Biodata:


Untung Waluyo  is lecturer in the department of languages and arts at the Faculty of Education, University of Mataram, NTB, Indonesia. Untung is an Indonesian language instructor for intensive immersion and incountry Indonesian language and culture.
Untung taught Indonesian language at the Department of South East Asian Studies, Ohio University, the United States of America, from 1992-1994. After completing his degree, he went back home to Indonesia and started the In-country Indonesian Program in collaboration with NTU (now CDU).

Abstrak

In-country Indonesian Program merupakan bentuk kegiatan belajar bahasa Indonesia bagi mahasiswa/i asing dari tiga universitas di Australia, yakni Charles Darwin University, University of the Sunshine Coast, dan University of New England, di Universitas Mataram, Indonesia. Dalam pelaksanaannya, program pendalaman bahasa Indonesia di pulau Lombok, Indonesia, ini belum optimal karena beberapa alasan. Untuk menjelaskan kurang optimalnya pelaksanaan program tersebut, beberapa masalah yang muncul berkaitan dengan kegiatan pengajaran bahasa Indonesia bersebut, yakni 1) kesesuaian kurikulum 2) bahan ajar 3) pengajar dan 4) alat evaluasi, akan dibahas secara rinci. Secara garis besar, makalah ini menekankan pentingnya  sinkronisasi kurikulum dan bahan ajar, pendekatan kegiatan belajar mengajar, dan pemakaian parameter baku untuk mengukur hasil pembelajaran mahasiswa. Dengan demikian, In-country Indonesian program akan berjalan dengan baik dan membawa manfaat yang optimal bagi kedua belah pihak, yakni ketiga universitas di Australia tersebut di atas dan Universitas Mataram sebagai pelenggara program. Makalah ini juga akan mengupas beberapa pelajaran terpetik (lesson learnt) dari program tersebut..

Abstract

In-country Indonesian Program is an immersion program for foreign students from three Australian Universities, i.e. Charles Darwin University, University of the Sunshine Coast, dan University of New England, in University of Mataram, Lombok, Indonesia. The implementation of this immersion program does run optimally due to some reasons. To account for factors hindering the implementation of the In-country Indonesian program, details of the following issues, i.e. as 1) curriculum relevance 2) learning materials, 3) instructors and  4) evaluation tools, will be discussed. In general, this paper will emphasize the importance of synchronous curricula and learning materials, approaches to teaching learning activities,  and the use of standardized parameter to measure students’ learning outcomes. Thus In-country Indonesian program will run optimally and benefit both parties, i.e. the three Australian universities and University of Mataram acting as the program organizer. This will also present the lesson learnt from the program.

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