New Resources

Some new resources have been uploaded to the blog! These are two presentations with accompanying worksheets created by Scarlett, which we presented to some of the schools in Korea.

One focuses on life in Australia, along with Australian English, and the other looks at different animals in Australia and compares them with counterparts in Korea. Happy Learning!


They can be found on the Powerpoint page under the resources tab, or below.

Aussie Lifestyle. our lang

This Aussie Lifestyle. is a good introduction to Australia, looking at seasons, hobbies, and has a focus on Australian English and slang. It includes an entertaining video in both English and Korean (with subtitles in both languages) about Australian slang. The accompanying worksheet (click here) includes a look at Australian seasons and some Australian English writing activities. Created by Scarlett McLean.

Our Animals.animals 

This powerpoint looks at iconic animals in Australia and compares them to some Korean counterparts. It’s accompanying worksheet (click here) includes some Australian geography and animal activities. Created by Scarlett McLean.

Back in Australia!

We’ve just returned from 3 weeks of meeting with colleagues, new partner schools, old partner schools and education officials in South Korea!
We spent 1 week in the city of Busan where we visited our project partners at DongGung Elementary School (동궁초등학교), YeonCheon Elementary School (연쳔초등학교), ChoUp Elementary School (초읍초등학교), and the Busan Nambu District Office of Education (부산광역시남부교육지원청).
We then were lucky enough to visit the historic town of GyeongJu with Professor Ku and Alex from Daegu on the weekend.
Week 2 was based in Daegu, where we saw the international marathon run, and we were lucky enough to spend a lot of time working with Professor Ku, and visiting partners and colleagues at Daegu National University of Education (대구교육대학교), Keimyung University (계명대학교), MyungDuk Elementary School (명덕초등학교), SinDang Elementary School (신당초등학교), and the Daegu Metropolitan Office of Education (대구광역시교육청).
After Daegu we returned to Seoul, where we caught our breath before we met with our colleagues at the Australian Embassy (주한호주대사관), and ventured to Sejong City to visit partners at Sejong Global High School (세종국제고등학교).

Enjoying BingSoo (shaved ice) with members of the Global LYNCs team.

Enjoying BingSoo (shaved ice) with members of the Global LYNCs team after work.

Blinky Bill has been travelling in South Korea!

DSC_0013Blinky Bill the Koala came with us on our tour of schools in Busan and Daegu, meeting lots of friends along the way, welcoming new partners to the project, and catching up with current members. He joined us in Busan on some lovely sunny days, and he even visited the beach there!DSC_0097 DSC_0141Blinky came with us to Gyeongju, a historic town near Daegu, where he tried some traditional Korean foods with other members of the project. Above is Alex, who works with Professor Ku and is a regular attendee at our linkups – she has been so so helpful in making the classes run so smoothly!DSC_0239

After Blinky arrived in Daegu, he was lucky enough to see the Daegu international marathon being run in between visiting partner schools with Professor Ku.


There are more of Blinky’s adventures to come, so stay tuned!