Ribka Hidayati Munthe, a student of the Law Study Program, President University (PresUniv) batch 2020, was successfully selected as a finalist for Duta Bahasa Jawa Barat, a language competition.
Ribka said, “The special requirements to become a Duta Bahasa Jabar are the ability in Bahasa, master one of the regional languages in West Java, such as Sundanese, Cirebonan, or Malay-Betawi, and master a foreign language. The finalists of the Duta Bahasa must also have artistic skills from West Java.
“Through this election, Ribka said, she wants to improve the technology sector’s language. She persuades people to apply the Trigatra Balai Bahasa, namely, prioritizing Indonesian, preserving regional languages, and mastering foreign languages.
The selection of Duta Bahasa Jabar was held from March 6 to June 15, 2021, online and offline in Bandung, West Java. In this election, Ribka competed with 295 applicants and was successfully selected as a finalist to participate in the final stage at Hotel el Royale, Bandung. This selection consists of several selections, namely psychological tests and the Foreign Language Proficiency Test, marathon essay writing, and interviews.
“After selecting Duta Bahasa finalist, a special program must be carried out to help implement the Balai Bahasa program. This program is in the form of a Language Mutual and Language Criteria program created by the Duta Bahasa through a linguistic design in the field of technology which the language ambassadors have finalized during the selection process,” she concluded.