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.
The Biggest English Lesson in the World: making Sydney the #1 destination for international students
The University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching is a proud Gold Sponsor of the Biggest English Lesson in the World, organised by English Australia. The event set to take place in February 2016 on the forefront of the famous Bondi Beach will gather 3000 students to attempt a Guinness World Record.
13 October 2015
Dylan Lyu, Centre for English Teaching graduate, was nominated as a finalist in the NSW International Student of the Year Awards in the ELICOS category.
The drums were beating loud last Thursday 24 September during the Moon Festival. The University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching was a proud supporter and sponsor of the event, celebrating all things Chinese.
Santiago Morales, CET star alumni and current employee of the University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching was interviewed by current CET student and journalist Evelyn Herrera on his successes, hopes and achievements down under.
University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching, July 2015
Eight doctors from the 175 Military Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, are taking part in a practical two month learning experience including intensive medical English lessons and clinical placements as part of the 2015 Hoc Mai Foundation’s Clinical Placement Fellowship Programme, established by the University of Sydney.
University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching, July 2015
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.
Boston, USA, 24-29 May 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.
Cape Town, South Africa, May 2015
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).
Cuiabá, Brazil, 25-29 April 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
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.
The University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching, 28 April 2015
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.
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.