The students come not only from Bandung, but also from outside Bandung. Most of the students are originally from some cities in West Java such as Cimahi, Garut, Indramayu, Cirebon, Karawang, Sukabumi, Majalengka, Purwakarta, Subang and Tasikmalaya. There are also some students coming from outside West Java such as Bangka Belitung, Lampung, Bukit Tinggi and Balikpapan.
What are the students saying about the department?
"It is more than learning a language. It is about learning the way how to be a good student, a good entrepreneur, and even a good citizen in the society in two perspectives: as an Indonesian as well as a part of the international society."
"Attending the English Department in Politeknik Negeri Bandung was like entering a room full of doors. I had many choices inside that room; either to learn everything or to get nothing at all— either to reach my future dreams or to waste the next three years I was there. The lecturers really did help me a lot to open the right doors—the doors that led me to my dreams. So, if you have got a lot of dreams to reach, then attending the English Department in Politeknik Negeri Bandung is the only answer; and many people, who are now in their peak of their lives, have proven that."
"Studying at English Department of Politeknik Negeri Bandung teaches me not only to learn English as a language but also other aspects such as history and culture of English. In addition, I can study how important English is in Business and it is supported by a good facilities. I can also learn about organization as the extracurricular activity there where mostly I can learn about soft skill. Therefore, all of those advantages can help me to get myself ready to work after I graduate."
"I like being an English Department student because this department is very good. It not only teaches about English, but also teaches about culture and business. Here, I meet a lot of friendly lecturers with good attitude and education. It motivates me to be a lecturer like them."
"Only in the English Department of Polban, students will be ready to enter the working world or the entrepreneurial world as, they not only study English but also study other subjects such as business, accounting and even technology. They also receive organizational skill as for more than two years they actively participated in a student fraternity which is directly supervised by the department."
"As a student of the English Department, we not only learning theories in class, but also practices in front of people for example, public speaking."
What are their achievements?
The students have got some achievements not only in competitions in campus but also regional and national as follows:
The runner up of National Polytechnic English Debating Competition (NPEDC)
The representative Indonesian college student in ASEAN Youth Forum on Innovation and Creativity (AYFIC)
The 3rd winner of Dangdut Solo Female in Pekan Olahraga dan Seni (PORSENI)
The parallel speaker in The 59thTeflin International Conference
The 1st winner of Speech Competition in National Polytechnic English Olympic (NPEO)
The 3rd winner of Speech Competition in National Polytechnic English Olympic (NPEO)
The runner up of MAWAPRES Politeknik Negeri Bandung
The 3rd winner of Band Competition in Pekan Olahraga dan Seni (PORSENI)
The participant in Partnership Meeting of Indonesian National Police of West Java 3 Region
One of candidates for Pertukaran Pemuda Indonesia – Korea Selatan (PPIKor)
The third winner of Girl's Kata in Karate Competition at PORSENI.
The third winner of MAWAPRES Politeknik Negeri Bandung
The participant in ASEAN Info Cultural Exposure Camp 2015
Indonesia Youth Forum Bengkulu 2015
Semi Finalist Newscasting Category in ASNC (Annual SAEED National Competition)
The winner of English Presentation Contest Politeknik Negeri Bandung
Quarter finalist category story telling in Asian English Olympics
3rd Winner of College Student Category in Writing Competition GROW