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.


Building partnerships in Global Public Health

University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching, July 2015

Welcome to Shanghai Jiao Tong University

An eight week program at the University of Sydney focusing on Public Health and English proficiency commenced this week for Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Public Health. The intensive program aims to build an extensive knowledge of the language of professional Public Health as well as awareness and understanding of the Australian Public Health context.


A uniquely Australian celebration of new and long term partnerships

Boston, USA, 24-29 May 2015

NAFSA 2015

More than 85 alumni, students, university partners, agents and friends of the University of Sydney attended a lunch reception hosted by Student Recruitment, Sydney Abroad and the Centre for English Teaching as part of the 2015 NAFSA Conference in Boston, USA.


Primary school students receive a surprise visit from CET’s University Heroes!

Cape Town, South Africa, May 2015

Oranjekloof Primary School students

The pupils of Oranjekloof Moravian Primary School in South Africa were thrilled to receive a package from the University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching (CET).


Breaking down barriers to English Language Proficiency for Brazilian university graduates

Cuiabá, Brazil, 25-29 April 2015

FAUBAI 2015

Jacqueline White, Manager International Relations at the University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching (CET), presented a study at the annual FAUBAI Conference in Brazil, on the perceptions of the English language education needs of Brazilian undergraduates and how CET's experience in the groundbreaking scholarship program can inform curriculum and policy development in Brazil.


Connecting with the Middle East: Spotlight on Australian capabilities in the English Language Teaching industry

Saudi Arabia & United Arab Emirates, 12-18 April 2015
IECHE & MENA Conferences

A collaborative team from the University of Sydney participated in the Austrade MENA event in Dubai and the IECHE Conference in Saudi Arabia. Patrick Pheasant, Director of the University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching showcased University of Sydney capacity in education and English language training for the region.


Community Involvement Day: a first step in understanding volunteers’ needs

The University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching, 28 April 2015
Community Involvement Day

The first Community Involvement Day was held at the University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching (CET) in an effort to understand the varied teaching contexts and training needs of volunteer English language teachers working with Asylum seekers and Refugees in the community.


Global Health Assessment Centre at Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Shanghai, 23 April 2015
Shanghai Jiao Tong University

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.


2015 TESOL Conference

Toronto, Canada, 25-28 March 2015
2015 TESOL Conference

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.


RELC & APAIE 2015 Conferences

Singapore and Beijing, China, 16-26 March 2015
RELC 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

Connections with Asia

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.


11th Annual CamTESOL Conference

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 27 February – 1 March 2015
CamTESOL 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

February 2015
University Heroes pictures

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.


Meet our University Heroes

January 2015
Lucas Lucchesi

Lucas Lucchesi - CET Alumnus & University Hero

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 “CamarĂº Project” on his return to Brazil, a public health project for low-income communities. The full story in Portuguese here.