The Library & ELFS win Academic Division Award for International Engagement!

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Winner – Conversational English Program, UON Library and the English Language and Foundation Studies centre

Ms Rebecca Heath, Ms Anne Burnett, Mr David Probert, Ms Jacqui Harris, Ms Jane Neave, Ms Sarah Coleman, Ms Helen Robertson, Mr Benjamin Bourke, Ms Alison Edginton , Ms Shaista Poonawalla

The “Conversational English Program” is a collaborative initiative between UON Library and ELFS. Members of two key units supporting international students recognised an opportunity to give a new vibrant student experience in developing conversational English skills in a neutral environment.

The Program is highly successful engaging both staff and students. The student spends one hour with the library staff member while they carry out their work and together they converse on undirected topics. This opportunity creates excitement for the students as they able to speak freely with a professional staff member; they share life experiences, culture and library information.

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