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Recruitment Notice

The Language Exchange Club is recruiting! If you are passionate about the club, want to add to your resume, and/or are looking to get involved more in University life, we want you!

Please note that all Language Exchange Club positions are fully voluntary, not paid, as LEC strives to provide free sessions that are accessible to all.

How to Apply

To apply, please fill out this form: http://bit.ly/2wWZn1R. You can upload your resume/CV, answer Key Selection Criteria, and ask any other questions via the form.

Human Resources Director

As the Human Resources Director, you will be in charge of managing language hosts (teachers), as well as hiring new language hosts, committee officers and directors.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Outstanding planning and organisational skills
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience or background in Human Resources and people management preferred
  • Highly approachable and friendly individual
  • Fluent/native English speaker essential

Education Director

As the Education Director, you will be directly responsible for managing the day-to-day running of sessions, ensuring their quality and acting as the main point of contact between the Hosts and the Committee. This role will require up to 5 hours a week, spread at least three days.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong time-management and punctuality skills
  • Highly approachable and friendly individual
  • Fluent/native English speaker essential

Marketing Officer

As a Marketing Officer you will assist the Marketing Director in promoting the club and its events. You will help manage the Facebook page and Instagram account, by finding content to post, scheduling posts and manning the message inbox.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Experience managing and using Facebook and Instagram
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • A passion for languages highly preferred
  • Fluent/native English speaker highly preferred

Events Officer

As an events officer you will assist the events team in planning and running events, preparing and buying items for events, and generating ideas for activities.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Outstanding planning and organisational skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong event management and problem-solving skills
  • Fluent/native English speaker highly preferred

How to Apply

To apply, please fill out this form: http://bit.ly/2wWZn1R. You can upload your resume/CV, answer Key Selection Criteria, and ask any other questions via the form.


Frequently Asked Questions

Hello! Below is a list of frequently asked questions and problems. Take a look to see if what you need to know is there, and if it’s not, please send us a message and we’ll help out as soon as possible!

Overview

  1. General Questions, How to Sign Up, and Membership
  2. Timetabling and Sessions
  3. The Language Buddies Program
  4. Getting in Contact

1. General Questions, How to Sign up, and Membership

What is the LEC and what does it do?
The Language Exchange Club (LEC) is a student-run, non-for-profit club that provides a social language learning platform for second language learners, from beginner all the way up to advanced or fluent. We run weekly language classes, as well as a Language Buddies program (see below) and many social events!

Okay, so what languages do you run classes for?
We run classes in Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish.

Sounds great! How do I sign up to the LEC?
To join the LEC, simply come to any one of our language classes, and we’ll help you out.

So how much is membership, and what do I get?
Membership is $5 for the whole year, and gets you unlimited entry to all our classes, as well as discounted or free entry to our social events, and allows you to join our Language Buddies program. We think it’s a pretty good deal (though we are a little biased)!

2. Timetabling and Classes

When will the timetable for language classes be released?
It’s here! Check it out on our Facebook profile or on our Instagram. Alternatively, see this link for a digital Google Calendar, which is regularly updated with class times and other events: http://bit.ly/2owyZ8e

Make sure to check out the Events tab on our Facebook page to see all our upcoming social events and parties, too!

And how long, and where, are your classes?
We will aim for our classes run for 60–90 minutes (1–1.5 hours), conditional on whether we can get rooms for that long! For locations, check the timetable.

1.5 hours is a long time… what exactly happens in those classes?
In Semester 1 2017, we’re trialling a guideline curriculum for our classes to follow, which means that each class has a mix of grammar, vocabulary and activities! All classes are run by Hosts, who are native or fluent speakers of the language being taught.

Oh, and there’s also free food, which we know sweetens the deal!

3. The Language Buddies Program

What is that Language Buddies program you keep on talking about?
In our Language Buddies program, we match you with a learning partner who speaks fluently the language you’re learning, and is learning a language you speak fluently!

For example, if you want to learn Japanese, and you speak English natively, we’ll pair you up with someone who speaks Japanese natively and wants to learn English! That way, both of you get to practice a foreign language with a native speaker, all while making new friends. Sounds pretty great, huh?

That sounds good, too! How do I sign up for the Language Buddies Program?
On the same form used to sign up for the LEC itself, there’s an option to sign up for the Language Buddies program, too. Similarly to joining the LEC, all you’ve got to do is come to one of our classes or events and we’ll help you out.

4. Getting in Contact

What’s the best way to get in contact?
You can either message us on Facebook or Instagram, or get in touch using the contact details on our About tab on our Facebook page!

Okay, but you guys have an office?
We don’t have an office, unfortunately. But we love meeting our members, so come along to our sessions and you’ll be certain to see a committee member there!

I have another question that’s not here…
Send us a message, or an email, and we’ll help you out!


Language Buddies

The Language Exchange Club is introducing Language Buddies!

Want someone to help you with a language you’re learning, and be able to help them back? Let the us match you with a learning partner who knows the language you’re learning, and is learning the language you know!

You can:

  • help each other out with assignments if either of you is taking a language course.
  • attend Language Buddy exclusive events together, that will be aimed at getting to know your partner better, and helping each other learn your respective languages!
  • write to each other in the language you’re learning, and help each other improve your writing.
  • anything you can think of, really!

Sign-ups will commence in February. Please check back for information on how to sign up.

To make sure you don’t miss out on important updates, like us on Facebook at Language Exchange Club Melbourne University and follow us on Instagram at @lecmelbourne!


Our Facebook page has been hacked

Attention language learners!

Whilst we are very happy to welcome a new committee, we are saddened to announce that our Facebook page has been hacked. The committee is working hard to resolve the problem as quickly as possible. In the meantime, please spread the word: Until further notice, our Facebook page is no longer a reliable source for LEC updates. Individual language groups and our Instagram page are the best place to keep updated.

Please be on the lookout for further news! We appreciate your support and patience while we work hard to resolve the problem.

LEC Committee


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