fatimazza]

Hi, I am @fatimazza from Yogyakarta. I’m currently majoring Informatics Engineering Education in Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta. I’m interested in music, design, photography, and programming. Playing music and traveling anywhere can be my inspiration. It’s glad to be a designer of @EnglishTips4U‘s logo. Wanna know me more? Please visit about.me/fatimaazzahro.

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