Kate Simpson

Kate Simpson

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Learning Advisor

B.A., Dip. Ed., Cert. T.E.F.L.A., I.E.L.T.S. Examiner

Office:

Eddie Koiki Mabo Library, Room 35B (18-035B)

Phone:

+61 7 4781 3178

Email:

kate.simpson1@jcu.edu.au

Role

  • Develop the English language proficiency of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds through generic skills workshops.

  • Coordinate the Introductory Academic Program for international students on Australia Awards Scholarships.

  • Collaborate with academic staff to integrate language and learning development in undergraduate courses.

Key interest areas

  • Spoken and written English language proficiency.

  • The successful transition of culturally and linguistically diverse students into the Australian tertiary education environment in a tropical setting.

  • Student engagement and community building within and across campuses and locations.

  • Embracing Australia’s cultural diversity and raising awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and international perspectives.

  • Intercultural communication.

Other information

  • Languages spoken: English, French, Italian, Indonesian

  • Mentor for international staff (language and cultural awareness)