Raise your voice: Creating community for international students

Singing together is powerful. It helps us express our emotions, teaches us to harmonise our differences, and makes us feel part of a community. It also provides an opportunity for language learners to improve pronunciation, fluency, vocabulary and confidence in speaking. For international students living in Australia, a choir can become a family, and a home away from home. It’s a safe place to make friends, improve English and explore a range of feelings.

In 2018, the first annual Raise Your Voice choir festival for international students was held in Brisbane. In this recording, Vicki Bos and Donna Cook talk about some of the goals, benefits and outcomes of the 2018 festival, and let you know all about the 2019 festival. Tune in if you’re interested in singing with your students, setting up a choir at your language school, or getting involved in the festival.

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