Ms Anibeth Desierto
Learning Skills Adviser
|Telephone:||(61 8) 6304 2395|
Prior to working at ECU, Ms Anibeth Desierto worked as a course developer, teacher and teacher trainer for over 18 years, both for universities and private institutions in Australia and overseas.
Specific areas of specialisation included: bridging programs, English for Business, English for specific purposes (ESP), English for all levels, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), writing for postgraduates with English as a second or foreign language.
Anibeth has also conducted research into the academic writing expectations of faculty disciplines and international students (for her Masters studies), part of which has been published.
Anibeth is a Learning Skills Adviser and provides academic support to students through workshops, lectures, tutorials, assignment labs and Academic Skills Workshops.
Anibeth assists students with:
- Writing effectively for specific assignments;
- To improve reading, writing, research and referencing skills and time management skills;
- Exam preparation; and
- In addition, Anibeth also writes and develops site materials for Blackboard (an online learning environment).
- 2006 - Masters in Education (Language & Literacy) (Deakin University).
- Partial completion of a Masters in Applied Linguistics (UWA).
- 1991 - Hons Asian Studies (Murdoch University).
- 1990 - Certificate in teaching English to speakers of other languages (CELTA), (ECU).
- 1989 - BA (History/Politics) (Curtin University).
- 4 years - IELTS Examiner (past).
- 3 years - Cambridge Exams Examiner (past).
- Association for Academic Language Learning (AALL)
- Desierto, A., & De Maio, C. (2013). Learning advisors and Business Edge collaborate – embedding workshops: meeting the academic skills needs of first year students. Teaching & Learning Forum 2013 abstract & presentation. Retrieved from http://www.roger-atkinson.id.au/tlf2013/abstracts.html.
- Desierto, A. (2012, November). Academic plagiarism – teaching and learning: current issues. Poster presented at the Eculture 2012 - Illuminating Our Practice Conference. Perth, Australia: Edith Cowan University.
- Desierto, A. (1998). UWA expectations of academic writing at Australian universities: work in progress. In B. Black & N. Stanley (Eds.), Teaching and learning in changing times. Proceedings of the 7th Annual Teaching Learning Forum (pp. 91-95). Perth, Australia: The University of Western Australia.
- Desierto, A. (1990). Trade Unionism in the Philippines. Google Books: Murdoch University, Western Australia.
- Desierto, A. (1990). In the company of gods. In E. Wickett (Ed.), Memories and reflections – an anthology of migrant women’s writing (pp. 82-83). Migrant Women’s Interest Committee: Perth, Western Australia.
Articles in Magazines
- Desierto, A. (2011, January). RP-built 4,000 car carrier ship docks at Fremantle. The Filipino Australian Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.thefilipinoaustralian.com/news/index.php/author/anibeth-desierto/
- Desierto, A. (2008, August). WA’s largest union lodges case for OFW vs employer. Bulatlat, VIII, 27, August 10-16. Retrieved from http://barangayrp.wordpress.com
- Desierto, A. (2007, December). Creating historical milestones: Overseas Filipino workers and Australian unions. Bulatlat, VII, 42, Nov. 25-Dec. 12.
- Desierto, A. (2007, November). OFWs in Perth form union. The Filipino Australian Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.thefilipinoaustralian.com/news/index.php/author/anibeth-desierto/
- Desierto, A. (2006). Academic writing: faculty expectations and overseas students. (Masters dissertation). Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.