Job of the week!

Embassy XO in Sunshine Beach is looking for a Kitchen Hand for weekend work.  Availability for 3-4 hours Saturday and Sunday over the lunch time period is required.

Call Brendon on 5455 4460

Embassy XO 56 Duke Street Sunshine Beach.

Just Party!

Its been a huge week at GV Noosa with so many students coming and going.  Our Kendai Students have been a welcome addition to the school and we will be sorry to see them go.  Because this week has been such a big one for students and 1 particularly accident prone activities leader, it was decided that everyone should let their hair down and just relax.  Music, chips, chocolate and soft drinks  are a good start to the weekend.

 

Are Native English Speakers the best Language Teachers?

The world is changing! When a business man in China talks to a business man in France, what language does he use?

Nowadays, businesses may ‘outsource’ to companies all over the world. For example, a film company in Australia may use a Polish company to do their graphics, an Indian company to do their sound editing and a company in Germany to do their location searches. They use English to ‘talk’ to each other and so English has become the ‘Lingua Franca’ or language of common use.

It is interesting, that even in countries such as Norway, Sweden and Denmark, where people traditionally could understand each other’s languages; now choose to communicate in English.

That is why students need to learn to understand English accents from all around the globe. Cambridge exams now use a variety of accents for the listening tests and are emphasising the importance of not relying on the traditional British accents.

So, having an ‘accent’ other than the traditional English one is no disadvantage to being an English teacher. Non native English speaking teachers who have had to learn learnt and English teachers who have learnt another language are usually wonderful English teachers. They understand the challenges of language learning. They tend to have a greater understanding of grammar structures than native English speakers and they tend to be more sympathetic to the frustrations of language learning.

So, if your teacher has a non traditional English accent, don’t think you are disadvantaged. It is not a hindrance to your English learning. The next time you are doing group work, remember that listening to the other students will help improve your global English skills and  help yourself, by talking to as many different nationalities as you can around your school every day.

Becky

Director of Studies

GV Noosa

FCE COMPARES ART AT THE LOCAL GALLERY

A visit to the local gallery helped our FCE students prepare for their exams in August. 

This is what Sebastian wrote about his class excursion:

On Thursday 21 July we, the FCE class of Noosa, went with our teacher Sharon on a trip to the art Gallery in Tewantin.

This visit gave us the opportunity to have a look at traditional art from the Indonesian island Java. Everyone was impressed by the beauty and the details this kind of art offered. During our trip we also spent a lot of time comparing the different pieces of art in order to improve our speaking skills for the exam.

All in all this was a very interesting trip with much fun and we are all looking forward to going on our next trip.

By Sebastian Schuth

Kangaroos at dusk

Out in a bus we piled, our eyes steady on the trees and shade, waiting and watching for movement.  We weren’t disappointed.  A small group of kangaroos were quietly eating.  Standing upright as they saw our little group, they stood and watched us watching them, gave a scratch and had a yawn.  So quiet, so beautiful.  The sunlight streamed through the trees as it set, the air was cool and for a few moments we stood with nature, mostly untouched by man….

 

Aromas Noosa Staff Required

Aromas Noosa are looking for enthusiastic people who are passionate about the hospitality and service industry and who can demonstrate exceptional customer service combined with a cheerful personality.

Previous experience (3 years minimum)  in the restaurant industry is essential and wine plus coffee knowledge is highly regarded. The applicant must hold a current RSA certificate and have flexible availability.

Roster include’s weekends and nights and is $15-$19.99hr

Please forward applications to:

Sam Ingham – Myers sam@aromasnoosa.com.au

From Georgia to Noosa for Nino and her brother Levani

Dr Nino Abuladze studied at GV Noosa in order to increase her IELTS score to 7 and is now working as a doctor in Brisbane.

She loved her time here so much that she brought her brother from Georgia to study with us with also. As you can see, she is so happy to have her ‘little’ brother with her.

