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Fun Bahasa Indonesia & Cultural Course 2020 : Introduce Indonesian Language and Culture to The World

Tue, 23 Feb 2021
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Fun Bahasa Indonesia and Cultural Course (FBICC) is one of ITS Global Engagement’s programs that allows global citizens to learn Bahasa Indonesia and cultural understanding. The program starts on 30th September until 23rd December 2020. The program is held every Wednesday on three different schedules each week (14.00, 16.00, and 18.30 WIB). In 2020, the program has ran successfully and attended by 198 participants from 20 countries around the globe, including Philippines, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Japan, Vietnam, Brunei, Taiwan, Poland, Mexico, Australia, China, Madagascar, Pakistan, Bulgaria, Chile, Congo, Gambia, Iran, Spain, and Sudan.

The event started with the opening ceremony on 30th September by introducing the outline of the program to the participant. Some important events this day is the opening speech from Assoc. Prof. Maria Anityasari, Ph.D. as the Director of ITS Global Engagement. The event continued with the introduction of the instructor that will be teaching in the class and also an explanation about the basic rule of the class. The enthusiasm is very high from all of the participants and can be seen from the number of participants who are willing to introduce themselves and state their purpose in joining this program. The event is then closed by the group photo together with all of the participants who’re present in the class.

The following week, continued by the first day of the lesson started with Indonesia Language Feature, which explained about the very basic lesson of Indonesia languages such as the alphabet’s pronunciation in Indonesia, numbers in Indonesia, and many others. Before the lesson, the instructor in each class and the participant are given time to get known each other because they will be together for the next twelve-week. At the end of the session, each class took a group photo together with their instructor in their respective class.

The third session is one of the special session during the event because all of the participants from the different classes in each session became one class to attend a special City Tour presented by the ITS GE Volunteer City Tour. Which explain about the very basic lesson of Indonesia languages such as alphabet’s pronunciation in Indonesia, numbers in Indonesia, and many others. Before the lesson, the instructor in each class and the participant are given time to get to know each other because they will be together for the next twelve weeks. At the end of the session, each class took a group photo together with their instructor in their respective class.

In the fourth session, participants were taught to speak in Indonesianin the material ‘Speaking: Daily Conversation’. Then, at the fifth meeting, the material on Fun Activity: Indonesian Fun Fact. All participants received new knowledge about the uniqueness of Indonesia. In subsequent meetings, the FBICC committee kept providing new knowledge in terms of Indonesian language and culture. Materials such as “Writing: Standard Indonesian Language” to “Fun Activity: Indonesian Culture Diversity” were well received by all FBICC participants.

The last session of FBICC 2020 closed with a closing ceremony again attended by all of the participants from all of the classes from all the sessions. The session opened with the speech from Octaviyanti Dwi Wahyurini, S.T., M.AppDesArt, Ph.D. as the Senior Manager of ITS Global Engagement Office on Promotion & Mobility. The session then continued with the testimony from the representative of the instructor and the participant from the classes. This session is very (emotional (?)) due to the participants which enjoyed all of the class sessions and will miss every moment of it. There are also Kahoot & post-test session that serve as the last assessment for the participant. After all of the session above are done, there are certificate awarding for the best participant in each class and also aftermovie as the commemorative gift for the participant and also serve as the closing of the session

You can watch the Aftermovie for FBICC 2020 at the link below:
Aftermovie FBICC 2020

FBICC 2020 has been successfully conducted with an overwhelmingly positive response from the participant. it can be seen that ITS students are very interested in joining the study abroad program based on the questions that they’ve asked. Hopefully, this program will be a stepping stone for any foreigner who’s interested in Indonesian language & culture and will give them a starting point if they’re interested to visit Indonesia in the future.

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