Interactive SCU Survival Vocabulary Activity

Contact person info
Name of contact person: 
Sally Ashton-Hay
Email of contact person:
Who are your partners?: 
Educational development staff
International Office
What is the rationale for this practice?: 
Perceived need by ALL staff
Perceived need by faculty staff
High demand from students
First year experience initiatives
Language proficiency initiatives
What support exists for this practice? (Institutional or other): 
University strategic/operational plan
Departmental strategic/operational plan
Teaching/learning management plan
What restrictions are there on this practice? (Institutional or other): 
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What are the strengths of this practice?: 

The interactive SCU vocabulary activity helps new international students learn the most common acronyms and vocabulary used at SCU while interactively matching the word to the correct meaning. The resource is online and used during orientation to better acquaint students with commonly used SCU acronyms and vocabulary. Students can return to interactive vocabulary activity to re-test their skills and knowledge.

What are the weaknesses?: 

The activity is hosted on the International Office website.

What improvements (if any) would you like to make?: 

The interactive SCU Survival activity could be more widely available to all students.

What approaches/theories of language and/or learning underpin this practice?: 

Interactive learning; online learning; vocabulary comprehension with common university acronyms; academic literacy; language as social practice

Other publications/products arising from this practice? (Not already included in previous question): 

Online resources

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