CALL for PAPER, International Seminar on Language and Arts (ISLA)- 3 FBS UNP

International Seminar on Languages and Arts (ISLA)

Human beings are intelligent and noble creatures who have culture and civilization, as the result they are able to create their life to be better and better. Then, human civilization also creates norms that can be guidance for the society in order to gain dignity. In this case, people have to maintain and develop a kind of “software” of humanity to be able to behave in a good manner, and that software is popularly known as “character”. In order to build and develop a human being with a good character, it requires an education process. Besides, maintaining and developing a good human being can be conducted in various aspects of human life, such as, culture including, through languages, arts, and its learning activities.

A person who has good character is a noble creature, because he/she has “akhlak” (good ethics or moral). Therefore, building and developing character through languages, arts, and culture become part of a great job of “humanization process” in this modern era. Based on those reasons, the Faculty of Languages and Arts of Universitas Negeri Padang (FBS UNP) has a strong will and commited to run an The Third International Seminar on Language and Arts (ISLA-3) under the theme “Character Building through  Language, Culture, Arts, and Their Learning”.

Character Building through  Language, Culture, Arts, and Their Learning

1. Language, arts, and culture studies, and their relationship with character building
2. Language learning, arts, and culture for building character and scientific attitude
3. Language, arts, and culture in humanistic development and character;
4. Curriculum on Languages learning, arts, and culture in global challenge and character building
5. Policy on studies of Languages, arts, and culture and their learning.

Keynote Speakers

  • Prof. Dr. Susanne Borgwald     (University  of Siegen, Braunschweig, Germany)
  • Prof. Dr. Abdul Halim bin Husain    (University of Sultan Idris, Malaysia)
  • Prof. Madya Ampuan Dr. H. Brahim bin Ampuan Haji Tengah    (University of Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam)
  • Prof. Dr. Victor Ganap, M.Ed.    (Institut Seni Indonesia, Yogyakarta, Indonesia )
  • Prof. Dr. Simon Sabon Ola, M.Hum.    (University of  Nusa Cendana, Kupang, NTT, Indonesia)
  • Prof. Dr. Hermawati Syarif, M.Hum.    (Universitas Negeri Padang, Padang, Indonesia)
  • Prof. Dr. Syahrul R., M.Pd.    (Universitas Negeri Padang, Padang, Indonesia)

The committee invites lecturer, teacher, and researcher to be the speaker and present the paper in parallel session. The paper can be the result of research, innovative ideas. For further information about format of the paper and abstract click attachment.

Important Dates:

  • Now – 10 August 2014: Abstract Submission
  • 20 August 2014: Announcement of Accepted Abstract
  • 20 September 2014: Full paper submission
  • 14 October 2014: Due date for participant registration
  • 17-18 October 2014: Seminar


Seminar on English Language Teaching (SELT) 2 2014

English Department of FBS Universitas Negeri Padang will conduct The International Seminar on the English Language Teaching (SELT). The theme of this annual seminar is “Language Awareness on TEFL for Multilingual Leraners”

Language awareness is an  explicit knowledge about language, and conscious perception and sensitivity in language learning, language teaching and language use. Becoming aware of the nuances and meanings of a language  one of part of  Teaching English as Foreign Language (TEFL)  goals.  By increasing students’ language awareness, the students will be able to understand, appreciate and use the language correctly.

This international seminar is conducted to discuss about  what the phrase ‘language awareness’ means, what role it plays in the language classroom (TEFL), and ways teachers can increase their students’ language awareness. Building language awareness also involves helping students gain a positive attitude toward English as foreign language.  By becoming conscious of strategies that can be used to learn the foreign language, students may become more active in and more responsible for their own learning.

The Seminar will be organized under the theme: “Language Awareness on TEFL for Multilingual Leraners”.

We kindly invite experts, researchers, lecturers, teachers, practitioners, and students to present scientific papers under the scope of the general theme and participate in the seminar. The papers can be also related to the following sub-topics:

Linguistic background and language awareness for Indonesian learners
Teaching literature and language awareness for multilingual learners
Media and Instructional Design on TEFL for multilingual learners
Methods and techniques for the success of language awareness in TEFL
Applicable researches supporting the success of language awareness in TEFL
ESP and language awareness in TEFL

Keynote Speakers
Prof. Kristina Love, Ph.D. (Australia)
Assistant Prof. Dr. Kamonpan Boonkit,  (Thailand)
Associate Prof. Arshad Ab Samad (Malaysia)
Dr. Maria Luisa C. Sadorra* (Singapore)
Dr. Desmawati Radjab,M.Pd. (Indonesia)
Dr. Kurnia Ningsih, M.A. (Indonesia)

*In confirmation

Abstract & paper submission

You are kindly invited to participate in this seminar. Please send us the abstract to committee.

Abstract rules:

Provide abstract with title, name of the writer, institution, email address, and mobile phone number
Abstract is written in English for about 200-250 words length
Key words 3-5 words
Use ms office word, times new roman 12, single space, rtf

Send abstract to: and please cc to: and before 10 April 2014.

Full paper rules:

The full paper includes title, author (s), institution, email,  abstract, Introduction, Discussion, Conclusion, and Bibliography
Full paper is written in English for about 7-10 pages length
Use ms office word, times new roman 12, single space, margin 4,4,3,3

Important dates

27 April 2014     : Abstract submission closes
30 April 2014     : Abstract acceptance announcement
15 Mei 2014        : Full paper submission closes
31 Mei 2014        : Participant registration closes
11-12 June 2014 : Conference days


Conference fee:

Speaker (with proceeding) Rp. 400.000
Participant (without proceeding)Rp. 300.000

Conference facilities:

Conference kit
Proceeding (for speaker)
Lunch and coffee break

Proceeding cost is Rp. 150.000 (with ISBN), for participant that wants to get the proceeding may reserve it through email to the committee

Mode of payment

Conference fee should be transferred to

Bank BNI Kantor Cabang padang
Acc No            : 0291874850
Acc name        : Aryuliva Adnan

Please mail the copy of the receipt to : and please cc to:  and before 31 May 2014

Download brochure Revisi Brosur SELT 2014.

