Teacher Feature – Vivienne

This week we are featuring Cambridge FCE teacher, Vivienne.

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Cambridge FCE Teacher Vivienne & Student (Harry) Young Woo Kim

How long have been teaching at GV Brisbane and what did you do before you worked here?

“I have been teaching here for 3 years. Before this I was teaching in China for almost 3 years.”

Do you speak another language and what was your biggest challenge when learning it?

“Some ‘getting around’ Mandarin”

Please tell us about a student in your class who you feel has made outstanding progress..

“Harry is the hardest working student and it shows in his results. He does tests alone after class every day. He questions everything!”

What do you most enjoy about teaching at GV Brisbane?

“I enjoy teaching FCE because of the challenge of preparing the students to pass the exam. The curiosity of mature students makes for interesting and intelligent discussions.  I also love the atmosphere in the staff room. The staff here are all easy to get along with.”

If you weren’t a teacher, what job do you think you would be doing now?

“I would hate to imagine! This is the best job I have ever had- my final career.”

What do you like the most about Brisbane?

“The warm weather.”

What is your favourite cafe, restaurant, shop or place in Brisbane?

“Anywhere along the river or by the bay is very nice. Also, West End, the Brisbane Powerhouse, the Jazz club at Kangaroo Point and my back deck at Holland Park.”

Wednesday Jobs!

Get your resume ready, the employers are waiting!

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Counter Hand – Sandwich makers wanted for modern clean snack bar at Eagle Farm. Experience an advantage but full training provided. Fax resume to 3868 1744 or email madlyn@ozemail.com.au

Waiter/Waitress – Experienced student welcome and experienced pizza maker. Call 3278 3333.

Wait Staff – Prev experience essential. Nights and weekends. Hours are negotiable. Hogs Breath Carindale 0450 338 926.

Glassies/Kitchen Hands – The newly renovated Exchange Hotel in Brisbane CBD is recruiting experienced staff. To apply for these postions please send your resume and covering letter outlining the position you are interested in to: colin.buwalda@theexchange.com.au

Nanny/Home Help – Young family, second child on the way, needs help with child care and house keeping. Easy going, non smoker, drivers licence. Approx 15 hours per week, Flexible, on going $25 per hour. Ph: Leigh on 0416 272 103

The GV Brisbane War Cry!

Noosa and Caloundra campuses are going to feel the fury of Brisbane when we unleash this war cry at the Tri-Shield Soccer Tournament!

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“Kick it to the left, Kick it to the right,

we all train on Vegemite!

Give us strength, give us might,

C’mon Brisbane,

FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!”

Make sure if you are going to the game you learn this chant to support our team!
GO BRISBANE!

Pink, eat your heart out!

“Learning English through Music” is one of the afternoon elective subjects. This remake of a ‘Pink’ filmclip was one of the activities that Heidi’s class got to complete.

Congratulations to all involved!

GV Brisbane Teacher Feature – Margie

This week we are featuring everyone’s favourite EAP and IELTS teacher, Margie!

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Hea Jung Kim (Jessica) and EAP & IELTS teacher, Margie

How long have been teaching at GV Brisbane and what did you do before you worked here?

” I have worked here for 2 and a half years. Before this, I taught high school preparation (ESL), taught in high schools, worked as a Director of Studies and was self-employed for 14 years.”

Do you speak another language and what was your biggest challenge when learning it?

“I speak Japanese. I am a qualified Japanese teacher at secondary level. I found honing my listening skills and building a broad vocabulary my biggest challenge.”

Please tell us about a student in your class who you feel has made outstanding progress..

“Hea Jung Kim (Jessica). Jessica is highly motivated to learn. She reflects on skills taught and consistently attempts to transfer these skills to appropriate contexts. Her writing shows marked improvement.”

What do you most enjoy about teaching at GV Brisbane?

“The students – they are friendly and respectful and I enjoy teaching young adults from a wide variety of nationalities.”

If you weren’t a teacher, what job do you think you would be doing now?

“I would be working as a suntan lotion spray machine operator in Tahiti.”

What do you like the most about Brisbane?

“I like living in Brisbane because my youngest son is here. Also, I like the fact that I can ride my bicycle to work pretty much every day of the year.”

What is your favourite cafe, restaurant, shop or place in Brisbane?

“I love ‘Trang’ restaurant – a Vietnamese restaurant on Hardgrave Rd, West End. It has good food at a great price!”

GV Caloundra in intensive training….

The Tri-Shield soccer game between GV Noosa, GV Brisbane and GV Caloundra is coming up.

Check out this link to catch up on the intense ‘training’ going on down in Caloundra…..

www.globalvillagecaloundra.wordpress.com

The schedule for games is:

The big day is Frday 5 December and the matches will be as follows

MATCH 1 –  Noosa vs Caloundra 1pm – 1:40

MATCH 2 – Brisbane Vs Caloundra 1:45 – 2:20

MATCH 3 – Noosa Vs Brisbane 2:25 – 2:55pm

Say Cheese!

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