ANU Languages Project

ANU Teaching Enhancement Grant: Transitioning to university: managing expectations in language classes

The aim of this project is to create new online video resources for languages education. These short videos (2-3 minutes in length) are aimed at current and incoming students in our programs who need more guidance on how to improve their skills to be successful university language learners. Two consistent problems facing many first-year students are the mechanics of how learning is performed at university and the expectations of what to learn and how to learn new material. This problem is particularly acute in language learning, given students’ (often) unrealistic expectations. The videos will feature footage from actual language classes, interviews with current students and staff, and general study advice. Since the videos will directly address the question of method in learning, their impact will also increase student autonomy and lead to more efficient use of time spent in class for both students and academic staff.

For more information, go to https://slll.cass.anu.edu.au/students/language-videos.

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