Monday, 18 July 2016


MYRA MARIEZKI FATHIRA, known as Myra [mahy-ruh], graduated from UNPAD in 2008, majoring in English Literature and from Mercu Buana University with a master in Media Business and Industries in 2016. She is an unaffiliated English teacher who believes that to master a certain language, you have to make it an essential part of your everyday life.

When she was 22 years old, She traveled to Germany by herself and stayed there for a year. The first week staying there, she could barely speak any german. However, getting exposed to the language on a regular basis made her able to eventually speak german with ease.  From this experience, she realizes that to become effortlessly fluent in a foreign language, someone has to get submersed in the language itself. Thus, as an English teacher, she always makes sure that her students get as much exposure as possible to English, that includes urging them to speak only English in the classroom, regardless of their grammatical mistakes.

Outside the classroom, she considers herself as a happy wife and an avid reader who is  still pursuing a professional writing career. She indeed has a great passion for writing. She writes essays, novels and poems. She won Sampoerna Foundation’s Writing Competition in 2007 and became a first winner of Times Writing Competition in 2009. In 2011, she finished her advanced writing course in Monash University Australia. At the moment, she is working on her first novel.

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