If you are looking for opportunities to improve your English language skills and meet new people there are many language and conversation programs, courses and groups that can help you to do just that.
It’s best to embed strategies for improving your English into your everyday activities. Choose at least three suggestions from this checklist to see if you can implement them on a daily basis. Try them for a few weeks and see if you notice a difference.
This is a series of workshops that will help you become an effective and confident communicator in a range of Australian settings. You will learn how to seek help effectively, how to initiate social contact whether for academic or social reasons and how to successfully participate in a group or team setting. Learning culturally appropriate ways of participating is an essential skill for academic and social success.
The UNSW Institute of Languages offers a comprehensive suite of courses, testing services and corporate and teacher training programs designed for students, teachers, government and corporate clients from around the world. It is the oldest and one of the largest and most prestigious language centres in Australia. English language programs are available at various levels and lengths and may be packaged with the UNSW Foundation Studies or a UNSW degree.
Support at the UNSW Learning Centre.
An online service operated by the Digital Education Network which provides a range of Internet-based services, links and resources for education.
This site provides a useful starting point with links to resources to practise and improve your English.
A great site from the BBC World Service which includes sections on News and Business English, opportunities to develop listening skills and quizzes on grammar and vocabulary. The site includes fun features like an interactive online soap opera.
Lessons, games, quizzes & more for ESL learners.
A fun study site for students of English as a Second Language, featuring word games, puzzles, quizzes, exercises, slang, and proverbs.
Some fun exercises for students who need to practise their language.
From Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Purdue's Online Writing Lab offers handouts and exercises on grammar, spelling, and punctuation for both ESL students and students whose first language is English.