Tag Archive | second language learners

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 […]

In reading, are you a bricklayer or a carpenter?

By Joel Swenddal Joel Swenddal, an English Language Educator at RMIT Vietnam, holds an M.A. in TESOL and has taught English for Academic Purposes at universities in the US and Asia. His research interests include academic literacy development and classroom interaction. When we are reading fluently in our first language, it’s very easy to forget […]

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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