One of services in PKPBI UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang is TOEFL ITP test which is usually administered several times a year. The latest TOEFL ITP test, the last test in 2017, was administered on Saturday, 23rd December 2017. Twenty test takers from cities around East Java took TOEFL ITP test which was started at 9 o’clock. Many test takers chose PKPBI UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang as their destined place to take TOEFL ITP since in East Java, PKPBI UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang is one of only several institutions providing headset for TOEFL ITP test takers. The test ran well and most test takers were satisfied with the service given by TOEFL division of PKPBI UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang. “If my score was still less then my expectation, I plan to take another TOEFL ITP test here. I like the service here”, one of the test takers said. Some also glad that they received snack and drink after the exhausting test. Hopefully, all test takers can get their desired score and let’s wait for upcoming TOEFL ITP test in 2018. Make sure to reserve your seat if you plan to take TOEFL ITP test next year!

 

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7.WELCOMING OUR GUEST_ENGLISH FUN TIMEEvery year, PKPBI UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang receives visits  from many institutions. Near the end of 2017, on Monday, 18 December 2017, students from SMPN (State Junior High School) 5 Probolinggo visited PKPBI UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang as a part of their field study agenda. Started around 10 a.m., the students and teachers from SMPN 5 Probolinggo was welcomed by Dr. Syamsudin as the head of PKPBI UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang. Then, the students were engaged in English Fun Time activities led by English Testing Programs division of PKPBI UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang. The students played some games and quizzes to learn that learning English is easy and fun. They were very active and looked happy to receive souvenirs during the activities, thanks to Miss Ika who led the games and quizzes very well. Following that, the students were involved in drama performance performed by students of English Department from Faculty of Humanity. The visit ended with great atmosphere and hopefully another planned visit from SMPN 5 Probolinggo next year to UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang could be realized.

 

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6.EXCITING AND INSPIRING WORKSHOP_CHANGE THE MINDSET!“Long life learning” is a motto of every teacher. So, to learn more about ESP teaching, lecturers of PKPBI UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang held a workshop on ESP on Friday, December 15th 2017. The theme of the workshop was “Changing the Mindset in the Teaching World” with Mr. Jasmin Samat Simon from Ma Chung University as the speaker. The workshop focused on changing the lecturers’ mindset on teaching using two key points that should be built in the classroom, those are TRUST and ENVIRONMENT. Mr. Jasmin emphasized that “a lecturer is also an environmentalist” which means English lecturers should be able to build the enjoyable and communicative English learning environment.  As the attendees, the lecturers were also engaged in some games and activities that could be applied in the classroom. By experiencing to be in the students’ shoes, it was expected that the lecturers could get clearer ideas on how to appropriately treat and teach the students as the English foreign language learners. Through changing the mindset of how students should learn, lecturers can find the best way to create a pleasant learning environment. “Learning English should be a joy, not a burden” this is a challenging job of English lecturers especially those who teach ESP since they must be the bridge between the target language and the field of study learned by the students. As a monthly agenda, workshop or seminar like this is very crucial to enrich the lecturers’ knowledge about teaching. Can’t wait for the next workshop, right?

 

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5.LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIP_ STIE PGRI DEWANTARA JOMBANG - PKPBI UIN MALANGOn Wednesday, 14 December 2017, a representative from STIE PGRI Dewantara Jombang visited PKPBI UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang. The main purpose of the visit was to have further discussion related to the joint program between the two institutions to hold TOEFL test at STIE PGRI Dewantara Jombang. The test will be held on January 21st 2018. It was not the first time that STIE PGRI Dewantara Jombang cooperated with PKPBI UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang to hold TOEFL test. The main reason why STIE PGRI Dewantara Jombang kept the cooperation with our institution is because they are satisfied with our service. Since this has been a long-term relationship between both institutions, it was expected that this partnership will last in upcoming several years.

 

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