Do have a Bedroom spare?

We have had so many enquiries about share accommodation.

If you have a bedroom spare and are looking for a room mate, come and talk to Robyn on your break. She will be able to help.

Great Barrier Reef

Tatsuya had a great time on the Great Barrier Reef weekend away!

Tatsuya decided that before he left, he had to visit the world’s largest coral reef. He went on his own last weekend! He got to see all the amazing marine life when he got to scuba dive for the first time, meet new friends from Australia and other English schools, and also discovered that he suffers from sea sickness!

Tatsuya: ” I want to go again!”

There was such high demand for this trip that it is now running every week. If you would like to go please see Robyn or Ryoko and they can help organise it for you. It goes for 3 days and is $380.

Did you know…

Optus now have prepaid wireless internet?

So now if there is no internet in your sharehouse, you can get your own! It is only $30 for 2Gb of downloads.

Check out www.optus.com.au or check out the Optus Store on Queen Street.

NEW – Cambridge Proficiency at GV Noosa

Are you ready for the ultimate challenge of your English ability?

GV Noosa is set to commence offering the Cambridge CPE Exam Preparation course from March 2009.  This course is offered to high level students looking to pursue their English study at a very high level.

Cambridge exams are offered at a number of levels;

  • KET
  • PET
  • FCE (Offered at GV Noosa, GV Brisbane and GV Caloundra)
  • CAE (Offered at GV Noosa and GV Brisbane)
  • CPE (Offered at GV Noosa from March 2009)

If you are a long term student looking to take your English to the highest level, speak to Becky or Nina about what preparation you should be considering before challenging yourself with the CPE program.

You can read more about the Cambridge exam courses at www.cambexams.com.au , and you can read more specific information about the CPE at http://www.cambridgeesol.org/exams/general-english/cpe.html .  Check out the link on that page to past exam papers!

GV Noosa is the Sunshine Coast Cambridge Test Centre.

Upcoming Weekend Activities for September

There are some really great weekend activities available during September!

05 – 07 September 2008 – Great Barrier Reef Trip

13 September 2008 – Stradbroke Island Day Trip

20 September 2008 – Binna Burra Day Trip

21 September 2008 – Springbrook National Park Day Trip

27 September 2008 – Gold Coast Day Trip

28 September 2008 – Byron Bay Day Trip

Don’t forget to save your seat closer to the date!

Evening IELTS

Evening IELTS with Michael & Margie is going very well.

Recently Michael has completed his Graduate Certificate in TESOL and Margie has put her PHD on hold so lucky us, we get all of her attention!

Remember – if you have a friend who’d like to have a free trial lesson, they’re welcome to come along.

Upcoming Activities

This weekend is filled with exciting day trips to the beautiful Byron Bay and Gold Coast.

Saturday 23rd August – Day Trip to the Gold Coast $50.00

The Gold Coast is a superb combination of spectacular beaches, national parks, wilderness, extensive waterways, valleys and wide open spaces.

– Sunday 24th of August – Day Trip to Byron Bay $50.00

With its numerous beaches, unspoilt hinterland, and relaxed lifestyle, Byron Bay is a popular tourist destination. Cape Byron is Australia’s most easterly point

The Room of Silence!

Room 1 has now been designated “The Room of Silence”. If you want to escape the noise & chatter of the rest of the school & study in peace, come to room 1 after class.

English for TESOL running in September!

New FCE & new IELTS classes starting soon too!

Check out our Academic Noticeboard if you want to sign up for a space! Want more info?

Don’t forget you have your one-on-one progress interviews next Thursday so you can discuss your options with your teachers. Feel free to see Pam or Eugene any time for more specific information, or a course extension.

Welcome back, Phil!

Talented wordsmith, saxophonist & all-round lovely bloke, Phil is back from a 6 month trip around South America & teaching for us again.

We are all looking forward to the lovely Daniela returning from her 2 month trip to Croatia in September too!

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