Darmasiswa Program of the Language Center of UNJ (LCU/UPT Pelayanan Bahasa)
Public Relations of UNJ (9/11/2019) – Darmasiswa program organized by the Language Center of UNJ (UPT Pelayanan Bahasa) has commenced by initiating it with an introduction session between the foreign students and Darmasiswa lecturers on September 9, 2019 at the Kafein, Building L, Faculty of Economics, Campus A UNJ. Attended the occasion were the Head of UPT Pelayanan Bahasa, Widya Parimita, S.E., M.P.A., Dean of Faculty of Languages and Arts, Dr. Liliana Muliastuti, M.Pd., instructors of BIPA, Darmasiswa participants and staff of UPT Pelayanan Bahasa.
Darmasiswa program of the LCU is an Indonesian Language for Foreign Speakers (BIPA) program in cooperation with Bureau of Planning and International Cooperation (BPKLN) Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC), and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA). The program has been established at Universitas Negeri Jakarta (UNJ) since 2006. Selection process of Darmasiswa participants is organized by BPKLN.
UNJ receives 9 Darmasiswa students in Academic Year 2019/2020 who come from 8 countries. They are Berjita Desiana Bernadino Da Costa (Timor Leste), Darya Yurkova (Belarus), Jean Pauline Maur (Phillipines), Laddaphone Bousaty (Laos), Lee Dongseok (South Korea), Maxim Ruchkin (Russia), Muhammad Sufyan (Pakistan), Song Ji Su (Korea Selatan), dan Willy Numann (Germany). Darmasiswa student handover was held on August 30, 2019 during the Briefing in the welcoming occassion at Grand Sahid Hotel Jakarta. The learning program will commence on September 16, 2019 and run in three stages. Each stage is equal to one level or a minimum of 100-150 study hours. In addition to class of language skills (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing) and grammar, the program also addresses complimentary courses namely literature, arts and culture designed in the form of drama, dance and music classes.
Program curriculum employs BIPA Graduate Competency Standard (SKL) in compliance with Regulation of the Minister of Education and Culture No. 27 of 2017 which has adopted and adapted CEFR by standardizing the Bahasa Indonesia Proficiency Test (UKBI). The Darmasiswa program of the LCU in correspondence to the standard applies levels as follows: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2, which are integrally converted into BIPA 1, BIPA2, BIPA 3, BIPA 4, BIPA 5, BIPA 6, and BIPA 7, in which C1 alone is inclusively converted into BIPA 5 and BIPA 6.
Before they commence their study the other week, the Darmasiswa students were equipped with a cultural orientation and campus tours at Campus A, UNJ on today’s occasion.