If you are looking to improve your English in a fun and interesting way then you need to take a look at The Australia Network.

They have a range of programs including

  • Passport to English where you experience what it’s like to sit a formal English Language interview for assessment purposes. You will experience a simulation of the IELTS speaking test. For more information on IELTS click here.
  • Nexus is a collection of stories about Australian life and culture. Be sure to check out the  archives which give  transcripts of each video and  learning notes including vocabulary building and grammar.
  • English Bites is an informative and entertaining way to improve your knowledge of the English language. It also includes a multiple choice quiz, story spotlight as well as transcripts and story notes.
  • The Business of English is a 15 part series for intermediate to advanced English language learners which looks at the language used in every day business situations such as meetings, presentations and negotiations.
  • Study English – IELTS preparation, for intermediate to advanced learners draws on authentic material that you can watch, read, listen to plus study notes, tips and activities for practice and consolidation.
  • Living English is for the English language beginner. The 42 part series looks at the English language used in everyday situations such as checking into a hotel or describing people.

Find them on   You Tube here.

The Australia Network broadcasts Learning English programs around the world for free.

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Watch this… You’ll be glad you did

When teaching your child about patience, it’s good to have thought through what it means to you. When I try to define patience I like to quote Popov,

Patience is quiet hope and expectation based on trust that, in the end, everything will be OK. It means waiting. It’s enduring a delay or troublesome situation without complaining.

What does patience mean to you?

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Action Songs

by Annie

Here’s three action songs for kids. Today they will be used as transition activities with my Year 1 class.


Hokey Pokey


Happy and You Know It


Incy Wincey Spider

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Thanks for watching, we hope you enjoyed the live broadcast

Below you can access more information and resources about 21 September,

International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace

Peace Building

Peace One Day Educational Resources

Image: Mike Kline

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This year we wish to honor the work of Baba Frejon uniting Arabs and Israelis in dialogue and prayer.

Join Frejon and the Community Peace Offering Ceremony on September 21

Thanks for viewing our Peace Day Live Stream… see you same time next year when we will broadcast it again

Below you can access more information and resources on 21 September, International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace

Peace Building

Peace One Day Educational Resources

Image: Mike Kline

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