“How To Be A Confident Speaker” A Training Of English Skill Improvement
The lecturers of STBA JIA and teachers of SMK Yadika 8 Jatimulya
Attempting to contribute to the society, Department of English Language and Literature of STBA JIA held a training of English Skill Improvement on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 in SMK Yadika 8 Jatimulya. It is one of biannual activities proposed by the department to carry out Tri Dharma Pendidikan, especially Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat. This semester, four lecturers (Yeni Noryatin, S.S., M.Hum, Ade Surista, M.Pd, Elsan Arvian, S.S., M.Hum and Rainhard Oliver, S.S., M.Pd) and PKM staffs (Ester Ria Romauli, S.S., M.Pd and Winda Lutfiyanti, M.Pd) partnered with each other to provide the discussion forum where the students are able to share their problems in speaking English.
The students of SMK Yadika 8 Jatimulya who participated in the training
The training titled “How to be a Confident Speaker” was presented by Sajjaad Daood Ali, a native speaker and also an experienced lecturer in Public Speaking, as it addressed the common issue occurs among English learners especially students in high school. Sajjaad explained that many English learners are afraid to speak because they are not aware of the importance of self-esteem and bravery. Struggling with the ideas that they do not master grammar well makes the learners hesitated to speak confidently. Further he explained that the main point of language is to be able to communicate the message the speaker intended to deliver to the listener. He also shared several effective tips to help the students deal with their low self-esteem. He encouraged the students to build a habit of using English in daily activities and to utilize English to represent themselves and their countries.
Participants were enthusiastic in sharing their experience
"Expose yourself to English by making it as a part of your life. Think in English every time and everywhere. You won’t mistakenly brush your nose when you want to brush your teeth. It is because you do it so many times that you don’t need to ‘think’ anymore,” Sajjaad said. Moreover, he pointed out, “Aside from theories and skills you learn at school, speaking English is a particular trait that will help your career in the future.”
Since the topic is relatable to the students’ problem in learning English, many of them were enthusiastic during discussion session. One of the students asked, “I’m always afraid of talking to foreigners because I always think that my sentences are wrong and I’m feeling embarrassed.”
One of the students received a goodie bag in discussion session
“Many English learners were speaking in broken grammar yet they understand each other so you don’t need to worry,” Sajjaad answered. “I noticed similar pattern when the foreigners learning Bahasa Indonesia. They don’t need to speak in perfect Bahasa to be understood by the locals.”
Public Lecture “Ideologi Penerjemahan”
Anggiarini Arianto, S.S., M.Hum sebagai narasumber (kiri) dan Elli Rahmawati Zulaeha, S.Pd, M.Si sebagai moderator (kanan)
Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian Masyarakat (LPPM) STBA JIA merupakan lembaga yang bekerja dalam perencanaan dan pelaksanaan program-program yang berhubungan dengan penelitian dan pengabdian masyarakat. Salah satu program yang rutin setiap tahun adalah public lecture. Pada tahun ajar 2019/2020 program public lecture, diadakan pada tanggal 16 November 2019.
LPPM STBA JIA menyelenggarakan seminar dan public lecture dengan berbagai kajian di antaranya adalah linguistik, sastra, dan budaya. Dalam kajian linguistik terdapat dua kajian utama yaitu linguistik murni dan linguistik terapan. Tema yang diangkat pada public lecture November 2019 ini merupakan cabang ilmu dari kajian linguistik terapan yaitu penerjemahan. Dalam public lecture ini yang menjadi pembicara merupakan Ketua Program Studi Sastra Jepang STBA JIA Bekasi yaitu Anggiarini Arianto, S.S., M.Hum yang menyajikan tema kuliah umum mengenai “Ideologi Penerjemahan”.
Ideologi dalam penerjemahan adalah prinsip atau atau keyakinan tentang “betul-salah” atau “baik-buruk” dalan penerjemahan (Hoed, 2006). Terdapat beberapa syarat tertentu yang harus dipenuhi agar sebuah terjemahan dapat dikatakan “betul”, “berterima”, dan “baik”. Venuti (1995) mengusulan dua ideologi yang mengarah pada dua kutub yang berbeda. Ideologi yang berorientasi pada bahasa sasaran dan ideologi yang berorientasi pada bahasa sumber.
Dalam ideologi penerjemahan terdapat beberapa strategi penerjemahan yaitu Pengasingan (Foreignizing Ideology) dan Domestikasi (Domestication Ideology). Prinsip dasar penerjemahan yang ingin disampaikan adalah bahwa tidak ada terjemahan yang “baik atau buruk” juga “benar atau salah”, namun bagaimana seorang penerjemah dapat membuat terjemahan yang tepat dan cocok bagi pembaca. Oleh karena itu, public lecture kali ini mengusung tema “Ideologi Penerjemahan” yang diharapkan dapat memberi manfaat bagi pembelajar bahasa asing khususnya mahasiswa STBA JIA Bekasi.
Peserta Public Lecture “Strategi Pembelajaran Bahasa Asing”
Peserta dari public lecture ini berjumlah sekitar 300 orang yang merupakan mahasiswa dan mahasiswi dari jurusan sastra Inggris dan sastra Jepang. Dapat disimpulkan bahwa antusias mahasiswa dan mahasiswi STBA JIA BEKASI terhadap pelaksanaan public lecture cukup tinggi.
