Integrating English language communication skills into disciplinary curricula: options and strategies

2012 OLT National Senior Teaching Fellowship

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Professor Sophie Arkoudis

Fellowship years: 2012 - 2014

Abstract: The issue of English language learning in Australian universities will increasingly challenge the sector as it expands and broadens participation within a demand-driven system. Both domestic and international students are entering university study with varied English language abilities. Tertiary institutions need to develop robust new ways of monitoring and evaluating English language learning outcomes for all students but presently they are ill-equipped to do so. The fellowship aims to make a significant leap forward on the perennial concern of English language standards. The program will involve the sector in its activities, including in discussion and development of materials through interviews and a series of forums. A principal outcome of the fellowship will be a resource for institutional policy-makers and academics involved in learning and teaching. It will provide accessible, pragmatic and practical ideas for embedding English language learning in higher education curricula.

Fellowship discipline: Higher Education

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