Workshop 2E
Title: Cooking up a Direct Entry Program:  What results do we expect?  What are the ingredients for success? 

It is difficult to accurately describe a level of English Language Proficiency (ELP) that is adequate for university entrance.  Yet we must attempt to do this to meet TEQSA’s ThresholdStandard 3.2 and identify students who are “sufficiently competent in the English language to participate effectively in the course of study and achieve its expected learning outcomes”.
While ELP will necessarily continue to develop throughout a student’s university and working life, this workshop aims to take a snapshot of university entry proficiency level, and consider the teaching and learning practices of Direct Entry Programs (DEPs) that best help students achieve this level.
The aims of the workshop are to

The workshop will be highly interactive, drawing on the practices of our UECA and EA communities, and will conclude with a presentation of key features of CET’s current Direct Entry Program.

Carol Wing-Lun began her teaching career in migrant education in 1981, and has been teaching ELICOS students at the Centre for English Teaching, University of Sydney, for 17 years. She has held a variety of teaching, coordination and management positions during this period. For the past 4 years Carol has been designing and reviewing curriculum for the University Pathways Program, which relies on outcomes-based methodology with a genre-based approach to writing. She has been coordinating the design and implementation of the program for 2 years, and she presented some of its key features at the 2011 NEAS Conference. Carol is currently a member of the Working Group to Review the English Australia Guide to Best Practice in Direct Entry Programs.