Independent Learning Centre (ILC) Induction. Follow the instructions carefully, and be sure to complete the activities at the end of this induction. Welcome Message Click on this link to play the welcome message video. It may take a moment to load up. What is Independent Learning (IL)?.
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Follow the instructions carefully, and be sure to complete the activities at the end of this induction.
Developing your own skills outside of the classroom
Reflecting on your own strengths and weaknesses
Setting goals to improve your language skills
Deciding how, when and where to study independently
Group work is also a fun way to work independently.
You are responsible for your own independent learning!
The ILC is located at RMIT building 36, level 5, room 15.
It is open from Monday to Friday 8.45am to 7:00pm, weeks 1 – 4.
In week 5, it is open until 4:45pm Monday to Thursday.
The ILC closes on Friday of week 5 (non-teaching day).
The ILC also closes for a half hour lunch each day from 12:15 -12:45pm.
No mobile phones in the ILC **
* Bottles of water are OK.
** Turn your phone off or keep on silent mode. If it rings, take your call outside.
Hotmail, Yahoo mail and Gmail are blocked at REW. If you wish to access these email sites, you will have to do so at the RMIT Swanston Library.ILC Facilities
The ILC has 45 computers.
You do not need to reserve
a computer to use it.
There is one ILC printer. You are given 75 pages at the beginning of each module for printing. Use this allowance carefully!
You will also find a photocopier in the ILC.
Issues in English
Study Skills Success
Click on this document for more information about computer software programs.Computer Software
The ILC has several computer software programs that will improve your skills in English:
You do not need to read all of this information in today’s induction.
Why don’t you print this document in your own time and read it at home?
393 Swanston St. Melbourne, 3000.
Other libraries can help you with your English study.
RMIT Swanston Library
RMIT Swanston Library
Building 8, Level 5
360 Swanston St, Melbourne, 3000.
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(books with CDs)
Graded readers are books students can read for pleasure. All books have been simplified according to a level of English.
You may borrow two readers for one week.
Present your student card to the ILC desk to borrow a reader.
ILC teachers are available to help you with your work outside of class time. Please note the following important information about academic support:
ILC teachers often deliver workshops to students on a variety of different skills, including pronunciation, reading, writing and listening skills.
Workshops take place in room 5.10 in weeks 2, 3 or 4 of each module.
Listen carefully for announcements and more information from your teacher.
This is a great opportunity to build on your skills gained in class!
Maximum of 12 students per workshop.
The Online ILC is a digital REW resource that you can access in the ILC, on other library computers or at home. It contains the following:
Accessing the Online ILC
Now explore the Online ILC and answer these questions…
Click on 3. ILC Staff Information. When did Shane start working at REW?
Click on 4. ILC Packages. Write down the names of 3 packages for your level.
Click on 6. Listening and Video Downloads. Click on Video Downloads. What is the name of the feature program?
Click on 7. Useful Websites. Find a vocabulary or grammar website. Write it down.
Share your answers with a partner
ILC Treasure Hunt
TAKE YOUR ANSWERS TO YOUR NEXT CLASS!
ILC induction written by Shane Talia and Tania Sarunic
Photographs by Laki Sideris and Shane Talia