Tag Archive | NESB students

Dream bigger – advice for students

By Ly Nguyen Phuc, Bachelor of Commerce student Phuc is a first-semester Bachelor of Commerce student and a RMIT University Vietnam scholarship recipient. Rather than just focusing on grades and ‘perfect’ academic results, I believe it is much better if you study because you have a strong passion for what you like and an urge to […]

Games in the Classroom – pro or con?

By Mark Hershey Mark Hershey has lived and taught in Asia for over a dozen years and is currently teaching in Vietnam. He has a Master’s Degree in TEFL and is especially interested in theories of learning. One of the first workshops I attended in language teaching could easily have been called “Language Teaching Through […]

What does ‘good English communication’ mean?

RMIT Vietnam staff Matt (LSU) and Loc (Library and Learning Commons) – English communication in action! By Pham Nguyen Hoang Dy, LSU English has rapidly become an essential language in South East Asia. In occupational areas, many workplaces now require English communicative abilities. The better command of English one has, the more likely that he […]

Teamwork Asian style

By Dr. Wei Wei, LSU This is Wei’s article that appeared in Thanh Nien News and Vietweek News on 01/02/2013. I have never believed that the idea of “teamwork” can work in the Asian context. I can still vaguely remember the first time I did teamwork with 3 colleagues from Asia in the student common room of the School […]

So you want to improve your writing? Some suggestions for students

By Mark Hershey Mark Hershey has an MA in TEFL and has been teaching in Asia for over a dozen years. He is especially interested in theories of learning and the discovery process. I once went to a professional basketball game between the Seattle Supersonics and the Boston Celtics. I arrived a couple of hours early. After […]

Secrets of scholarship students

This is Van’s article that appeared in Thanh Nien News and Vietweek on 3/8/2012. By Truong Thuy Van, LSU I was panicking. My notebook was blank, as well as my mind. My textbook was underused. The final exam was coming in a few weeks. I had never been in this situation before. That frightening feeling […]

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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