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Support for students with English as second language

First of all, congratulations! Studying at university level in another language is a very brave move, so well done!

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Studying in another language can present challenges, but it’s not just studying in another language that can cause problems - you’re also studying in another culture. Expectations of lecturers and tutors may be different from in your own country. Your role as a student may be different from your previous experiences. You may be confused by the Australian accent or overwhelmed by such a big life change.

And that’s where we come in. Here at the Learning Centre, we have Learning Advisors who are experts in teaching English as a Second Language, and we have also put together some resources in this section that we think will be helpful in your transition to studying in an Australian university.

You can click on the links below to go directly to the section you are interested in:

  1. Cultural differences and the university experience
  2. Australian English
  3. Working on your English language skills