Perth born Tim Bloxsome joined the teaching staff last year.
What were you doing before you came to GV Noosa?
Before I came to GV Noosa I was travelling the world. Teaching in Taipei! Paris! Rome! Perth! Before that I was a magazine journalist in Melbourne and Sydney.
What do you love most about living on the Sunshine Coast?
I love the surf. I also love the weather but I really love the surf. Tea Tree Bay on a perfect day is heaven on Earth.
I hear you have published a novel, tell us about it?
I’ve published two novels, one is called LBF, the other is called Woodchopper. LBF is currently being made into a movie in Sydney and I am told that it will be released a t a festival premiere this year, but you should never believe what ‘movie people’ tell you.
What do you think is most important when learning a language?
First and foremost a language student should use the new language as much as they can; speak to strangers, shop assistants, bus drivers….everyone.
What do you always ask your students to do?
I ask my students to speak in full sentences and avoid giving one-word answers. Fluency comes from repeatedly using good sentence structure.