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REW Melbourne launches new-look blog
RMIT English Worldwide (REW) Melbourne has launched its new-look Independent Learning Centre (ILC) blog.
The blog is designed to engage and encourage students in their learning of English, and provide a tool for them to practise and develop independent learning skills.
Students can access a wide range of English as a Second Language (ESL) learning resources, including articles, videos and links, all in one place.
ILC Teacher, Gwendolen Warnick, commented on the many benefits for students.
“The blog delivers a way to increase student engagement with the ILC and REW materials, whilst also developing students’ independent learning skills,” she said.
“We’ve already received positive feedback from a number of students, who said they found the blog very useful.”
Students can filter posts by learning area such as: grammar, listening, reading, speaking and writing.
The blog is a useful tool for both students and teachers to refer to as it includes learning strategies and tips with instructional videos.
For example, the post ‘Spoken English’, published 26 May 2016, includes a discussion on the differences between syllabic-timed and stress-timed languages, such as English, and the importance of learning how stress and intonation can change the meaning of a sentence.
This post also features other tips including the video ‘connected speech sentence’ presented by an REW teacher, links to recommended software, apps and online books, and an interactive phonemic chart to help practise pronunciation skills.
Students can rate blog posts, leave comments, ask questions and share posts with friends and classmates via social media.
New content is added regularly by the ILC teacher.