At the English Language Centre (ELC), we believe in a healthy study-life balance. That's why we encourage our students to join in on some of the many festivities Armidale has to offer.
The diverse local community provides a variety of opportunities for you to take part. One such event is the Armidale Autumn Festival, a colourful parade bringing together dozens of local clubs, schools and groups. The traditional clothing of our students adds to the richness of the event.
Through events like these, we aim to encourage greater communication and interaction amongst our students, UNE and the wider community.
Activities at the ELC - 2018
ELC have hosted three Japanese study tour groups of university students over the last 5 weeks. Students from Chubu, Kitasato and Miyazaki Universities have participated in English classes, excursions and activities while staying in Armidale. The students have been hosted by local homestay providers, giving them the opportunity to embrace and experience Australian culture.
On Wednesday, 7 March 2018, all study tour students, along with students from the ELC attended the 2018 Mayor's Civic Welcome for international students.
ELC students, study tour students and staff
ELC staff and students
Chubu Study Tour 2018
Visiting a camel farm
Golden Guitar at Tamworth
Visit to Armidale High School
Kitasato Study Tour
Marsupial Park, Tamworth
Mayor's Welcome for international students
Big Banana, Coffs Harbour
Miyazaki Study Tour
Medieval Adventures at Armidale Pine Forest
Visit to Sport UNE
Pine Forest Adventures
Starting class at the ELC
Term 4 ELC Farewell Morning Tea
The ELC held the End of Term 4 Morning Tea on 7 December 2017 at Lazenby Hall. We farewelled students from Levels 3 and 4, awarded several students with high attendance rates and welcomed Santa Claus who surprised us with a visit!
United Nations Lunch at ELC
The staff and students of the ELC joined together on 24 October 2017 to celebrate United Nations Day. Everyone brought traditional food to share and enjoy! ELC staff sang traditional Aussie songs and several of the students performed as well.
Chubu Study Tour 2017
Kitasato Study Tour 2017
Miyazaki Study Tour 2017
Civic Welcome 2017