Saying Goodbye to 13 students today!

We are so proud to send these students on their way to either travel, head home, or go back to work with a greater understanding of the English Language than before they arrived. Sad to see these students leave but happy that we got to spend the time we did with them. Graduation was a long one today.

photo 31Anais- Switzerland

Anais was with us for 8 weeks and ended her courses in the IELTS class. Her teacher said she is amazing, clever, funny, and a pleasure to teach. She will now start travelling in Australia before heading to London.

photo 2Priscila- Brazil

Priscila was with us for 6 months and worked all the way up from Elementary to Upper Intermediate. Her teachers said she was an excellent student and a pleasure to have in class. Priscila said she did not want to give a speech so that she wouldn’t cry. But she also said thank you for the amazing experience and that she didn’t want to go.

photo 3Graziella- France

Graziella was with us for 13 weeks and ended in the Intermediate class. She had great attendance, always did her homework and asked excellent questions. She is off to start travelling for 3 months and will then return to see us here in Byron.

photo 1Manuel- Switzerland

Manuel was with us for 4 weeks in the Upper-Intermediate class. His teacher said he was a pleasure to have in class, was very charming, and polite. He is heading off to start travelling. Manuel thanked his teachers and everyone and said to stay happy.

Marianne- Switzerland

Marrianne has been with us for 6 weeks and is from the Pre-Intermediate class. She was always on time, did her home work, did extra studies, and even never missed a class. Her teacher also said she has a beautiful sense of humor. She will now leave us to travel Australia for 5 weeks.

Vanessa- China

Vanessa has been with us for only one short week and studied in the IELTS class. She said it was nice to be a student again and hopes to find time to come back and that it was nice to meet everyone.

Joan- Spain

Joan was with us for 3 weeks in the IELTS class. His teacher said he is really sweet and a little shy. Joan claims that he is not shy when speaking in Spanish though. He said he forgot to prepare something to say but said thank you to everyone for helping him better his English

photo 4Benedict- Switzerland

Benedict was with us for 8 weeks and was in our Intermediate class. His teacher said he was a great student except the few days after a Cheeky Monkey’s night! He said he had a great time here and thank you everyone.

photo 11Manuela- Switzerland

Manuela was with us for 8 weeks in our Upper-Intermediate class. Her teacher said she was an amazing student with a high level of English. She said she had an amazing time her and amazing friends and said thank you to every one for improving her English.

photo 21Silvia- Italy

Silvia was with us for 6 weeks and studied in our IELTS class. Her teacher said she is a very clever student and great to have in class. Silvia said thank you to her teachers and said she is heading to Brisbane but will make sure to visit!

photo 5Nathalie- Switzerland

Nathalie was here for 4 weeks and was in our advanced class and was a surfing in action student! Her teacher said she was very pleasant and a good student and the class will miss her. She said thank you to her teacher Julia and her class mates and said everyone should try surfing.

Noam- Switzerland

Noam was here for 8 weeks and studied in the IELTS class. He was not present during graduation.

Marvin- Switzerland

Marvin was a returning student to us but returned for only one week. He did private studies with Paul and really worked hard over the week.

Phew. We will miss all of you next week. Please visit our Facebook page every now and then and stay in touch.

Weekly Activity Update!

Next week we have quite a few awesome activities for you all to participate and enjoy! We start a new calendar month stepping into March with loads of awesome activities the whole month. (Make sure to check the previous update with the March Activity Calendar!) But this week the activities are as followed:

Yoga12.1.15Monday – Yoga!

Join Stephanie our Yoga instructor in Room 6 at 2:15 for a relaxing and invigorating session. Many of our students often enjoy this activity every week on Monday and it starts your week off just right!

photo 1Tuesday – Coffee Lounge

Students gather at 2 in the student lounge for coffee, Tim Tams, and good conversation. It’s a great way to get to know different or new students! Many friendships start at Coffee Club and we also have different games and activities that we use to get to know one another well and practice our English!

photo 1 - CopyWednesday – Ping Pong Competition

One of our most popular activities, the tournament puts students against each other in head to head competition in an attempt to win the big prize! We have very talented students and the competition gets very heated and even if you don’t want to participate, it’s just as fun to watch!

