Stanthorpe Presbyterian Church conducts CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH classes during the season when farmers are processing produce and there are many farm workers visiting the beautiful Stanthorpe from other countries.
There is NO COST for these lessons.
Lessons are held most Friday nights during the season. They start at 7:30pm and conclude by 9:00pm. See the table below for a list of Friday nights when lessons are planned and when there are no lessons due to other events being held in Stanthorpe.
The main aim of these conversational English lessons is to provide backpackers with an opportunity to practice conversational Australian English in a fun way.
The usual format is to have two lessons, each followed by group discussion. Sometimes there are other activities such as cooking, games, craft, or bush dancing. The whole idea is to provide something to talk about.
Each Friday we end the lesson with some supper and informal conversations with the backpackers.
English Corner is currently IN RECESS. The (partial) program for 2017 - 2018 was scheduled as follows:
|Date||Lesson 1||Lesson 2|
|8th December, 2017||Positions and Prepositions||Giving and Following Instructions
|15th December, 2017||A Special Announcement||Good News|
|22nd December, 2017||The First Christmas||A New King|
|29th December, 2017||New Year around the World||New Year Resolutions|
|5th January, 2018||The First Christmas||A New King|
|12th, January, 2018||Farm Safety||Personal Safety|
|19th January, 2018||Captain Cook||Travelling around the World|
|26th January, 2018||Australia Day||A Bush Dance|
|2nd February, 2018||No Lessons: Stanthorpe Show|
|9th February, 2018||Australian Animals||How the Kookaburra got his Laugh|
|16th, February, 2018||The Blind Girl||The Blind Man|
|23rd February, 2018||Life is a Beach||Fishermen Mending Nets|
|2nd March, 2018||No Lessons: Apple and Grape Festival|
|9th March, 2018||Farm Safety||Personal Safety|
|16th March, 2018||Little Boy Lost||Lost Child|
|23rd March, 2018||The Scapegoat||The Great Transaction|
|30th March, 2018||No Lessons: Good Friday|
|6th April, 2018||End of Season Party||Party|