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Philippe Grangé and Benoit Bavouset with the Dean and Other Leaders of FCS UB
Philippe Grangé and Benoit Bavouset with the Dean and Other Leaders of FCS UB

Again, Institute Français d'Indonesie (IFI) Surabaya and Jakarta visited the Faculty of Cultural Studies (FCS) Universitas Brawijaya (UB) in the end of February 2019, after the previous visit on September 2018. They were Philippe Grangé, Attaché of the French Language Linguistics Cooperation of IFI Jakarta; Benoit Bavouset, Director of IFI Surabaya; accompanied by two IFI staffs, one of whom was Rosa Karenina, an alumnus of French Language and Literature Study Program FCS UB (2007).

They were welcomed by Prof. Dr. Agus Suman, SE., DEA., the Dean of FCS UB; Hamamah, M.Pd., Ph.D., the Vice Dean of Academic Affairs FCS UB; Sahiruddin, M.A, Ph.D., the Head of the Language and Literature Department of FCS UB; and Rosana Hariyanti, M.A., the Head of French Language and Literature Study Program FCS UB. This meeting was aimed to introduce IFI and to analyze the needs of the French Language and Literature Study Program FCS UB, so that IFI could support to improve the quality of learning.

"We found that most of the workers in French companies in Indonesia are the graduates of the French Language and Literature Study Program FCS UB," said Benoit Bavouset. For this reason, IFI wants to support the French Language and Literature Study Program FCS.

The Dean of FCS UB and other leaders welcomed this good intention. The meeting was held in the Dean's room discussing the need of French native speakers in FCS UB, future joint research and publications, training offers in tourism field, and curriculum evaluation. The Dean of FCS UB added that there was a 3 in 1 program in UB, and IFI could help to contribute to such event especially those related to French Language and Literature Study Program.

The need for French native speakers at FCS UB is also very urgent, but IFI has not been able to fulfill it soon. "IFI has only eight native speakers and we have to spread it throughout Indonesia, while there are fourteen French Language Study Programs in Indonesian universities. Our goal is to meet the needs of native speakers for all French Language Study Programs in Indonesia," said Philippe Grangé. "In the meantime, we can accept French students to do internship program at FCS UB as the native speakers," he continued.

Philippe Grangé and Benoit Bavouset Held a Dialogue with the Students and Lecturers of French Language and Literature Study Program of FCS UB.
Philippe Grangé and Benoit Bavouset Held a Dialogue with the Students and Lecturers of French Language and Literature Study Program of FCS UB.

In the discussion, Philippe Grangé also conveyed several things, including (1) French Language and Literature Study Program FCS UB could work with the Association des Professeurs de Français d'Indonésie (APFI) or the Indonesian Language Teachers Association throughout Indonesia (PPPSI ) in equalizing the curriculum; (2) IFI will hold a training for lecturers on French tourism in three cities in Indonesia; (3) there will also be workshops on translation of Indonesian - French, in collaboration with the Association of Indonesian Translators (HPI) held in Jakarta; (4) In July, there will be a training in France and the accommodation will be provided by the organizer.

IFI also said that they are willing to help the lecturers of French Language and Literature Study Program FCS UB who want to study to France. The lecturers can take the advantage of some scholarships from the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia that are always available every year.

After having a discussion with the Dean and other leaders, IFI held a dialogue with the students and lecturers of French Language and Literature Study Program FCS UB. In this dialogue, they discussed the importance of French because many French companies in Indonesia need approximately 200 workers who are able to speak French. They also promoted the DELF Exam which will be held in March 2019. (DT/MSH/PSIK FIB)

 

 

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