Chatterbox Café is a weekly program for local residents and parents looking to improve their English language skills. The program is delivered in partnership with Strathfield Council and Homebush Public School.
The program provides a friendly environment where participants are given the opportunity to build their social networks and improve their understanding of Australia and other cultures, while broadening their English language skills. This helps build their confidence for pursuing further studies, employment opportunities, and engaging in other community-based initiatives.
It is an enriching experience for ACU students. Not only will students have the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to their community, they will also learn from the participants about different cultures, social values and practices.
Students from all courses in NSW are welcome to volunteer to support this program and, if they are enrolled in a community engagement unit, to discuss with their lecturers whether this program is suitable as a community engagement placement.