Conaplin 14 provides all presenters and participants the opportunity to join its engaging workshop(s):

1) Things you need to know before studying in Korea (Ashanti Widyana)

South Korea nowadays has become one of the countries in Asia that is chosen by foreign students to continue their study in various universities. Through the scholarship programs offered by government, universities, or private institutions/companies, foreign students are able to experience both the academic and cultural life in this country. However, being a foreign student in South Korea is not always easy. The unfamiliar academic environment and cultural differences are some of the struggles that students have to deal with in daily basis. Therefore, through this workshop we will talk about things that need to be prepared before studying in Korea, such as documents need to prepare to apply for the scholarship, how to overcome the cultural differences, and what needs to be done to have a successful academic life in Korea.

Ashanti Widyana, M.A.

Lecturer, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia


Ashanti is a Korean Lecturer at Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Bumi Siliwangi Campus. She is also the Korean Language Instructor at Balai Bahasa. Her main research areas are Korean Culture, Korean Nationalism, and Korean Women after Korean War.

2) Equipping your Language Class with Al-powered Tools (Finita Dewi & Gumawang Jati) 

Interaction in the teaching and learning process happen among teacher and students, students and materials, and students and students. In the age of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Students and teachers can also interact with the smart machine and get some support in completing their tasks. For teachers, AI has the potentials to ease their jobs and reduce the workload, such as supporting teachers to correct students’ writing, creating lesson plans, or creating questions from reading passages. On the other hand, for students, AI can advise students on spelling, pronunciation, grammar, writing styles, sentence economy, and accompany students when searching for ideas on speaking and writing tasks. AI can also provide immediate feedback to certain speaking and writing aspects. This workshop will invite participants to explore some of the above-mentioned features of AI and allow them to have hands-on experiences on using AI which can be used in the teaching and learning activities.

Finita Dewi, S.S., M.A.

Lecturer, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia


Finita is an English Lecturer at Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Purwakarta Campus. She is also the Director of Teacher Professional Development in Indonesia Technology-Enhanced Language Learning Association (iTELL). Besides having extended EFL teaching and training experiences for more than 20 years, she has a great passion and interest in the area of educational technology. She has published several articles in reputable national and international journals

Dr. A. Gumawang Jati

Lecturer, Institut Teknologi Bandung


Jati is an English Lecturer at Institut Teknologi Bandung. He is also the President of Indonesia Technology-Enhanced Language Learning Association (iTELL). Jati has presented in many national, regional, and international conferences focusing on English Language Teaching. His main research areas are in Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Digital Material Development. 

3) Developing and Using Authentic Materials for Teaching BIPA in the Basic Level (Ari Nursenja Rivanti, Eka Rahmat Fauzy)

Interest in Bahasa Indonesia for non-native speakers, better known as Bahasa Indonesia bagi Penutur Asing or BIPA, has been growing widely in recent years. One of challenges to deal with in the practice of teaching and learning BIPA is material development, which still can be said limited. Apart from course books or textbooks, authentic material, defined as any material not intentionally created for use in a language class, can be an effective alternative. Accordingly, this workshop session will discuss principles and guidelines for developing and using authentic materials specifically for BIPA class in the basic level, where authenticity may become an issue in terms of its learning materials.

Ari Nursenja Rivanti, S.Pd., M.Pd.

BIPA teacher, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia 


Ari Nursenja Rivanti graduated from School of Postgraduate Studies of Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia with master of education degree, and is currently employed as a teacher of Bahasa Indonesia bagi Penutur Asing (BIPA) at Balai Bahasa of Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia. Apart from years of her experience in teaching BIPA in Indonesia, including in a cooperation program with Daewoo-SKY from South Korea in 2019-2020, she obtained an opportunity to teach BIPA at Echuca College and Echuca South Primary School in Victoria, Australia, in 2016, and at the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Helsinki, Finland, in 2019. Her international career endured in 2020 as an Indonesian guest lecturer at Naresuan University, Thailand, and as an Indonesian language teacher at the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in  Athens, Greece, and in 2021 as a guest lecturer of Indonesian language at the Philippine Normal University, in Manila, the Philippines.

Eka Rahmat Fauzy, S.S., M.Pd.

Lecturer, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia


Eka Rahmat Fauzy is a lecturer in the study program of Indonesian Language and Literature Education of Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia. He mostly manages classes related to Bahasa Indonesia bagi Penutur Asing (BIPA), such as Introduction to BIPA, Strategies on Teaching BIPA, BIPA Materials, and the Practice of BIPA Teaching and Learning. Entrusted as a teacher and the coordinator of BIPA program in Balai Bahasa of Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia until 2020, he has been involved not only in teaching BIPA classes in various levels and schemes, but also in developing BIPA materials, curriculum, and scholarship programs, including those related to the ministry of education of Indonesia. As a graduate of master degree of English Education from Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, he is also a teacher of general English and ESP courses, including academic English, business English, and English test preparation courses, such as IELTS and TOEFL.


4) How to Craft Your Argument for Your Persuasive Speech (Ika Lestari Damayanti)

Speaking in academic context in front of audiences may be a daunting task for many. This workshop aims to help participants to increase confidence in public speaking in an academic context through modeling and experimenting. Tips will be shared by paying attention to aspects important for crafting an argument in a persuasive speech.

Ika Lestari Damayanti, MA, Ph.D.

Associate professor, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia


Ika Lestari Damayanti is Associate Professor in Department of English Education at Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia. She earned her Master’s degree from University of Warwick UK and her Doctorate degree from University of Wollongong Australia. She has conducted extensive research and workshops on EFL methodology, literacy and storytelling. In recent years, she has been a speaker at international conferences and events such as TEDxUWollongong, Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association, and Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition.


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