ACU students enrolled in a Bachelor Degree program work with new International English Language (ELICOS) students to assist them with adjusting to ACU and Sydney. ACU students help ELICOS students to feel more integrated and help them to build a social network with local students already in their future degree programs.
ACU students also assist our ELICOS teachers with Special Interest Group workshops, classroom activities and attend student social events and excursions, orientations and graduations.
Objectives of the Program:
We are looking for volunteers that are keen to work with International students, and who are patient, friendly and welcoming. Students should be interested in learning about other cultures and have a good understanding about ACU and Sydney (culture, activities, events, and systems), so as to be able to share this knowledge with new arrivals both to ACU and Sydney.
Students attending the Special Interest Group provide additional support in a classroom setting while ELICOS students work on speaking, reading, writing and listening tasks.
ACU student volunteers will attend ELICOS Orientation Sessions and provide campus tours and information to new students.
ACU Students attending special events and excursions accompany ELICOS Students and continue to provide social support and interaction with local communities.
ACU Centre for Languages, Level 4 , 213 Miller St , North Sydney
ACU Centre for Languages, English Language Programs
Phone: (02) 9739 2560
(Monday to Wednesday)
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