Vitri Anggraini Hardi, M.Pd
The Head Language Center
The Language Center is the newest form of linguistic service institution that has been established since the 1970s. Starting from Balai Bahasa, it changed to the Center for Language Development and Services (P3B), and from September 2016 became a Language Center that was under the auspices of the Education Quality Development and Assurance Institute (LPPMP) and STKIP Pahlawan Tuanku Tambusai Riau.
The Language Development Center was initially named (Language Development Unit) then changed to Language Center. This is in line with the development plan to become the UPTT (University of Heroes Tuanku Tambusai Riau, in 2016 with the Vision “Making the Language Center the main center of language development and service that is in line with the advancement of technology and science sciences.” in the province, the state and even in the Southeast Asia region, the language center will also influence the progress of the country and will be integrated in the Southeast Asia region in accordance with its vision PB acts as a trusted language center to carry out foreign language development and services such as English, Chinese , Japanese and Arabic, the main function of the Language Center, namely development, service, training and collaboration with various agencies inside and outside the UPTT Riau in programs related to language education and training.
The working area of this institution covers the fields of language England, China, Japan d the Arabic language included in various programs. The language center will be a reliable institution in the field of development, training, and language services in order to improve academic people who are devoted, intellectual, and independent.
“Creating and developing a methodology for mastering language with information technology-based which is a reference in regional, national and international scales.
- Organizing effective language courses / training using audio visual facilities
- Providing services to the UPTT academic community and the wider community in the field of training, developing language problems
- Providing translation, test and language consultation services to UPTT and general public
- Organizing Indonesian language course services for foreigners
- Increasing the role in the network of domestic and foreign cooperation in the field of language
- Create and implement development goals, objectives, policies and operational procedures and language services (Arabic, English, Chinese, Japanese and Indonesian Language Plan / compile, review and evaluate needs and management of resources.
- Design, create and manage PB organizations and assignments related to language development and service activities.
- Manage development funds and language services and analyze the efficiency and effectiveness of using these funds.
- Cooperate with internal and external parties of UPTT Riau in language development and service.
- Develop an asset development plan sourced from academic and non-academic activities for language development and service.
- Improve language skills and skills for lecturers, students, and the wider community in order to develop academic activities and professionalism.
Language Center Organizational Structure
English or English is a Germanic language that was first spoken in England in the Early Middle Ages and is currently the most commonly used language in the whole world. English is spoken as the first language by the majority of the population in various countries, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and a number of Caribbean countries; as well as being the official language in nearly 60 sovereign countries. English is the third most spoken mother tongue in the entire world, after Mandarin and Spanish. English is also used as a second language and official language by the European Union, the Commonwealth, and the United Nations, and various other organizations.
English first developed in the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of England and in the region that currently forms southeast Scotland. After the widespread influence of the United Kingdom in the 17th and 20th centuries through the British Empire, English was widespread throughout the world. In addition, the breadth of the use of English was also due to the spread of US culture and technology which dominated throughout the 20th century. These things have caused English today to be the main language and unofficially (de facto) considered the lingua franca in various parts of the world.
Historically, English originated from the amalgamation of various related dialects, which today are collectively known as Old English, which were brought to the east coast of Britain by Germanic Anglo-Saxons in the 5th century; the English word comes from the name Angles. The Anglo-Saxons are from the Angeln region (currently Schleswig-Holstein, Germany). Early English was also influenced by Ancient Norse after the Vikings conquered England in the 9th and 10th centuries.
The Normandy conquest of England in the 11th century caused English to also be influenced by Norman French, and English vocabulary and spelling began to be influenced by Roman Latin (although English itself was not a Roman family), which became known as English Mid. Vocal shifts that began in southern England in the 15th century were one of the historical events that marked the transition of Middle English to Modern English.
Besides Anglo-Saxons and Norman France, a large number of English words are also rooted in Latin, because Latin is the lingua franca of the Christian Church and the main language in European intellectual circles, and has become the basis of vocabulary for modern English.
Having experienced a combination of various words from various languages throughout history, modern English has a very large vocabulary, with complex and irregular spellings, especially vowels. Modern English is not only a combination of European languages, but also from various languages throughout the world. The Oxford English Dictionary contains a list of more than 250,000 different words, not including technical, scientific, and slang terms that are also very large in number.
Arabic (Arabic: اللغة العربية, translit. Al-lughah al-‘Arabīyyah, or briefly عربي ‘Arabī) is one of the Middle Semitic languages, which is included in the Semitic language family and is related to Hebrew and Neo Aramaic languages . Arabic has more speakers than other languages in the Semitic language family. He was spoken by more than 280 million people  as the first language, most of which lived in the Middle East and North Africa. This language is the official language of 25 countries, and is a language of worship in Islam because it is a language used by the Qur’an. Based on its geographical spread, conversational Arabic has many variations (dialects), some of its dialects cannot even understand each other. Modern Arabic has been classified as one language with 27 sub-languages in ISO 639-3. Baku Arabic (sometimes called Arabic Language Literature) is widely taught in schools and universities, and is used in workplaces, government and mass media.
