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Preparing For The New Academic Year

Preparing For The New Academic Year

As the summer holidays draw to a close, you might be excited about a new year or dreading the early wake-ups. Either way, it’s a good idea to start your preparations early. While you may be tempted to ‘stick your head in the sand’ and try to forget about the fast-approaching first week back, there are a few simple things you can do to ease yourself back into your studies and prepare for the year ahead.

Set some goals

Before you begin the new semester, you should set some goals to work towards over the course of the year. Try to set goals that you can realistically achieve and consider what you can improve on from the previous year. You might want to achieve a certain grade, get better at completing work on time, organise work experience or make more of an effort to make new friends.

Complete administrative tasks

While most students avoid going back to campus until they have to, organising administrative matters (such as student and public transport concession cards) ahead of time will help you beat the long queues in week one. Arranging your textbooks and course materials during the holidays also allows you time to source second-hand books or scope out prices online. If you have access to subject guides, you can start noting down assessment due dates and planning for busy periods in advance.

Think about ways to expand your learning opportunities

The holidays are a good time to start thinking about how you can build your skills outside of the classroom — before assessments start to pile up and your free time becomes an issue. You may decide to research potential internship and volunteering opportunities or ways to get involved on campus. Also consider refreshing your résumé, adding any skills or experience you’ve gained since the last update.

Organise your study space

The simple act of clearing and tidying your study area, as well as sourcing new stationery and supplies, is a great way to ease yourself back into study mode and motivate you for the year ahead. After all, with the effort you’ve gone to, you’ll want to make use of your new space.

Plan a budget and save some money

While the summer break provides ample time for work — and the chance to move back home for students living on campus — earning and saving money during the semester can prove challenging. If you’re preparing to live on a student budget, now is a great time to start planning for the months ahead. You may also consider picking up some extra hours at work before classes start — you’ll have a little extra spending money for the semester.

 

Source: gooduniversitiesguide.com.au

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About LLE

Why Do We Teach English?

English is a globally-spoken language. Foreign-language speakers either want or need some level of proficiency in English speaking and writing (and therefore listening and reading). LLE offers you the opportunity to achieve your goal, and go beyond that goal. We provide an excellent combination of the best of blended learning techniques and the warm friendliness of a very secure learning environment.

How Do We Teach English?

Our method is always student-focused. Your course at LLE is all about you and your desire to improve your English for your purpose. Our aim is to assist you in every way to achieve your own language goals, and then develop your English language skills beyond those goals. (see quote from John Holt!)

 

We Assist You To Achieve This By Providing The Best Environment For Learning:

  • A very small class, mixing Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced levels.
  • We are a proudly very small school. At LLE, learning English is not confined to classroom activities. Your learning happens everywhere on our small premises. We also encourage you to communicate within the local community outside school.

 

We Also Provide The Best Materials:

  • Authentic,native-speaker listening exercises
  • Reading exercises using both authentic articles on a variety of interest to pics and students’ written material, based on relevant CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) levels.
  • Grammar is taught within this framework. Students are encouraged to ‘notice’ and discuss grammatical forms in reading and listening exercises.
  • Opportunities to speak-in class with fellow students and the teacher,online, in ‘real time’ assignments and through online speech recording exercises.
  • Writing, writing and more of your own writing!
  • Grammar also forms a major part of these exercises.

 

We want you to leave LLE confident that you can use your English in any situation you find yourself in. Contact us.

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