Students on an excursion to Melbournes Chinatown. Image courtesy of the Monash Photography Club
Victorian students are taking advantage of a unique opportunity to improve their foreign language skills through regular meetings with migrant seniors whose first language is Chinese, German or Spanish.
Now in its third year, the Connecting younger second language learners and older bilinguals program is led by Dr Marisa Cordella from Monash University’s School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics. Working withDr Hui Huang from the Faculty of Arts,Professor Colette Browning from Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Dr Cordella’s project connects Year 11 and 12 students with ‘language and cultural gurus’.
The global opportunities with Arts at Monash
Chinese, Japanese & French languages graduate Sarah Holloway co-founded Matcha Maiden, a global e-commerce organic matcha powder supplier, and about a year ago started the physical venue Matcha Mylkbar in Melbourne, soon opening in Sydney. Sarah shares her experience making the most of Monash’s global exchange opportunities with her language studies and how this advantaged her in both her law career and current business. She says, ‘languages have really propelled my career and personal life. I can’t even describe the tangible benefits. It helps you in everything you do.’
Monash Chinese Studies students awarded study scholarships in language competition
Last week saw Monash Arts students win the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Language
Proficiency Competition for Foreign University Students once again.
- Monash Chinese Studies students win first and second places in language competition
David Kral wins 14th Chinese Bridge language proficiency competition
Our student David Kral won the first prize at the 14th Chinese Bridge language proficiency … Continue reading David Kral wins 14th Chinese Bridge language proficiency competition
Champions of the13th Chinese Bridge competition
The School is proud to announce the success of Monash students, Shahzad Billimoria and Stephanie Tsiros, … Continue reading Champions of the13th Chinese Bridge competition
Many Languages, One World Essay Contest in the Chinese Language
Following Alistair Bayley‘s win of the World Champion title of the Chinese Bridge competition last year, … Continue reading Many Languages, One World Essay Contest in the Chinese Language
Monash student is world champion in Chinese Bridge for Foreign University Students Competition
Our student, Alistair Bayley, currently in Advanced Chinese 4 and Chinese Translation 2, won both … Continue reading Monash student is world champion in Chinese Bridge for Foreign University Students Competition
Monash Student Wins VIC Region Chinese Bridge Competition Once Again
Monash advanced Chinese language student Alistair Bayley will travel to Changsha in Hunan Province, China … Continue reading Monash Student Wins VIC Region Chinese Bridge Competition Once Again
Chinese Government Scholarships for Australians to study in China
The Scholarships program for 2013 – 2014 has recently been released to eligible students of … Continue reading Chinese Government Scholarships for Australians to study in China
New CEFR Alignment Website Launched: Innovation in Language Learning
The new CEFR Website homepage The School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics at Monash has … Continue reading New CEFR Alignment Website Launched: Innovation in Language Learning