Meet the Staff: Academic Manager Lisa!



This week we meet Lisa, our Academic Manager here at Lexis English | Byron Bay!

Here she talks about her top tips for exploring Byron Bay, using the English Only policy to make friends and her sinister past as an embroiderer! 

Languages spoken: Spanish (enough to get by badly) Turkish (enough to ask for a cup of tea)

I always wanted to be a …. Fashion Designer and my degree is actually in Fashion and Textile Design – specialism: Embroidery!

Byron Bay’s best kept secret is …. Lexis English school of course! It’s probably the most beautiful place in the world to learn English – and to work.

I’ll bet you didn’t know …..I always live in places beginning with B. I grew up in Botley (Oxford, England), went to university in Birmingham (England), spent my 20s in Bicester and Banbury (England), moved to Brunswick (Melbourne) in 2006 and now live in Byron Bay.

At 11pm on a Saturday, you’ll find me …. Curled up on the sofa, cuddling my two dogs, reading a good book, listening to some soulful music and drinking a nice glass of red wine.

At 8 am on a Saturday, you’ll find me….. walking my dogs on one of the many beautiful beaches around Byron and looking forward to the rest of the weekend.

My dream holiday destination is ….a raw food and yoga retreat by the beach

Best restaurant/cafe in Byron Bay is ….I haven’t been able to try them all yet, but anyone who comes to Byron simply must try drinking cocktails at the Balcony  

When you’re in Byron Bay, don’t miss …. Chocolate Yoga, snorkelling at Julian Rocks and a surf lesson or two.

My English learning tip is….to make it sociable. Our English Only policy means that even when you’re not in class you’ll be speaking in English – on activities, at lunchtime and when leaving school. And when you make friends with students from different countries, your English will improve without you even having to try.

Thanks Lisa! Look out for her with her dogs on the beach, supping cocktails at the Balcony or at your next Chocolate Yoga session 🙂


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