June Newsletter

Research News; Language Centre; For Your Diary; Biggest Morning Tea; Work Health & Safety


ELFSC Research Newsletter

For all the latest news on research in the centre go to the Research Newsletter

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Language Centre

Peer Observation

A growing number of Callaghan Language Centre teachers have organized peer observation with their colleagues. Discussions regarding a new approach to Peer Observation recommenced in February following a Micro-PD from Program Convenor Ben Doran on the subject. Since then teachers including Jacky Worsdell, Natalia Soeters, Jeremy Harman, Jenny Cook, Helen Askie, Lee Richards, Anna Szczerbicka, Evelyn McDonald, Stuart McDonald, Shelley Hough, Anne Burnett and Libby Callaghan have all initiated observations with their colleagues. Feedback on the initiative has been extremely positive, with participants commenting on the value of both observing their peers and receiving commentary on their own approach.

Student Experience Program

The Student Experience Program (SEP), led by Student Engagement Coordinator Anne Burnett, continues to provide students with a range of activities designed to enable language learning outside the classroom, and facilitate relationship building. Recently the Thursday World Sports program has proven especially popular, with students signing up to participate in sports including basketball, badminton, football and ultimate-frisbee.

We Chat

The official UON We Chat account recently featured an article on language support services offered at the University. The article covered two Student Experience Program initiatives including Speed Conversations and the Conversational English Program. Posted in mid-May, the article has had over 700 views so far. We Chat is China’s premier messaging app and one of the largest social media platforms in the world.

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For Your Diary

Orientation: Friday 14 July (Callaghan) and Wednesday 19 July (Ourimbah)

Recognition of Attainment Ceremony (ROAC) – Ourimbah: Thursday 6 July (5pm)

Enabling staff PD Day – Thursday 20 July

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Biggest Morning Tea

The English Language and Foundation Studies Centre held two events for the Cancer Councils Biggest Morning Tea.

The Language Centre raised over $800.00 and the Foundation Studies raised nearly $200.00.

Congratulations to both areas for a wonderful result.

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Work Health and Safety

Academic Division Health & Safety Newsletter - click here

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