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REW Deputy Director wins English Australia Leadership Award

Lynda Beagle accepting her award from English Australia.

RMIT English Worldwide (REW) Melbourne Deputy Director, Lynda Beagle, won the national Award for Academic Leadership at the 2016 English Australia conference in Hobart recently.

RMIT Training CEO, Rachel Holthouse, said the prestigious award demonstrated how fortunate REW was to have the benefit of Ms Beagle’s expertise. 

“Lynda plays such a critical role in maintaining the quality of our REW programs and supporting our teachers,” she said.

“Her quiet and diligent manner empowers our educators to make our programs and student experience so exceptional.

“Their everyday efforts make a real difference to our culture at RMIT Training and the many thousands of students we support on their learning journey.”

Ms Beagle said she was delighted to receive the award and was honoured to be acknowledged by the ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) profession.

Over the past 28 years, the English Australia Conference has established itself as the leading event for the English language sector in Australia. 

Delegates at this year’s event included teachers and teacher trainers, management and administrative staff, student services staff, stakeholders, government representatives and ELICOS suppliers.

REW Independent Learning Centre Teacher & Curriculum Writer, Gwendolen Warnick, delivered a presentation at the event, which was themed ‘Create, connect, collaborate’. She was joined by other representatives from REW who attended the conference to support their professional development.
Ms Warnick spoke on the topic of ‘Fostering independent learning: Insights from academic support’.

The session was designed for teachers and academic pathway course providers involved with promoting independent learning skills, particularly those whose language learners are preparing for university.

Connecting with students face to face and supporting them with online content is best practice in promoting independent learning. 

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REW’s programs are designed to help students achieve their English language goals, preparing them for a global future.

RMIT English Worldwide employees at the conference.