RMIT Vietnam NewsEnhancing English Language Services

Enhancing English Language Services

Friday, November 16, 2012 - 13:21
Studying time at The ELRC Campus Hanoi
The ELRC provides Special English Learning software programs to help students develop their English skills

This Monday, 19/11/2012, RMIT Universisty Vietnam Hanoi Campus proudly launched the new English Learning Resource Centre (ELRC) in room 1.2.001 with great excitement.

The Hanoi ELRC is a unique service that is open to ALL students and staff who want assistance with teaching or learning English language. As well as providing access to specialized language learning software, expert English Language Teachers and support staff will be on hand to guide independent learners, provide one on one advice or present small tailored workshops.

This terrific initiative was informed by research conducted by ELRC Educator Ian Stuckey. In his research Ian analysed the survey responses of nearly 200 RMIT Hanoi Students and from that it was clear there was a demand for additional student support services. The overarching goal of the ELRC is to provide an effective and thorough support service to encourage students to develop their autonomy and perform to the best of their ability throughout the English and Degree programs, and beyond. In alignment with the RMIT Vietnam Strategic Plan 2010-2015, the ELRC aims to contribute to the RMIT’s goal of ensuring “our graduates are critical thinkers and lifelong learners”. At the most fundamental level, the ELRC is about giving the customers the service they desire.  

What services does the ELRC provide?

  • Resources, exercises and computer programs for Reading, Listening, Writing , Speaking and Grammar
  • Help developing Independent Learning Plans for developing English Skills
  • Special English Learning software programs for every level from Beginners to Degree students
  • Pronunciation support
  • Strategies for mastering vocabulary including  the academic word list (AWL)
  • Individual and small group meetings with RMIT English teachers
  • Additional listening and reading practice for every level of English student
  • A place for  students to practice English in between courses or in their spare time

How can students and staff make use of the ELRC?

1. Just drop in and use the computer programs or talk to a teacher

2. Contact elrc.hanoi@rmit.edu.vn if you have a specific language question and teachers will be able to prepare to help you.

3. Like the “ELRC Hanoi” page on facebook and get language tips and ideas every week.

4. Come to the ELRC and ask to make an individual or small group appointment.

Please visit our RMIT University Vietnam website for more detailed information about The ELRC and English programs.