On Wednesday, November 14th 2017, English Language Education Department of UMY (ELED UMY) hosts a guest lecture as part of the Listening and Speaking for Formal Setting class. As many as 210 students of the 2017 batch who took said class attended the guest lecture. In addition, 62 students of Sekolah Tinggi Teknologi Adisujipto (STTA) also attended said lecture through video conference as part of the 2017 SPADA online lecture. The guest lecture is one of ELED teaching and learning activities done by inviting speakers whose expertise and experience can enrich the students’ perception and knowledge. The speaker is an expert practitioner in the field of the lecture’s theme. The guest lecture is done for one meeting with a maximum of two speakers for each class.
Riza Hendrawan, an ELED student from batch 2017 says that the guest lecture had a lasting impact on him. “I learned a lot about how to become a good emcee. So, I will be ready if anyone asks me to become an emcee,” he added. Siwi Lungit, S.Pd., the guest lecturer’s expert, hopes that her experience sharing can give a wider perspective on how to become a good emcee, including preparing and learning to become a good emcee. She also said to “Fear nothing. You can if you think you can. Stay positive.” (/puput)