IMG_5561Thursday – Swiss Cooking

Join Yvonne this Thursday for some fondue! Enjoy making and eating all of these delicious treats for a fun and cultural food experience. Make sure not to miss this!

photo 4 - CopyFriday – Beach Soccer

Meet out front at 2 and follow Grant down to “The Wreck” just left of main beach past Fish Heads for an awesome game of Soccer. Don’t want to play? At least come down and hang out with your fellow students and enjoy the beach and sun! Bring your swimmers!

Those are the Awesome activities we have going on this week! Hope to see you all there!

The Quiksilver and Roxy Pros are Coming!


This weekend on Saturday is the start of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast! Up at Snapper Rocks in Coolangatta see all your favourite pros at the first ever WSL (Previously ASP) Prime event! The event will pit previous world and event champions like Gabriel Medina, Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson, and Taj Burrow against each other. All the surfers will be competing to bring home the most points to start of this seasons tour.

It is also the start to the Roxy Pro Gold Coast. It’s not just the men that will be going head to head, but the ladies will be going at it as well. With favorites such as Stephanie Gilmore, Tyler Wright, Sally Fitzgibbons, and Carissa Moore.

It’s a rare opportunity to be so close to a Surf event like this so take advantage of it! Hopefully I will see you all up there at some point!

More information can be found at



Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Winners Board
2014: Gabriel Medina (BRA)
2013: Kelly Slater (USA)
2012: Taj Burrow (AUS)
2011: Kelly Slater (USA)
2010: Taj Burrow (AUS)
2009: Joel Parkinson (AUS)
2008: Kelly Slater (USA)
2007: Mick Fanning (AUS)
2006: Kelly Slater (USA)
2005: Mick Fanning (AUS)
2004: Michael Lowe (AUS)
2003: Dean Morrison (AUS)
2002: Joel Parkinson (AUS)

The Lexis Student Guide to the Galaxy… I mean Weekend


Congratulations everyone we made it past the Cyclones! Lots of things going on these next couple weekends. If you say you were bored it’s your own fault. Or you aren’t reading my awesome guide to the weekend also your own fault. Thursday night we have student night at Backpacker World Travel at 9pm. 5 PM at Aquarius this Friday we have the Student night with Grant! Say “hello” for free BBQ and drinks and discounts and even live music!!! Also go see Joe if you are interested in going to Dream World over the weekend!


Looks like we’ve seen the last of the heavy rain for a bit. PHEW. should be partly cloudy all weekend so go out and enjoy the sun again! Should be a steady 26 degrees through out the weekend at the high and about 19 degrees at night. Back to the summer weather!

Going for a Movie?

Palace Cinemas


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SAT/MON 1.35pm, 4.05pm, 7.00pm, 9.30pm

SUN 12.00pm, 4.00pm, 7.00pm, 9.30pm

WED 2.00pm, 4.35pm, 7.00pm, 9.30pm


THU-FRI/TUE 1.55pm, 9.05pm

SAT/MON 11.00am, 8.40pm

SUN 10.25am, 8.45pm

WED 4.25pm, 9.15pm


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WED 11.00am

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SAT 10.30am, 4.30pm

SUN 9.25am, 4.25pm

MON 10.15am, 4.30pm

WED 9.25am, 12.00pm


THU-SAT/MON-WED 10.30am, 1.00pm, 3.30pm, 6.00pm, 8.30pm

SUN 10.20am, 12.50pm, 3.30pm, 6.00pm, 8.30pm


THU-FRI/TUE 11.10am


THU-FRI/TUE 9.10am, 11.55am, 7.05pm

SAT/MON 2.35pm, 6.40pm

SUN 2.30pm, 6.40pm

WED 9.00am, 2.30pm, 7.15pm

Gig Guide

Freedom FightersFriday 20th February:
The Northern – King of the North, Royal Artillery, Barefoot Alley, DJ Taya Mills
The Rails – (7pm) Dan Hannaford Band
The Beach Hotel – (5pm) Leigh James (9pm) Mosman Alder & Thieves
Woody’s – (8pm) DJ Supamaorifulla
The Brewery – (2pm) Freedom Fighters ($20)
Ginger Pig – (9pm) Ginger Pig DJ’s