Whale Watching Specials for GV Students!

This is a fantastic opportunity for our GV students.  Price includes all transfers from the Sunshine Coast with GUARANTEED SIGHTINGS!

To book these limited seats call 1800 763 077 or call Kayle at Tribal Travel.  Dont miss out!  This is a fabulous experience not to be missed!

How to Learn a Foreign Language

1) Spend the time!
By far the most important factor is how much time you are immersed in the language. The more time you spend with the language, the faster you will learn. This means listening, reading, writing, speaking, and studying words and phrases. This does not mean sitting in class looking out the window, nor listening to other students who do not speak well, nor getting explanations in your own language about how the language works. This means spending time enjoyably connected to the language you are learning.

2) Listen and read every day!
Listen wherever you are on your MP3 player. Read what you are listening to. Listen to and read things that you like, things that you can mostly understand, or even partly understand. If you keep listening and reading you will get used to the language. One hour of listening or reading is more effective than many hours of class time.

3) Focus on words and phrases!
Build up your vocabulary, you’ll need lots. Start to notice words and how they come together as phrases. Learn these words and phrases through your listening and reading. Read online, using online dictionaries, and make your own vocabulary lists for review. Soon you will run into your new words and phrases elsewhere. Gradually you will be able to use them. Do not worry about how accurately you speak until you have accumulated a plenty of words through listening and reading.

4) Take responsibility for your own learning!
If you do not want to learn the language, you won’t. If you do want to learn the language, take control. Choose content of interest,that you want to listen to and read. Seek out the words and phrases that you need to understand your listening and reading. Do not wait for someone else to show you the language, nor to tell you what to do. Discover the language by yourself, like a child growing up. Talk when you feel like it. Write when you feel like it. A teacher cannot teach you to become fluent, but you can learn to become fluent if you want to.

5) Relax and enjoy yourself!
Do not worry about what you cannot remember, or cannot yet understand, or cannot yet say. It does not matter. You are learning and improving. The language will gradually become clearer in your brain, but this will happen on a schedule that you cannot control. So sit back and enjoy. Just make sure you spend enough time with the language. That is the greatest guarantee of success.

Written by Steve Kaufmann

Kitchen Hand Position Available

 

Berados Restaurant Hasting Street is looking for a hard worker for a kitchen hand position.  This role is everything from kitchen prep to washing.  Hours are approx 15 hours a week, all evening work with availability on the weekends a must.

To apply please phone Shane on 5447 5666 to arrange a meeting.

Frederiks Last Days At Global Village Noosa

Everyone was sad to see Frederik go home, however, students came together to give him a great send off.  Starting at Lions Park with a big group BBQ, the students then headed up to KB’s for lots more fun and games.  Mohammod our reigning Limbo Champion took out the title once again and then tried his hand at “Heads and Tails.”  Despite layering his clothes with the help of fellow students, he refused to take it all off and lost the game:)

We all wish Fredik the best and hope to see him back here on the coast soon.

 

Daniil Shares His Report on University Sunshine Coast

GV IELTS students were asked to write a report this week on the information session given by the USC. Thank you Daniil, for this outstanding effort.

USC – University of the Sunshine Coast. It is one the best universities in Queensland which has been given 5 stars for their teaching quality and generic skills. It has a 100-hectare campus with all kinds of facilities including an international-standard athletics track and $10 million sport stadium. You can choose an academic programme that will suit you from a huge list presented at the USC.

The university is located at Sippy Downs in the heart of the Sunshine Coast region. At USC, you are only 15-20 minutes from beautiful beaches, hinterland rainforests and the restaurants, clubs and nightlife of Mooloolaba and Alexandra Headland. Efficient bus station connect students to coastal communities, shopping centers and other local attractions. The Sunshine Coast is an ideal base for exploring Australia’s big cities, the Outback or the Tropics.

