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Language and Learning Centre

The Language and Learning Centre offers practical advice and strategies for you to master the English academic language skills you will need to study successfully in an Australian university. These skills include reading, writing, speaking and listening with a focus on your coursework and assignments.

Our aim is to help you to improve your English and academic language skills so you are successful in your studies.

Learning Advisers work with students from all programs and at all levels to help improve academic language skills. So even if you are an average student or a High Distinction student who wants to maintain or continue to achieve high grades, we are here to help.

The Language and Learning Centre offers a drop-in service, one-to-one appointments and small group workshops which are advertised regularly. This means that you have many opportunities to get the information, advice and help you need.

Frequently Asked Questions


1. Is there a cost for workshops or appointments?

No.  All workshops, appointments or visits to the Language & Learning Centre or a Learning Adviser are free. There are also many free on-line materials to assist you with your academic and academic language skills.

Below are the current Language Guides:

Academic Writing

Case Study Writing

Literature Review Writing

Reflective Writing

Report Writing


2. What kind of help can I get from a Learning Adviser?

Learning Advisers work with students from all programs and at all levels. The following services are offered by the Learning advisers at the LLC:

  • Workshops and individual appointments to help students improve writing skills, reading and note taking, studying for exams & oral presentations.
  • We can also help you to improve the structure of written assignments, organize ideas, develop arguments and understand the expectations of university study.

3. What are “workshops”?

Workshops are interactive sessions with a Learning Adviser. We offer workshops on a range of topics that are relevant to your studies. Full of useful information, tips and practical exercises, they're designed to help you achieve academic success.

Click here for the latest timetable.

All workshops are free, but you will need to register to attend workshops.

You can register by emailing us at:

Amreeta.hinduja@jcub.edu.au

Max.dowling@jcub.edu.au


4. I would like to attend a workshop but I have a lecture at the same time, what do I do?

Let us know either by email or by dropping in and we will arrange to do a workshop for you at a different time.


5.
Do I need an appointment for assignment help?

It helps to make an appointment but if you drop in to the LLC and the Learning Advisers are available, they can help you straight away. Be aware that you should not drop in just before the assignment is due: plan to see a Learning Adviser at least a week before the assignment due date.


6. How long is an appointment and what should I bring?

Appointments are usually 30 minutes in length. Bring along the subject guide and the assignment that you need help with.

Please note that learning advisers do not proof-read. We cannot advise on what content, ideas or arguments to include. Our focus is on helping you learn how to edit your own work and manage your studies.

7.
Can I see a Learning Adviser more than once about an assignment?

If there is time available then you can visit the Learning Adviser more than once.  In fact this is a good idea as they can check your revised and edited work and give you extra feedback. But remember, Learning Advisers provide guidance: you do the work!


Contact

Level 8 - Room 801
10.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays)
Ph 3001 7843, or email our Learning Adviser at 
amreeta.hinduja@jcub.edu.au or  Max.dowling@jcub.edu.au