Let’s Maintain Your English Skill, Fellas…!

Nowadays, English language is one of important thing to have in the daily life. People have already learnt the English language since they were children or even when they are adults. Learning English may easy for some people, but have you ever thought that you may lose or decrease your ability in using English language? Don’t worry, for maintaining your English language, here are some ways to do it…

 

1. Let’s keep reading English books and English Article

Reading is fun, that’s some people may say, in addition reading will keep your knowledge improving. Especially, when you are learning English. Keep reading the books or articles will give you the ability to maintain your English reading skill. If you are too lazy to read books, just try to read the online articles. Some online news provide 24 hours update news, for instance BBC News, CNN News and Jakarta Post online news. If you have a social media like twitter or facebook, it might help you a lot. If you are too lazy to open the article, the online news may update their news with the unique ‘headlines’ related to the article.

2. Explore the neighborhood

Perhaps, you may feel that you want to challenge your English skill, reinforce the languange and find a new taste of English language. You can come to the neighborhood of native speaker. In Jakarta, you can find some places which has a lot of native speakers or foreigners so that you can speak with English around them. The areas which have a lot of foreigners or native speakers are Jl. Jaksa, Central Jakarta, the recreation area of Old City, Jakarta, and Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, East Jakarta. You can talk with them, ask about everything, and challenge your English skill.

3. Watching English movie and Listening to English songs

Admit it! You are not that diligent when you get your holiday from the college. Only little community of college students will give their time to study while they are out of the class. Of course, you may think you want to find some ways to maintain your English in fun ways. Don’t worry, these ways are really you. First, you can watch some english movies. You can maintain your English or even you can improve your English with new idioms and vocabularies. Second, you can listen to the songs. Who doesn’t like listening to movies? As a young generation, music is like to blood of the lives. Try to listen to the English song when you have your spare time and maybe you want to analyze the meaning.

 

 

4. Sharing the knowledge or Being an English Teacher

Sharing the knowledge of English language is a good behaviour and is a good thing to maintain your English. Moreover, being an English Teacher is also good. You can share the knowledge and you will get the fee from the class or course you teach, if that course provide it. Even though you won’t get the money, you still can maintain your English by sharing the knowledge. Some good people say, while you are sharing or telling the knowledge, you will also get the new knowledge from the people you share with.

5. Keep talking and arranging the time to always speak English

Yes, keep talking in English will always help you to maintain the English, especially in speaking. You may also arrange the time to always use the English language, whether it’s for speaking, writing, reading and listening skill. If you don’t provide the time for it, you may reduce your ability in using English language.

So now, you have your own choice to maintain your English language. Do not let any single aspects of English language melt out from your brain. Keep learning and keep improving!

What is Basic Leadership Training 2016?

BLT adalah singkatan dari BASIC LEADERSHIP TRAINING yakni pelatihan bagi seluruh mahasiswa/i baru dalam upaya membangun karakter kepemimpinan yang berbasis pada kecerdasan emosional dan spiritual di lingkungan Perguruan Tinggi Pertiwi. Pelatihan ini juga menjadi salah satu bentuk kepedulian Perguruan Tinggi Pertiwi untuk mendukung program pemerintah untuk tidak melakkukan kegiatan “perpeloncoan” di awal semester bagi mahasiswa baru. Tahun 2016 ini, STIE dan STBA Pertiwi berkolaborasi melaksanakan kegiatana BLT yang akan diselenggarakan pada 20 November, di Hotel Tjokro (Cisarua, Puncak Jawa Barat)

Metode pelatihan yang di gunakan sangat bervariasi seperti, seminar motivasi oleh speaker berpengalaman, diskusi kelompok, role play, games, dan outbond.

Tujuan Penyelenggaraan BLT STIE & STBA Pertiwi 2016 adalah :

  1. Membentuk karakter kepemimpinan mahasiswa.
  2. Mengenalkan nilai- nilai dan karakter lembaga Pertiwi di kalangan mahasiswa baru  tahun angkatan 2016
  3. Menguraikan dan menerapkan gaya kepemimpinan dengan prinsip- prinsip yang efektif dan efisien.
  4. Menjelaskan pengertian, manfaat, dan teknik meningkatkan EQ dan SQ.
  5. Meningkatkan kebersamaan sesama Civitas akademika lingkup STIE dan STBA Pertiwi
  6. Meningkatkan kebersamaan sesama Civitas Akademika lingkup STIE dan STBA Pertiwi
  7. Membangun kreativitas Mahasiswa/i.

