PKM “English Proficiency Introduction and Practice” at Persada Husada Indonesia Vocational School

 

On Thursday, November 23rd 2023, the second day of PKM was held at Persada Husada Indonesia Vocational School. After explaining the importance of English communication skills in hospitality industry, the discussion continued with the theme of English Proficiency which aimed to introduce students to one of the tests, namely TOEIC.

 

presentation by Mrs. Inta Masni Sinaga, SS., M.Hum. as moderator

The second day of PKM was led by Mrs. Esterria Romauli, SS., M.Pd. involving two speakers, Miss Winda Lutfiyanti , M.Pd. and Mr. Wawan Setiawan, S.Pd., MA. along with Mrs. Inta Masni Sinaga, SS., M.Hum. as moderator and two student representatives, Javiero Albana and Ceicilia Putri.

 

Greetings from the Chief Executive of the event by Mrs. Esterria Romauli, SS., M.Pd.

TOEIC is a test to measure English language proficiency. The question material on TOEIC relates to business or professional settings. The highest score is 990 for the listening and reading tests. These are some of the things discussed by Mr. Wawan as the first speaker with the title “Introduction to TOEIC and The Strategies”. He also emphasized 8 strategies that students can apply in order to face the TOEIC test. Here are the strategies:

  1. Find out what proficiency level is required
  2. Understand the test
  3. Build a strong vocabulary
  4. Isolate your weak points
  5. Be aware of time management
  6. Listen quickly
  7. Read aloud
  8. Manage your stress

 

Presentation of PKM material by Mr. Wawan Setiawan, S.Pd., MA.

After that, Miss Winda presented the second session, which is TOEIC Practice. In this session, students are asked to work on curated question sheets within the specified time, 10 minutes for listening and 15 minutes for reading. After completing the work, Miss Winda discussed the questions with the students to find out the students’ abilities in doing the TOEIC test. Out of 20 questions, a student named Vincent got 19 questions correct. He and his friends were then given a souvenir by STBA JIA for getting the highest score in TOEIC Practice.

 

The excitement of participants being involved in PKM activities

 

Presentation of PKM material by Miss Winda Lutfiyanti , M.Pd.

The event was closed by impressions and messages from SMK Persada Husada Indonesia, as well as the handling over of a placard from STBA JIA and a group photo.

 

Photo session of all committee members and participants after the event