Language centre open space for learning
IN a world of increasing cultural diversity, the ability to communicate and collaborate interculturally is paramount.
This is a notion Wesley College has taken on board, opening its new languages centre last month.
The centre has been built as an open, collaborative space where students can explore different zones and find an environment that best supports their learning.
Head of languages Claire Leong, the driving force behind the project, said the centre facilitated positive learning interactions.
“What we’ve noticed in the new centre is that students who have more than one language and more than one culture are having a strong input,” Mrs Leong said.
“Chinese students learning French or Indonesian will from time to time walk past d475987 students learning Chinese and give input and guidance; it’s amazing to watch that unfold.”
Anakin Oxford, Anya Wanigaratne, head of languages Claire Leong, Robyn Hartley and Neo Robertson.