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Hallo Student Spotlight: Ucha | A Unique Career Path

Meet Ucha!

Ucha is a Halloer from Tangerang, Indonesia. Her astonishing progress and dedicated efforts to learn English deserve a shout out.

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A Unique Career Path

Ucha loves learning! She graduated from college about four years ago after studying biology, which she found intriguing. However, her course changed thereafter when she began a career as an accountant for the government. 

Although this seems non-traditional, it is fairly normal in Indonesia for young professionals to graduate in unrelated fields before transitioning to accounting. A persistent work-ethic and an eagerness to learn are valuable attributes for those in this field.

Ucha worked in her accounting role for three years before taking a job as a financial analyst for an IT company. Despite being with the company for only a few months, she already loves her job!

Overcoming Adversity

Deciding to take an accounting job was profitable yet hardly easy for Ucha. 

“In my first job as an accountant, that was the hardest part of my life. Because I didn’t have any knowledge of accounting, I had to learn from my supervisor from zero and find out what I had to do in my job. It was really hard. It made me sick.”

Although the learning curve was difficult, it resulted in being a very important lesson of perseverance. Now, Ucha enjoys accounting and loves finance. Her knowledge and dedication would not have expanded without this rigorous experience.

Family Hero

Ucha’s hero in life is her mother, whose love and support have been crucial for Ucha’s success. 

“My mom…helps me a lot. She helps me to face my problems in life. She always gives me advice and helps me to be a better person everyday.”

A Passion for Music

Ucha has some serious musical talent. Her love for singing developed in her childhood, and she started playing the guitar in 12th grade. She’s improved substantially since then and considers music one of her top hobbies. 

In addition to helping her express herself, music has been very influential in her life. She actually began learning English through song lyrics!


Journey to Learning English

Ucha started taking English classes in 6th grade but never had enough study or practice to speak fluently. Her basic level of English drastically improved as she began to sing and memorize English song lyrics. After graduating from high school, she began to teach herself English using free online resources such as YouTube videos. And that’s when she found Hallo. 

Ucha is grateful to be part of the Hallo community. The opportunity to practice English with others is critical to her success. That being said, her favorite aspect of Hallo is watching her teachers on live stream. She loves learning new vocabulary, idioms, and grammar principles.

English in Indonesia

Even though she doesn’t consider it an exceptionally exciting place, Ucha has fond memories of her hometown in Indonesia. With more than 2 million occupants, Tangerang is the eighth-most populated suburb in the world! 

A relatively small percentage of the Indonesian population speaks English. The country scores in about the 52nd percentile in English proficiency, which is lower than surrounding countries such as Singapore and Papua New Guinea. 

There are over 725 languages spoken in Indonesia in addition to many regional languages. The official and most prevalent language is called Bahasa Indonesia.

While there are individuals interested in learning English, public schools have decreased their focus on teaching English or have entirely removed it from the curriculum. Similar disregard occurs in Indonesia’s work of international trade. Some cultures do not emphasize the advantages of learning English that others recognize and seek after.

Live Your Dreams

Ucha aspires to travel the world! She wants to visit different countries and learn about respective cultures and people. No doubt her English skills will come in handy.

For others who have the dream to learn English, Ucha is supportive and offers some great advice: 

“Keep practicing every day. Keep talking, reading and listening everyday! Try to imitate the native speaker when they speak, that helps a lot in pronunciation.”

We’re happy to have Ucha as part of the Hallo family! Her commitment and perspective add remarkable quality.

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Suggested Topics for Products & Technology


  1. Showcasing Incredible Apps to Learn Foreign Languages
  2. Comparing & contrasting different foreign language apps based on functions
  3. How to Become Bilingual: Stories & Best Practices
  4. How to Become Multilingual: Stories & Best Practices
  5. Deciding on a language career outside of the industry
  6. Teaching Free English for Service online
  7. How to experience life abroad – at home
  8. Barriers to integrating technology in the classroom & how to overcome
  9. Free resources for teachers now teaching online due to COVID
  10. Integrating education technology in K-12 schools
  11. Integrating education technology in university & graduate programs
  12. Most Innovative Language Technology and Products when you don’t know the language
  13. Building community on a language learning app (as a business)
  14. Building community on a language learning app (as an influencer/teacher)
  15. How to host an online event (InEvent present)

Suggested Topics for Research


  1. The Pros and Cons of Online Learning
  2. The Pros and Cons of In-Class learning
  3. The relationship between technology and success in the classroom 
  4. How has the language learning industry changed throughout history
  5. Current growth trends in the education technology industry
  6. Current growth trends in the classic institutional education industry
  7. Presentation of 3 top TESOL Student Theses
  8. Discussion: Biggest flaws & opportunities in the language learning industry
  9. Discussion: Ways to improve classic educational system
  10. Comparing language learning programs & outcomes around the world
  11. International wealth & quality of life outcomes based on ESL acquisition
  12. Best careers in the language learning industry based on growth and salary
  13. Discussion: Which language learning educational systems need the most help & how to help
  14. In-Conference Research: Best methods for learning languages. Polling & Discussion
  15. Case study: reshaping policies in the institution to improve learning
  16. Language learning outcomes based on age
  17. Understanding and overcoming misconceptions about the difficulties of language learning
  18. Best curriculums based on short and long-term outcomes

Suggested Topics for Professional Development


  1. Linguistic Major Career Paths – Panel and Q&A
  2. Hallo Teaching Demonstration
  3. Hallo Teaching Practice
  4. Linguistic Major Career Paths – Presented by Professionals in their fields
  5. Linguistic Major Career Paths – Panel and Q&A
  6. Getting certified as an ESL Teacher (how to)
  7. Transitioning careers as a professional in the language learning industry
  8. Improving communication in your University Department
  9. Internship Opportunities & Tips for Finding a Student Internship 
  10. Find Your Students Internships
  11. Incorporating language learning apps into your curriculum
  12. Inside look at the life of Language Interpreters
  13. Inside look at the life of Forensic Linguists
  14. Inside look at the life of ASL Translators
  15. Inside look at the life of Computational linguists in the tech industry
  16. Inside look at the life of Speech Language Pathologists
  17. Inside look at the life of Content Developers
  18. Inside look at the life of International Business Workers
  19. Inside look at the life of Language Professors
  20. Interview Skills & What Interviewers Are Looking For – Panel
  21. Interview Skills & What Interviewers Are Looking For – Demonstrations & Practice
  22. How to Create the Best Resume
  23. Pros and Cons to getting certified online
  24. Developing personal brand (as a teacher, influencer, student, etc.)
  25. Tips for choosing a career
  26. How to transition to online teaching

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