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REW Melbourne welcomes study group from Hong Kong

Hong Kong Vocational Training Council students visiting Flinders Street, Melbourne.

Earlier this month RMIT English Worldwide (REW) welcomed students from Hong Kong’s Vocational Training Council (VTC).  

Twelve students from the Schools of Design and Engineering undertook the inaugural two-week General English program to expand their English language skills. 

The aim of the program was to introduce students to further study options in Melbourne, as well as sample Australia’s culture and lifestyle. 

VTC Group Leader, Shuk Mei Chan (Oboe), said the students had a fantastic time in Melbourne and appreciated REW staff going above and beyond to make their experience special. 

“On behalf of the students, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to all of you for going the extra mile to make this trip the most wonderful study tour we’ve ever had,” she said. 

“Thank you very much for showing us your lovely city and the extraordinary REW team. We all look forward to meeting you soon in the future.”

In addition to their English classes, the group held conversation classes with local university students, visited RMIT University’s Art Gallery and the Advanced Manufacturing Precinct and heard from guest speakers from the University’s School of Engineering faculty.  

REW staff and teachers assisted the group with excursions around the city and beyond so they could experience life in Melbourne as a desirable destination for both study and work in the future.

Activities included excursions to Victorian attractions including a day trip to Healesville Sanctuary where the students loved being able to see and pat native Australian wildlife. 

They also admired the architecture of Melbourne’s historic Town Hall and Royal Exhibition buildings and enjoyed the interactive displays at Melbourne Museum. The students commented that a highlight of the trip was a tour of Old Melbourne Gaol.   

Upon completion of the course the students received a certificate during a graduation ceremony, which acknowledged what they had learnt during their time at REW.

REW works closely with a number of organisations in the Asia Pacific region and hosts frequent training and study groups each year, both in Melbourne and overseas.

Students participating in class activities at REW