I have been teaching Indonesian for foreigners for 15 years. I love the language and I enjoy teaching. My students have come from a wide range of backgrounds and nationalities: I have worked with diplomats, post-graduate students, CEOs, bankers, activists, journalists, housewives and volunteers. With such a variety of abilities, motivations and interests, one of the skills on which I focused was adapting methods and my personal style to what they needed, while staying fixed on our learning goals. In this, my students learned from me and I learned from them.