Looking to make new friends, enhance your English skills and learn about Australia? Then Let's Chat is for you! Come and meet our friendly facilitators and sign up for one of our classes, running at all Melbourne campuses.
Module 1 is for everyone who is in their first six months in Australia – attend 100% of sessions to get the Rising Star Award, get the best tips for succeeding in your classes and making local friends!
Module 2 is for everyone who has been in Australia for six months or longer. Learn about more complex communication strategies such as requesting, complaining or apologising as well as basic workplace communication!
The modules are designed to help partners of Monash PhD students with their transition into Australian society. Themes include language and cultural difference, voicing one's opinion and workplace communication
We have facilitators from every faculty at the university as well as every stage of their degree, including undergraduate, masters and PhD facilitators. We are an incredibly diverse team with domestic and international facilitators and we would love to meet you!
Each module focuses on building confidence in English as well as developing linguistic and sociocultural skills. There are 2 ‘modules’ of Let’s Chat, each specifically designed to help with your transition into Monash and Australia. These modules will help to further develop important communication skills over the course of your degree and beyond.
"Before I joined Let’s Chat, I used to be very shy and nervous to speak in class or even ask questions to the lecturers and I would end up not understanding most of the lectures. Also, I struggled to get along with my classmates as no one would really start a conversation with one another in class. After joining Let’s Chat classes, I made so many friends from different countries who I could comfortably talk to using English, knowing that we were in the same boat wanting to improve our speaking skills. Not only did this drastically help me improve my speaking ability and my confidence, but it also opened my mind about cultural differences around the world. In class, I wasn’t scared of any individual presentations and participation marks anymore and I was praised for my presentations by many of my lecturers."