Adapun manfaat dari pelatihan ini sangat banyak, diantaranya adalah membentuk jiwa kepemimpinan kepada seluruh mahasiswa/i baru STIE dan STBA Pertiwi, tercipta Kecintaan terhadap almamater, meningkatan pengetahuan dan ketrampilan dalam Komunikasi, pengembangan diri, sikap dan Kerjasama tim, serta meningkatkan kekompakan sesama keluarga besar Civitas STIE dan STBA Pertiwi.

Harapan kami kegiatan wajib ini menjadi motivasi mahasiswa/i untuk berusaha dan pantang menyerah dalam mewujudkan cita- cita mereka, serta menjadi para pemimpin yang amanah di masa mendatang.

Pemilihan Ketua dan Wakil Ketua Senat 2016/2017

  1. Pengenalan Calon Ketua dan Wakil Ketua Senat Mahasiswa tanggal Kamis, 29 September 2016

Para calon ketua dan wakil ketua senat memperkenalkan diri mereka masing – masing beserta membacakan dan mendalami visi-misi mereka untuk nantinya dipahami oleh para mahasiswa yang hadir pada pengenalan para calon ini. Disamping itu, para mahasiswa yang datang pada hari ini juga dapat mengenal dan bertanya tentang program-program yang nantinya dibuat oleh para calon ketua dan wakil ketua senat mahasiswa.

 
       

 

 2. Pemilihan Ketua dan Wakil Ketua Senat Mahasiswa beserta perhitungan suara untuk mahasiswa karyawan Sabtu tanggal Sabtu, 1 Oktober 2016

Di hari pertama pemungutan suara, para calon ketua dan wakil ketua senat memperkenalkan diri mereka kepada para mahasiswa yang mengambil kelas karyawan pada hari Sabtu di STBA Pertiwi. Para calon memperkenalkan diri mereka dengan mendatangi kelas-kelas, membacakan visi-misi mereka dan memperkenalkan diri mereka di hadapan para mahasiswa karyawan Sabtu.

Pada siang hari sekitar pukul 1 siang ketika para mahasiswa Karyawan beristirahat, mereka diberikan waktu dan kesempatan untuk memilih Ketua dan Wakil Ketua Senat mahasiswa yang telah memperkenalkan diri mereka. Alhasil, dihari pertama pemungutan suara ini, terpilih pemenang yaitu calon nomor 1, Nur Atshilla dan Mesa Bunga Pratama.

 

 

 3. Pemilihan Ketua dan Wakil Ketua untuk kelas Regular Pagi beserta perhitungan suara pada tanggal 4 Oktober 2016

Berlanjut di hari kedua pemungutan suara, para calon ketua dan wakil ketua senat beserta seluruh mahasiswa reguler Pagi dari semester 1 sampai 7 berkumpul di area kantin STBA Pertiwi. Mereka berkumpul bersama untuk melakukan pemungutan suara. Pemungutan suara berlangsung cukup ramai walaupun dengan acara sederhana yaitu pengenalan calon dan sambutan dari staff kemahasiswa STBA Pertiwi, Ibu Sri Marleni. Beliau membantu juga proses pengenalan, pemilihan calon dan proses pemungutan suara. Para panitia yang berasal dari para mahasiswa semester 7 juga turut andil dalam penyelenggaraan acara ini.

Di hari kedua pemungutan suara, terpilih kembali pemenang yaitu calon 1, Nur Atshilla dan Mesa Bunga Pratama dengan perolehan suara yang cukup banyak dari kedua calon lain.

 
 

 4. Pemilihan Ketua dan Wakil Ketua untuk kelas Regular Malam beserta perhitungan suara pada tanggal 6 Oktober 2016

Hari Ketiga pemungutan suara, kali ini diselenggarakan untuk menarik suara dari para mahasiswa reguler malam semester 1 sampai 7 STBA Pertiwi. Para calon ketua dan wakil ketua Senat Mahasiswa kembali mendatangi kelas-kelas para mahasiswa untuk memperkenalkan diri mereka dan membacakan visi-misi mereka serta program yang akan diselenggarakan. Dengan sistem yang sama, para mahasiswa memilih para calon pilihan mereka dengan menulis nama calon ketua dan wakil ketua Senat Mahasiswa yang sudah memperkenalkan diri mereka.

Terpilih kembali calon 1 sebagai pemenang, yaitu Nur Atshilla dan Mesa Bunga Pratama.

