International students will be immersed in the Australian academic culture as part of a 10-week, tailor-made Curtin University program that will also aim to improve their English language skills.
In addition to English language training that includes speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary support, the 10-week program will offer lessons in such areas as study skills, academic referencing skills, critical thinking development and how to communicate effectively in seminars, discussions and presentations in an academic context.
The program will also provide an introduction to Curtin’s course outlines and student systems as well as bespoke tours of the relevant Curtin faculties.
Curtin University Deputy Vice-Chancellor International Professor Seth Kunin said the program would start immediately for international students planning to enter the University courses from 2019 onwards who have been identified as needing to improve their English language skills.
Professor Kunin said the program would offer international students the skills needed to support their university studies at Curtin.
“With campuses in Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and Mauritius, as well as two major campuses in Western Australia, Curtin is a truly global university and we want to ensure that our students are equipped with the tools for success in their tertiary studies,” Professor Kunin said.
“The program will be free for international students aiming to reach their required English language level to study at Curtin University.”
Professor Kunin said the program aimed to make international students as comfortable and familiar as possible with the academic context in Australia through the 10-week program.
“We will not compromise on our existing standards for English language skills but we recognise that some students will require that extra level of support and this program will offer them the greatest assistance,” Professor Kunin said.
“By offering this program, we are breaking down language and cultural barriers in a bid to offer international students a true taste of what studying at Curtin University entails. All of our students will benefit from the global perspective that these students bring to Curtin.”
The program is only free for students who have an English condition on their offer and progress to university studies at Curtin University’s campus in Perth, Western Australia.
For more information about the 10-week program and the terms and conditions, visit here.