The Opening of ICEL II by the Dean of FCS UB, Hamamah, Ph.D.


More than dozens of speakers from various countries attended the International Conference on Advances in Humanities, Education, and Language (ICEL) II held by the Faculty of Cultural Studies (FCS) Universitas Brawijaya (UB). This hybrid activity took place from Monday (11/7/2022) to Tuesday (11/8/2022).

ICEL II Coordinator, Nanang Bustanul Fauzi, M.Pd., said that the ICEL II in 2022 was held in the framework of the 13th Anniversary of FCS UB.

“Moreover, internationalization is also the motivation behind this activity,” said Nanang.

Presentation of ICEL II Speakers

According to Nanang, this seminar was attended by around 87 presenters. Of this number, 10 percent participated online. As for the number of participants, 80 people joined the scientific event directly.

Most of the speakers and seminar participants came from Surabaya, Tanjungpura, Malang, Yogyakarta, and several other cities. In addition, there were also those from Singapore, India, Malaysia, and Japan.

In addition, the seminar entitled “Reinventing Language Education in the Post-Pandemic Era” was also attended by five keynote speakers from various countries. The five speakers included Rafidah BT Sahar Ph.D. from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) Pagoh, Professor Victoria G. Naomi from the School of Education Avinashilingam University, Professor Arita Kayoko from Teikyo University, Professor Emeritus Thomas N. Robb from Kyoto Sangyo University, and Dr. Eti Setiawati from Universitas Brawijaya.

Participants Listening to the Presenter’s Presentation

In more detail, the ICEL II 2022 generally discussed five sub-themes. The sub-themes include inclusive practices in language teaching, intercultural competence in language teaching, applied linguistics in language teaching, ICT-based integration in language teaching, and education transformation amid the “Merdeka Belajar (Independent Learning)” era.

Nanang hopes that FCS UB can be more recognized in the community, especially for its contribution to the development of scientific language, arts, and culture.

There are also benefits for the participants, Nanang assessed, the dissemination of research results and creative ideas can get wider.

“In addition, the cooperation network is also expected to grow through this seminar,” he said.

Malang Beskalan Dance in the Opening of ICEL II


Meanwhile, one of the ICEL II speakers, M. Ramdhan Fathin Al-Farabi, said that he would discuss articles in the fields of language and education. This mainly includes digital literacy, BIPA (Indonesian for Foreign Speakers), and the use of multimodal teaching.

On this occasion, Ramdhan also expressed his appreciation for ICEL II. This was because ICEL II was the first international seminar and conference he attended. “So this will be memorable,” said this Study Programme of Master of Linguistics FCS UB student. [dts/aaz/PR FCS]