English Corner

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.

Lesson dates

English Corner for 2017 - 2018 is 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


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