Hello, world, Havid Ardi was born in Guguk Tinggi, Agam (a village or hamlet nearby Bukittinggi) West Sumatra. In his childhood, he studied in some elementary schools in several places, in West Sumatra and Bengkulu. Firstly at SD Inpres 5/81 Guguk Tinggi, then SD Muhammadiyah Muara Aman, SD Inpres 5/81, and finally finished his elementary school at SD Negeri 27 Muara Aman. Then, he continued his Junior High School at SMP N 1 Muara Aman and finished in 1994. He finished his Senior High school at SMA N Muara Aman (1997), Lebong Utara, Kab. Lebong, Bengkulu. Then, he continued his undergraduate degree at English Department of State University of Padang. Now, he is a graduate student at Sebelas Maret University Solo in Translation studies.
Havid Ardi is one of Academic staffs at English Department of FBSS UNP Padang, West Sumatra Indonesia. He has been teaching in this Departement since 2003. He handles some subjects, such as, Listening, Speaking, Translation, CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning), and Language Testing.
He also concerns with English for Specific Purpose. Instead of UNP, he also teaches English for Nursing at Amanah Nursing School Padang. He has been teaching there since 2006.
Before joining State University of Padang he was the academic staff of Tourism Training Center of BUMIMINANG Padang (2002). There he taught English for Hotel.
During his study, he was active in some student’s organization, both at faculty and university leverl. He was the coordinator of Public Relation of University Students Excecutive Board (DEM) UNP (2000), journalistic coordinator in UKKPK UNP, chairperson of Communication and Broadcasting Unit of Students’ Activity (UKKPK-UNP 1999-2001), announcer at SIGMA FM 106,2 MHz UKKPK UNP, P2D coordinator of Forum of Islamic Studies (FKPWI-FBSS UNP).
While, in his junior and senior high school period of time, Havid was an activist in various students’ organization. Beginning as the chairperson of OSIS SMP Negeri Muara Aman (1992-1993), Chairperson of Remaja Islam Masjid or RISMA (Islamic Youth) SMA Negeri 1 Lebong Utara (1994-1995), Advisor or RISMA SMA Negeri 1 Lebong Utara, the Secretary of Pramuka Gudep SMA N 1 Muara Aman, member of contingent Bengkulu Province in Kemah Bakti Sakawana bakti Regional 1 in Aceh (1995), Siswa Teladan (Student Model) in Lebong Utara Subregency (1995).
Currently, he also in charges as the vice rector assistance for international collaboration and asset affairs of UNP (2013). Besides, he also manages Computer Assisted Language Laboratory at English Department (2010-now). He manages some blog such as english.unp.ac.id; guguktinggi.wordpress.com; oia.unp.ac.id; and also contributor at unp.ac.id.
Havid Ardi is also one of penghulu (traditional leader in Minangkabau) in Guguk Tabek Sarojo. He was inaugurated as Datuk Rangkayo Mulia since 2010 in Guguk Tinggi.