The English Department (ED) of Petra Christian University has a long tradition of excellence. Founded in 1961, the ED was the first department at Petra Christian University (PCU). In every period of accreditation system in the country, the ED always puts itself in the highest level possible. With about 25 overseas graduate academic staff, the ED has had more than 2.000 graduates penetrating every sector of profession as well as business in the country and worldwide. Besides, most of our graduates have been accepted, many by scholarships, in reputable overseas universities. Cooperation with overseas institutions has long been established to expose students to international experiences. Some of the institutions are Asia Link, Australia Indonesia Institute (AII), American Indonesian Exchange Foundation (AMINEF), Association of Christian Universities and Colleges in Asia (ACUCA), British Council, and Australian Education Centre (AEC).
Aside from language and academic skills, our Department also prepares students with professional skills for their future career through the programs:
English for Business (EBiz), with concentrations in English for Business Communication dan English Education Business, and
English for Creative Industry (ECrav), with concentrations in Creative Writing and Performance
Enjoyable Learning Environment
The long tradition of excellence does not make the ED a tedious department. Fun is a major element in our department. The fun element is strongly maintained in the teaching-learning processes, facilities, and student activities. Our teachers apply diverse teaching techniques involving discussions, performances, games, etc. Most of the learning facilities are self-access. Student Lounge caters for students' needs to study English based on their levels of proficiency and provides students with resources about American, British, and Australian cultures. Petra Little Theater (PLT) gives students opportunities to practice their English in plays as actors, directors, designers, etc. The Departmen also offers a variety of interesting programs throughout the year e.g. American/British/Australian Cultural & Literary Nite (bands, plays, dances, etc), and Student Camp.