14 Januari 2016 | Dibaca : 595x | Oleh : Bambang Irawan
This is 2016, the year where the AEC (ASEAN Economic Community) is supposed to start to roll. This is the year where every member of ASEAN will engage in a free market for goods, services, investment, skilled labor and the free movement of capital. This is the year where Indonesian will directly compete with many foreigners for a chance to get a job. Thus, we have to improve both our skills and our way of thinking to be able to compete with them.
One of the main requirements for us in order to compete in AEC is to be able to communicate using English. We don’t necessarily have to understand completely about the language, as long as we could use it as a way to communicate with others is enough. That is what Yayasan Al Ma’soem Bandung is trying to accomplish; to make every division able to communicate using English in their daily activities at work.
Yayasan Al Ma’soem Bandung even go for the extra mile by providing its employees a free English class for the last two years, the goal is to enable them (the employees) to be able to use English in 2016. The project officially finished a few weeks ago, in exchange a new project being carried away and that is; for all the employees of Yayasan Al Ma’soem Bandung to start using English as means to communicate with each other in their daily activities.
Yayasan Al Ma’soem Bandung also provided the employees with some perks to help them with their English, one of them is by installing a big screen at some strategic spots around campus area. The screens continuously play a few English lessons about daily conversation. Students of Yayasan Al Ma’soem Bandung after watching their teachers and other employees using English in their daily conversation, the students are starting to follow the trend by using English when they communicate with their teachers. This is very useful for students to practice their English, and put what they had in class directly into use.