Community Service at Pancoh Ecotourism Village, Sleman; and Batik Tourism Village, Bayat, Klaten
Another contribution of the English Education Department, Islamic University of Indonesia to the society is by conducting a community service in tourist villages in the Special Region of Yogyakarta and Central Java provinces. The community service program is in the form of English language training in order to give awareness and promote the tourist villages to the worldwide.
The first implemented program was IM TELLING (Improving Promotion Through English Language Training). The program was conducted by lecturers and students of the English Education Department, Islamic University of Indonesia to improve the English language skills of the residents of Pancoh Ecotourism Village. The program was held twice a week with a total of 10 meetings.
The second program is “How to Make Natural Dye Batik” and “English for Tourism”. This activity was warmly welcomed and attended by youth of Karang Taruna, women of Batik craftsmen and managers of Kebon Village, Bayat, Klaten, Central Java. The village gave high appreciation to English Education Department, Islamic University of Indonesia who had shared their knowledge on developing the village as tourist destination, especially in the use of English as a global language considering that the marketing of Batik from Desa Kebon had penetrated the international market and attracted many foreign tourists.