How to Introduce Yourself in English (Self Introduction) – If you are confused about introducing yourself in English, this time sinaumedia will provide a complete review accompanied by 5 examples of how to introduce yourself in English or what is known as a self-introduction.
Definition of Self-Introduction
Self introduction is a term from English which is usually interpreted as “self introduction”. Self introduction is a form of expression and expression used by individuals to introduce themselves.
If an individual is in a new environment, of course he needs to do a self-introduction or self-introduction. This is so that other people who are in the new environment know the individual better. Whether the individual is in a new work environment, school or campus, friendship or social environment, and so on.
In doing a self introduction , several important points are needed to be conveyed. What are these points? These points include: (1) Delivering greetings; (2) Introductory sentence; (3) Submit name, address and origin; (4) convey age, occupation, hobbies, interests or interests; and (5) convey opening greetings.
Of the points above, the most common are points 1, 2 and 3. Because the rest will be an option depending on the situation and condition of the individual.
In principle, how to do a self-introduction in English is not much different from a self-introduction or self-introduction in Indonesian. Below, we will explain in full the steps or how to do a self-introduction and some examples of self-introductions in English and their meanings .
However, it is better before doing a self-introduction, first look at the situation, conditions, the interlocutor in the surrounding environment, and their intentions or interests.
When you are in a school or campus environment, social circle or friendship, you can do a self introduction or introduce yourself in an informal and relaxed way.
However, if you are in a formal or official work environment or forum, of course your way of doing a self introduction tends to be different.
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Steps to Do a Self Introduction
In doing self – introduction in English, there are several things that need to be conveyed. This depends on the situation, conditions, interlocutors in the surrounding environment, and interests.
To do a self-introduction or self-introduction, etc., is done in a structured and systematic manner so that the points to be conveyed can be understood well by the interlocutor.
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In general, in conducting a self-introduction, there are several stages, methods, or you could say steps that must be considered, namely Opening , Content , and Closing . In order to know more details, let’s look at the review of the steps for doing self-introduction (in detail) below.
1. Opening _
In the opening or opening part, generally greet and ask how the people you invite to meet face to face, for example:
- Hello everyone…
- Hi, everybody, how are you today?
- Good morning/afternoon/evening, How are you?
2. Content _
Next is to enter the content section. However, before entering into the content , there are things that need to be conveyed, namely the goal. Express what your goals and intentions are in front of the interlocutor. Your goal, of course, is to do a self-introduction , so what you can say is something like:
- Let me introduce myself
- I would like to introduce myself
- I want to introduce myself
- In this opportunity, I would like to introduce myself
- May I introduce myself?
- I’m here to introduce myself
After that, enter the main content section which consists of several points, including:
1) Personal Details
In this case, you can state your full name followed by mentioning your nickname .
- I am… you can call me…
- My name is… you can call me…
- My full name is… please call me…
- My name is… my friends usually call me…
- I am Juliana Citra, you can call me Citra
a. Country of Origin
These points can be used as an option if you meet people from abroad, for example:
- I came from Indonesia
- I’m from Indonesia
b . Citizenship
- I’m Indonesian
- My nationality is Indonesian
2) Self -identity
State the place, date of birth, and also age, for example:
a. Place and date of birth
- I was born… (followed by in or on )
If it is followed by the word in , for example: I was born in 1999 or I was born in Bandung, May 3, 1999. Then, if it is followed by the word on , for example: I was born on August 2, 1999 or I was born on 2nd August 1999.
State your age at that time, for example: I am… years old
State your place of residence or your current address, such as street names and so on, for the original address, for example:
- I come from…
- I am from…
- I come from Madura
- I am from Madura
For residence, for example:
- Now, I stay…
- Now, I live…
( Notes : can be followed by in, on, or at . However, pay attention to the three prepositions, their usage tends to be different)
- The usage of in is followed by country, city, village. Usually to explain someone’s whereabouts in a geographical context or a wider scope, for example: I stay in Jakarta or I live in Indonesia .
- The use of on is rather narrow in scope followed by street names, for example: I live on Sukasari Street or I stay on Buah Batu Street.
- The use of at is more specific, followed by a complete address in detail, for example: I live at Mawar Street, No. 66, Surabaya.
4) Job or Study (Job or School/College)
- School , for example: I am student of… or I study in…
- Lecture, mentioning the name of the university and department, for example: I am a student of… in major… or I study in, my major is…
- Have graduated from school or college, for example: I graduated from… in…
- Occupation, for example: I work in… as… (mention the place of work and position) or I am a staff/manager (according to the job position) of…. For example, I am a manager of PT. Jaya’s work
Can mention activities that you enjoy or hobbies, for example:
- My hobby is… (one hobby)
- My hobby are… (more than one hobby)
- i like…
- My activities are…
3. Closing (Closure)
For closing, it usually ends with thanks, wishes, and of course closing greetings. Example:
- That’s about me… I hope… and have a great day. thank you
- This is the end of my self-introduction
- I think enough, thanks for your attention.
