Learning Indonesian and North Maluku Cultures Through Indonesian Language Training for Foreign Speakers (BIPA)

The Department of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) held Indonesian Language Training for Foreign Speakers (BIPA) on Monday, February 12, 2024. The BIPA training was the first to take place at the Gosowong Training Center. As many as 21 participants from 11 departments attended the training in the first batch, and there will be a second batch for this training.

Ministry of Education and Culture program through the North Maluku Provincial Language Office, facilitated by a certified trainer from the Ministry of Education and Culture, Dr. Arie Andrasyah Is, S.S., M. Hum, Dr. Haerul, S.pd. M.pd, Insos Jemina Santoke Komboy, S.S., and a facilitator from NHM, Johny Herman Karwur. In the training, the facilitators introduced Indonesian culture and the culture of the North Maluku region to foreign workers, as well as provided basic material such as getting to know several Indonesian characters, how to greet and understand basic words that are often spoken in everyday life. The BIPA training in Gosowong helps participants to recognize the culture in Indonesia and North Maluku, improve their abilities, and maximise communication between employees.

“BIPA is an easily comprehensible and special method of Indonesian language training for foreigners. With this method, there is a lot of interest from foreigners in learning Indonesian. Currently, Indonesian is used by more than 300 million speakers and has also become one of the official languages of UNESCO (UN). Gosowong is fortunate to receive this training so that, in the future, we hope to be a guide for foreign enthusiasts who want to learn Indonesian.” said Dr. Kuncoro, Manager of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Department.

Until now, the implementation of Indonesian Language Training for Foreign Speakers (BIPA) has been evaluated, improved, and developed. The hope is that the second batch will go even better.