On October 31, 2019, ELC UIN Malang held a round table discussion with Mr. Ketut Purwantoro, the founder and the director of the Dejavato Foundation. On this occasion, Mr. Ketut acquainted what Dejavato Foundation is. He said that Dejavato Foundation was established in 2005 and since then introduced international voluntary service to Indonesian in various fields. Dejavato Foundation provided programs that bring people to have personal, interpersonal, and intercultural learning processes as well as global understanding.

Mr. Ketut also explained that Dejavato Foundation was not about International Student Exchange but it was about International Volunteer Exchange. Not only university students who could join Dejavato’s programs, but also adults could join it. Some programs were also designed for young people aged 12 to 17.

By volunteering and exploring with Dejavato Foundation, the volunteers and people are immersing and surviving themselves in a new culture, escaping from comfort zone, taking on a challenge, collecting experience and learning about new thing around the world. Other challenges and opportunities of joining the Dejavato programs are people can overcome the fear of meeting new people, try new food in a foreign country, help people who need, and speak a foreign language.

 

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PKPBI on September 3, 2019 at 10 am held a Round Table Discussion in the PKPBI lecture room with Dr. Michael Nader from Germany as the speaker of the event. He was a lecturer and now he is an educational consultant around the world. The event was held to obtain inspirational experiences of Michael Nader as well as receiving some advice from him about teaching and learning process. To begin the event, it was opened Dr. Syamsudin as the Chief of PKPBI. In the opening session, he hoped that the meeting could increase the PKPBI lecturers’ knowledge about English learning especially in ESP.

In the event, the speaker advised that in teaching students, a lecturer must not tend to give material as many as possible. In other words, the amount of the material should not burden the students, the students should enjoy their learning process instead. He also stated the lecturer should give sufficient time for them to practice. One point that he emphasized was the lecturer should check and give feedback to the students’ homework but it will be time consuming if there are so many students in the class. Therefore, he advised to avoid giving the homework for the students.

During his presentation, he also remarked that the attention span of the student is 15 to 20 minutes. Therefore, the lecturer needs to reset or restart their attention clock to keep their focus after this period by doing other activities to control the students´ attention such as making a small group discussion, finding illustrative quotations, writing paper, writing questions, giving quizzes, etc. At last before he ended his presentation, he also gave some examples of interactive learning the lecturer can use, such as study groups, collaborative projects, group presentation, case study analysis, etc. Finally, the event was closed by the moderator, Nurenza Deviningrum, M.Pd. (BPK)

On August 30, 2019, ELC held a Round Table Discussion. The discussion was presented by Septia Dwi Jayanti, M.Pd. titled Writing a Research Proposal. This discussion was aimed to represent the contents of the seminar titled Klinik Penulisan Proposal Penelitian dan Pengabdian Masyarakat held on August 5-6, 2019 in the hall of the Ir. Soekarno building or the Rector’s building by Prof. Dr. H. Mufidah Ch, M.Ag. and Prof. Dr. Irwan Abdullah as the reviewers as well as the presenters. In the discussion in the lecturers’ room, she conveyed techniques and stages of writing a community service proposal and writing a research proposal in the field of social and culture. The writer should do based on the stages which are began from the title, background, problem formulation, objective, relevant previous research, relevant concepts or theories, method and technique, discussion, and references or bibliography. In writing a research proposal, she also stated some points the reviewers see from the proposal, such as new terms, article novelty, references using Zotero or Mendeley, and reputable materials used. Finally, at the end of the discussion, she encouraged the participants to make teams to collaborate in writing proposals for coming events. (BPK)

 

On July 17, 2019, ELC held a Round Table Discussion. The discussion was led by Asis Wahyudi, M.Pd. and was presented by Ribut Wahyudi, M.Ed., Ph.D. with the title Situating English Language Teaching in Indonesia within a Critical, Global Dialogue of Theories: A Case Study of Teaching Argumentative Writing and Cross-Cultural Understanding. This discussion was aimed to represent the contents of his dissertation to the PKPBI lectures and shared knowledge about how the teaching of Argumentative Writing and Cross-Cultural Understanding in Indonesia. During his presentation, the presenter said that while the lecturers are teaching, they might not focus on the dialects of Britain, UK, and American English, they could make their own dialect provided that the students could pronounce well and use grammar correctly instead. He also opened a question-and-answer section to the audience related to the teaching and learning activities. He remarked that lectures should not be too strict while they are teaching ESP students. In the end of his presentation, he suggested that lectures should read the newest issues of journal articles so that their knowledge increases in ESP topics. (BPK, APA)