An innovative approach to delivering English Language Study + Global Citizenship

Taryn Mathis

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Answering to the demands of students wishing to study English in Australia and receive a ‘something more experience’ is a current challenge amongst English language program providers. Bond University has integrated global citizenship and action and membership into a university community into its English language program and is excited speak on and discuss their innovative approach to overcoming this challenge.
This session directly engages participants, commencing with the presenters speaking on their approach to and experience in integrating global citizenship into English Language study followed by an all participant discussion on the featured program.
Providing something more is achieved by ensuring the development of transferable, professional skills, including leadership and intercultural communication, and the provision of cultural immersion and experiences. This is done by delivering traditional English language study, online certifications in Volunteering, global citizenship education, hands on practical volunteering experiences amongst international peers and Australian residents, and providing a connection and pathway to the Bond University Community.
Participants will gain a sound understanding of the innovative approach Bond University College integrates into the English Language Program’s ongoing approach to meet the needs of the market whilst encouraging the development of global citizens and future scholars.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2017
EventEnglish Australia: Empowering Global Citizens - Hilton Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 20 Sept 201722 Sept 2017


ConferenceEnglish Australia
OtherThe English Australia Conference is the largest annual gathering of teachers, teacher trainers, administrators, student support staff, marketers, managers and others involved in the delivery of English language intensive courses to overseas students (ELICOS) in Australia. The Conference attracts between 300-400 delegates each year.

The first education conference for the ELICOS sector was organised by English Australia (formerly the ELICOS Association) in 1988 in Sydney.

Since then an annual conference has been organised by English Australia in various locations around the country.
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