Baku Arabic comes from Classical Arabic, the only member of the Old North Arabic language which is currently still used, as seen in the pre-Islamic Arabic inscriptions dating from the 4th century.  Classical Arabic has also been a literary language and language of Islamic worship since more or less the 6th century. The Arabic alphabet is written from right to left.
Arabic has given a lot of vocabulary to other languages from the Islamic world, just like the Latin role to most European languages. During the Middle Ages Arabic was also the main cultural tool, especially in science , mathematics and philosophy, which caused many European languages to borrow a lot of vocabulary from Arabic.
Korean (한국어 / 조선말) is the most widely spoken language in Korea, and is the official language of South Korea and North Korea. This language is also widely spoken in Yanbian in northeastern China. In total there are around 78 million speakers of Korean all over the world including large groups in the Soviet Union, US, Canada and Japan. The official classification of Korean is still not universally approved, but is considered by many as the language of isolates. Some linguists put it in the Altaik language group. Korean also has a lot of similarities to Japanese, where the kinship status is also unclear.
The original Korean writing system – called Hangul – is a syllabic and phonetic system. Sino-Korean characters (Hanja) are also used to write Korean. Although the most commonly used words are Hangul, more than 70% of the Korean vocabulary consists of words formed from Hanja or taken from Chinese.
This letter was introduced by King Sejong in the 15th century, known as Jeongeum Hunmin. But the term Hangul was only known at the beginning of the 20th century. Even after Hangeul was used, Hanja was still being used, while Hangeul was used by uneducated people, women and children.
But in its development, Hangeul was increasingly used even in the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, the use of Hangeul and Hanja was balanced. But now, Hanja is only found in academic and official writings, while almost all signs, roads, instructions, even informal writings are written in Hangeul.
Korean basically has dialects that are related to each other. Each region can understand other dialects, except for the Jeju Island dialect which is considered less understandable than other provincial dialects.
Japanese (日本語; romaji: Nihongo; pronunciation: Nihonggo) is the official language in Japan and the number of speakers is 127 million. Japanese is also used by a number of residents of countries that have been conquered such as Korea and the Republic of China. It can also be heard in the United States (California and Hawaii) and Brazil due to the emigration of Japanese people there. But their descendants called nisei (二世, second generation), are no longer fluent in that language.
Japanese is divided into two forms, Hyoujungo (標準 語), standard speaking, and Kyoutsugo (共通 語), public speaking. Hyoujungo is a form that is taught in schools and used on television and all official relations.
French (le français, la langue française) is one of the most important languages of the Roman language group after Spanish and Portuguese. French is the 11th most spoken language in the world. Until 1999, this language was spoken by more than 77 million people in the world as mother tongue and by 128 million other people as a second language. French is also used as an official language or government language by several communities and organizations, such as the European Union, IOC, United Nations, and FIFA.
- Beginner level
- Intermediate level
- Toefl level
- Learning convesation
- Intensive Class Course
Beginner Level Curriculum
Meeting material 1 – 16
- Alphabet; greetings and leave takings; names and titles of address; number 0-10 and phone numbers
- Possession, classroom objects, personl items, and locations in a room
- Cities and countries; adjectives of personality and appearance; number 11-103 and ages
- Clothing; colors; weather and seasons
- Clock time; times of the day; everyday activities
- Transportation; family relationship; daily routines; days of the week
- Houses and apartments; rooms; furniture
- Jobs and workplaces
- Food pyramid; basic food; dessert; meals
- Sport, abilities and talents
- Months and dates; birthdays, holidays, festivals, and special occations
- Parts of the body; healths problems and advice; medications
- Stores and things you can buy there; tourist attractions
- Weekends; chores and fun activities; vacations; summer activities
- Biographycal information; years; school days
- Location; telephone calls; invitation; going out with friends
Intermadiate Level Curriculum
Meeting Material 1 – 16
- Personality types and qualities; relationship; turn ons and turn offs
- Jobs; unusual careers; job skills
- Favors; formal and informal requests; message
- The media; news stories; exeptional events
- Cultural comparisons and culture shock; moving abroad; emotions; customs; tourism and travel abroad
- Consumer complaints; everyday problems; electronics; repairs
- The environment; world problems; current issues
- Education; learner choices; strategies for learning; personal qualities
- Everyday services; recommendations; self-improvement
- Historic events and people; biography; the future
- Milestones and turning points; behavior and personality; regrets
- Qualities for success; successful business; advertising
- Pet peeves; unexplained events; reactions; predicaments and advice
- How is a movie is made; media profession; processes; the entertainment industry
- Recommendations; opinions; social issues; controversial issues
- Challenges; accomplishments; goals; volunteering
- PB cooperation with University of Riau, University of Malang, University of Jogjakarta, ITB.
- PB UP Training at ITB
- English Language Training with Native Spekear
- Create International PB Seminar with International Conference
- Learning Chinese, Arabic, South Korean and France
- Search for universities abroad for the S2 Biayasiswa process
- Establishment of TOEF Test for Lecturer Serdos