Sunday, February 19, 2012

Join a fun club, meet new friends and improve your English.

Hi everyone. On Wednesday we (level 2-4) will go to the Clubs and Societies open day to find out the sorts of services that they provide. Click here for more informaton on Clubs and Societies.
There are all sorts of groups you can join
Activities include:- kickboxing, boxing for fun, kendo, Ceroc, yoga, Pilates, tai chi, Squash, vipassana meditation, managing your own stress, women’s self defence, ballroom dancing, belly dancing, ukulele, singing for beginners, first aid, salsa, burlesque dance, Indian dance, rock n roll, Mandarin, Italian, German and Spanish languages; Indian cooking, Italian cooking, car basics, wine tasting, life drawing, cafĂ© coffee-making, African drumming, Doumbek drumming, Capoeira, knitting, fibre craft demo night; chess, snooker, pool and table tennis tournaments and heaps more. A brochure containing our first semester course programme is available from Clubs and Societies reception..
FACILITIES you can use. These include a sauna, cricket nets, a pool table, a snooker table, a vehicle workshop, a dance studio, fantastic newly refurbished men’s and women’s showers, craft rooms, pianos, sewing machines, guitars, squash courts with racquets for hire, and lots of meeting rooms of varying sizes. You can also check out the excellent value $3 vegetarian lunches provided by the Hare Krishna Society and Community Support, Monday to Friday, during the semester.
Have fun!! :-)

Monday, February 13, 2012


ELLLO (English listening lesson library online), has a vast resource of easily understood listening materials for listening practice for English language learners.
News Center is an animated newscast with six stories. Newscenter can help students learn academic English and develop test taking skills for standardized listening tests such as TOEFL®, TOEIC® and IELTS®. Stories can be played with or without text and have accompanying questions and answers. The news is delivered at a medium speed from a reader with a clear voice. This site should prove to be most useful. Have fun with your listening.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Join Freecycle

Otago Polytechnic is a leader in the area of sustainability (or finding ways to make the most of the worlds valuable resources). "Freecycle Dunedin" has the same objective and can make your money go further.

On the Freecycle site you can ask for things you want, and also get rid of things you no longer have a use for. Everything on this site is free so no money changes hands. Everyone is happy and potentially useful items get to be used again and are kept out of the landfill. When you sign up you say what suburb you come from. I will be happy to help anyone join up if you need assistance. Happy freecycling.