bettyblissetSaturday 21st February:
The Northern –  The Voyages, This Old Sunn, Chesta Hedron, DJ Simon Bird
The Rails – (7pm) Betty Blissett
The Beach Hotel – (9pm) Wanderlust Party
Woody’s – (8pm) DJ Sanchez
The Brewery – (7:30pm) Toast
Ginger Pig – (8pm) DJ Bango

danhannafordSunday 22nd February:
The Northern – Dan Hannaford
The Rails – (2pm) Writers At The Rails (6:30pm) Blind Willie Wagtail
The Beach Hotel – (4:30pm) Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission (8pm) DJ Taya
The Brewery – (12pm) Brewery DJs
Byron Markets – (9am) Wandering Eyes, Si Mullumby, Telegraph Tower


Byron Market – Sunday – Butler Street Reserve

Byron Artisan Market – Saturday – Railway Park Evening 5pm – 9pm

Quicksilver Pro!

This weekend on Saturday is the start of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast! Up at Snapper Rocks see all your favourite pros at the first ever WSL (Previously ASP) Prime event!

That’s some of the awesome things to do this weekend so go out and have fun and enjoy!

Jobs in the Byron Shire this week!


Backpackers World Travel are looking for outgoing, vibrant, well-travelled sales staff to join our experienced and passionate team in Byron Bay. With stores Australia-wide and a growing global network we’re there for our customers every step of the way.

We plan trips for people from all over the world and work closely with many English Language Schools and Universities.
Ideal candidates will have travelled extensively throughout Australia, New Zealand and South-East Asia. You must be able to commit to a minimum of 6-12 months and have a strong command of the English language (both written and oral).
Backpackers World Travel uses both the Website Travel and Galileo booking systems, so any experience in these areas is welcome.

Essential requirements are outstanding communication skills, strong sales experience, proven customer service ability, plenty of energy, a can-do attitude flexibility and a passion for travel. A second language would be ideal. Our stores are lively places full of international travellers and students, with the music pumping and lots of laughter. To be successful you need to be confident, target driven, a little bit cheeky and a fantastic multi-tasker.

Emial your resume and cover letter to and tell us why we should embark on this journey with you – be part of our world!

Admin Legend Wanted

Admin Legend Wanted to join the Natural Therapist and Association alternative – IICT in Byron Bay. Part-time, flexible hours. We need someone who can think on their feet; create happy members by solving problems. Our business is the combination of people and their information. If you like to work towards a goal independently with the backup of an experienced team, we would love to hear from you. Applications close March 2nd. For full details about the position and application requirements, visit:

Cleaner Wanted

Experienced cleaner required 3 morning’s p/week approx 2.5 – 3hrs per shift. Please note this is a 5.30 am start and own vehicle is a must. Please contact Amber 0477020244


Indie Travel is a Backpacker Travel specialist, and we are currently recruiting for a new SALES GENIUS with a killer instinct to achieve results to come and join are fun, funky and driven team in sunny Byron Bay, to help backpackers organise and book their exciting tours around Australia!
Benefits of the job include:
DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL SAM on 0450381801. ALTERNATIVLY; Email:  or  Ask for Lee/Sam and apply in store with your resume and short covering letter come in and tell us why you think you’d be perfect to join our Wicked Travel Team!
Immediate interviews & trials being held.

