'Good Practice Principles - How do we know what they know?' WA-AALL symposium - 31 January 2011

Join WA-AALL for a one-day symposium on Monday 31 January 2011 at the Edith Cowan University's Joondalup campus. This symposium will address key concerns underlying the Good Practice Principles for English Language Proficiency for International Students in the context of the move from Good Practice Principles to mandatory Standards.

The key concerns explored in the symposium summarise the major issues that face institutions chronologically over their students' academic careers:

* How do we know whether they can participate effectively?
* How do we best help them to develop their language in an academic context?
* How do we know that they are sufficiently proficient for graduate employment?

This symposium will provide an opportunity for AALL staff to discuss the practical issues that are involved in implementing the Good Practice Principles, share experiences and move the debate forward.

Registration is FREE thanks to AALL sponsorship! For more information and to register, go to http://www.studentservices.uwa.edu.au/page/169199

AALL members might also be interested in attending the WA Teaching and Learning Forum following this symposium and the HERDSA meeting preceding it. Check out the information on the web link above.

Symposium resources available

The resources from this event are available at http://www.studentservices.uwa.edu.au/page/169199

These resources include notes from the workshops, slides from the presentations and recordings of the presentations.

Siri Barrett-Lennard
English Language and Study Skills Adviser
Student Services M302
The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley WA 6009
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