Category Archives: Intensive General English

Advanced Class Art Project

Advanced Class Art Project (Cover photo)

The Intensive General English Advanced Class have been studying contemporary art as part of their class. They analysed many different works of art and produced presentations of a favourite piece from the group visit to the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in Brisbane. This incorporated new vocabulary including words associated with ‘art-speak’. Following this, the […]

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Poems of Advanced Class


We have been working together on a class project, analysing different types of poetry from the 1600s to today’s English. We have studied many poetic structures including those with rhyme encompassing assonance and alliteration. From analysis and vocabulary building, the students created their own individual poems and worked together as a group to enhance each work. This […]

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The Language Plateau and How to Get Over It


Many language learners share the common experience of reaching a point in their studies where they cease feeling that they are improving. At lower levels, as key words and grammatical concepts are incorporated, improvement is noticeably apparent and learners frequently feel a sense of achievement. However, at higher levels, when the basics have been mastered, […]

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