2021 has been another tough year for us at Scots English College (SCOTS) and for you too. Despite the enormous challenges, we’re still here; SCOTS has never paused or hibernated. We never give up on our students and never will. Through sheer innovation and resilience, we have endured and even evolved. As we bid farewell to 2021 and prepare to welcome a new year with optimism, we take a moment to share with you our best achievements this year:
Following an ASQA audit early 2021, SCOTS was deemed fully compliant with the ESOS Act, National Code 2018 and ELICOS National Standards. As a result, SCOTS’ CRICOS registration was renewed for another 7 years. That proves the college’s unwavering commitment to high-quality English education to international students.
SCOTS was welcomed as the newest member of English Australia — the voice of the ELICOS sector in Australia. That shows SCOTS’ dedication to contributing to the recovery efforts being made and working closely with other members on navigating current and future challenges.
SCOTS was among the successful recipients of the government’s Innovation Grant 2021. As a result, a team consisting of teachers, e-learning designers, software developers, videographers and marketers was assembled to collaborate over the development of an online learning and teaching platform which will be made available ONLY to SCOTS students for FREE in 2022.
Capitalizing on his extensive experience with e-learning design and development since the pandemic breakout and having witnessed the challenges of delivering English courses online firsthand, the Director of Studies, Patrick Hayeck, has also used his knowledge of second language acquisition research to introduce Learnuity — a new concept to support both the synchronous and asynchronous learning online. Efforts to finish work on the platform are underway and launch is anticipated in June 2022. SCOTS students will enjoy FREE access to Learnuity when enrolling in any SCOTS’ English course in 2022 ONLY.
With FREE access to Learnuity, students will have unlimited access to SCOTS’ Building Block English course comprising 4 levels of proficiency, Elementary to Upper-intermediate, with about 200 video tutorials and 200 activities and quizzes scored instantly upon completion.
Through our innovative OMOE (Online-Merge-Offline English) program and a robust online EAP course, SCOTS has well prepared over 120 international students for their tertiary studies at the Australian National Institute of Management and Commerce. SCOTS and IMC continue to work closely on ensuring maintaining high standards in the delivery of EAP courses.
We look forward to working with you all in 2022 and join you in welcoming back our international students as soon as possible. Our staff, Academic, Marketing and Recruitment as well as Students Services and Accounts, stand ready to assist you and your clients onshore or offshore. For information on SCOTS’ courses, please contact Marketing and Recruitment as follows:
Mr. Guilherme Carvalho: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Annie Wang: email@example.com
Mr. Dean Fan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Patrick Hayeck: email@example.com