English Language center (ELC) under the management by Dr. H. Langgeng Budianto, M.Pd held the agenda so called Round Table Discussion. The discussion was held on February 19, 2016 involving to the ELC lecturers as participants to broaden lecturers’ knowledge related academic issues. The discussion was oficially opened by Dr. H. Langgeng Budianto, M.Pd as the director of ELC. Then, the presentation was delivered by Irham entitled “A Synchronic Study of Madurese Pragmatic Particles”. He focused on Madurese language as the conversation analysis such as its position in corpus, sequence of interaction, sentence types and functions. He also gave examples on other variants of Madurese language. Finally, the discussion was closed by question and answer from the participants and continued by giving a certificate as a reward for actively participated in discussion as presenter.(usr)


English Language center (ELC) under the management by Dr. H. Langgeng Budianto, M.Pd held the agenda so called Round Table Discussion. The discussion was held on March 23, 2016 involving to the ELC lecturers as participants under the theme “How to Ace A TOEFL Test”. The discussion was delivered by Yunita Uswatun Khasanah as the presenter. She began her presentation by introducing a learning approach to reach an ideal score in language testing such as, Deep and Surface Learning, Tangential learning, and Practice. She explained briefly how the way she aced a test reflected to the approach then came up with the importance of having motivation, enjoyful learning and lots of practices.n(usr)

Since it was firstly established in 2015, the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) has become the major issue of economic discussions throughout the world. In Indonesia for example, more people are questioning whether Indonesians are ready to cope the challenges of AEC. It is undeniable that AEC will implement free-labor market among the members of ASEAN region in which more professionals and skilled workers with high English proficiency are welcome to compete in labor market.

Concerning on this issue, English language center of Maulana Malik Ibrahim State Islamic University, Malang held an event so called “Guest Lecture”. The event was held to widen the students’ scope and awareness toward the importance of improving their English proficiency as breakthrough to face the challenge of AEC.

The event was held on March 24, 2016 involving about 200 students from a number of departments under the theme “English as Breakthrough to be successful in AEC 2016”. The agenda was started by the opening speech by Dr. Langgeng Budianto, M.Pd. as the director of ELC.  Then, the guest lecture was delivered by Siti Rohani, Ph.D., a senior lecturer of State Polytechnic of Malang. She began her presentation by prompting students’ knowledge about kinds of languages that people from different culture used to communicate. Responding the students’ various answer to the topic, she introduced the students about the use of English as Lingua Franca. The importance of having English to interact with speakers of other languages is highlighted during the event. Further, the participants especially those who are non-English department students were encouraged to study English to survive in AEC competition.

What makes the event more special was the endorsement given by Prof. Dr. Mudjia Rahardjo, M. Si., the rector of Maulana Malik Ibrahim State Islamic University, Malang. His speech was focused on the importance of English to support the students’ career in the future. He gave example through his own experience on the use of English and Arabic to get involved in global communities and for managing international relationship. In addition, he stated his commitment to bring Maulana Malik Ibrahim State Islamic University, Malang as the center of Islamic studies and the center of languages.

The next session of the event is question and answer in which the participants are asked to propose questions related to the materials presented. The participants responded the chance positively by asking some questions about how would they participate and prepare themselves in AEC competition, what skills they should prepare, and how English helped them in AEC. Afterwards, the door prize session was opened and participants were very enthusiastic to take the challenge given by moderator.

Finally, the event was closed by reciting Al-Fatihah and pray led by Choirul Rozi, M.Pd. Then, the participants were given certificates as a reward for their involvement in this event.

ASEAN Economic Community 2016 has been launched and all people in ASEAN should be ready facing it with high competence and professional skills. Also, the students in UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang who must compete with the graduates from around ASEAN. That is why, English Language Center under the management by Dr. H. Langgeng Budianto, M.Pd. will held Guest Lecture entitled “English as the Breakthrough to be Successful in AEC 2016”. Here, students will be motivated to enhance their English competence since they should be able to grab chances in economics by using English as mean of communication. The agenda will be held on 24 March 2016 on third floor hall in C building in UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim, Malang. The participants will be students who are joining English program in PPBI in academic year 2015/2016. (FH)