What is Easter?

Long before Jesus Christ became a subject of adoration worldwide, some people in Europe worshipped the Goddess of Spring, named ‘Eostre’. It was thought that the sun died in winter and was born again in spring. It was thought Eostre made the sun shine stronger, hence the name Easter for this time of the year. However, the prevailing definition of Easter nowadays is that of a Christian festival and holiday…

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Sharing is Caring

Cambridge College International has embarked on a beautiful project in Thailand led by our marketing colleague Mon Sinprasong. Under the slogan, “Sharing is Caring”, Mon set out to ship a few boxes of CCI bottles to the children of a school in the province of Kachanaburi. Mon says, “I have the chance to travel to Thailand often for work and visit family, which allows me to visit rural areas and…

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The Festival of Mardi Gras

Sydney Mardi Gras (also known as Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras) is a yearly festival with the theme of LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender, Questioning, and Intersex), and is considered one of the largest festivals in the world in this category. This tradition was brought up in the late 70s when the Gay and Lesbian community started fighting for equality. Today, the festivals can be a great way…

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The story of Valentine’s Day

The story of Valentine's Day Valentine’s Day will be celebrated this 14th of February in most parts of the World. AAC&CCI would like to remind you of the story behind such a memorable day. The story goes that Valentinus was a humble Christian Martyr who remained firm in his Christian beliefs, even at the expense of his own liberty, as he lived in a time when Emperor Claudius II (270…

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Happy Lunar New Year

In Australia, and particularly in Sydney, we live surrounded by an amazing and inspiring variety of cultures, each of them blending with each other yet still following tenaciously their customary traditions in terms of food, religion, and even relationships. However, under the homogeneity dictated by the Gregorian calendar –the internationally most widely used civil calendar since Pope Gregory XIII introduced it in October 1582—a largely endorsed lunar calendar is still…

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Which Course is Right for You?

Australia offers education that is amongst the best in the world. Here is some advice for choosing the right course when there are so many good options on offer at AAC. 1. Focus where your strengths are. If you enjoy a topic, you’re more likely to remember information about it and get better grades. For example, if you enjoy numbers, you will love any of our courses in business, accounting,…

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Why Students Love Australia

It’s official, students from overseas just love Australia. HERE ARE SOME REASONS WHY: • Australians are very proud of their lifestyle. Often called laid-back, Aussies enjoy peacefulness, informal conversations, and relaxing in the sun after hard work. As you can imagine, it’s very easy to love the Aussie way of life. • A lot of international students stay in Australia after they graduate because of the opportunities the “Great Southern…

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AAC program receives IELTS Morgan Terry Award

AAC program receives IELTS Morgan Terry Award Savva Papandony, Head Teacher (ELICOS) at Australian Academy of Commerce, excited to receive the IELTS Morgan Terry Memorial Award The IELTS Morgan Terry Memorial IATEFL Scholarship Award is a prestigious award which celebrates innovative practice in the teaching of IELTS. The annual scholarship is awarded for creative, resourceful and innovative teaching ideas and applications are invited from teachers all over the world. Previous…

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Study Your Way to Success

Study Your Way to Success TEACH. According to several studies, teaching is one of the most effective ways to learn (http://ideas.time.com/2011/11/30/the-protege-effect/). Explaining how something works helps you remember it, and it also aids you in understanding the topic. This is a bonus for those of you who benefit from auditory learning. You can read your notes aloud, or create a study group with your friends and classmates to try it…

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10 Reasons why studying in Australia will change your life

It’s true. Choosing to study abroad is a big decision for anyone to make. It might scare you, intimidate you, or leave you full of doubt. Perhaps you are reading this because you need to make the final decision. Here are our 10 reasons why studying in Australia not only will turn you into a better professional but will also help you become a better person. 1. Studying abroad makes…

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