Jumat, 08 Februari 2019

JEC 2019, from Jatim to Java


JEC is Coming


   JEC (Java English Competition) is an annual event organized by student association  of English teacher education department UIN SUNAN AMPEL Surabaya. This program aims to hone English proficiency and skills through various English language competitions for middle school, high school and university students. Previously, JEC was known as “Jatim English competition”  because the event was only intended for students in East Java. However the event was a big success, it is time for jatim English competition to expand into Java English Competition. This is also because there are many participants from outside East Java who want to join Jatim English competition.

   As the name implies, Java English competition participants come from various cities of Java island. The JEC committee has prepared several rayon scattered in 13 major cities in Java island which will be the place for participants to register. The thirteen cities that will be the rayon are in Surabaya, Mojokerto, Lamongan, Kediri, Pasuruan, Malang, Bojonegoro, Madiun, Jakarta, Bandung, Semarang, Jember and Bangkalan. Last year, the English competition held in September 2018. It was attended by 1,442 participants from all over East Java. The Java English competition participants in 2019 are expected to increase because of the wider area coverage besides there are more cities as the rayon for Java English Competition.

   Java English competition consists of four competitions. They are English Olympiad, story telling, speech contest, and Essay Competition. First, English Olympiad is a written test that can measure students' English skills. This competition is for junior and senior high school students in Java island. In its implementation, the English Olympiad consists of 3 sessions of qualifying, semifinal and final round. The qualifying round will be conducted in each rayon which includes vocabulary, grammar and reading. The participants will proceed to the semifinal which be held on the campus of UIN SUNAN AMPEL Surabaya. In the semifinal round participants will be asked to make essays in English within 60 minutes regarding case studies related to sub-themes.

   Meanwhile, story telling is a competition that is intended for junior high school students. The story telling competition consists of two rounds, the preliminary round and the final round, both of them will be held on  UIN SUNAN AMPEL Surabaya. Participants will dig in according to the specified theme. Participants are not allowed to bring the a text in the competition.

   The practice of speaking is important when learning English. Learning to speak English can increase our knowledge about vocabulary. For high school students who have the ability to speak English can take part in Speech Contest. This competition could improve the ability to speak English and develop self-confidence.

   The last competition is essay competition which was intended for university students throughout Java. University students who have writing skill could enroll to this essay writing competition. Participants who have registered will be asked to write essay in English and consist of 450-650 words according to the theme given. Participants with the best scores will present their essays in semifinal and final round.

   We're coming with the upgraded one, from Jatim English Competition to Java English Competition. Please look forward for us . . !