Join BIPA Courses at Language Center Sebelas Maret University!!
Bahasa Indonesia is the most spoken language in Republic of Indonesia. It is the country’s national language which is spoken by more than 220 million people.
Learning Bahasa Indonesia will give us access to explore deeper about the unique cultures of Indonesia which consists of thousands islands and more than 300 ethnic groups whose native tongue may be one of local and distinct languages which are found over 300 languages.
Learning Bahasa Indonesia at UNS
Language Center, Sebelas Maret University (UNS) opens Indonesian Language Course for Foreigners (Bahasa Indonesia bagi Penutur Asing or BIPA) which gives access for those who are interested in learning Bahasa Indonesia. The curriculum is designed from basic levels that provide greater chances for students who are eager to study the language even without any previous knowledge about Bahasa Indonesia.
We do believe that learning language is learning culture. Therefore, learning Bahasa Indonesia at Language Center UNS is also designed to enable each student to have better access in mastering Bahasa Indonesia through the understanding of culture. Outing Class aimed at exposing the students to not only daily Indonesian society but also cultural uniqueness is integrated into the learning process.
These classes will give the students an understanding of language skills of Bahasa Indonesia including speaking, listening, reading and grammar as well as the distinctive and various cultures of Indonesia.
These classes will prepare the students to practice Bahasa Indonesia for academic purposes. Students who wish to continue their studies in Indonesian universities conducted in Bahasa Indonesia are recommended to take these classes. These are also suitable for foreign researchers who conduct their research in Indonesia.
Each level consists of 22 meetings which can be finished in a month through intensive meetings (6 times a week). It’s not required to have earlier basic of Bahasa Indonesia to join the BIPA Basic Courses. Successful students will receive certificates from Sebelas Maret University and UKBI (Indonesian Proficiency Test) to certify their competence in mastering Bahasa Indonesia.
Sebelas Maret University is located in Surakarta, Central Java which is also known as Solo. Solo with its slogan “the Spirit of Java” is where students can learn Bahasa Indonesia in the one of Indonesia’s centers of culture. In addition, two historical palaces, Kasunanan and Mangkunegaran, and unique culture of the local people and society will be the surroundings. Not to mention, low living cost is a plus point of why Solo can be the best choice to study.
Regular : IDR 1.000,000.- per term
Executive : IDR 5.000.000.,- per term (only 10 participants per class)
*Not including the immigration fee (Visa, Stay Permit, etc.)
I appreciate BIPA program at UNS for three main reasons:
1.The inclusion of the culture class, something very few other universities do, as well as for the possibilities to study artistic disciplines such as gamelan and dance.
2.The selection of a big number of International students, which makes the climate very stimulating intellectually and socially.
3.The very well managed International Student Service Office – the point where everyone meets: a lesson for other universities.
- Horia Diaconescu, Romania
At UNS, I can even explore Java and Indonesia. Now I deeply understand Indonesian culture as a whole, not only the language. I even want to lengthen my stay to learn more about Indonesia. I believe this will give me a sweet memory of studying here, at this campus.
-Mika Masui, Japan
For further information, prospective students may reach us through:
Language Center UNS
Sebelas Maret University
Jl Ir. Sutami 36A Surakarta
Central Java, Indonesia, 57126
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