June Activity Calendar 2019

Take a look at the activity calendar for June.

As you may know, Monday the 3rd is a public holiday (Western Australia Day) so there is no class.

On the 21st, we have a Brazilian June festival coming up so be prepared to have lots of fun!

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Job available

Job available

Short order Cook

With more than 250 stores around Australia ‘The Coffee Club’ is one of the fastest growing Franchises in the country. The Coffee Club Karrinyup is currently looking for people who are able to work with us, on achieving ‘The Coffee Clubs’ mission of delivering….

GOOD FOOD, GREAT SERVICE AND EXCELLENT COFFEE.

We are looking for a well presented, highly motivated and experienced kitchen hand/cook.  You must be a team player and able to function in a high pressure environment.

The application form will include these questions:

  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • How many years’ experience do you have as a cook?
  • Which of the following days and times are you available to work?
  • Do you live within 20 minutes drive from Karrinyup Centre?

Right to live and work

You must have the right to live and work in this location to apply for this job.

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Plesae apply on the webiste : https://www.seek.com.au/job/38825131?searchrequesttoken=48ea6d84-1555-410f-bedb-217e4ad2a972&type=standard

 

 

March Activity Calendar

March is supposed to be Autumn, but we still have summer activities coming up!
Remember, Monday the 4th is a public holiday so there is no school. Come and join Aussie Beer Tasting on Friday the 1st so you can get ready for the long weekend!

3. March

December Activity Calendar

Take a look at the activity calendar for December.

The surfing lesson now starts at 7:15am so make sure you go to bed early the night before so you can get to Brighton Beach on time!

We are closed from the 24th to the 28th of December but remember you have class on Monday the 31st. Don’t forget to come to school 🙂

December

You’re never too old to learn English!

My Australian adventure, by Christine.

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« How strange are the Australians! They stand on their heads and drive on the wrong side of the road!”

This is what I was thinking before meeting some of them on the St James trail, a famous 1500 km long pilgrimage between France and Spain.

While we were walking together, I realized that they were as strange as I supposed, but also enthusiastic, clever, good-humoured and incredibly kind. We became friends and I had the opportunity to be invited in Melbourne, in Tasmania, and also on the Great Barrier Reef… and after having fallen in love with Australians, I fell in love with Australia.

Nevertheless I was stuck at the level of English language I had reached when I graduated from high school in… 1968. No way of understanding what was a bloke, a snag or a bogain, or even know that “gdday! How’s’tgoin?” meant “good morning, how do you do?”

So I decided to go and celebrate my 68th birthday in Western Australia, at a famous language school: the Perth Lexis English School.

Afte my first day of course, I was just hesitating whether I would go back home or ask to go down in an easier course: my class mates could have been my children, or even my grandchildren, and everything was going too fast, with too much to learn and remember at the same time… but the teachers and the other students encouraged me to keep going, telling me that everyone had felt the same on the first week. Eventually I took the pace.

Soon, some of my classmates became friends. Mainly Japanese and South American students. Thanks to them I learnt about their country, customs and even their food.

Furthermore moreover Lexis is not only a language school: I took surfing lessons (that I spend almost completely immerged under the board), I did yoga, I bet at the Melbourne cup (not money, be reassured!), participated in Halloween disguised as a witch and in an unavoidable Australian activity: the barbecue.

Christine halloween group shotChristine halloween head shot

During this three weeks course, time has been passing quickly, too quickly. My English improved much more than I could have hoped, thanks to Honour my beloved teacher. And when it was time to leave the school I was far away from the joy I usually felt in my childhood at the beginning of school holidays: the staff, the teachers and most of  the students had become friends, and I was so sad to leave them!

Whatever, while I was coming back to France, I was already sure of one thing:

I’ll come back.

 

« Quels étranges personnages que les Australiens : ils marchent sur la tête et roulent du mauvais côté de la route ! »

C’est en tous cas ce que je pensais avant d’en rencontrer sur le chemin de Compostelle, un pèlerinage de 1500 kilomètres entre la France et l’Espagne.

En les fréquentant, j’ai réalisé que comme je le supposais ils étaient étranges, mais aussi enthousiastes, intelligents, pleins d’humour et incroyablement gentils.

Mes compagnons de marche Australiens sont vite devenus des amis et j’ai eu la chance d’être invitée à Melbourne, puis en Tasmanie et même sur la grande barrière de corail… et après être tombée amoureuse des Australiens, je suis tombée amoureuse de l’Australie.

Cependant ma pratique de l’Anglais était restée figée au niveau atteint le jour de mon bac, en…1968. Je ne parle même pas de comprendre ce qu’était un bloke, une snag ou un bogain, ou de savoir que « gdday, how’s’tgoin’ ? » voulait dire « good morning, how do you do ? »

Alors j’ai décidé d’aller fêter mes 68 ans en Australie Occidentale, dans une école de langues réputée : la Lexis de Perth.

Le premier jour, après une matinée de cours j’ai hésité entre rentrer chez moi et demander à descendre dans une classe inférieure : mes copains de classe auraient pu être mes enfants, voire mes petits-enfants et tout allait très vite, avec beaucoup trop de choses à apprendre en même temps… mais les professeurs et les anciens élèves m’ont encouragée, en me disant que la première semaine c’était toujours comme ça, et j’ai fini par prendre le rythme.

Je me suis vite fait des amis parmi les élèves, dont beaucoup de Japonais et de Sud-Américains qui m’ont fait connaître leur pays, leurs coutumes, et souvent leur cuisine.

Et puis Lexis n’est pas seulement une école de langues : J’ai pris les leçons de surf (que j’ai passées presque en totalité dans l’eau ou sous la planche), fait du yoga, parié à la Melbourne cup, participé à la fête de Halloween déguisée en sorcière et à une activité Australienne incontournable : le barbecue.

Christine Melbourne Cup awards

Les trois semaines de cours ont passé vite, beaucoup trop vite. J’ai progressé en Anglais bien plus que je n’aurais osé l’espérer, et au moment de quitter l’école j’étais bien loin de la joie ressentie au moment des vacances dans ma jeunesse : Le staff, les professeurs et beaucoup d’élèves étaient devenus  des amis que j’ai eu beaucoup de peine à quitter.

Mais en retournant en France j’avais déjà une certitude :

Je reviendrai.

Christine Melbourne Cup head shot

Surfing

Lovely day out on the ocean this morning. Look at these amazing photos. Students really enjoyed their surfing lesson. Don’t forget, we will have a surfing lesson again next week.

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