The explanation above is the general and detailed steps or stages . However, as previously explained, in doing a self-introduction , it all depends on the circumstances, the interlocutor, and also his interests. Also pay attention when you do a self introduction , you are in a formal or informal situation.
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Example of How to Introduce Yourself in English ( Self Introduction)
1. Self Introduction Personal Profile
The first example of doing a self introduction can be done when you are in conditions and situations where you have to introduce your personal profile. Here’s an example.
Good morning everyone.
In this opportunity, please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jojo Danuar, you can call me Jojo. I am the third child in my family, and I have 4 other siblings. I was born in Jakarta, December 2nd, 1999. Now, I live at Jalan Manggis number 14, South Jakarta.
I really like music and I have played the guitar since 6 th grade. Now, I’ve made 4 songs and I’ve a dream to make a group band. I also want to share a stage with Maroon 5. I hope my dream can come true.
My father works in the hospital and my mother is a housewife. That’s all I can say about this introduction. Thanks for your attention. have a nice day.
Meaning in Indonesian:
Good morning everyone.
At this opportunity, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jojo Danuar, you can just call me Jojo. I am the third child in the family and I have 4 siblings. I was born in Jakarta, December 2, 1999. Now, I live at Jalan Manggis Number 14, South Jakarta.
I really love music and I can play the guitar since 6th grade. Currently, I have composed 4 songs and I have a hope to form a music band. I also want to be on the same stage with Maroon 5. I hope my dream can come true.
My father works in a hospital and my mother is a housewife. That’s all I can say in this introduction. Thank you for your attention. Have a nice day.
2. Self Introduction as a New Student
The following is an example of a self-introduction if you are a new student at a foreign school or campus or an international school.
Good morning everyone!
My name is Dinda Kirana. I am a new student at this university. I was born in Pekalongan, a small city in Indonesia, on January 6 th , 1999. My hobbies are writing and reading. If there is a competition, I’d love to take part as long as it relates to my hobbies. I think that is my first step to achieve my goal of becoming a famous writer. That’s all I can tell about myself. Thank you and nice to meet you.
Meaning in Indonesian:
Good morning everyone!
My name is Dinda Kirana. I am a freshman in this university. I was born in Pekalongan, a small town in Indonesia, on January 6, 1999. My hobbies are writing and reading. If there is a competition, I will be happy to take part as long as it relates to my hobby. I thought that would be my first step in achieving my goal of becoming a famous writer. That’s what I can tell about myself. Thank you and nice to meet you.
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3. Self Introduction as a New Employee
If you are a new employee in a company, you can use the example below to do a self introduction.
Let me introduce myself. My name is Ruri. I am a newemployee here. Previously, I had worked in various reputable companies in Jakarta. So, I will do my best for this company so that this company can make more progress and get a higher profit. I think enough, I hope we can work together as a team. Thanks for your attention.
Meaning in Indonesian:
Introduce myself. My name is Ruri. I’m a new employee here. Previously, I have worked in various leading companies in Jakarta. So, I will try to do my best for this company so that this company can make more progress and make higher profits. I think that’s enough, I hope we can work together as a team. Thank you for your attention.
4. Self Introduction to Start the Presentation
During lectures, of course you are required to make presentations to report the results of your assignments in front of the class. In this situation, there are actually many examples that you can apply, one of which is below.
Hello. Good morning everyone. My name is Nuraini as a group leader. Today, I would like to convey my group’s research on sociocultural linguistics that we completed for one month.
Meaning in Indonesian:
Hello. Good morning everyone. My name is Nuraini as the group leader. Today, I would like to present my group’s research on sociocultural linguistics which we have completed for one month.
5. Self Introduction to Explain Busynesses Undertook
When you introduce yourself, maybe you will also be asked about the busyness that you are currently living. So, as an illustration or reference for you, of course you can see an example of doing a self-introduction in English in that situation.
good afternoon. I am Letusha Gunawan. You can call me Ucha. I was born in Madura, May 25th, 1998. Now, I am managing a personal blog about trends and healthy lifestyles. If you’re interested, you can visit and read my article on my personal blog. I think enough. Thank you and have a great day.
Meaning in Indonesian:
Good afternoon. I am Letusha Gunawan. You can call me Ucha. I was born in Madura, May 25 1998. Currently, I’m managing a personal blog related to trends and healthy lifestyle. If you are interested, you can visit and read my articles on my personal blog. I think its enough. Thank you and have a nice day.
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