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Goodbye for now

We’ve said au revoir to this chapter of TLB. But check out the great work we did

Our achievements

Today, there are not enough young Australians finishing high school with second language studies:

  • 1960s 40%
  • Today 10%

Our mission was to change this by connecting adventurous young multilingual leaders to school classrooms across Australia.

 

We used an innovative online platform to educate and inspire

 

See you here…

in Motorbiking through Sumatra, Indonesia

The Experiences of Sam Bashfield

Join Sam motorbiking

Trek along with Sam as he motorbike rides from the northern tip of Sumatra all the way to Jakarta. On his journey he’ll pass through eight provinces, hundreds of cities and meet many Indonesians. Join him as he explores the beautiful Lake Toba and experiences the unpredictable Indonesian roads.

Learning Objectives

Length – 29 panels   |  Difficult – 3.5/5

Cultural

– Students will develop an awareness of Indonesia’s diverse landscape and environment.

– Students will be able to compare and contrast rural transport infrastructure in Indonesia and Australia.

– Students will develop an awareness of the effect of natural disasters in Aceh province.

Language

– Students will be able to discuss events in chronological sequence – ‘from’, ‘to’, ‘next’, ‘after. etc

– Students will be able to name some natural landmarks in North Sumatra province.

– Students will be able to express excitement using ‘kan’.

 

See you here…

in a small village, West Sumatra, Indonesia

The Experiences of Heath Jamieson

Check out Heath’s adventures

Join Heath as he lives in a small Sumatran village for one month. He tells about living with his host family, visiting local schools and playing sport. Heath is in Sumatra as a part of the Australian-Indonesian Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP), an Australian Government program. Follow him on his eye opening journey in the story.

Learning Objectives

 

Length  – 23 panels   |  Difficult  – 3/5

Cultural

– Students will develop an awareness of the geographic closeness of Australia and Indonesia as neighbours.
– Students will be able to compare the differences in family life between Australia and Indonesia.
– Students will be able to identify some sports and hobbies that are popular in Indonesia.

Language

– Students will be able to say where somebody lives.
– Students will be able to identify and discuss different family members.
– Students will be able to use time markers (sedang, sering, etc) when discussing hobbies and sports.

 

See you here…

in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia

The Experiences of Grace Dong

Check out Grace’s semester on exchange

Follow Grace’s journey as she spends six months in beautiful Bandung as a university exchange student. She shows us around the tree-lined streets of the city, talks of transport in Indonesia, the boarding house where she lived and delicious Indonesian food.

Learning Objectives

 

 

Length – 29 panels   |  Difficult – 4.5/5

Cultural

– Students will develop an awareness of the climate and weather in Indonesia.

– Students will be able to compare and contrast modes of urban transport in Indonesia and Australia.

– Students will be able to identify some features of Indonesian student living and food in Indonesia.

Language

– Students will be able to describe the features of a city in Indonesia.

– Students will be able to describe the items in a student residence in Indonesia.

– Students will be able to discuss food and name some ingredients in Indonesian food.

 

The Contributors

Heath Jamieson

Heath Jamieson

Founder

Heath is currently a management consultant with Bain & Company based in Singapore. He can be contacted at me@heathjamieson.com or Linkedin.

Jack Greig

Jack Greig

Director

Jack is currently a Teach for Australia Associate at a Melbourne school. He can be contacted at jackvgreig@gmail.com or Linkedin.

Leonard Krasny

Leonard Krasny

Maven

Leonard is currently competing a Juris Doctor in Law at The University of Melbourne. He can be contacted at krasny.leonard@gmail.com or Linkedin.


Alex Haydock

Alex Marks

Alex Wall

Anna Lieschke

Claudia Hooper

Emily Casey

Grace Dong

Miranda Van Groningen

Louis Klee

Lucy Wallington

Lutz Lorenz

Ruby Goss

Sam Bashfield

Tegan Brownless

Zoe Moorman

TLB was supported by

If you’d like to chat to us about the work we did, feel free to reach out info@thelanguagebarrier.org.au