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Choosing the Right English Proficiency Test

Being proficient in a language can be useful in many different situations. If you want to study or work overseas and you are not a native speaker of its mother language, you might be requested to present a proficiency test to prove your skills in this language. Proficiency tests usually have two versions: Academic and […]

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When Passion Becomes Profession

Childhood Education was Julie’s passion: she found in this profession the opportunity to travel the world, discovering new cultures and even giving her the chance to work with celebrities’ children. Do you know that feeling of being so inspired by someone’s life, that you just want to become a better version of yourself? Our students’ can […]

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New Partnership with the University of New England

Times Academy continues to grow and prosper and announces a new partnership with the University of New England. A new partnership with the University of New England is the latest highlight of our week.  Now, the students who complete the required level at TA’s English for Academic Purposes course will be deemed as having the […]

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The Artists of Education

Is teaching an Art or a Science? We might never get the answer, but something everyone agrees with is that in our lives we all had teachers who taught boring subjects and turned them into a masterpiece of knowledge. If you stop right now and analyse the learning experiences you’ve had so far, the chances […]

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The 4’s C’s of EAP: Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Creativity and Communication

Using the latest innovative research in Australia on transforming schools, researchers are taking creativity, critical reflections, communication and collaboration and giving teachers coherence makers to bridge the gaps between the ideals and the implementation in the classroom.  Times Academy is using this research from Dr Michael Anderson from the University of Sydney and work they […]

Virtual Classes !

Times Academy, while not having any cases of COVID-19, has decided to deliver Times Virtual Classes online to protect its students and staff from unnecessary contact and exposure to COVID-19.  Times Academy is unique in that we have young students and adults on the same campus and this means an increased duty of care to all.

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The teachers will use Mon Mar 23 to prepare Times Virtual Classes and students will be provided with materials to work from home on that day.  From Tue Mar 24, 2020 ,we will launch Times Virtual Classes for all students to our regular timetable.  Teachers and staff will be on campus and students may come to campus to use computers there.

The current plan is to implement Times Virtual Classes until Apr 3, 2020, but this decision will be reviewed at that time.

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The start date for term 2 for VET classes will be postpones until April 20, 2020 and Orientation will be April 16, 2020. The trainers and staff will use this time to prepare Times Virtual Classes. From Monday April 20, 2020 we will launch Times Virtual Classes for all students to our regular timetable. Teachers and staff will be on campus and students may come to campus to use computers there. This means the end of term will also be adjusted to fit in all weeks of student and students will have a shorter holiday at the end of term.

The current plan is to implement Times Virtual Classes for the term, but this will be reviewed weekly. As the COVID 19 risks change, we will reopen classes for face-to-face learning when/of we can