Take a look at what daily life is like for an International student from Malaysia as she integrates into a new country and culture.
As Jolene sends her ‘postcard’ home about her experiences, we find out what she has observed about what Australia has to offer and the differences she has found in lifestyle, culture and values.
Sarah started her career as a secondary school teacher where she developed an interest in Learning Support and TESOL. After studying a Master’s Degree in Education she moved into International Education and has over eight years’ experience in teaching and administering ELICOS programs in a university context. She is currently the Assistant Director of Studies (eLearning) at Griffith English Language Institute (GELI). Sarah’s role at GELI is to design and implement strategies to embed eLearning into the delivery of ELICOS programs. Her work with a team on a blended learning project to strategically and systematically combine technology with the best features of face-to-face interaction was recognised at the 2012 English Australia Conference with the ETS TOEFL Award for Innovation. Sarah has a special interest in blended learning, curriculum development, high school preparation, and direct entry pathway programs.
Provided ByGriffith English Language Institute (GELI)
Developed in association with The Australia Network
Difficulty: Upper-Intermediate (CEFR C1)
Function: General English