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Title: International Students and Their Perspective Faculties: What do They Want? What do They Lack?
Contributor(s): Cooper, Mark Bowden (author); Eijkman, Henk Simon (author); Crew, Vernon (author); Wijeyewardene, Ingrid (author)
Publication Date: 2006
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Abstract: The English Language Centre (ELC) at the University of New England, Armidale, has recently undertaken to review and rewrite its EAP programme. This project has been called Learning English for Academic Purposes (LEAP). The rewriting signals change for the centre: change in the demands of students, in the knowledge, ideas and roles of the language instructors at the ELC and what they believe the students should be capable of before they leave. This paper looks at this change in terms of needs: the needs of EAP students, the needs of the centre and the university, and the needs of the language instructors. This paper also seeks to look at the big picture of what role a university based ELICOS centre and its programs can hope to play in the educational and related needs of students from a non-English speaking Background (NESB), as well as to ask the same questions of the greater university into which nearly all the Centre's students graduate. It therefore tries to understand the roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders in the education of NESB and other international students in a university context. This is an Action Research Project and as such, this paper represents the first major reflection on the development of the LEAP project to date.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: 19th Annual EA Education Conference 2006 - Re-evaluating methodologies: how we teach, who we teach, Perth, Australia, 14th - 16th September, 2006
Source of Publication: 19th Annual Education Australia Conference Proceedings, p. 1-12
Publisher: English Australia
Place of Publication: online
Field of Research (FOR): 200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
HERDC Category Description: E2 Non-Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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