Welcome to English Department of FBS Universitas Negeri Padang

December 14, 2011 in Academic, News, Students Affairs

Assalamualaikum. Wr. Wb.

Welcome to the web of English Department of Faculty of Languages and Arts (FBS) of State University of Padang (UNP). This blog functions as media for us to share and develop our department. You can surf to find any information required, latest news related to our department, read articles, and so on.

English Department of UNP has two study programs. They are English Language Teaching Study Program and English Study Program. Those study programs are accredited by BAN-PT.

We do apologize if the information required is not complete yet, since this blog is still in the preparation.  This is prepared by Havid Ardi one of our academic staffs (our alumnae). But, I do hope that all readers can give contribution, suggestion, critic, and also article to be presented in this web.

Finally, please write your comment, critic, suggestion, and question here. Do not forget to write your email, so if you need a response we can response to your email directly.

We do hope that it will accelerate the development of our department.

Sincerelly Yours.

Head of Dept.

Dr. Kurnia Ningsih, M.A.


July 4, 2014 in Academic

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


Berita Duka Cita

April 22, 2014 in News, Social, Students Affairs

Innalillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Rajiun

Keluarga Besar Jurusan Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris

Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni

Universitas Negeri Padang

Turut Berduka atas meninggalnya mahasiswa kami;

Fitria Sari (BP 2012)

dalam kecelakaan pada hari Selasa, 22 April 2014. Semoga amal ibadahnya diterima di sisi Allah SWT dan keluarga yang ditinggalkan tetap tabah.

Keluarga Besar Jurusan Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris


Dr. Kurnia Ningsih, M.A.

Ketua Jurusan


CALL for Paper

March 24, 2014 in Academic, News, Paper

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 coorectly.

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:

  1. Linguistic background and language awareness for Indonesian learners
  2. Teaching literature and language awareness for multilingual learners
  3. Media and Instructional Design on TEFL for multilingual learners
  4. Methods and techniques for the success of language awareness in TEFL
  5. Applicable researches supporting the success of language awareness in TEFL
  6. 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: selt2014@yahoo.co.id and please cc to: refnaldi@yahoo.com and m_alhafizh@yahoo.com before 10 April 2014.

Full paper rules:

  • The full paper includes title, author (s), institution, email,  abstract, Introduction, Discussion, Conclussion, 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)
  • Certificate
  • 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 comittee

Mode of payment

Conference fee should be transfered to

Bank BNI Kantor Cabang padang

Acc No            : 0291874850

Acc name        : Aryuliva Adnan

Please mail the copy of the receipt to : selt2014@yahoo.co.id and please cc to: refnaldi@yahoo.com  and m_alhafizh@yahoo.com before 31 May 2014

Download brosur Revisi Brosur SELT 2014.


UNP Has E-Learning Materials

December 9, 2013 in Academic, News, Students Affairs

Universitas Negeri Padang offers e-learning material to their students. This learning management system can be opened at http://elearning.unp.ac.id/. Students must log in first by using their NIM and password to access the materials. The students can only access the material from their subjects.

The lecturers are hoped to use this Learning Management System (LMS) to help the students in learning. In order to use the LMS maximally, UNP has trained some lecturers in creating their materials, activities, and assessment for their classroom. Besides, through the Reconstruction Project supported by IDB, UNP also sent some lecturers to Nanyang Polytechnic Singapore in developing e-learning.

English Department has implemented some materials in some subjects that are taught by Dr. Refnaldi, M.Litt.; Delvi Wahyuni, M.A.; Yuli Tiarina, M.Pd.; and Havid Ardi, M.Hum, etc.



Selamat Hari Raya Idul Fitri 1434 H

August 7, 2013 in News, Social, Students Affairs, Uncategorized

selamat Idul Fitri

Segenap Keluarga Besar Jurusan Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris FBS UNP mengucapkan selamat Hari Raya Idul Fitri 1434 H.

Mohon maaf lahir dan bathin.

Minal Aidin wal Fa’idzin.


Ketua Jurusan: Dr. Kurnia Ningsih, M.A.

Sekretaris Jurusan: Dra. An Fauzia Syafei, M.A.


Ketua Prodi Pend. Bahasa Inggris: Drs. Saunir, M.Pd.

Ketua Prodi Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris: Muhd. Al-Hafizh, S.S., M.A.

Ketua Prodi Pend. Bahasa Jepang: Dr. Zul Amri, M.Ed.


Kepala Labor Bahasa : Drs. Sunaryo

Kepala Labor Micro Teaching: Dra. Aryuliva Adnan, M.Pd.

Kepala Labor CALL: Havid Ardi, S.Pd., M.Hum.

Kepala Pustaka: Drs. Januarisdi, M.L.S


Beserta segenap staf dosen, teknisi, pustakawan dan karyawan

The Second Internasional Seminar on Languages and Arts (The 2nd ISLA)

March 27, 2013 in Academic, News


International Seminar on Languages and Arts 2

Theme: Empowering Theories and Pedagogical Application of Languages and Arts


The Faculty of Language and Arts of The State University of Padang will conduct The Second International Seminar on Language and Art. This international seminar will be conducted on October 5-6, 2013 in Padang. The theme for the this second seminar is “Empowering Theories and Pedagogical Application of Languages and Arts.”

There are some keynote speakers from various countries that will be invited in this seminar, they are:

Prof. Dr. Musliar Kasim
: Vice Minister of Education and Culture  of Republic of Indonesia





Associate Professor Dr. Lesley Harbon
: The University of Sidney, Australia

Prof. Dr. Koh Young Hun
: Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, South Korea





Prof. Akemi Kanazawa
: Language Education, Formerly at Universitas Mejiro, Tokyo Japan






Dr. A.S. Hardi Shafii

: Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia






Prof. Dr. Tati Narawati 
: Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (UPI), Bandung, Indonesia






Prof. Dr. Syofian Salam, Ph.D.
: Universitas Hasanuddin Makasar (UNHAS), Indonesia





Prof. Dr. M. Zaim, M.Hum.
(Dean of FBS Universitas Negeri Padang, Indonesia)





Prof. Dr. Atmazaki, M.Pd.
(Universitas Negeri Padang, Indonesia)





The topic of the seminar are related the studies of Indonesian language and literature, English language and literature, Fine Art, and Drama, Dance, Music. The sub-topics of the seminar are:

  • development of languages, literature, and arts in facing the advancing of information communication technology
  • teaching preparation and planing of languages, literature, and arts at school and universities
  • teaching implementation of languages, literature, and arts at school and universities
  • assessment in languages, literature, and arts
  • current issues in languages, literature, and arts

The committee invites presenters around the world to present paper in this international seminar.

Important Dates

  • Submission of Abstract                            : August 20, 2013
  • Acceptance of abstract will be sent by   : August 24, 2013
  • Submission of Full paper                         : September 15, 2013
  • 2nd ISLA Seminar                                    : 5-6 October 2013

Registration Fee

  • Master Student: IDR 250.000,-
  • Teacher: IDR 300.000,-
  • UNP Lecturer    : IDR 300.000,-
  • Non UNP Lecturer/General : IDR 350.000,-
  • Presenter : IDR 450.000,-
  • Foreigners: US $ 100,-

Transfer the Seminar registration fee to Bank BNI a.n. Yusmida Azis No. Rekening  0265224655.

This fee includes: seminar kit, abstract collection, snacks and lunch, certificate (Seminar fee is not included hotel accommodation)

For further information please download brochure (in bahasa) by clicking the link below: