2015 CET NEWS
With ever changing environments we are engaging with both the domestic and international community to meet the growing needs of delivering high quality English language programs. Below is just some of the news we are involved in to meet global demands.
Shanghai, 23 April 2015
The University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching (CET) and Sydney Medical School’s Office for Global Health (OGH) are teaming up for a second collaboration with Shanghai Jiao Tong University which will offer a comprehensive study experience for selected Public Health students.
Toronto, Canada, 25-28 March 2015
Effective utilisation of popular music songs in Academic Language Programs was the title of the workshop presented by Mitchell Clark, Language Teacher at the University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching (CET), during the TESOL 2015 Convention. The session demonstrated that songs are an effective and interactive pedagogical tool for English learning.
Singapore and Beijing, China, 16-26 March 2015
Patrick Pheasant, Director, Centre for English Teaching attended the RELC Conference in Singapore and the APAIE Conference in China to feature CET as an industry leader in the ELT field.
Future Asia New Trade Agreements
The Centre for English Teaching (CET) attended the inaugural Future Asia Business Luncheon, a forum on the new free trade agreements negotiated by the Australian Government. Hosted by the City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore the new agreements are in place with China, Japan and Korea.
Austrade CEO, Bruce Gosper outlined how local business could support the growing demands from our Asian neighbours and Education is high on the agenda.
Manager of International Relations, Jacqueline White says "Though we have a strong presence and reputation in these countries providing customised English Language programs for high level delegations, it is important to continuously assess the landscape for future needs and opportunities". Read more.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 27 February – 1 March 2015
Dr Nicole Gallahar, Education Manager (Professional Pathways) represented the University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching at the 11th Annual CamTESOL Conference on English Language Teaching.
University Heroes Game Launch
4 February 2015
Maclaurin Hall, University of Sydney
The University of Sydney’s Centre for English Teaching (CET) entered an exciting new era in international student engagement when it released its 'University Heroes' app. Held in the prestigious Maclaurin Hall, the colourful event boasted Chinese lions and Latin dancers and a host of VIP guests, and gave students, agents and other dignitaries a hands-on experience of the much-anticipated University Heroes app. Read more.
CET graduate and University of Sydney Science Without Borders Scholar, Lucas Lucchesi from Brazil, was awarded an Inspirational Youth award by the prominent Brazilian publication “Veja” for a developing a project to bring ‘dry toilets’ to poor communities in Brazil.
The award showcases efforts of recent graduates implementing innovative development strategies for Brazil which cross the public and private sectors. Learning about Social Entrepreneurship in Australia encouraged Lucas to found the “Camarú Project” on his return to Brazil, a public health project for low-income communities. The full story in Portuguese here.