The Griffith English Language Enhancement Strategy has been developed to increase English language skills among international students and to maximise their chances of succeeding in their academic studies.
Through this innovative strategy Griffith aims to assist students whose first language is not English to be well prepared for their university studies in terms of English language skills by:
- providing English support in their first semester of study,
- providing immersion experiences that encourage integration between domestic, “native” English language speakers and international students,
- ensuring students understand their responsibilities in continuing to develop their English language competency throughout their degree, and
- demonstrating that our international students graduate with strong English language competency.
The following figure outlines the five components of the strategy.
The University has commenced in Semester 2, 2009, a research project to assess the effectiveness of each aspect of the Griffith English Language Enhancement Strategy.
The relevant University policies that stipulate English Language Enhancement requirements include:
- Section 3.2 of the Bachelors Degree Policy (PDF 77k) (and its schedule below) Schedule 1: Requirement to Complete the English Language Enhancement Course (PDF 32k)
- Section 11.1 of the Structure and Requirements of Degrees Awarded by Griffith (PDF 142k)