Caroline’s Intermediate Class at Broken Head, South of Byron Bay
It is late Autumn here in Byron Bay but it is still warm enough to go outside wearing t-shirts and shorts. Yesterday afternoon Caroline’s Intermediate class enjoyed the sunshine by travelling 15 minutes south of Byron Bay to the Broken Head Nature Reserve.
The class walked along the Three Sister’s walking track and learned about the Indigenous history of the area.
The class was also lucky enough to see an echidna searching for ants to eat alongside the track.
Autumn really is a beautiful time to visit the local area. The temperature is warm during the day, the beaches and streets are less crowded, and it is easy to sit outside and enjoy the great outdoors in comfort. Students always say they love studying here at this time of year. We hope to see you at BBELS soon!
Our Upper-intermediate class at Brunswick Heads
This week all of our General English students took their monthly exam. Exam weeks are usually filled with lots of revision to reinforce the grammar and vocabulary that has been taught throughout the month.
Students in the Upper-intermediate class were rewarded for their fantastic results by being taken on an excursion to the local sea-side village of Brunswick Heads.
Brunswick Heads is only 20 minutes north of Byron Bay. It has a beautiful river where you can watch the sunrise and sunset and if you are lucky you can see dolphins and whales there. It’s a great place to surf and go fishing and of course, for our students, the perfect spot to unwind after a week of revision and testing.
Our Vocabulary through Drawing students studying at Byron Bay’s Main Beach
At BBELS we like to explore new approaches to learning vocabulary. For this reason we have opened a new afternoon class called Vocabulary through Drawing. Here students get the chance to study English in a creative context where they learn new vocabulary to describe landscape, people, form, shades and textures.
Each lesson requires the students to learn new drawing techniques that develop their artistic skills. After each drawing session the students give a presentation of their work, in English of course, to the rest of the class.
The Vocabulary through Drawing class is a great way to develop your level of English. The class is taught by one of our favourite teachers, Andrew, who has a background in visual art. It is open to all full-time students from the Intermediate to Advanced classes. We hope to see you there!