FOUR STUDENTS OF FONTYS UNIVERSITY TO JOIN CREDIT TRANSFER PROGRAM IN YSU
Four students of Fontys University of Applied Science, the Netherlands were welcomed by Dr. Widyastuti Purbani, M.A., Vice Dean for Academic Affairs of the Faculty of Languages and Arts in the second floor of Academic Service Center Building, Wednesday (11/02.2015). They will study in YSU from February to July.
It is the second year of the credit transfer program between the Faculty of Languages and Arts and Fontys University of Applied Science. This year, the four students will study using integrated learning approach. Basically, they will study Indonesian language and culture. However, the two are too wide to insert into the learning process. In addition, the faculty has Indonesian cultural programs, namely language, dance, fine art, music.
As the coordinator of this program, Tri Sugiarto says that they will have several classes, namely Basic Indonesian Indonesian Art and Culture, Practicum in Elementary School, English for Children, Indonesian Traditional Dance, Batik Workshop, and Indonesian Tradisional Cuisine.
Purbani says that there will be addition aspect for this year program. “The major class is bahasa Indonesia. However, it will be combined with music, art, and dance classes. That’s why it is called integrated learning,” she said.
“In addition, they will practice to teach English in Model Elementary School in Sleman from grade 1 to 5,” she added.
“Throughout the program, they will not only learn about the theory, but also about the practice,” said Iwan Akbar Kuntardi in line with Purbani’s statement.
As a mutual concern, several students of the Faculty of Languages and Arts will study in Fontys University of Applied Science. The selection process has started since the beginning of this year. While the students of Fontys will be in Indonesia for one semestre, the students of the Faculty of Languages and Arts will study in Netherland for a shorter period. In Fontys, they will have various classes, namely global education, multicultural education, and introduction to Dutch language, arts, culture, and literature. (Rony)