What is J-EALFEST? J-EALFEST means JIA English Art Language Festival of STBA JIA. It held on October 5th-6th 2019. It was about competition among high schools in Bekasi and also some of English students of STBA JIA. It was not only about competition, it contained English of Art in the festival. The competition was purposed for encouraging and providing high school students in Bekasi to get experience and also name for their schools. The English Art Festival was aimed for entertaining the high school students and also English students at STBA JIA.
In the first day, we focused on the student’s competition. We held singing contest, poetry, brain’s war, storytelling, and speech for students of high school and STBA JIA. We divided a team for each competition. First competition, the singing contest was about how the participants showed their singing talent. There were 7 participants from high school students and 8 participants from English students of STBA JIA. The winner for this singing contest was Putri Gracesia from years of 2017. The winner for high school student was Reink Ferguson Manalu from SMAN 1 Serang Baru.
Second competition is poetry. It was about displaying the art of literature. It was participated from 8 students of high school and around 6 students of STBA JIA. They showed with different themes which they choose by own. The winner on this competition was Salsabila Fitriah from SMAN 4 Tambun Selatan and M. Abdul Khairul from student of STBA JIA year of 2019.
Third competition is brain’s war. This competition was about knowledging of fun fact between American and British history. It was participated by students of STBA JIA which were 15 students from 1st semester, 15 students from 3rd semester, 10 students from 5th semester, and 10 students from 7th semester each batch. The winner on this competition was Azellia Alvika from 7th semester.
Fourth competition is storytelling. This competition was about retelling a fable or kid’s stories which their choosen. Some of them wear costumes or used properties like dolls to show their story. It was participated by students of high school in Bekasi. The winner on this was Cesilia Bunga from SMK 2 Bekasi.
And the last is a speech contest. In this competition, participants give speeches that they have made themselves. With a predetermined theme, participants are free to develop their own what they will convey later. Then the speeches delivered by the participants were judged by the jury. The participants in this competition were attended by several high school students in Bekasi. From this competition, the first winner was Khayla Sabrina from SMAN 1 Babelan.
After going through various races on the first day, the event continued to the second day which was the highlight of the J-EALFEST. The event brought by duo j, Jhony and Jessie were going well. At the event there were a lot of activities carried out because we had stands that could be visited besides watching shows on the main stage. Including food stands, mural stands, culture stands, and face painting stands. Because of the stands, visitors are not bored because they can do many activities. Among all the booths at J-EALFEST, the most interesting and much visited was the stand face painting. At this stand visitors can request what designs they like to paint on their faces. Initially this stand was inspired by a festival in America namely the Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival where visitors who come to the festival paint motifs to their faces. From that, we make stand face painting with the aim that visitors can feel that they also come to music events with vibes like in Coachella festival.
Besides to the booths, we also have a main stage that displays a variety of performances filled by students, participants of the J-EALFEST, and also guest stars. They performed in band, duet, acoustic, and dance forms. Finally, at the end of J-EALFEST event, we also had a guest who was famous at that time because he often covered songs on social media he was Petrus Mahendra. He sang a few songs to entertain the visitors who came. Then after that performance, the J-EALFEST event was over.
Seminar Sastra “Teknik Penulisan Sastra Remaja”
Berkarya Di Era Digital
Badan Eksekutif Mahasiswa (BEM) JIA menggelar Seminar Sastra bertajuk 'Teknik Penulisan Sastra Remaja', Sabtu (29/6/2019), di Auditorium Lt.8 Gedung STBA JIA. Pada seminar ini hadir penulis 'Blind Power' dan juga motivator Eko Ramaditya Adikara, serta Digital Writer yang juga lulusan STBA JIA
Narasumber Eko Ramaditya Adikara sedang memaparkan materi dipandu oleh Rosi Novisa Syarani, M.Pd.
Ernawati Lilys yang menjadi pembicara kunci. Ernawaty Lilys mengungkapkan, saat ini profesi digital writer menjadi sangat menjanjikan. Terlebih bagi penulis yang sekaligus melakoni peran sebagai ibu rumah tangga. Seorang digital writer dapat mengerjakan dua pekerjaan sekaligus, mengurus rumah tangga dan menulis. "Yang paling penting adalah kemauan kita yang besar untuk melahirkan buku tersebut, jangan berhenti ditengah" ujarnya saat seminar berlangsung. Saat ini beliau juga membuka kelas menulis online untuk para penulis pemula. Yang artinya, menjadi digital writer tidak hanya bisa menulis secara online tetapi juga bisa menjadi guru menulis online.
Antusias para peserta seminar dalam dialog interaktif bersama Narasumber
Sementara itu, Ramaditya berpendapat bahwa semua orang bisa menjadi penulis. Pernyataan itu diperkuat dengan cerita tentang perjuangannya adalah seorang tunanetra dalam mencapai cita-citanya menjadi penulis yang menginspirasi banyak orang. Perjuangannya akhirnya berbuah manis. Kini ia dijuluki dengan sebutan "The First Indonesian Blind Blogger". Melalui kisah hidupnya, ia ingin mengajarkan kepada masyarakat luas khususnya mahasiswa bahwa usaha tidak akan mengkhianati hasil. "Kalau seorang Eko yg berkebutuhan khusus saja bisa menginspirasi, lebih-lebih anda yg dianugerahi fisik yg sempurna" ujarnya.
Foto bersama 2 Narasumber Eko Ramaditya Adikara dan Ernawati Lilys