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It takes two: Sharing language skills and cultural insights with EAL students preparing for work placements

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dc.contributor.author Malthus, Caroline
dc.contributor.author Lu, Hongyan
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-10T00:19:27Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-10T00:19:27Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10652/1909
dc.description.abstract This paper reports on collaboration between a Learning Development lecturer and a Nursing lecturer working with English as an additional language (EAL) nursing students. We set up voluntary sessions, with the aim of helping the students to develop communication skills for clinical practice. These sessions were jointly facilitated with input based on our different perspectives - sociolinguistic information via authentic nursing dialogues from Caroline and hands-on nursing topics from Hongyan. Our on-going needs analysis and evaluation process established that despite the brevity of the sessions, students felt they had developed greater awareness of the demands of clinical practice, greater facility in using the language of nursing and, most importantly, confidence to express themselves effectively. This experience of collaboration informed us about each other's disciplines and gave us opportunities to closely observe student interactions. We are currently working on a related research project. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en en_NZ
dc.subject English as an additional language en_NZ
dc.subject Nursing students en_NZ
dc.subject Communication skills en_NZ
dc.subject Clinical practice en_NZ
dc.title It takes two: Sharing language skills and cultural insights with EAL students preparing for work placements en_NZ
dc.type Conference Contribution - Oral Presentation en_NZ
dc.rights.holder Authors en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden 200303 English as a Second Language en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Malthus, C., & Lu, H. (2008, October). It takes two: Sharing language skills and cultural insights with EAL students preparing for work placements. Paper presented at the ITP New Zealand Research Forum Conference, Tauranga en_NZ
unitec.institution Unitec Institute of Technology en_NZ
unitec.conference.title ITP New Zealand Research Forum Conference en_NZ
unitec.conference.org ITP New Zealand Research Forum en_NZ
unitec.conference.location Tauranga en_NZ
unitec.conference.sdate 2008-10-02
unitec.conference.edate 2008-10-03
unitec.peerreviewed no en_NZ


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