July Student of the Month

This month a new tradition of ‘student of the month’ has been started at GV Perth. The award is presented to a particular student who shows excellence in effort, attitude, attendance, completion of homework and participation in GIL and activities. This month’s recipient is Louis from our Pre-Intermediate class. Well done Louis!

Louis Makes His Acceptance Speech
Signing the 'Student of the Month' Surfboard


Delicious Gỏi Cuốn

Earlier this week we made delicious “Gỏi cuốn”, or summer rolls, from Vietnam. These healthy yet tasty snacks are increasingly popular in the neighbouring countries of Vietnam as well as Australia. Unlike the more common spring roll they are served fresh at room temperature rather than fried. Making them for our Monday activity was a great opportunity to practice English and learn about another culture. Eating them was fun aswell!

Need a Job??

Rendezvous Hotels is one of the leading business hotel groups in Asia Pacific. Hotels are strategically located in major cities throughout the region and focus on providing a productive hub for travelling executives.

Located on spectacular Scarborough Beach, Rendezvous Hotel Perth is an iconic leisure and events hotel. With 333 rooms and an extensive range of services and facilities, Rendezvous Hotel Perth delivers impeccable, memorable guest experiences.

Kitchen Steward

The Kitchen Steward will be reporting directly to the Supervisor Kitchen Stewarding and be responsible for the overall cleanliness of the back of house kitchen facilities and utilities, including delegated staff areas.

You will work with the Chefs to ensure all utensil stock levels are available to the chefs during peak service times, ensure that all dishes as well as floors and walls are clean in accordance to HACCP.

•Cleaning, sanitation and storage of all cutlery, crockery, kitchen equipment and appliances, using industrial washing machines or hand washing as appropriate.
•Cleaning of walls, floors and general kitchen work spaces, working to cleaning schedule as prescribed for the area.
•Cleaning of food storage areas including fridges, cool rooms and dry goods stores, ensuring that principles of food hygiene are being observed; report any hazards or problems to Executive Chef.
•Remove rubbish regularly, ensure that kitchen and waste areas are free of refuse. Clean industrial bins on a daily basis.
•Ensure cleaning equipment is maintained in effective working order, report any faults or repairs required to the Executive Chef.
•Assist and liaise with chef on duty with basic food preparation; grating, peeling, chopping, preparing batters, garnishes and seasonings.

•Excellent English communication skills
•Excellent knowledge of Kitchen machinery
and Food & Beverage operations
– Ability to carry heavy objects and to do labour taks is essential.

This is a full time role that requires candidates to have full Australian working rights. You will be remunerated in accordance to the HIGA Award. Please note it is a policy of the Hotel that only successful candidates will be notified.

If you are passionate about the hospitality industry, pride yourself on delivering great service and have the required skills we are seeking, apply now to be considered for this excellent career opportunity with one of Perth’s leading hotels.

For more employment opportunities, visit our website:

Kitchen Hand

Jetty’s Restaurant
at Hillarys Boat Harbour
seeks an flexible, enthusiastic, reliable
 Kitchen hand to join our friendly team.
Jetty’s is a full smorgasbord (buffet) restaurant only and although we serve a high number of guests, our buffet style provides a comparatively relaxed and friendly
working environment.
  Successful applicant will need to be fit, energetic, possess their own transport and be willing to work weekends.
Of course we offer free parking and staff meals.
Your own transport is essential
Please forward a brief resume to


Hippo Creek African Grill is looking for a experienced kitchenhand for fulltime casual.
Hippo Creek opened its doors in 2004 and recently opened in Hillarys after 6 successful years.
The Restaurant seats 200 and is primerly a steakhouse.
Hippo Creek is slowly building its name as one of Perths premier steakhouses. With its main focus on food quality and quantity we use only the best produce available.
Offering African and Game dishes aswell. We are truely unique at what we do.
Fulltime hours available. Flexible roster and hours.
Adam Bastin

Casual Waiter/Waitress

Divido is a cosy, modern Italian restaurant located in Mt Hawthorn, five minutes from Perth CBD.

