Improving Learning Quality in International Class, Udayana University Holds EMI Dissemination Workshop

Denpasar - Udayana University (Unud) through the Language Center held an EMI Dissemination Workshop (English as Medium of Instruction) and Academic Writing which took place in a hybrid, online and offline manner from the Hall of FISIP Unud, Sudirman Campus, Denpasar, Tuesday (14/3/2023). The workshop which lasted for two days was opened by the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs representing the Rector of Udayana University.

In his remarks, the Head of Udayana Language Center Sang Ayu Isnu Maharani, SS., M.Hum, said that Udayana Language Center is holding an EMI Dissemination Workshop which stands for English for Medium Instruction, not an Internal Quality Evaluation. EMI refers to the use of English in an academic setting, or the use of English as the medium of instruction in lectures in countries where the majority of their mother tongue does not yet apply English as in Indonesia. The EMI Pathfinder Project is a collaborative program organized by the University of Indonesia and the University of Sheffield, England and funded by the British Council. By applying an innovative and collaborative approach, this activity supports the professional development of lecturers in tertiary institutions. Unud has sent 6 lecturers for this Master Training Program namely Prof. I Wayan Mulyawan, Dr. Praiseiki, Dr. Seri Malini, Dr Sofia, Santi Sari Dewi, M.Hum and their own party.

From the activities that have been going on, the participants of the Master Training Program are given the responsibility to disseminate what they have obtained, for this reason they are holding this activity to be able to further socialize the existence and significance of EMI in the realm of higher education.

"We hope that the training we are holding provides new insights for lecturers in further understanding the principles and objectives of implementing EMI to achieve good learning outcomes, especially in international classes. Of course, we also expect institutional support for implementing EMI activities. The next step is more comprehensive," said Head of Udayana Language Center.

While the Vice Rector Prof. I Gede Rai Maya Temaja in his remarks said that the EMI Workshop was a good opportunity for Udayana University, of course for lecturers, teaching staff and language tutors within Unud to support Udayana University's vision of becoming a superior, independent and cultured university in the international arena.

"I hope that the lecturers can exchange ideas and gain valuable experience in this workshop activity to be applied in lecture halls with students or international courses later, so that the preparation they have for preparing curriculum teaching materials in international languages ​​of instruction can be more mature," said Vice Rector.

His party always gives appreciation and support to UPT Bahasa to carry out activities in accordance with their duties and functions so that they can carry out their programs on an ongoing basis for the achievement, our common hope of becoming a World Class University.

This workshop presented five speakers, namely Sisilia Halimi, Ph.D (UI), Dr. Ni Luh Nyoman Seri Malini (Unud), Prof. I Wayan Mulyawan (Unud), William Nash (University of Sheffield) and Waskita Fund (ITB) moderated by Dr. Ni Made Sofia Wijaya. As for the material presented, namely General Outlook of Emi, Challenges/Common Issues on EMI, Giving a Lecture in EMI Context, Academic Writing: Strategies for Self-Editing and Teaching Subjects Through English: Translanguaging or Creating a Learner-centered atmosphere.