How do I get to Macquarie University?
There are a range of transport options including buses and trains, which stop at the Macquarie University campus. For more information consult the Macquarie University website.
Where do I find MALS on the Macquarie University campus?
The central meeting point for MALS is the Ground floor foyer of X5B (opposite the lift). The allocation of classes and opening of the School will take place here at 8.30 on the first day of each Summer and Winter Week. To locate the Building X5B please consult the Macquarie University Campus Map.
Does MALS provide food and drink?
MALS provides morning and afternoon tea throughout the Summer and Winter Weeks. Students do need to provide their own lunch. Various food and drink outlets are available on campus, nearby in Marsfield, and at the Macquarie Centre.
How do I know which course to enrol in?
Course descriptions can be found in our Summer and Winter Week Programs. These provide general information about the level of proficiency required for each course. If you would like further advice please email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide a summary description of your training to date.
Can I enrol in more than one course?
No. Each course runs from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday for the duration of each Summer and Winter Week.
Can I change my course during a Winter or Summer Week?
Yes. If you find the course you are enrolled in too challenging or not challenging enough you are welcome to change to another course during a Winter or Summer Week. Before you change courses talk to your tutor and the Director Trevor Evans, who will be available at every morning and afternoon break.
What if my course is cancelled?
Courses may be cancelled if an insufficient number of students (normally less than 5) enrols before the deadline. Students will be advised of cancelations via email.
If your course is cancelled MALS volunteer staff will suggest an alternative course and you can transfer to that without re-enrolling. You can also cancel your enrolment and MALS volunteer staff will organise a refund.
Where can I find the text selected by my tutor?
Information about textbooks and texts can be found in the course descriptions in the Summer and Winter Programs. Students are expected to purchase textbooks before the start of each Winter and Summer Week. Our Program provides information about suggested language textbook retailers.
Most of our Intermediate and Advanced courses (and some Beginners courses) use learning materials (including texts) provided by tutors. These can be downloaded from the MALS website before each Summer or Winter Week.