At USC, you can choose from six major academic areas: Business and Information technology, Communication and Design, Education, Health, Humanities and Social sciens and also Science and Engineering. In each sector you have a variety of at least seven programmes. Also there are two Academic English programs for intermediate and upperintermediate levels that run every 10 weeks. After this program you can enter the university without doing any other english exams (e.g. IELTS).

The University of Sunshine Coast has a huge and modern 100-hectare campus which is attractively located on the edge of a national park and is home to kangaroos and a variety of other distinctive Australian flora and fauna. USC’s impressive and environmentally friendly architecture has received national awards. The university offers modern learning resources, as well as an art gallery, bookshop, sporting facilities and eateries. Shops, banks, cafés and student accommodation are within easy walking distance of the campus.

All information about the university such as academic programmes, fees, dates and entry requirements can be easely found at www.usc.edu.au/international

Friday Job Search

 

Subway Hastings Street Noosa Heads!

Come and be a part of the largest fast food chain on the planet and get paid to be trained!! With a minimal workload and a broadly recognised qualification at the end of it, why don’t you do yourself a favour andAPPLY TODAY!!

We look forward to receiving your application

Send your resume with cover letter to Cameron Douglas (email preferred)
cam.douglas@optusnet.com.au or to
Po Box 6037 Maroochydore BC QLD 4558

 

Remembering the Words

The best way to remember English vocabulary

One of the most difficult things about learning a foreign language is mastering the vocabulary. Even if you have a first language (such as French or German) which is related to English, there are many “false friends”, words which are similar to English ones but which are actually used differently. There is no easy way to memorise English words, but there is one method that is guaranteed to get results: quiz yourself.

Back in the 19thCentury, a German psychologist called

The Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve

Ebbinghaus was one of the first to study memory, and his work is still recognised today. He found that when a person memorises a set of new words, they forget over 50% of them within an hour. After a day, almost 2/3 is forgotten, and after 6 days, only 30% of the words stay in our head. Therefore, most of the words you learn will be forgotten very quickly! But there’s good news, too. Ebbinghaus found that when you review new words shortly after you first learn them, you won’t forget them so quickly. To put a word in your long-term memory, you will need to review it about seven times. Each time you remember the word, you will make or widen the path to the word in your brain. The best way to do this is by quizzing yourself, and the easiest way to do this is by using word cards.

Make a list of about twenty useful English words that you’d like to remember. Write each word on the front of the card with its part of speech (noun, verb, adjective etc). On the back, write its meaning, either in easy English or in your native language, along with an example sentence from your dictionary. Then test yourself, from word to meaning first, and then from meaning to word. Don’t forget to shuffle the cards each time so that you remember the words, not the list. And you should test yourself both orally and by writing. Do this often, and you’ll never forget the words!

These days, there are also many cheap or free ways to make “word cards” on your computer and phone. You might like to google some, or check out iTunes for some of the latest Apps there. Whichever way you choose to do it, reviewing vocabulary by quizzing yourself is well worth the time and effort.

Naomi Smith

Director of Study, GV Brisbane

Live Gigs on the Sunshine Coast

If you are after entertainment Wednesday Nights at Bistro C on Hastings street have a FREE NO COVER CHARGE Cuban Night.  It’s Cuban Food, Cuban Dancing, Cuban food and of course Cuban Dancing!

At Joes Waterhole you will see The Cheap Fakes.  Sunshine Coast Born, these guys are helping raise money so that we all get to enjoy live music as often as possible.  This band is a favourite so if you can, go along to Joes Waterhole Eumundi on July 15thBookings are essential so call 5442 8144.

www.musicatjoes.com

FOR ALL GIGS PHOTO ID IS A MUST!!!!

Twister the game to play!

The only way I was going to get any student to play today was to join the group and play along.  Lots of bottoms in the air and faces on feet, I don’t think there was any clear winner as we all kept falling down.  I think that our legs and arms will hurt tomorrow.

