Center for International Language and Cultural Studies of Universitas Islam Indonesia (Cilacs UII) is an institution supporting Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII) in serving public by providing language training. Cilacs UII is established as actual concern of UII to accommodate the need of understanding on language as well as the culture so that good communication in business and social can be gained. Seein that the need to establish a greater understanding among Indonesian people and foreigner, Cilacs UII offers BIPA Program (Bahasa Indonesia Bagi Penutur Asing/Indonesian language for foreigners).

Based on the Permendikbud No. 27 Year 2017, BIPA is one of the language course programs which is intended to promote the purpose of the national language as an international language and to fulfill the needs of the employees or students for learning Bahasa Indonesia.

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About the Program

Bahasa Indonesia Bagi Penutur Asing (BIPA) aims to introduce the Indonesian language and culture to foreigners who desire to stay in Indonesia. This program also helps the prospective foreign students of Universitas Islam Indonesia to prepare themselves in order to interact and communicate with Bahasa Indonesia, either in their classroom or daily activities. There are two types of the teaching methods applied in this course, namely grammar-translation method and direct method.


4 levels including 4 language skills, i.e. listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

  • Level 1 (Dasar)
  • Level 2 (Pra Madya)
  • Level 3 (Madya)
  • Level 4 (Mahir)


Learning Objectives

Students are able to :

  1. identify simple words and phrases related to the daily words such as name, address, directions, daily activities, etc.;
  2. recognize simple questions related to the daily life;
  3. response simple questions related to name, address, origin, occupation, etc.;
  4. use simple sentences to give personal information, directions, hobbies, etc.;
  5. give simple responses while speaking to their friends;
  6. fulfill the personal information form such as name, address, origin, date of birth, job, etc.;
  7. arrange words to make a simple sentence;
  8. write a short paragraph related to hobbies, daily activities, etc.;
  9. be familiar with words used in the daily life;
  10. recognize the form of WH-questions, negative questions, and the use of pronoun.


  1. Classroom activities
  2. Outing class activities (based on the teacher’s assignments, such as : visiting traditional market, visiting museum, etc.)
  3. Cultural activities (each student can choose the activities provided)
  4. Assessment

Time Allocation

90 minutes/meeting

Language Skills

Listening, speaking, reading, and writing

Teaching Method

The direct method and grammar-translation method. The direct method is used to explain the vocabulary while the grammar-translation method is used to explain the grammar.


Cilacs Universitas Islam Indonesia

Jl. Demangan Baru no. 24, depok, Sleman, D.I.Yogyakarta, telp/fax. +62 274 540 255 | WA. +62 857-4365-0224

Mon-Fri : 8.30 a.m. – 9.00 p.m., Sat : 8.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.


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