RMIT English Worldwide (REW) Director, Lynda Beagle, has won English Australia’s annual Award for Academic Leadership.
The award was announced at the 2016 English Australia conference held in Hobart in September.
RMIT Training CEO, Rachel Holthouse, said the prestigious award demonstrated how fortunate REW was to have the benefit of Ms Beagle’s expertise
“Lynda plays such a critical role in maintaining the quality of our English language programs and supporting our teachers,” she said.
“Her quiet and diligent manner empowers our educators to make our programs and student experience so exceptional.
“Their everyday efforts make a real difference to our culture at RMIT Training and to the many thousands of students we support on their learning journey.”
Ms Beagle said she was delighted to receive the award and was honoured to be acknowledged by the ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) profession.
Over the past 28 years, the English Australia annual conference has established itself as the leading event for the English language sector in Australia.
Delegates at this year’s conference, themed “Create, connect, collaborate”, included teachers and teacher trainers, management and administrative staff, student services staff, government representatives and ELICOS suppliers.
REW Independent Learning Centre teacher and curriculum writer, Gwendolen Warnick, delivered a presentation on the topic “Fostering independent learning: Insights from academic support”.
The session was designed for teachers and academic pathway course providers involved with promoting independent learning skills, particularly those whose language learners are preparing for university.
Ms Warnick was joined by other representatives from REW who attended the conference to support their professional development.
REW’s programs are designed to help students achieve their English language goals, preparing them for a global future.
Story: Pauline Charleston