LANGUAGE AND CULTURE CLASS AT BIPA, UB
Curriculum: Learning Indonesian Language for Foreigners
Learning a language will be easier when it is divided in stages. Generally there are three stages/levels in learning a language, they are: basic/beginner, intermediate, and advanced level. To make sure that the learning process is conducted effectively and efficiently, a good curriculum is a compulsory. The functions of curriculum are as standards in measuring the achievements of the objectives of the program. There are five things to be highlighted in this curriculum of learning Bahasa Indonesia for foreigners, they are: the teaching approach, objectives, duration and teaching format, teaching materials, and assessment.
2. Teaching Approach
In the teaching-learning process, a modified communicative approach is applied. This particular approach adopts learner-centered learning process theory, where the teacher serves as facilitators. This approach means that during the process learners are provided with maximum opportunities to practice how to communicate with others and their teachers using spoken language as a medium. The communicative teaching-learning process is conducted not only in classroom activities, but also out of class activities. There are various kinds of out of class activities that have been arranged by the teacher such as a casual gathering while having cups of coffee, weekly discussion with actual topics, and other outing activities.
a. General Competence. The general competence to be achieved in this program is providing learners with skills in which they will be able to express ideas in Indonesian language both orally and writing concerning various aspects of daily activities, especially those relating to the life and culture of Indonesia.
b. Specific Competence. To achieve the specific competence, basic/beginner level at Indonesian program is aimed at and designed in such a way that it will represent various aspects of life and culture of Indonesia, such as introducing oneself, looking for information, environment, family lives, rural lives, Indonesian food, cultural heritage, shopping, traditional art, and Indonesian flora and fauna.