The Student English Association is one of XJTLU’s newest, largest and most dynamic clubs, run with guidance and support from the Language Centre. It is the result of eight separate clubs merging to produce a comprehensive range of social, cultural and academic activities which are frequently attended by Language Centre tutors.
While the focus of these activities is to provide students with opportunities to improve their English skills, there is also an emphasis on making friends, developing new skills and learning about the rest of the world.
The ever-increasing list of events includes: debating competitions, singing groups, English Corner, book discussion, culture lectures, speaking competitions, festival celebrations, film screenings, TV series discussions, a student-run English newsletter and theatre performances. Events are promoted by direct email, through posters, in the student-led English magazine and through social media like Renren. Most activities are free and open to all XJTLU students, however, there is also a special programme of events for club members.
While the club has extensive support from the Language Centre, a student-led corporate structure has been established that offers senior students the opportunity to acquire leadership experience in addition to applying what they have learnt in their studies.