Are you an international student interested in improving your English communication skills? Do you want to build your confidence and meet new people?
Then Let's CommUNIcate!
What is Let's CommUNIcate?
Let's CommUNIcate offers free, weekly English conversation workshops to all international students. The program will build your confidence in your spoken English skills while allowing you to connect with your peers at UNSW in a safe and fun environment.
The workshops are led by experienced and trained student facilitators. You will develop your communication skills and connect with other students through conversations, fun activities, and interactive games.
From Australian and popular culture to university life, health and wellbeing, and how to communicate in university settings, we'll be covering it all
Why should I join the program?
By joining the program, you will:
- Improve your confidence in your English speaking and listening skills
- Meet new people and connect with your peers
- Receive guidance and mentorship from experienced student facilitators
- Learn about Australia and other cultures
- Receive a certificate and LinkedIn image to acknowledge your completion of the program (80% attendance required)
The program will commence in Week 3 of Term 3 and finish in Week 9.
You must attend the 1-hour workshop with your group once each week. There will be both face-to-face and online options.
Registrations for T3 are now open!
Get to know your student facilitators!
I am currently in my third year studying a Bachelor of Advanced Science, majoring in Pathology and Genetics at UNSW. I was born in Australia and am half Australian, half Japanese. In my free time, I enjoy reading books and spending time with my dog.
My main objective as a Let's CommUNIcate facilitator is to really engage and help build a sense of community within this program, through connecting and supporting discussions amongst people from all across the world!
I am in my third year studying Education/Arts, majoring in Geography. I was born in China and have been studying in Australia for over three years now. I like photography and going outdoors to enjoy the beautiful nature.
I am very excited to be one of the Let's CommUNIcate facilitators. My goal is to help more international students like me by assisting them to improve their language skills, and create an inclusive and welcoming community for them. I hope they find Let's CommUNIcate a safe space to speak English and help each other grow.
I am a fourth-year Arts/Law student. I am Nepali but I was born and raised in Hong Kong! I love doing anything that is hands-on, including cooking, crocheting, and embroidery.
As a facilitator, I hope to be able to create a fun and non-judgmental space as we’re all learning and growing!
I am a 3rd year Psychology (Honours) student from Australia. In my spare time, I really enjoy hiking, going on picnics, and visiting new cafes.
As a facilitator, my goal is to create a supportive space for international students to connect with each other. I would also like all students to share and learn about each other's experiences and cultures.
Can I become a Let's CommUNIcate facilitator?
Are you passionate about helping others seek English and academic support? Do you want to develop your skills in leadership by facilitating collaborative conversation workshops?
If so, we highly encourage you to apply to be one of our facilitators.
As a facilitator, you will be trained to develop and deliver English conversation workshops for international students. You will contribute towards facilitating an encouraging environment for improving students’ confidence and their sense of belonging in the UNSW community.
The facilitator role is a volunteer internship opportunity that will be eligible for recognition on your Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS). The position is open to domestic and international students from all faculties.
To apply, you must be an undergraduate in your second year or later, or a postgraduate in at least your third term.
Applications to become a Let's CommUNIcate Facilitator for Term 1, 2023 will open shortly. Please watch this space!
If you have any questions about the program, please contact the Peer Connections Team.