With the increasing development of science and technology, the needs for mastering English by Indonesians, especially intellectuals and intellectual candidates (students) becomes more urgent. This is caused by the current status or position of English in the world. English is one of the widely-used languages in the world that is used as a language of communication both oral and written. In the era of globalization, the position of English is strengthened because the language is used in all areas such as:
Science and Technology, Communication, Politics, Economics, Trade, Banking, Culture, Art and Film.
For the Indonesian people, English is the first foreign language that must be learned and mastered by school students and university students. English, which is first taught in grade 1 of junior high school, now has been introduced earlier in elementary schools (SD) since grade 4. Some developed schools even begin to give English language to their students since they are in grade 1. The problem is, in reality, there is a gap between the expectations of Indonesian communities to become stronger in mastering English well and the availability of human resources, which among others, are able to think strategically, be able to do planning, problem solving, and actual actions so as to create a kind of bridge to immediately repair and improve the quality of English language teaching in Indonesia. Given the importance of English both externally and internally, it is deemed necessary for Universitas Ahmad Dahlan to participate in preparing education personnel with Master’s degree (S-2) in English language teaching who are able to: (1) Think critically and comprehensively, (2) Conduct strategic planning which includes: selecting, ranking or priority making, and presenting teaching materials, (3) Solve problems, (4) Conduct evaluation, and (5) Contextualize the development and needs of the people and the demand of the market.
To become a superior study program in the field of technology- and research-based integrative English Language Teaching (ELT) based on Islamic values with a global outlook
To organize and develop integrative English Language Teaching (ELT) and education based on linguistic, literary, and cultural knowledge in an academic setting that upholds Islamic values
To organize research activities and scientific paper writing that are relevant to the science of education and English Language Teaching (ELT) in order to produce the latest and applicable findings that are useful for the wider community
To carry out and develop social and expertise services to the community in the Field of Education and English Language Teaching (ELT) through collaboration with stakeholders
To improve Islamic environment through integrated programs in Al-Islam and Kemuhammadiyahan (AIK) learning, research and community service
More information about the Ahmad Dahlan University English Education Masters Program through the website below.