Pioneering Foreign Language Atmosphere in Arrohmah

Language Improvement Center plays a role in educating foreign languages in Arrohmah Senior High School. It is an organization of language loving students who are also love to teach them to the other students. Then, by September 10, their journey began. Language Improvement Center plays a role in educating foreign languages in Arrohmah Senior High School. It is an organization of language loving students who are also love to teach them to the other students. Then, by September 10, their journey began. Recruitment programs were held to choose potential seeds among the seeds in Arrohmah High School and the top of the programs is what they called Summer Camp.

The purpose of organizing a camping activity in the end of the recruitment process was to provide students with surviving skills and how to understand the language of nature. From the nature, Allah teaches human to survive, communicate, and develop civilizations, so getting closer to the nature means getting closer to God. The camp was held in Bedengan, a local camping ground in Selorejo, Malang. Enjoyably, they went to the spot by marching from school. The distance is about 8 kilometers but they were still in eager in joining the camp. Along the way to the camp, the committee put several checkpoints for the participants to stop and had some rests. Not only to take rest, but they were also given quizzes and vocabularies to remember and later being evaluated on the last checkpoint.

The first material in the next morning were given by a biology teacher, Ust. Haris Eka, entitled Nature Language. By that morning LIC students carried out a rule, all of the participants had an obligation to speak Arabic or English. Native language speaking was a violation and punished by doing a push-ups. Then, after the lesson was end, the participants were readied to track the river. They waded over the river to reach a small waterfall at the upper course of the river and of course they were given posts for another games. With their clothes were still wet, all of the member need to work on the main games prepared by the committee, a war games using a plastic of water as the ammunition. The second night, the committee organized a Bonfire Night.

Rain shower did not stop their enthusiasm to close their activities with a bonfire and each group should show their art performance they had to figure out in the whole summer camp. As the night performances were end, all the participants had rest and woke up at 3 o’clock to start their closing events by praying Tahajjud. Then, they were inaugurated by the morning. By the inauguration, the Language Improvement Center of Arrohmah Senior High School is legally instructed to do their duty. To bring Arrohmah Senior High School in a foreign language speaking atmosphere is not easy, the member of LIC need to be diligent and sincere, as their work is in the first 15 minutes after the bell rings every morning. Not to mention, the other big events such as language festivals is another hard struggle for them as a team.

 

Language Improvement Ceter memainkan peranan dalam mengajarkan bahasa asing di SMA Arrohmah. LIC ada sebuah organisasi beranggotakan siswa-siswa yang mencintai bahasa dan juga senang untuk mengajarkannya ke siswa lain. Dan pada 10 september, perjalanan mereka dimulai.

Program-program rekrutmen diadakan untuk memilih benih-benih potensial diantara benih-benih yang ada di SMA Arrohmah dan puncak rangkaian acara tersebut adalah kemah yang mereka beri nama Summer Camp. tujuan dari diadakannya kemah di akhir rangkaian program ini adalah untuk membekali siswa dengan kemampuan bertahan hidup dan memahami bahasa alam. Dari alam, Allah mengajarkan manusia untuk bertahan hidup, berkomunikasi, dan membangun peradaban, jadi mendekat ke alam adalah pendekatan juga ke Allah.

Kemah tersebut diadakan di Bedengan, sebuah bumi perkemahan di Selorejo, Malang. Dengan senang hati, mereka menuju Bedengan dengan berjalan dari sekolah. Jarak yang ditempuh adalah sekitar 8 kilometer namun mereka masih semangat untuk mengikuti kemah. Dalam perjalanan ke kemah, panitia meletakkan beberapa pos istirahat untuk peserta. tapi tidak hanya itu, mereka juga diberikan kosakata-kosakata dalam beberapa bahasa yang kemudian akan dievaluasi di pos terakhir.

Materi pertama di pagi berikutnya diberikan oleh guru Biologi SMA Arrohmah, Ust. Haris Eka, dengan judul bahasa dari ALam. Pada pagi hari itu, sebuah aturan diterapkan, yaitu mereka harus berbahasa Inggris atau Arab. Berbicara bahasa ibu ataupun bahasa Indonesia adalah sebuah pelanggaran yang akan dihadiahi push up. Setelah materi berakhir, peserta disiapkan untuk susur sungai hingga ke air terjun kecil du hulu. Tidak lupa juga panitia menyiapkan beberapa pos untuk mini-games lainnya. Dengan baju yang masih basah, seluruh peserta memasuki permainan utama yang mereka siapkan, war games yang menggunakan air dalam plastik sebagai amunisinya.
Malam kedua adalah malam puncak, dimana panitia menyiapkan api unggun. Gerimis tidak menghentikan antusiasme peserta untuk acara penutupan ini dan setiap peserta harus menunjukkan pentas seni per kelompok yang sudah dipersiapkan selama kemah. setelah pertunjukan diakhiri, seluruh siswa beristirahat hingga jam 3 pagi dan memulai acara penutupan dengan sholat Tahajjud. kemudian dimulailah pelantikan di pagi hari.

dengan pelantikan ini, LIC SMA Arrohmah secara sah diamanahkan untuk menjalankan tugasnya. Untuk membawa SMA Arrohmah kedalam atmosfir berbahasa asing tidaklah mudah, anggota LIC haruslah rajin dan ikhlas karena pekerjaan mereka dimulai 15 menit sebelum bel masuk sekolah setiap pagi. belum lagi, festival-festival besar seperti festival-festival bahasa adalah perjuangan besar yang harus mereka hadapi bersama-sama.