Monday, December 15, 2008

Our Class 2009

It's the end of the year once more! I've started getting our blog for next year ready. It looks as if my group of students will be AMEP (Adult Migrant English Program) ESOL level 3.

We'll start work at the beginning of February 2009.

Have a great festive season and we'll see you next year.

Keep watching!

Getting ready for 2009

Hi all. The languages section at St George College of TAFE, Sydney Institute is getting ready for 2009.


Please contact Course Information Office for interview dates. Building A
Phone: 9598 6111

EFS testing session:
Wed 28 & Friday 30 January
Building H1.08
9:30 am

OET testing session:
29 January
Building H1.07
10:00 am

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Web 2.0 forLTM 2009

Short video on Web 2.0 tools used in my blogs & wikis.

It was created to test Stupeflix and then upload onto bliptv to show both tools to LTM mentors.

Friday, December 5, 2008


Hi all, I couldn't be with you today and this is the reason why: elearning08 conference organised by the Australian Flexible Framework.

This is the type of event where teachers like me get our inspiration and professional development to then bring it to you in the classroom.

I hope you all have a great summer break. Keep save and keep learning! Dont forget to visit our websites (LEt's Talk (SI), Let's Talk (podomatic), ESOL f2f (and you can write on it), Time4English, our forum (you can wirte on any of the topics there), and most important:
Keep up with your blogs! We are all connected and following you! Let's talk!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Movie Reviews

Check out your classmates' podcasts on movies in Let's Talk.

Our college library has a good post on Internet Movie Databases. Very useful before you write a review.

This one is a very reliable film review website, Rotten Tomatoes. It has some professional film critics writing their reviews there, but also reviews by film buffs, like you and I. My class read two reviews of the movie we are going to see on Tuesday, Australia. One positive and one negative. Do you like to read reviews before seeing a movie?

Her is another review of Australia from the ABC programme At the Movies. What do David and Margaret think of it? Do they recommend us to go and watch it? How do they say it?

Marion was showing us a bit of Ellen Degeneres programme. I found this interview of Nicole Kidman wiht her in yappr. Check it out!

We also read some information about the Bombing of Darwin during WW2, as this is part of the movie Australia.

You can also read about another theme of Australia: the Stolen Generations and the Sorry finally given to them by our Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd.

  • Do a search for the movie we are watching in class, The Castle, and see what the critics say about it. Do you agree with their views?
  • Write your own film review for The Castle. Remember to follow the structure of a film review we learned in class:
  1. Introduction of the film and its director
  2. Description of the plot
  3. Evaluation of the performances of the main actors
  4. Evaluation of the plot, music and photography
  5. Comment about the rating of the film (G, PG, M, MA 15+, R 18+,X 18+)

  6. Recommendation
I just found a very good wiki page about this movie, Australia. It's wendysclasso8. It has links to reviews, slides on the Stolen Generation and many more interesting links. Thanks Wendy!

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