Overview - University of Wollongong Teaching & Learning Journal


Students from overseas are required to make many adaptations to the new learning situations confronting them in Australian universities. For those for whom English is a second language there are added difficulties. While most students are able to grasp concepts in their own culture, the lack of an adequate vocabulary places them at a considerable disadvantage and many suffer acute humiliation or even shame as a consequence. Many overseas students have a long way to go before their English is at a competent enough standard to deal with the subtler aspects of study here.