Master in Arabic Language Education

Master in Arabic Language Education

General Information

Name of the Study ProgramThe Study Program of Arabic Language Education
Management Unit of the Study ProgramThe School of Postgraduate Studies

Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia

AddressJl. Dr. Setiabudi 229 Bandung 40154
Homepage and e-mail address and
Date of establishmentExtension of Operating License by Decree Number 3289/UN40/DT/2011 dated 20 Mei 2011
Recent accreditation rankB (score: 328) based on the decree Number : 154/SK/BAN-PT/Akred/M/V/2014, 28 Mei 2014
Quality management system
Degree title awardedM.Pd. (Magister Pendidikan Bahasa Arab)
Admission requirementsTOEFL score of 450 or its equivalents, and Passing the English and Academic Aptitude Test
Length of study2 Years (4 Semesters)
Total credit requirements42
Graduation requirementsA TOEFL score of 450, AN IMALAH score of 450, Scientific Publication in a Journal or Proceeding of National or International Seminar
Further educationDoctoral Degree in Arabic Education or its equivalents

The main source din al-Islam is al-Qur an and al-Hadith in Arabic, so that understanding is valid to both be supported by the Arab language competence.

Theoretically and empirically, that competence can not be achieved only through education S1, but needs to be deepened through S2 even S3  level. Therefore, most of the public and government institutions have an interest for further studies in the field of Arabic language education in order to contribute to national development, especially the development of the field of religion.

The aim of The Study Program is two folded:

  1. To upgrade the educational qualification and professionality of Arabic language teaching staff at university and school levels; and
  2. To prepare and develop Arabic language professionals and other professionals.

The expected learning outcomes for the Master’s Degree in Arabic Language Education Study Program of the School of Post-Graduate Studies of UPI cover range of abilities, as follows:

SkillsLearning OutcomesTeaching and Learning Approach
KnowledgeDemonstrate Arabic language skills (receptive and productive), equivalent to IMALAH score of 450 and memorize two sections of Koran.

Analyse different language and literature or literacy concepts and theories in Arabic as a foreign language

Discussion,  critical analysis, mini riset, presentation, inquiry based learning, collaborative learning and self direct learning, project based learning, teaching practice
Spesific SkillsAnalyse and synthesise different approaches, methods, strategies, curriculum models, and evaluation in Arabic learning to improve learning quality and outcomes, and to develop learner potentialsCritical analysis, project based learning, problem based learning mini riset, collaborative learning and cooperative learning and self direct learning, presentation
Communication abilityProduce academic works presented in national and international forum and journals.Critical analysis, self direct learning, mini riset, seminar, report/article writing
Managerial abilityApply appropriate different research methodologies through inter or multidisciplinary approaches to solve problems in Arabic learning and literatureCritical analysis,  self direct learning, mini riset, teaching practice
AttitudeDemonstrate cooperative and adaptive skills towards other individuals, groups, communities, work environment, and new situationsCritical analysis, self direct learning, mini riset, teaching practice, group work
Lifelong learning skillsDemonstrate a sense of responsibility as a teacher/lecturer independently and trustworthiness on the achievements of an institutionCritical analysis, self direct learning, mini riset
 The teaching and learning approach apply UPI educational philoshopy: scientific, educative and religious; as well as silih asih (loving each other), silih asah (teaching each other) and silih asuh (caring for each other)
NoKodeMata KuliahSksSemester
I.          Mata Kuliah Prasyarat (Matrikulasi)      
1AR 532Qawa’id  al-Lughah/ Arabic Grammar3     
2AR 533Maharah Lughawiyah/ Arabic Skills3     
3AR 534Balaghah/ Semantics3     
4AR 535Ta’lim al-Lugah al-Arabiyah/ Arabic Learning Process3     
Jumlah sks Matrikulasi1212000 
II.         Mata Kuliah Inti :      
A.   Mata Kuliah Landasan Keahlian (MKLK)      
1PS602Metode Penelitian3 X   
2PS603Statistika Terapan3X    
Jumlah sks MKLK63300 
B.   Mata Kuliah Keahlian (MKK) SPs      
1PS611Filsafat Ilmu2X    
2PS701Landasan Pedagogik2 X   
Jumlah sks MKK SPs42200 
C.   Mata Kuliah Keahlian (MKK) Prodi      
1AR 700Ontologi Nahwu (Ushul Nahwi)/ Ontology Nahwu3X    
2AR 701Tes dan Evaluasi Bahasa (al-Taqwim wa  al-Ikhtibarat) / Test and Evaluation of Arabic3  X  
3AR 702Balaghah dan Uslub (Balaghah wa Uslubiyah)/ Semantics and Stylistic3 X   
4AR 703Metode dan Teknologi Pembelajaran Bahasa  Arab. (Thuruq Tadris wa Teknolojiya  al-Ta’lim  al-Arabiyah)/ Methods and Technology  of Arabic Learning3  X  