State of Origin

After our Scavenger Hunt, our winners finally got to enjoy their prize at Sogo when QLD won over NSW.  With their T-shirts and banners and a heap of pizza, much discussion regarding league vs union vs AFL vs Soccer was had.  Im not sure where that finished…Not that it mattered much…. said the AFL supporter:)

Web 2:0 The New Options Class For Social Networking

GV Noosa students have always enjoyed the Options program and Tim’s Web 2:0 class is proving a winner.

Using our new Cambridge Computer Suite, students learn the skills and English needed to be part of the social networking age. Topics include:

  • texting
  • facebooking
  • emailing
  • blogs
  • twitters
  • podcasts

Russian student Anastasia  said,‘it is useful and a fun way to improve my English’. I am making friends from all around the world now and I want to keep in contact with them using facebook and of course, English’.

Check out the posts on  www.gvstudents.com  I really enjoyed reading their work. Well done everyone! Becky

 

Student Prices at Coffee Club Noosa Junction

The Coffee Club Noosa Junction (located by the cinemas) are offering all Global Village Students special prices on large coffees for $3 and Movie Meal Deals for $25.  This includes $18 worth of food and drink from The Coffee Club as well as a movie ticket.

For extra details see reception or Sarah (activities coordinator).

Students enjoy University Talk

Phil’s IELTS class were given a real life task today to document an information session given by Sunshine Coast University.

All the students enjoyed an interesting session on study pathways to the University of Sunshine Coast given by Liani Eckard.  They look forward to visiting the University when it has its open day on the 19th July.

GV 4th of July Hamburger Cook Off

Students competed today in a Hamburger Cook Off.  It was a pretty close call and Activities Coordinator Sarah had to try all 10 burgers to determine the winner… Lets just say she was very full!  Mr Awesome and Federik were head to head in taking out the prize but in the end Frederik took out the $20 iTunes gift voucher prize for his juicy and beautifully presently hamburger.  Great work guys and thank you for cleaning up so well!

Sunrise by Noosa

Here’s another great new Noosa video featuring a beautiful sunrise over Main Beach…

If you are up bright and early one morning (or if you’ve had a really late night!) it is well worth a walk down to the beach to check Noosa out at its most peaceful and beautiful.

Golden Breed Specials for Global Village Students

The team at Golden Breed are all experienced surfers and will equip the students with the right board depending on their experience and height. As the student progresses in their surfing experience, they will get to hire different types of boards to better suit their surfing skills.

The students can come anytime during opening hours seven days a week and pick up a board and drop it back so they don’t have to carry the board everywhere. The team will also ensure that the students receive all the helpful hints and local knowledge they need to have the best surf experience in Noosa. They will recommend to the students the best place to surf depending on the skill level, let them know daily tides and the correct etiquette when in the water.

They also have second hand and new boards for sale if students wish to purchase a board.

Special GV Noosa Rental Price

Daily: $30

Weekly: $90

Monthly: $220

Month +: Price can be negotiated

Wet Suit

Wet suits and rash vests are including in the hire price.

How Far from GV Noosa

Golden Breed is located at the start of Hastings Street. 10 min walk from GV Noosa and 2 min walk to the beach.

http://www.facebook.com/goldenbreed

http://twitter.com/#!/GoldenBreed

http://www.goldenbreed.com.au/

http://www.pacificlongboarder.com/news.asp?id=3289&category=1

http://www.surfersvillage.com/surfing/52243/surf-news.htm

Scavenger Hunt Winners

A huge rush was on for todays scavenger hunt.  Students had to run around Noosa Junction looking for anything from a Subway napkin to a photo with a policeman.  Team 6 took out first place with a score of 405 while team 2 and 4 took out 2nd and 3rd place.

The big prize for team 6 is VIP treatment at Sogo Bar on Wednesday the 6th of July for State of Origin.  Drinks, pizzas and lots of XXXX State of Origin merchandise should start off a great night with the locals.