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                          Pam McIntyre




Information Services                      Pam McIntyre
                                         Language Centre
•   Peter Froggatt Centre
•   Language Courses
•   Private Study Area
•   Business –
•   Events –
•   Opening Hours – 9.00 – 9.00

Information Services               Pam McIntyre
                                  Language Centre
Internationalisation:
    To aspire to be a world-class regional university
       with world-wide horizons using all our talents
       to the full.
    To develop our students’ international
       opportunities and global perspectives,
       ensuring that an international ethos
       pervades the university.


Information Services                     Pam McIntyre
                                        Language Centre
Key Themes
• Internationalising learning, teaching and research
• Enhancing the international student experience
• Enhancing the international experience of home
  students
• Developing and fostering international partnerships
  and alliances
• Developing staff capability for internationalisation
• Effectively recruiting international students
 Information Services                    Pam McIntyre
                                        Language Centre
Role of the Language Centre

     – Cultural needs/awareness
     – Language needs/awareness
     Apply to all – both home and international
           • English as a Foreign Language
           • Foreign languages for speakers of English



Information Services                            Pam McIntyre
                                               Language Centre
Who For? – Everyone – internationalisation
 for the university applies to everyone.

           •   Support Staff
           •   Administrative Staff
           •   Students
           •   Academic Staff
           •   Researchers


Information Services                   Pam McIntyre
                                      Language Centre
 Aspects of culture         Objective Culture e.g.
 we’re consciously
                            Dress, Language, Food,
 aware of
                            Artefacts




                              Subjective Culture e.g.
 Aspects of culture we’re     Values, Beliefs,
 less aware of                Norms, Assumptions

Information Services                   Pam McIntyre
                                      Language Centre
Support and Admin Staff:
 Why?
    Understanding and awareness of
    differences
 How?
    LNS courses
    Training/Info sessions
    Booklet
Information Services          Pam McIntyre
                             Language Centre
Students - International
  Why?
    Integration
    Enhance university experience

    How?
      EFL
      Cultural briefings/info sessions
Information Services                Pam McIntyre
                                   Language Centre
Students – Home
  Why?
     Employment
     Travel
     Integration
     Confidence
  How?
     IWLP - LNS
     Cultural awareness
     Elective/optional modules

Information Services              Pam McIntyre
                                 Language Centre
Academics              Bottom up & top down

    Why?
       International collaboration
       Research
       Texts/www
       Visits
       Travel
    How?
       Language skills – LNS
       Group tuition
       Training & Info sessions
Information Services                           Pam McIntyre
                                              Language Centre

				
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