LCI Melbourne has announced a new initiative that will ensure international students thrive in their design arts degree.
The new Language and Study Skills Unit (LASSU) is a six unit program focusing on skills for university students such as essay writing, referencing, avoiding plagiarism and academic presentations.
It will be delivered in a relaxed social setting and is offered for free – a unique approach according to the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).
Designed and implemented by Petar Stojanovic, Academic Manager of LCI Education Network’s Languages Across Borders Melbourne (LAB), the program draws on the most innovative approaches to language teaching and learning.
“Each student brings another dimension to university communities, especially in the creative design arts where a person’s background – their cultures, values, histories and experiences – come into play in the work they produce,” said Stojanovic.
“We want to make sure they’re getting the most out of their experience at LCI Melbourne, and feel confident to share themselves and their art with their peers.”
The course will take students beyond the basics of academic success. Hosted by experienced and qualified teachers from LAB, the sessions will allow students to talk more broadly about their experiences and be directed to more tailored support on campus if required.
“We’ve secured passionate teachers from LAB who are real firecrackers, and will imprint our fun, engaging approach to learning on LCI Melbourne,” said Stojanovic.
The pilot program will be rolled out in Trimester 1 2018.