 

 

Dengan demilkian, pengenalan dan pemilihan ketua dan wakil ketua Senat Mahasiswa telah selesai. Nur Atshilla dan Mesa Bunga Pratama keluar sebagai pemenangnya. Berikut adalah Ketua dan Wakil Ketua Senat Periode 2016/2017 beserta visi misi mereka dan program yang akan mereka jalankan untuk STBA Pertiwi :

 

Vision :

Is to dedicate to STBA pertiwi in order to make it in advance by improving the quality of the students senate of STBA pertiwi

Mision :

1. Creating relation and kinship among students whether while working or not

2. Optimizing the students’ function by invoving them actively in every movement of ours

3. Encouraging students’ creativity and intellectuality by providing them tha facility

4. Gathering all the aspirations of all educators and educatees to be then evaluated

5. Maximizing the function of the facility provided in STBA pertiwi to build the students’ willingness in being active at campus

Program :

– Cross Generation Meeting

– Speak Out! (Kind of english club)

– P-Art of Creativity (Kind of arts club)

 

Selamat kepada pemenang Ketua dan Wakil Ketua Senat periode 2016/2017. Semoga Ketua dan Wakil Ketua Senat Mahasiswa yang baru dapat menjalankan seluruh programnya dan memajukan STBA Pertiwi baik dari dalam maupun di luar institusi. (DF)

Which Is The Best and Fun Ways for You to Learn English?

Some people may have some difficulties in learning English. No wonder if they will try a couple of ways to learn English easily. However, they might still find some obstacles while they are using those ways. Try yourself to do another way so that you don’t feel bored. Some people may create their own ways to learn English. Here are some fun ways to learn English for the beginner to advanced level:

1. Watch your favorite movie!

We believe that some of you would like to watch movie rather than reading a book or listening to a lesson. Through the movie, you can also get a lot of life lessons. Besides, you can also learn to use English, from the actor or actress’ pronunciation, the new vocabularies which appear in the movie and also new places and history. You may want to try this, you can click the pause button of your computer or television for the movie and write down the new vocabularies which appear on the scene and find out what’s the meaning of it. If you are hard to only listen to the conversation, then you may use the English subtitle on the movie.

2. Make a conversation group and talk your favorite things

Making a group which full of your known people will help you to learn English. Of course, you have to make commitment with your friends to speak English. Then, you may decide the topic which you want to talk with your friends, even if you want to talk about someone else, but of course do not give too much time to do it. You may talk about campus life, love life, or even the update news with English. It is still allowed to speak with your own language, but of course not much.

3. Keep practice! Well, for this one you can’t deny

Practice makes perfect, it is true, especially for English Grammar lesson. We have to use one reference book which has a complete material of grammar then you have to make sure that the book has the exercise after the explanation. Do all the exercises on the book and repeat all the materials on it. You can practice the grammar lesson into speaking skill. Because for the one who uses good grammars will show their good manner, that is what good people say.

 

4. Make a song for the vocabularies you have got

Perhaps this is the unique way to improve your memory. Who doesn’t like songs and melody? Some people are great to make the lyrics and they’ll combine together as a song. Now, it’s your turn. Use a song you love so much and put the new vocabularies into the song! You will get it fun. You sing it again and again then you will bury the new vocabularies into your mind. But first, you have to write down some new vocabularies you want to put into the song then you listen to the song and see the vocabularies at the same time. You find it easy when you put the lyrics into one type of the vocabularies, for instance, you want to memorize the vocabularies about ‘travel’ into a song from Justin Bieber, Sorry. Some experts say most people are easy to memorize the words in the song or melody.

5. Write your diary or daily activities in English

For this one, you have to try as often as possible. Try to write the simpel word like your daily schedule at campus or work. Then, you can try to write your diary in English. Even it is only a simple story which happens in one day, you have to write it in English. You may add some daily idiom so that your English will be evolved. Some experts also say that with writing will reduce students’ stress. According to the research of Harvard University by Dr. Pennebaker, the students’ who writes their emotional experience can help them overcome emotional inhibition (http://www.health.harvard.edu/healthbeat/writing-about-emotions-may-ease-stress-and-trauma). So, you will get two advantages of writing an article or something. Your stress will be reduced and your English will be evolved.

6. Reading a book still help you to improve your reading skills

You don’t have to read the thick book or a novel if you don’t really like reading. You can try to read Saga, the story which has only 5 paragraphs. As well, you can try to read an article from the update news online. There are a lot of online source you can find, such as Jakarta Post, BBC News or CNN News for the article which is written in English.

So now, it’s your choice! Which ways is suitable for you to learn English? It’s all fun to try. Do not forget to always practice your English wherever you are!