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dc.contributor.authorMalthus, Caroline
dc.contributor.authorLu, Hongyan
dc.description.abstractThis 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.subjectEnglish as an additional language (EAL)en_NZ
dc.subjectnursing studentsen_NZ
dc.subjectcommunication skillsen_NZ
dc.subjectclinical practiceen_NZ
dc.titleIt takes two: Sharing language skills and cultural insights with EAL students preparing for work placementsen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Oral Presentationen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden200303 English as a Second Languageen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationMalthus, 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, Taurangaen_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.conference.titleITP New Zealand Research Forum Conferenceen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgITP New Zealand Research Forumen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaLanguage Studies

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