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Issue 81, December 2016



ACAA 热点新闻


Highlights of 2016



ACAA Alumni Welcome Back Drinks in Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing







ACAA Yunnan Chapter Launch




ACAA-R&F BrisbaneOne: Happy 10K Run




ACAA Supported-AustCham Shanghai Graduate Career Fair




The 8th ACAA/IELTS Australia Alumni Awards Presentation Dinner





AustCham South China Christmas Party




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December Greetings

ACAA 十二月祝语


As we approach the end of 2016, it is time for ACAA to wrap up the year and send our best wishes to all our alumni members, university partners and corporate partners for a prosperous 2017! 


We are glad to see ACAA grow and expand this year. We are proud to engage with 19,500+ alumni (as of the end of November 2016) and expect for a continuous growth next year with our strategic plans and alumni engagement plans for both online and offline events. 2017 mentor program will open soon and we aim to provide our premium members with the opportunity to learn from high profile and experienced mentors across a variety of sectors. Please stay tuned for more ACAA services for alumni and universities.


The 8th Australia China Alumni Awards was again a great success this year, hosting more than 200 representatives from alumni, universities and corporates. The 50 finalists and 8 winners from 8 award categories have inspired other alumni to achieve their potential. They also demonstrate a strong brand of Australian Higher Education.


Apart from our flagship annual Alumni Awards, ACAA has organised and supported more than 90 events across the key cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and surrounding cities such as Shenzhen, Hongkong, Chengdu, and Kunming.


We are all geared up to build a stronger Australian alumni network in China and make sure our alumni maintain lifelong connections with Australia.


To all, Happy New Year!



Best Wishes,

The ACAA Team 




Alumni Profile



Dr. Kathy HOU


La Trobe University Alumna




Currently Kathy is an associate professor at Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, teaching and doing research on Academic English and Intercultural Communication.


After teaching English for 7 years at Donghua Univerity in Shanghai, Kathy decided to start her PhD program at La Trobe University, Australia in 2007. Her PhD thesis is about Chinese overseas students’ interactional difficulties in Australia. On graduation, Min went back to Shanghai in 2011 to continue her English-teaching career at Shanghai University of International Business and Economics.


During her stay in Australia, Kathy found that although many Chinese students got high marks in English tests, they still felt powerless and frustrated when communicating with Australian local people. The reasons are complicated involving linguistic, cultural and psychological aspects. So in her teaching, Kathy attempts to help students to be aware of these aspects in English learning so as to improve their intercultural communicative competence.


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