Sushi Chef- Sunshine Plaza                                                                                                  Sushi Chef Required for Japanese Restaurant on the Sunshine coast requires experienced Sushi Chefs to start work immediately, Restaurant sits about 75 people, and is located on the river in Maroochydore. You will be working with a dedicated team in a dynamic and fast environment, it will be your attention to detail and passion for providing quality food and service that will be of greatest value. As Sushi Chef you will possess: Proven experience in Japanese cuisine Ability to excel under pressure A commitment to providing exceptional service Strong work ethic For your dedication and commitment to further enhancing the reputation of this newly opened restaurant you will be rewarded with: An attractive salary package An employer committed to your career development in a supportive working environment Living in one of the best locations in Australia on the warm Sunshine coast. Excellent Surf, great beaches. Must have PR or working Holiday visa NO RSMS visa applications Apply for this position by forwarding your resume to: Candy Bulmer Cherry Blossom Tree Call today to discuss this role – Direct Line: 0458 076 060

Waitperson- Cotton Tree
Ba Vigo Restaurant is a 60 seater semi fine dining restaurant located in  Cotton Tree on the Sunshine Coast.
We are open 7 days for lunch and dinner.
We specialise in modern Spanish cuisine, and our table service is of a high standard.
We have a small wine list of Australian and Spanish wines and a great selection of Spanish beers.
Our menu comprises of both a la carte and also tapas, and we also feature Spanish cocas style pizzas.
We have for the past 4 years attained a 1 star rating in the Courier Mail food and wine guide and are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic, energetic person to join our young team.
We also are open to interstate or sea change applications.
Please e-mail applications to

Food and Beverage Attendant- Sunshine Coast
Being a team player you will fit into the already smooth operations of the venue and be eager to learn new things. This role is for a career minded person who has a passion to be in the Hospitality Industry.
The right team members must:
      Be reliable, efficient and punctual

·      Be motivated to work whenever required
·      Have a strong work ethic
·      Ability to follow direction
·      Strong work history in Hospitality
·      Current RSA and RSG

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

IELTS students join O Week festivities at USC

Students from Noosa’s IELTS Option class joined with Maroochydore IELTS students to visit The University of The Sunshine Coast. Last week was Orientation Week for new students starting mid-year at the university and the university treated new students and interested people to a free barbecue and free entertainment.

Liani Ekhard, co-ordinator of USC  International, gave us a guided tour after making sure that everyone had a sausage in bread.  About 1000 foreign students attend USC, mostly from Canada and the USA.  She did say that there are a number of former GV students, including Mel (who has her first lectures this week), Jonas and of course Moussa.

The day was a great chance for students from Noosa and Maroochydore to get together and hopefully think about a study program that includes studying at an Australian university.

Special thanks to Liani for her time and Bob from Tribal Travel who did a great job of transporting our students on the Boomerang Tours bus.


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Don’t forget to book your spot to see the incredible Humpback Whales!!!

For the Ultimate whale watching experience book your spot now for an  exhilarating interactive adventure with the mighty humpback whale. Watch in awe as the whales indulge in some playful antics, powerful breaches and friendly up close and personal activity in their aquatic playground. This truly is Hervey Bay’s most breathtaking experience. Includes return transfers from the Sunshine Coast in a luxury air-conditioned coach plus an afternoon of guaranteed Whale Watching with afternoon tea…. If you don’t get to see then you get your money back!! Tour departs on Saturday the 13th August, but there are limited spaces so be sure you book your place with Tribal Travel! Total price $129 all inclusive!

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