Our continued growth has seen it necessary to seek the services of experienced waitress/waiter to compliment our front of the house team.

You must be available to work majority of Friday and Saturday nights!!

Hospitality experience is a bonus but more important to us is that you have:

– a good attitude
– willingness to learn about the food and wine that we sell
– confidence to interact with our customers and provide top quality service.

We are willing to train the right candidate in all aspects of Front of House service including bar work, coffee making and wine appreciation, if you can display the attributes listed above.

In addition to the above, you must have:

– initiative, common sense and a positive outlook
– impeccable personal presentation standards

Please attach a cover letter and resume when applying to this job

Rhys Howell

Divido Restaurant
170 Scarborough Beach Road
Mt Hawthorn W.A 6016
08 9443 7373

OR via email:


Are you a 1st class cleaner who wants to work with fabulous clients?

Are you a first class CLEANER, HOUSEKEEPER or NANNY looking for ongoing work with fabulous clients?
Our high-quality clients are based in affluent suburbs in the Northern, Western and Southern riverside suburbs. We are looking for professional and experienced cleaners, housekeepers and nannys to assist clients with various types of household management.
Duties for our general maids can include residential cleaning, washing & ironing, changing beds, laundry and for our housekeepers – meal preparation.
We have a client in Applecross looking for a loving, caring, smiley and energetic Nanny for a 20 month old girl, and her 9 year old big brother.  Hours are somewhat flexible, but ideally, 1 – 2 days per week, plus one (weekend) night per week.
Duties would include organising outings,  preparing meals for the children and light housework (while the toddler is sleeping).
To be considered, you must absolutely thrive on being a part of a little persons life and seeing them develop and grow a healthy body, mind and spirit.
Pre-school experience, first aid certificate, working with children clearance and current drivers license is required.
If you are conscientious, trustworthy, well-presented and can speak fluent English, then we can offer flexible hours, variety of clients & services and a great professional image.
Our Maids say there are the following benefits to working with us:
  1. An Established Reputation…  Manhattan Maids have been housekeeping agency specialists since 2003, providing maids and domestic cleaners for clients in the Western Suburbs and Southern riverside corridor.
  2. Great Clientele!…  We attract a quality clientele who typically engage our maids for an ongoing period of time.
  3. Ongoing work… We can provide you with as much or as little work as you want with our fabulous clients.  Choose whether you would like part time or full time hours from 8am – 6pm, Monday to Friday.
  4. Quality Control & Training… we believe quality control and training go hand in hand!  You will be provided a thorough induction and on-the-job training (depending on your level of experience) to ensure that your services will meet our clients expectations.
  5. Variety of clients and service to choose from!  It’s up to you to select the clients and services that best suit you – Regular Cleaning, one-off, Spring Cleaning, End of Lease Vacate Cleans, or Builders Cleans – depending on your availability and preference.
  6. Online Schedules… to keep us fully informed of your availability – and to notify you of any new clients.
  7. An Area Manager… to inform you of clients requirements and to be the go-between on any client issues.
  8. Choose the locations that best suit you … you will have the choice of what suburbs and clients you want to work with.
  9. Excellent Rates….
What must you be willing to provide …
  1. A pleasant, friendly and professional service.
  2. Confidentiality.
  3. A 100% service guarantee.
  4. Adherence to our mandated Security Policy developed to keep both you and our clients safe.
  5. High level of presentation. You will be required to wear the Manhattan Maids uniform and name tag.
  6. A Federal Police Clearance.
  7. Public Liability Insurance (only if you are engaging with us as a contractor with your own business)
Want to know more or wish to apply for a position with Manhattan Maids? Please email Tabitha Corser at tabitha@manhattanmaids.com.au
This is a unique opportunity to develop both personally and professionally.
Tabitha Corser
email: tabitha@manhattanmaids.com.au

