SEAQIL Goes to Schools in Yogyakarta

SEAQIL Goes to Schools in Yogyakarta

 

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The Head of Office of Education and Culture of Yogyakarta, Mr Edy Heri Suasana, presented the policy of language teaching in Yogyakarta to forty language teachers and lecturers during the opening ceremony of SEAQIL Goes to Schools Workshop in Santika Premiere Hotel Yogyakarta on 3 September 2014.

SEAQIL Goes to Schools aims to compile teachers’ best practices in language teaching using fun and interesting methods, strategies as well as techniques that motivate students to study (foreign) languages.

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Teachers of Arabic, Chinese/Mandarin, English, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese languages from high school and vocational school in Yogyakarta region as well as lecturers of Indonesian Language for Foreign Learners from universities in Yogyakarta gathered in the event on 3-4 September 2014. They shared their best practices on foreign language teaching with the assistance of the language experts from various local universities.

During the two-day event, the participants were exposed with trends and best practices of (foreign) language teaching from the resource persons. The resource persons came from reputable universities in Yogyakarta. They were Mr Suharsono, Ms Zulfa Purnamawati, Mr Panca Nugraha and Dr Tatang Hariri from Gadjah Mada University as well as Ms Nury Supriyanti, Ms Esti Swatika Sari, Ms Wening Sahayu and Dr Dwiyanto Djoko Pranowo from Yogyakarta State University.

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By the end of the event, forty drafts of best practices on teaching Arabic, Chinese/Mandarin, English, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese language as well as Indonesian Language for Foreign Learners were completed by the participants. The drafts were to be reviewed by the Centre and eventually to be distributed to language teachers across Southeast Asia in the form of booklet entitled “Language Learning Techniques – Best Practices from Language Teachers’ Associations in Indonesia”. The Centre plans to distribute it through its printed and digital material publications.