Download Surat undangan peserta Undangan peserta seminar

Two Weeks in Nanyang Polytechnic International Singapore

This a very nice experience where we learn and share with the Nanyang Polytechnic International, Singapore. All the instructors and staffs shared many information and experience to 18 lecturers from Universitas Negeri Padang (UNP).

This campus is situated in Ang Mo Kio that is connected to many areas in Singapore. This campus has implemented e-learning in all faculties in this polytechnic.

The participants seriously learning and practice
visited a school in NYP to see the implementation of e-learnin
Some instructors, Mr Zul, Ms Rajani, Mr. Yeo Boon Po, and Mr. David

English Department Publishes Two More Scientific journals

After issuing Lingua Didaktika a journal on Language, Literature, and Language Teaching, English Department of FBS Universitas Negeri Padang publishes Journal of English Language Teaching and English Language and Literature.

These two journals aim at publishing ideas, researches, and opinion related to language, literature and teaching development. These journal will be launched formally by Rector of Universitas Negeri Padang, Prof. Dr. Phil. Yanuar Kiram. on Friday, September 28, 2012.


International Seminar on Languages and Arts

Faculty of Languages and Arts of State University of Padang (FBS UNP) will conduct an International Seminar. This seminar is planed on 20-21 October 2012. There will be 4keynote speakers from various countries.

  • Prof. Brenton Doecke (Deakin University, Australia) English Language Teaching expert,
  • Prof. Dr. Zaenal Abdul Latif (Pusat Kebudayaan University Malaya, Malaysia)  performing art expert,
  • Dr. Karta Jayadi, M.Sn. (Dekan Fakultas Seni dan Desain Univ. Negeri Makasar, Indonesia) fine art expert,
  • Prof. Dr. Hasanudin WS, M.Hum. (FBS Universitas Negeri Padang, Indonesia) Indonesian Literarature expert..

The theme of the seminar is “Revitalizing the teaching of languages and arts .”

The seminar organizers invite language and art teachers in schools, education institutes, universities, education administrators, policy makers, researchers and all those who are interested in the language learning and teaching to submit their paper (full) for parallel sessions.

The seminar will be conducted at four stars hotel in Padang “Grand Inna Muara” Padang.

Important dates:

  • 30 September 2012 : the deadline of sending abstract
  • 3 Oktober 2012: the information/announcement of abstract acceptance
  • 10 Oktober 2012:  the deadline for sending complete paper
  • 20-21 Oktober 2012:  the seminar days


The seminar presenters and participants have to register and pay for registration fee; the latest date is October 15, 2012. The payment is as follow:

  1. Presenters from Indonesia (with proceeding) : IDR 350,000,-
  2. Presenters from Indonesia (without proceeding) : IDR 200,000,-
  3. Presenters from abroad : US $ 100
  4. Participants (undergraduate program): IDR 150,000,-
  5. Participants (teachers/graduate program): IDR 200,000,-
  6. Participants (UNP lecturers): IDR 250,000,-
  7. Participants (lecturers): IDR 300,000,-

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Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni Universitas Negeri Padang (FBS UNP) akan melaksanakan Seminar Internasional mengenai bahasa dan seni pada 20-21 Oktober 2012. Seminar ini nantinya akan menghadirkan 5 pembicara utama dari berbagai negara. Tema seminar internasional ini “Revitalisasi Pembelajaran Bahasa dan Seni dengan Peningkatan Sinergi Dosen dan Guru Profesional.”

Panitia seminar juga mengundang guru-guru bahasa dan seni di sekolah,  dosen perguruan tinggi, administratur pendidikan, pembuat kebijakan, peneliti dan siapapun yang tertarik dengan pembelajaran dan pengajaran bahasa untuk mengirimkan artikel yang akan disampaikan pada sesi paralel.

Informasi selanjutnya mengenai tanggal penting, biaya, akomodasi akan disampaikan melalui web ini dan UNP.

Tanggal Penting:

  • 30 September 2012 : Batas akhir pengiriman abstrak
  • 3 Oktober 2012: Pengumuman abstrak diterima
  • 10 Oktober 2012: Batas akhir pengiriman makalah lengkap
  • 20-21 Oktober 2012: Pelaksanaan seminar

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  1. Pemakalah dari Indonesia (dengan proceeding) : Rp 350,000,-
  2. Pemakalah dari Indonesia (tanpa proceeding) : Rp 200,000,-
  3. Pemakalah dari luar negeri : US $ 100
  4. Peserta (mahasiswa S1): Rp 150,000,-
  5. Peserta (guru/mahasiswa S2): Rp 200,000,-
  6. Peserta (dosen UNP): Rp 250,000,-
  7. Peserta (dosen/umum): Rp 300,000,-

contact person : Havid Ardi ( atau telp ke 0852 2928 9435), Muhd. Al-Hafizh ( atau telp ke 0813 63 48 9136)

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Contact Person: Prof. Dr. Syahrul R, M.Pd. (081374239601); Dr. Refnaldi, M.Litt. (081382607058); Havid Ardi, S.Pd., M.Hum. (085229289435); Muhd. Al-Hafizh, S.S., M.A. (081363489136)


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