The Learning Hub First Birthday!

The Learning Hub is a self access learning centre, a place where Campbell students go to when they want to practice listening and speaking, get feedback on their classwork and access learning resources. Since it opened a year ago, it has seen a steady increase in the number of students wanting to improve their English outside of the normal class time.

The Learning Hub is staffed by Christina Wielgolawski, our self access learning specialist on Monday and Thursday afternoons. She is there to help students with specialist 1:1 consultation and to help guide them on their own English language journeys. It is not uncommon for Christina to deal with a wide range of questions and needs, including discussing students’ learning processes.

Learning is better together

Christina has more than 15 years of experience running self-access learning centres including managing one in Paris, France, with about 150 learners. “A self-access learning centre benefits students by helping them develop their own learning,” said Christina.

“The Learning Hub has been very helpful, especially in helping me with my pronunciation,” said Binh Dinh “John” Le, one of our students from Hanoi, Vietnam.  “I always recommend The Learning Hub to other students so more and more students know and make use of this free of charge facility.”

The Learning Hub is open to Campbell students in Wellington every Monday and Thursday ‎from 3.30pm to 5pm.

Celebration time

Students celebrated The Learning Hub’s first birthday celebration with a haiku competition. Haiku are very short poems about things that make people feel connected to nature. They originated in Japan, and for decades have been a popular poetry style in English as well. Wen “Roxy” Zhang from Beijing, China, a student from one of our pre-intermediate classes, won a $40 Unity Books voucher with her haiku.

Autumn has passed us
When you can see fallen leaves
That means winter’s come
– Roxy

Happy first birthday The Learning Hub and here’s to many more years to come!