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Improve your questioning skills – Part 2

By Truong Thuy Van, LSU This is the second in Van’s series on how to improve your questioning skills – and your learning. Click here for the first 2 tips in this series. Tip no. 3: Ask questions you think might be in exams In the last lesson of our classes, we often ask teachers […]

Improve your questioning skills – Part 1

In order to keep our posts a little easier to read and more digestible, we’re splitting up our longer form posts into two parts. This week, Van focuses on how students can improve their ability to question, and therefore, to learn. By Truong Thuy Van, LSU I imagined that if I raised my hand and […]

2012 English Teacher of the Year

Recently Matt interviewed Danny Green, RMIT Vietnam’s 2012 English Teacher of the Year, and asked him about life teaching in Saigon. Click for Matts interview with Danny

It is OK to be confused

By Sam Graham, LSU This is Sam’s article that appeared in Thanh Nien News and Vietweek News on 7/12/2012. University can be a scary place. There are constant deadlines and never any time to rest and apply what you have already learned. Each class brings new subject material or a new assignment, always pushing the boundaries of knowledge. New ideas […]

Hear from the graduates

Dang with some of the LSU staff  (from left) - Dy, Wei, Matt and David

By David DeBrot, LSU with Nguyen Quoc Hung and Nguyen Hong Hai Dang It’s Graduation this weekend both in Saigon and Hanoi at RMIT Vietnam. Listen to two of the top graduates and former SLAMs mentors talk about their university experience  and their advice to students and staff at this university and others. The two […]

My journey

Featuring Dr. Wei Wei, LSU

In this video, Wei talks about his experience transitioning from being an undergraduate student in China to a graduate student in England.

Below  is Wei’s step-by-step account of the changes required in his expectations and perspectives towards learning and academic success. In the video he also gives specific advice to students on how to make the transition to an international university such as RMIT University Vietnam.

Leave a comment below to let Wei know how his experience connects to yours or your students’.

What is normal anyway? Supporting equality and diversity

By Ksenia Nikolaeva, Nguyen Tuan Tu and Carol Witney Ksenia Nikolaeva is an alumnus of RMIT International University Vietnam and a PhD candidate in Computational Biology and Innovation. Nguyen Tuan Tu is a student  in the Bachelor of Business Information Systems program at RMIT Vietnam. Carol Witney is a Learning Advisor in the LSU. Ksenia […]

Motivating EAP students through feedback

By Dominic Mahon & Rachel Niklas Dominic Mahon & Rachel Niklas teach at a private university in Turkey. Previously they have taught academic literacies at universities in the UK and Vietnam Why are you reading this? The chances are there is something you hope to gain from doing so. Information, entertainment, perhaps just passing time.  Whatever the case, […]

Incorporating teamwork in education

This is Carol‘s article that appeared in Thanh Nien News and Vietweek on 4/5/2012. By Carol Witney As organisations are becoming more reliant on teamwork processes to meet their needs in a global market, and team experiences are considered by employers as a valuable graduate attribute, it seems natural then those educators would respond to […]

Supporting NESB students

By Ian Handsley An obvious complication to the teaching and learning environment at RMITV is that we deliver Australian qualifications to students from non-English speaking backgrounds (NESB). Students at IELTS 6.5–the majority of RMITV undergrads–experience additional learning burdens. Not only are subject concepts complex and culturally specific, but students often experience the language in which […]

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