@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 info [at] englishtips4u [dot] com.
Retno Sofyaniek [@NenoNeno]
Hi, I’m Neno from Denpasar. 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 am currently running my own business in education sector in this hometown of mine while at the same time spending my time learning, reading books, sharing knowledge, and playing with my three intelligent canines. You can read more about me on LinkedIn (please click).
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!
Alice Saraswati [@alicesaraswati]
Hi, everyone! I’m Alice. Passion for languages has led me to working in a travel agency based in Bali, where I interact in both English and French. Aside of the two, I also dream of pursuing a degree in Balinese language major. Knowledge for me is like wealth that only gets bigger when shared. When I’m not adminning for @EnglishTips4U, I spend my time reading, lurking in social media, spacing out, and drafting for my personal blog at theladyinvain.blogspot.com.
Wisnu Agung Pradana [@wisznu]
Hi people! I am Wisnu, a bachelor of education from Universitas Sanata Dharma, Yogyakarta. I teach Indonesian for foreigners and English for university students at the language institute of my alma mater. I am a universe enthusiast. I love to question something, find out the answer, and share it. I fancy history, language, people, and architecture. I am grateful to admin @EnglishTips4U to share my findings about English. See you around!
Aniendita Rahmawati [@AnienditaR]
Hi, fellas! I’m Dinda. I’m currently taking my undergraduate program at the University of Indonesia majoring in Law. I have found English interesting since I was in elementary school. Movies and music helped me getting more familiar with English. It is an honor for me to be a part of @EnglishTips4U that I’ve followed since quite a long time. I hope we can learn more about English together.
Febry Arthamarlisa [@fabfebby]
Hey ya, fellas! I’m Febby. Civil Engineering was my major in Politeknik Negeri Jakarta. I was officially graduated from the university in 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 that 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 it. Besides on Twitter, you can find me on fabfebby.tumblr.com too.
Firdaus Andrianto [@me_firdauz]
I’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!
Sherly Darmali [@sherlydarmali]
Hello, fellas! My name is Sherly. I am a dentist working in Jakarta. Despite my busy schedule I like to do many things. I have a passion for learning many languages especially English. Being an admin in @EnglishTips4U makes me eager to polish my English even more. I love to share my knowledge and meet new people. :)
Fatiya Mufinnah [@Fafafin]
Hi, fellas! I’m Fatiya, a translator living in Wonosobo, Jawa Tengah. I started learning English just so I could read the books I wanted but later found that my English skills have led me to many great opportunities. One of them is being able to join @EnglishTips4U, where I get to take you fellas along with me on my language learning journey. I hope you have as much fun learning English with @EnglishTips4U as I do.
Metta Diana [@mettaa_]
Hello, I’m Metta, a graduate from Universitas Gadjah Mada. I am originally from Baturaja (South Sumatera), but I’ve lived in some cities such as Bandarlampung and Yogyakarta. Yes, I love traveling and that is what I live for. I started to love English so that I could read English books, and I think it also can be the starting point in pursuing my dream of traveling the world! It’s such a pleasure to be the part of @EnglishTips4U where I can dig a little deeper all about English and share it to you. Lastly, I hope it has been helpful.
Nurdiana Kusumawicitra [@kusumawicitraa]
Hi, fellas! I’m Nurdiana Kusumawicitra. I’m currently pursuing my master’s degree in Linguistics. It’s always interesting to analyse languages because they always change over time. The more I learn foreign languages, the more I love my mother tongue that is Javanese language. I learn English better with @EnglishTips4U and I’m grateful to be a part of this amazing team.
Anik Tri [@anhtiss]
Hello, fellas! Are you currently studying English? If you are, then you and I are on the same boat. Learning is a lifelong activity, right? I am Anik. I graduated from science major and I am currently being a science teacher for students of secondary school. I’m from Malang and I live in a highland surrounded by pine trees. I have wonderful time gazing at the sunrise and sunset while listening to folk music in my hometown.
OUR LOGO CREATOR
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 are my inspirations. It’s glad to be a designer of @EnglishTips4U‘s logo. Wanna know me more? Please visit about.me/fatimaazzahro.