Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language and Arts (ICLA 2020)

Welcome to the Ninth of the International Conference on Languages and Arts (ICLA-9 2020). The Committee is pleased to present the Proceedings of 2020 International Conference on Languages and Arts held by Faculty of Languages and Arts of Universitas Negeri Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia. The organizing committee believes and trusts the editors and reviewers have been true to the spirit of collegiality reviewed papers, provided feedback and now present a strong body of published work in this collection of proceedings published by Atlantis Press.

Corona Virus Pandemic brings the massive influences in many aspects of our lives. In education sector, for instance, excessive use of internet by students often influences teaching and learning process. In arts, advancement of technology to some extent affects arts design and performance. In line with this, researchers and practitioners keep exploring new ideas for continuous quality improvement and finding solutions to emerging problems through field studies and classroom research. University should become a center of excellence where academics can inform and discuss the result of their studies and classroom best practices, and share ideas.

The ICLA 2020 conference aims to bring together leading researchers, scholars, teachers, and students from all over the world to share innovations and new trends realized in their experiences and their current research results and learn from each other on several aspects of linguistics, literature, arts, and the teaching of languages and arts. The theme of the ICLA-9 2020 is “Research and Education Challenges and Arts in the Corona Virus Pandemic”. This general theme is intended to accommodate various interests and expertise in the field of languages and arts.

We would like to express our best gratitude to Rector of Universitas Negeri Padang, Prof. Ganefri, Ph.D.; and Dean of FBS UNP, Prof. Dr. Ermanto, M.Hum. for their tremendous support. Furthermore, we are very grateful to have five keynote speakers coming from different countries that certainly enhance our knowledge and understanding about research and the teaching on language and arts. We would like to thank the all keynote speakers: Susanto Saman, S.S., M.Hum., M.A., Ph.D. (Universitas Bandar Lampung, Indonesia); Prof. Dr Wan Ahmad Jaafar Wan Yahaya (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia); Prof. Dr. Ardipal, M.Pd (Universitas Negeri Padang, Indonesia); Dr.Novia Juita M.Hum. (Universitas Negeri Padang, Indonesia); and Dr. Aini Haji Karim (Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam).

We would like to extend our gratitude to all speakers for their participation and presence at this conference. Hopefully, all participants and other interested readers will benefit scientifically from the proceedings and also find it stimulating in the process. All submitted conference papers were blind-reviewed by competent reviewers.

Padang, October, 2020

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rusdi Noor Rosa, M.Hum.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Havid Ardi, M.Hum.
Muhammad Adek, M.Hum.
Affandi Arianto, M.Pd.
Zulfadhli, M.A.