5AR 704Isue-isue Kontemporer dalam Pembelajaran Bahasa Arab (Qadhaya  Mu’ashirah  fi  Ta’lim  al-Lughah  al-Arabiyah)/ Contemporary Issues in Arabic Learning3  X 
Jumlah sks MKK Prodi153390
III.           Mata Kuliah Pilihan: Mata Kuliah Keahlian (MKK) Khusus*)     
1AR 705Semantik dan Leksikologi (Ilmu Dilalah wa Ma’ajim)/ Semantics and Lexicology3X   
2AR 706Analisis Kesalahan Berbahasa

(Tahlil Akhtha Lughawiyah)/ Error Analysis  of Language

3AR 707Problematika Pengajaran Bahasa dan Sastra  Arab (Musykilat al-Talim al-Arabiyah)/ Teaching Problematic of Arabic Language and Literature3 X  
4AR 708Filsafat dan Kebudayaan  Islam

(Falsafah wa Hadharah Islamiyah)/ Philosophy and Islamic Culture

5AR 709Analisis Kontrastif (Dirasah Taqabuliyah)/ Contrastive Analysis2X   
6AR 710Kesusasteraan Arab (Adab Araby)/ Arabic literature 3 X  
7AR 711Studi Naskah(Dirasah al-Nushush)/ Manuscript Studies3 X  
8AR 712Terjemah (Tarjamah)/ Translation3 X  
Jumlah sks MKK Khusus (yang harus diambil)10-114-55-600
9AR 798Tesis  (Risalah li al-Majistir)    X
Jumlah sksTesis60006
Jumlah SKS bagi  mahasiswa yang berlatar belakang pendidikan sebidang41-4213-1416-1766
Jumlah sks bagi mahasiswa yang berlatar belakang pendidikan tidak sebidang (termasuk aanvullen)53-5413-1416-1766
Note:*)All students must take 11 credit hours of all credit hours provided.

The assessment for each course is made in accordance with UPI’s Academic Guidelines. The assessment components are documented in the syllabus and course unit of each respective course and this assessment reflects students’ learning outcomes and the accomplishments of the content of the program as a form of implementation of the curriculum. The assessment components of learning outcomes are generally obtained through midterm examination and final examination. The components also include assignments in the forms of individual/group presentation, performance, portfolio, mini research reports, and papers.

The whole instructional processes are assessed through qualification examination and the students can take it if they have met the minimum requirements of 24 course credits and a minimum TOEFL and IMALAH score of 450. The qualification examination measures the students’ pedagogical content knowledge, Arabic language skills, and research method competence. Students are deemed to pass the qualification examination if they obtain a minimum score of 2.75. Those who fail are allowed to take a remedial examination in the following month after the first qualification examination. Those who do not pass the second qualification examination will be considered to leave the program.

Students are required to write a master’s degree thesis and the thesis writing process begins with a research proposal submitted to the Study Program at the aftermath of supervision given by a supervising lecturer and followed by a seminar of the thesis proposal reviewed by three lecturers. Following this seminar, students can conduct the research and thesis writing assisted by one or two supervising lecturers. To defend their thesis, they have to pass through two processes: First Stage Examination and Second Stage Examination.





What follows are several possible research areas for students’ thesis:

  1. Arabic language teaching and learning
  2. Arabic language testing
  3. Arabic literary work
  4. Arabic linguistics
  5. Islamic studies
  6. Analysis of Al Quran or al-Hadits, etc.

In addition to the students graduating from teacher education institutions, the Study Program admits those who graduated from other undergraduate higher education institutions, provided that they passed the written exam and interview, and showed Arabic language skills required to attend postgraduate classes. To adapt to pedagogical sciences, they are also required to attend extra classes of pedagogical and teaching foundations. An integrated curriculum offered by the Study Program enables the students from different educational background to quickly accept and understand its subjects and contents.

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