Cafe all rounder

Croissant Express 614 Hay St Mall Perth CBD. requires an experienced Cafe all-rounder that special friendly personality. That makes friends of the customers easily.
Essential is good cafe coffee skills, to maintain a quality cup of coffee.
Willing to take on responsibilities stock control,ordering,banking,and rosters
email patricksullivan888@hotmail.com or Patrick Sullivan 0417934358

F&B Attendant

  • Fun Enviroment
  • Change of pace each day
  • Chance to interact with people
 The Captain Stirling is looking for fun and energetic staff to work behing the bar and in the restaurant.
 A knowledge of the industry is required, but not nessacary.
 Join a large team of enthusiastic professionals and work in a environment where you will learn a in-depth knowledge of the hospitality industry.
What we offer;
  • As part of a national company we can offer the opportunity to progress into our Trainee Manager Programme.
  • Discount on meals.
  • National discount card.
  • Ongoing training.
  • RSOA certification.
  • Free parking at the venue
If you think this is the job for you send your resume and cover letter in.

Kitchen Hand

Boulangerie in Subiaco, is a new upmarket patisserie specializing in the baking of French pastries and the preparation of European style lunches.
We are seeking an experienced and motivated Kitchen Hand to take charge of making all the baguettes, salads and baking off all our pastries.
The individual must have experience, passion and creativity in working with food and passion for customer service.
This is a morning position and availability to work during the week and Saturday is a must.
Please email your resumes to daniela.santi@y7mail.com.
We will be commencing interviews this week for an immediate start.

HR/Administration Assistant

• Must be able to speak fluent Korean and English.
• Reporting to the HR Manager.
• Responsible for all aspects of labour hire function
including reference checking and maintenance of HR records.
• Relief reception duties.
• Applicant required to be flexible with working hours.
• At least 3 years experience in this field is required.
• Salary depending on experience.

Please email resume to reception@proweldconstructions.com
or fax to 9414 7855.

Waitperson & Bar Attendant

Join Burswood Entertainment Complex for a career in one of Western Australia’s largest employers and be part of a dynamic group; giving you the opportunity to enhance your career in a fast-paced and rewarding environment.
The internationally acclaimed restaurant Nobu is coming to Burswood Entertainment Complex in 2011!
Nobu is one of the worlds most recognised culinary brands, and is famous for its signature style of infused Japanese cuisine, with dishes such as yellow tailed sashimi with jalapeno and the famous black cod with miso.
The addition of Nobu will further enhance Burswood’s range of premium dining venues, and will add to the future development of our world class venues.
With the opening just around the corner, we are currently seeking dynamic and dedicated Bar Attendants and Wait Staff who will be responsible for serving our guests in the Nobu style, ensuring their dining experience is a smooth and memorable.
To be successful for these opportunities, you must be able to demonstrate:
  • Previous experience in a similar position.
  • Good product knowledge.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • A passion for delivering a high standard of customer service.
What’s in it for you? In exchange for your passion, enthusiasm and hard work you will be rewarded with career development, free meals, secure parking, free uniform (washed and ironed for you), complex discounts and much much more!
If this sounds like the job for you and you feel you have the necessary customer service skills and attributes to contribute to the Nobu team, please apply using the option below.
The successful candidates will be required to obtain a National Police Clearance.

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.


Director of Studies

GV Noosa

AQWA Adventure

The Aquarium of Western Australia is in a beautiful location right on the coast of Perth, on the skirt of Hillary’s Boat Harbour. A group of students visited the aquarium last saturday and got to see some of the beautiful creatures that live in the waters of the Indian Ocean. Some of them more lovable than others…


This week by popular demand GV Perth added a sushi workshop to the activities calendar. Led by previous GV student Makiko our students put together some delicious salmon sushi rolls. For those who were game enough extra wasabi was added in the rolls. Yum yum sushi!

How to Learn a Foreign Language

Here are some tips for learning 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

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 19th Century, a German psychologist called 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

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