Entrepreneurship is one of the courses in English Department in which it is aimed at giving students insight on issues related to small and middle business, more particularly one relevant with English.
Indrotomo, M.Pd. the lecturer of Entrepreneurship denotes “at first the students’ mindset of entrepreneurship course is about culinary business, then, I change their mindset to make a business plan that relates to English.” He asks the students to be edupreneurs. He states that Edupreneur stands for Educational Entrepreneur or an entrepreneur that relates to the public education system. In the class, he asks the students to make English courses such as English for Specific Purposes, English for Conversation, TOEFL course, and produce School-Based Material.
To support the teaching learning process, the lecturer invites native speakers who have knowledge in marketing, business strategy, and plan organizer. They are Alex (Canada), Catherine (Canada), Mathew (UK), and Laura (Spain). By inviting the native speakers in the class, the students get additional materials about international business.
In addition, the students also have knowledge how to be good edupreneurs and practice their speaking’s proficiency. That’s why the students are enthusiastic about joining the class. Zaqy Mubarok, the student of Entrepreneurship says “I think Entrepreneurship course is good, especially when there are native speakers in the class. My friend and I are happy when we can communicate to the native speakers and we can know their culture too”
In the future, the lecturer hopes the students can apply the theories about English business plan. Moreover, the lecturer has a continuing program to invite the native speakers from Netherlands to share their business experiences. (CA – AW)