Supporting International Students' Transition: Have a Chat

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Woodley, Carolyn and Meredith, CaAtherine (2011) Supporting International Students' Transition: Have a Chat. In: 14th Pacific Rim FYHE Conference 2011 : Design for Student Success. Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.


This paper will re port on recent ac tivities in the Faculty of Bu siness and Law in Victoria University (VU), Australia, t hat support the transition of internati onal students many of whom have learnt English as a foreign language in a highly formal setting and who often have limited opportun ities to speak to domestic students in a social setting. The central purpose of the Faculty’ s activities is to e ngage international studen ts in extra-curricular programs that aim to improve their English proficiency, in crease their c onfidence and provide a common space for domes tic and international students to interact. Social, cultural and linguistic support be yond the classroom is necessary for academic success and a positive educational experience. This paper particularly focuses on th e Faculty’s “Have a Chat” program run by the Tr ansition officer and disc usses what happens, w ho participates and, most importantly, what international students have to say about it. ---Conference held: Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, 28 June-1 July 2011

Item type Book Section
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ISBN 9781921897047
Subjects Current > Division/Research > Sir Zelman Cowen Centre
Historical > FOR Classification > 1399 Other Education
Historical > SEO Classification > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Keywords ResPubID24447, FoBL, Faculty of Business and Law, VU, Victoria University, attrition, English proficiency, international students, internationalising the curriculum, Melbourne, Facebook, social media, social networking
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