SD and UAL collaboration using COIL among peers as a means to improve English proficiency

Presenter: Stefan Sonntag, SD
Presenter: Li Alvien Xia, SD
Facilitator: Grace Lim, ELC
Date:25 Nov 2021
Time:11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This exciting Internationalisation at Home session recounts a collaboration between PolyU’s School of Design (SD) and the University of Arts London (UAL). 60 students each from SD and UAL participated in this 10-week long intervention utilising the Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL), a model which has proven effective in improving learners’ English language proficiency.

Utilising TDG funding, the presenters will relate their methodology (e.g. surveys, interviews , written responses), some of the hardships encountered in this purely online environment of cross-cultural sharing, and the very encouraging initial findings about this peer collaboration. Come to hear about this successful means of Internationalising at Home.

This activity is jointly organised by the CoP on English for Professional Development and EDC.

EDC Coordinator: John Sager