School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Yacinta Kusdaryumi Kurniasih was born in Kedungjati, Central Java, Indonesia. In 1986, she went to Yogyakarta where she did her degree in English Literature, Education, and Language Teaching Methodology at the University of Yogyakarta . She has been teaching English, Indonesian, and Javanese as a foreign language in various formal and non-formal educational setting since then.
She obtained her B.A. (Hons) with a thesis which examined the correlation between the learner’s perception and attitude toward the culture of the target language (English) and their academic achievement in language learning. Yacinta has a wide variety of hobbies ranging from dancing, drama, writing poetry and short stories to cooking, and self defence (currently Taekwondo).