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Good practice principles for English language proficiency for international students in Australian universities

This comprehensive document defines language proficiency in academic settings and the key principles to guide teaching and learning in communication skills attainment. The document has many examples of best practices.

You may find this document useful to review at subject level to consider what principles and best practices would be suited to your subject and student cohort.

Good Practice Principles

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A framework to embed communication skills across the curriculum: A design-based research approach

Research article: Johnson, Steve; Veitch, Sarah; and Dewiyanti, Silvia, (2015). A framework to embed communication skills across the curriculum: A design-based research approach, Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, 12(4).

This article provides a theoretical rationale and approach to embedding communication skills in curriculum. It contains some useful examples.

A framework to embed communication skills across the curriculum: A design-based research approach

Relevant policies and procedures

Monash University Learning and teaching policy

This document outlines the learning and teaching policy framework for Monash University. Of particular note is the section on English language expectations (see sections 3.8 to 3.9). You can access the document here:

Learning and Teaching Policy (monash.edu)


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Dr Anna Filipi - Teaching strategies and techniques

Dr Anna Filipi (Faculty of Education) shares her teaching strategies for developing students’ communication skills. She uses the flipped classroom model; however, her ideas can be easily adapted to the traditional lecture and tutorial model.