Two teachers from the University of Tasmania’s English Learning Centre have been awarded first place in prestigious Australian language awards, cementing the University’s position as a first class English language teaching institution.

Awarded at the English Australian Language Conference 2015, the judges of the English Australia/Cambridge English Assessment Action Research Award were unanimous in their choice of English language teachers Elizabeth Furst and Sally Crane. The award recognised the pair’s work in developing innovative and effective English language resources for students learning English at the University of Tasmania’s English Language Centre.

Zoe Tucker, Manager of English and Foundation Programs at the University, also received a highly commended award for Academic Leadership in recognition of her professionalism and ability to inspire others.

Professor Sue Kilpatrick, the University of Tasmania’s Pro Vice Chancellor (Students) said the awards consolidate the University’s English Language Centre position as an institute of teaching excellence, and is a welcome addition to the Centre’s previous award for Innovation in Curriculum Design won in 2013.

“The success of our lecturers and staff at these awards recognises the high national standing of the University’s English Language Centre,” said Professor Kilpatrick, “and we congratulate them not only  for their ongoing commitment to teaching excellence but to their students.”

The English Language Centre runs a number of programs for students wishing to improve their English skills, including courses aimed at preparing students for direct entry to tertiary study, as well as academic foundation studies designed to bring students general academic skills up to scratch prior to tertiary study.

Improve your English at our award winning English Language Centre, located in one of the most stunning regions in the world. Explore our international website to find out more about our English courses and our other degrees now .


Image: Left to right: Marian Star, Director of Studies; Elizabeth Furst; Sally Crane; Zoe Tucker