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    Sunday, January 01, 2006

    Our Class 2006 p2p EFL/ESL X

    Our Class 2006
    You can visit Our Class 2009

    We are a group of adult migrants who blog and podcast out of St GeorgeTAFE college in Sydney.
    Our level of English is heterogeneous, from lower-intermediate to intermediate and our school year goes from February to December. We meet 4 times a week for 5 hours a day and one of these classes is in the computer lab.

    Our ages range from 19 t0 about 35. We come from Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, India, Japan, Lebanon, Thailand and Russia.

    Here are the links to our blogs:

  • Marcela

  • Robert

  • Hideki

  • Palawat

  • Joanne

  • Helen

  • Djimi

  • Harjit

  • Anna

  • Angela

  • Chika

  • Gloria

  • Marko

  • Yuki

  • You can also hear our first introductory podcast if you visit Who are we?
    We have a podcast venue, Let's Talk, where we chat with other students of English and where we post our radio programs.
    We also have Sydney's People Podcast, where we can listen to different people from our multicultural city.

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    Marion's class blogs

    These are some of Marion's students' blogs:



    Next week we will post the rest.

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    Welcome to Our Class 2006

    Photo taken from the Opera House on New Year's Eve

    We will be starting the new course in February. If you happen to visit us before that, you can start exploring Sydney's People Podcast, where you'll find short listening files that will introduce you to different people from Sydney.

    Have a listen too to the very interesting podcasts in Barcelona Young Learners EFL Podcasts.

    You will be doing your own podcasts very soon. One of last semester's students did his own: Yuki's Podcast.

    On Thursday 26th January it was Australia Day. You can get an idea of what it means and how it is celebrated if you visit last year's post here. You may want to search the net for news articles on that day. There is quite a lot of controversy about celebrating it on that specific date. Can you tell me why?

    Previous students created a quiz on Australia, Oz Quiz. Try to answer the questions to check your knowledge of all things Australian.

    Start getting ideas on what to talk about. It's going to be fun!

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    Sicilian Winter Salad

    Fennel is a winter vegetable and oranges were traditionally only found in winter. In Sicily, Italy, they prepare a beautifully refreshing salad with just these two ingredients. My Sicilian friends, John and Tina, introduced me to it in Sydney and I often prepare it for my friends. You can serve it at the beginning of a meal, between dishes to clean the palate or at the end of the meal, like a sort of pre-dessert. It's always a hit and it's so easy to make!

    2 fennels (the bulb, no stem or leaves)
    3 oranges (blood oranges are very good for this recipe, see picture below left)
    chili flakes
    olive oil


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