People’s Republic of China
Institution: Monash University
“There is always two-way
communication” in Australian universities, says Nadia. She found this
approach to learning useful when studying English.
to study in Australia rather than the United Kingdom or the United
States because “Australia provides a high-quality education” and because
the visa process was straightforward for her.
Now that she has been here for a year, Nadia has many more reasons to recommend the experience to others.
Nadia believes her extensive study of English in Australia has given her the background she needed to further her studies.
“I have studied General English for 30 weeks and a 15-week Bridging Course.”
She is also positive about the support offered to international students by her Australian teachers.
feel that the tutors have a high level of patience and good explanation
skills, especially when it comes to international students.”
for others who want to learn English in Australia, Nadia has an
important tip: “Try to share a house with English-speaking or European
housemates. You will not only learn English from them, but also learn
more about their cultures.”
Although she is in Australia to
improve her English, Nadia also enjoys the diversity in her new home
city of Melbourne. “I find it is very interesting to meet the people who
come from different countries.”
Nadia’s English is now so good
she is thinking about studying a masters degree when she finishes her
undergraduate degree. With a new language as well as plenty of new
friends, she says, “I feel really happy living in Australia. I do not
feel homesick at all.”