Arabic Language Education Department
The Arabic Language Education Department (PBA) is one of the departments at Faculty of Islamic Studies, University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM). The existence of Arabic Language Education Department was based on the Decree of Director of Islamic Education Number 1340 year 2014 on March 7, 2014 regarding to the Establishment and Permit for the Implementation of the Department.
The Arabic Language Education Department was established to provide solutions to various problems dealing with developing Arabic learning in Indonesia by producing professional Arabic educators and was expected to change the difficult, boring and frightening Arabic learning image into effective, efficient, innovative and exciting learning.
Even though it is a new department, basically Arabic is already rooted in UMM's white campus. This was evidenced by the establishment of Arabic Language Laboratory since 1998. Since 1998, every new student of Faculty of Islamic Studies (FAI) had been required to study Arabic for a year.
In addition, the opening of Arabic Language Department, internally Faculty institutions will further strengthen the vision of the development of Islamic studies, and internally the University's institutions will further strengthen its vision as an educational institution that develops knowledge based on Islamic values.