Multicultural Education-Based BIPA Learning Implementation: A Critical Study of Facing Industrial Revolution
The existence of Indonesian language learning for Foreign Speakers (ILFS) has begun to expand both at home and abroad. This is an indication that Indonesian language has become popular in the international community. The interest of foreigners in the Indonesian language can be an opportunity and challenge for the people of Indonesia, moreover now we are entering the Industrial Revolution. The industrial revolution can actually be an opportunity to strengthen the existence of Indonesian in the international world. It is fitting for foreigners who will settle in a long period of time in Indonesia to be obliged to learn Indonesian language and a typical Indonesian multicultural culture. They should really be equipped with learning about language and multicultural education optimally in order to provide a comprehensive understanding so that it will be easier in establishing cooperative relationships later. Therefore, it is only natural if the Indonesian government implements a policy regarding standardization of mastery of Indonesian language for foreigners who will settle in Indonesia. Culture-based ILFS learning is one of the strategic steps that can be applied as a strategy to face the industrial revolution. Through ILFS learning based on multicultural education, ILFS learners will be closer and know about multiculturalism in Indonesia so that it can be an opportunity for us to introduce the unique and diverse wealth of Indonesian archipelago and local wisdom.