Student Unit Activity Bahasa-FLAT State Islamic University of Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta is still doing their Language Class, Saturday (04/04) – Indonesia is alertly facing Corona Virus Pandemic, Indonesia government annouced to people for staying at home if there isn’t any necessaries required in the field. To response the government announcement, many companies and universities continuously made another decision to support the government, without exception is State Islamic University of Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta. The rector had totally closed the university’s activity in the field, it has been changed to daring system.
As internal organization campus, Student Unit Activity Bahasa-Foreign Languages Association is also supporting the daring system for organization activity. To reach the suistanable development programs, some of the programs are decided by using internet basis, one of those is Language Class. As the main daily activities of the organization, language class is still running until the classes meeting will be done.
Head of Language Departement Dyona said that “Responding to the unfortunate situation and also to lower the change of Covid-19 spreading. Language class, which with the mutual decision by the tutor and the class members, will be held through online class like from via Whatsapp or from video chatting”. According to Dyona said, she totally supports the language class is held by online system. Every club have been using some platforms to support their language activities such as: using Whatsapp or video chatting. Moreover, Dyona also hoped that the online class will help and facilitate the class members on learning languages in this situation. They still have opportunities for getting more insight about their keen interest language, then, they can participate in the next proficiency test. “I also hoped that the decision will help supporting the members of FLAT to learn foreign languages”, Dyona emphasized.
Nurdin Alamsyah, A2 France class member really supports the online class system in this situation by using technology. “I agree with the online class system in FLAT, I still could get new insight about language and culture, specifically for France. Learning language is not only learning on real class meeting, but we could also learn using the technology”.
Covid-19 is truly happening event in the world which has biggest impact to all aspects in our life. The event is not the reason for stoping our daily activites, we just need to find the way for still doing it. Many institutions have been supporting Indonesia government programs, #stayathome, #workfromhome, and #onlineclass. Student Unit Activity Bahasa-FLAT through Language Class is currently running the online class by using social media. It is for responding to the unfortunate situation and also to lower the change of Covid-19 spreading.