Zahra is 15 years old and attends Glenroy College in Melbourne, Victoria. She has been learning Indonesian for three years while simultaneously studying the English language. Indonesian is her fourth language after mother tongue, Arabic and Persian. When Zahra arrived in Australia three years ago, she started school at Glenroy College and was inspired by her Indonesian teacher, Miss Cole, as she taught with passion and inspired Zahra to learn more about Indonesia.
Her dad is also another reason that she is learning Indonesian: he always says that ‘learning another language not only helps you, but it will also help other people’.
In her spare time Zahra enjoys rock climbing, swimming, badminton, learning about different cultures, especially Indonesian culture, and travelling around the world. She also enjoys solving maths and chemistry equations. After completing Year 12, Zahra wants to study medicine as well as Indonesian at university.
Speech topic: How do you think learning Indonesian will help you in the future?