Widya Mandala Language Institute was founded based on the decree of Widya Mandala Surabaya Foundation No. 014/YWM/H/1998 dated 27 January 1998 on the establishment of Structural Planning of Institutions and Centers under Widya Mandala Surabaya Catholic University. Widya Mandala Language Institute officially started its activities on 1 March 1998 in accordance with the decree of the Rector of Widya Mandala Surabaya Catholic University no. 0395/WM01/E/1998.
Then, on 31 October 2000, Widya Mandala Surabaya Foundation issued a new decree no. 332/YWM/H/2000 on the Changes of Organization Structure of the Institutions and Center under Widya Mandala Surabaya Catholic University. In line with this decree the status of Widya Mandala language Institute was transformed to Widya Mandala Language Center.
Six year later, on 16 April 2006 Widya Mandala Surabaya Foundation issued another decree No. 041/YWM/SK/IV/2005 which stated that starting on 1 May 2005 the language center, which was under the coordination of Widya Mandala Surabaya Catholic University, was closed and replaced by Widya Mandala Language Institute which was under the coordination of Widya Mandala Surabaya Foundation.
This change was meant to enable Widya Mandala Language Institute to focus more on its function as a profit center.
VISION AND MISSION
The vision of Widya Mandala Language Institute is serving the society in improving their potentials which enable them to compete in the global job market. based on Catholic values. In line with the vision, Widya Mandala Language Institute’s mission is to enable learners to maximize their language potentials to be responsible both to themselves and to their communities.
NO. OF DECREE
YEAR OF SERVICE
|0395/WM01/E/1998 dated 1 March 1998||1 March 1998 -30 October 2000||Head of Language Institute||Drs. Hendra Tedjasuksmana, M.Hum.|
|332/YWM/H/2000 dated 31 October 2000||31 October 2000 – 17 April 2005||Head of Language Center||Drs. Hendra Tedjasuksmana, M.Hum.|
|042/YWM/SK/IV/2005 dated 18 April 2005||18 April 2005 – 21 February 2006||Director of Language Institute||Anastasia Lidya Meliana, M.Sc.|
|043/YWM/SK/IV/2005 dated 18 April 2005||18 April 2005 - present||Vice Director of Language Institute||Yeni Dasuki, S.Pd.|
|025/YWM/SK/II/2006 dated 22 February 2006||22 February 2006 - present||Director of Language Institute||Rosalina Nugraheni W.P., M.Pd.|
Since English language knowledge is considered to be important, Widya Mandala Language Institute, formerly named as Widya Mandala Language Center, is responsible in equipping the students of Widya Mandala Catholic University with good language proficiency so that they are able to compete in the global job market after they graduate.
Beside helping the students of Widya Mandala Catholic University to improve their English competence, Widya Mandala Language Institute also helps the community by adding more programs which automatically generate profits. They are:
- CEP (started in March 2000)
- French (started in July 2001, opened only for the academic and non-academic staff of Widya Mandala Surabaya Catholic University)
- Mandarin (started in the middle of 2002)
- Korean (opened in 2006)
- In-House Training for companies (started in 2006)
- Japanese (opened in 2007)