Recently, students from three high-school Chinese universities in the University of Central Queensland, Australia, used the summer vacation time to conduct a four-week intensive IELTS study at CQUEnglish Rockhampton, our English Language Center Rockhampton Campus. These students were from Inner Mongolia Normal University, Beijing Foreign Studies University and Beijing University of International Business and Economics. After the study, they also took the exam in the official IELTS test center on the Rockhampton campus.
The test results show that the students’ English ability has been significantly improved, especially in speaking and writing, the score improvement is particularly obvious. “This is all thanks to the unique teaching methods and curriculum arrangements,” said Ms. Manpreet, who is responsible for the short-term English study program at the University of Central Queensland. Unlike traditional test-based education, IELTS should be concentrated on learning for one month. We create a full English learning and living environment, and combine classroom learning with outdoor study, so that students can maximize the motivation to learn in a relaxed and happy state, so that learning English is no longer a boring test. Learn.
- English study
The English Language Center of Central Queensland University has a very rich teaching experience, and the patience and enthusiasm of the teachers are also one of the major signs of the English Center. In the four-week course, the teachers have different styles and various forms. Through humorous and interactive teaching methods, students have not only eliminated the timidity and obstacles of speaking English, but also have a great interest in language learning.
In the classroom, students are often divided into different groups for group discussions and classroom games. With the constant encouragement of the teacher, every student began to actively express their views in English and think critically. During the class, the teachers will also lead the students to learn about various interesting plants and animals in Australia. Through these four weeks of study, everyone not only experienced the unique teaching style of Western thinking, but also laid the foundation for further study and promotion after graduation.
In the spare time, the language center also encourages students to participate in various student activities organized by the school, to interact and communicate with Australian local students and international students from other countries. The students have also dared to break through their comfort zone and become more confident. And cheerful.
In the latest 2017-2018 Australian National University English Language Teaching (ELT) survey indicators, the Central Queensland University English Language Center ranked the top ten among 32 universities, including students ’learning experience and support, learning outcomes and welcoming new students. They have been widely recognized by students and graduates. What’s more worth mentioning is that course satisfaction and teacher teaching ranked third and fifth respectively in Australia!
- Australian Life
In order to allow students to better experience the local Australian culture and improve their English language skills, the Central Queensland University English Centre has also arranged a local Australian homestay in Rockhampton for each student in advance. Each family is strictly screened by industry professional institutions AHN and has rich experience in receiving international students. Parents of these host families not only prepare three meals a day for their classmates, but also take care of driving to and from school every day. They also bring their classmates to participate in family activities and go shopping on weekends.
Not only do you take good care of your life, the host family also creates a “home” atmosphere for the students. Parents care about the learning progress of their classmates every day, and they actively chat with classmates and introduce Australian culture and local interesting things together with the family members. Therefore, the students not only did not feel the “cultural shock” in a foreign country, but also integrated into the local culture quite quickly, got along well with the host family, and gained many friends and friendships, which became memories of each other. Precious memories.
- Cultural study tour
The Rockhampton campus of Central Queensland University is located in the central coastal area of Queensland known as the Sunshine State. The climate is warm and comfortable all year round, the sun is shining, the campus environment is beautiful, and it has a typical subtropical garden style. The purely ecological campus created by the school attracted wild kangaroos, which made the students very new and excited whenever they saw it. The campus has more than 100 buildings with advanced and complete facilities, including teaching buildings, gyms, swimming pools, tennis courts, indoor basketball courts, football fields, hospitals, student activities, canteens and dormitories, all of which provide students with The best quality learning environment.
Not only that, Rockhampton is also surrounded by many famous tourist destinations, and it is also the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Therefore, in this course of study, the Central Queensland University English Centre also specially joined the outdoor study experience, leading students to understand the culture and history of Australian aborigines, participating in local festivals, and diving in pure islands, encountering whales, Surf in the water and enjoy the natural treasures of Australian nature.