At university, it is essential for students to possess a good command of the English language with a particular focus on usage for the academic context. This could potentially be challenging for students from a non-English speaking background. Do you have students who could benefit from support in developing English language skills for the higher education environment? If yes, the English Language Support Program (ELSP), a 6-week structured program offered by the Student Learning Centre, may be well suited to the learning needs of your students.
Currently, several modules such as grammar, listening and discussion, reading academic texts, pronunciation and academic writing are on offer. These modules are useful for students who are struggling to communicate effectively in their disciplines. Each module is conducted through a workshop format where students are taught the core skills and have opportunities to practice the targeted skills in a supportive environment.
The modules are free and delivered by experienced academic staff. Registrations for Semester 1, 2019 will open in the new year. By participating in the ELSP, students have the opportunity to develop these vital academic skills, build confidence and participate fully in their disciplinary communities.
Contributed by Dr Lalitha Velautham
Teaching Specialist – Student Learning Centre