In China I was a nurse in a big hospital in Shanghai. I loved my job. We came to Australia with our two year old son three and a half years ago. My husbandís brother already lived here. I wanted to work as a nurse in Australia.
I spoke a little English because I studied it at school in China. In Australia I started to learn English at Preston AMES. I was in a Certificate 3 class. I went to class every day. AMES organised free childcare for my son. After three classes I received my Certificate in Spoken and Written English. We had a special presentation. We received our certificates and all the students and teachers had afternoon tea together. I felt so happy and proud that day.
While I was studying at Preston AMES I spoke to the Educational Counsellor. She told me about recognition of nursing qualifications in Australia. I went to the Victorian Nursing Council and they gave me information about English courses for overseas nurses. The counsellor also told me that I could apply for part-time work.
Now I work part-time in a nursing home. Iím a personal carer. I like my work at the nursing home. I work two nights a week. In the daytime, I study English for Nurses at RMIT.
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Exercise 1 - Answers
In China, Jessie worked in a hospital. She was a nurse. She wanted to work in Australia. When she arrived in Australia she could speak a little English. She went to class every day at Preston AMES. After three classes she finished Certificate 3.
At Preston AMES she spoke to the Educational Counsellor.
Then she went to the Victorian Nursing Council for information about English courses for nurses.
Now she works in a nursing home and studies English for Nurses at RMIT.