Horse Trail Guide

Looking for a competent, experienced rider who has been in the saddle recently. Preferably someone who has done competing in eventing, show jumping or has previous experience as a trail guide. Looking for someone with sound horse knowledge acompanied with years of experience.
Need only apply if you are above the age of 25, between 55-70kg, hard working with good interpersonal skills.  Free food and shared accommodation, Wifi available along with an hourly wage of $13.25. Guaranteed 50h per fortnight, 5 days on 2 days off.  Please note that this position is located in an extremely remote area, you will be living in the oldest most pristine rainforest in the world (along with all its creatures)… This job is made for a specific type of person, but trust us when we say that you’ll love it so much you’ll never feel like you’re working!!  Come join our team! Email us at

Handy Man Wanted

Handyman wanted to do minor carpentry type jobs Inc fitting door lock, Weather strips to door, Etc etc call 0403022356

Helper Wanted

Helper wanted for house keeping , general duties, washing dishes ,cleaning floors , preparing food , washing windows, other light duties, in exchange for all food and accomodation.  Work is 2 and a half hrs per day , for your own clean and comfortable room with own bathroom attached, and vegetarian food provided. Can help with second year visa. Beautiful property close to Byron Bay.Lots of free time to explore the beautiful beaches and national parks.Please send an email with info about yourself to

Breakfast Chef

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Breakfast Chef to become a valued member of the Fishheads kitchen team.  Are you organized, calm and enjoy a fast paced open kitchen? If so and you are passionate about producing top quality food and prepared to relocate to beautiful Byron Bay then this could be your lifestyle change you have been looking for!  If you possess the above qualities, are ambitious, and seek a rewarding & challenging career working at Fishheads beach front seafood restaurant, forward your resume without delay to Thank you for taking the time to read this advertisement.  No phone enquires will be taken. Only suitable applicants will be contacted.

Byron Fresh Café Barista

Byron Fresh Cafe is looking for an exp barista to join the busy team
We are looking for a bright, friendly person who has had min 2 yrs exp as a barista producing high volume and high standard of coffee.
If you are confident under pressure please apply.
– Must be available nights, weekends & all public holidays including Easter long weekend/School holidays/Bluesfest
– Must hold a current NSW RSA
– 30+ hours
Please only apply if you are currently living in Byron Bay, have sound English skills, and have accommodation. Please apply by emailing your resume to Only those successful will be contacted. No travellers please, minimum of 3-6 months commitment required.


Qualified Chef , 1st or 2nd yr apprentice chef & Kitchen hand Looking to join our dynamic young team. Resume to:


needed for occasional ESL recordings. Contact Phil 0435095750 Email:


3 to 4 days casual at Mojo Surf head office in Byron Bay. Previous sales exp & excellent computer skills required. Email CV to:


Exp Head Chef, reliable, with passion for food. For a full-time position 5 days a week + Friday nights. Exp Barista for a casual position with good communication skills. All rounder and well presented. Call 0423371660

Skateboarding with Flavio!!!

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Back in action this month was our favorite Skateboard Coach Flavio! After a broken foot last month and just getting off his crutches a week ago Flavio was teaching up a storm and even got on a board for the first time from his injury! Our students had a blast playing games and having competitions like limbo and S.K.A.T.E and balancing on one foot all on a skateboard!

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Awesome Activities For March!

We have quite a lot going on this month in March. Including a few new activities. For example we are holding some cooking activities! We have another travel talk with Joe this month! We also are seeing a return of Flavio and Daniella for our Skateboarding and Salsa classes. Cambridge courses will also be coming to an end and we will be having an end of Cmbridge BBQ as well! Look forward to seeing you all at these awesome activities!!!MARCH 2015

Meet The Staff! – JOE!

10731070_10152903792407292_8481741769999034421_nThree times a week you can see him in the Student Lounge at his Travel Desk waiting patiently to help our students out with all of their travel needs! With lots of enthusiasm and care he will set you up with the trip of a lifetime and get you the best deal possible. Meet Joe! Our student travel agent from Backpacker World Travel! Wherever and whatever you want to go and do, Joe is your man. He will help you get there and at the cheapest price he can find as well.


What do you love most about traveling?

581089_10151184382927292_1900392799_nI don’t think there is one thing I love most about the travelling. The whole experience and memories you take away from seeing, smelling, tasting different cultures that are so different to your own is eye opening. Learning so much about a country you had no idea about when you landed, meeting amazing people who share incredible stories, give you tips and aid you on your journey, from the things that take your breath away to others that make you smile. Broadening your mind is something you can’t put a price on as travelling is the only thing that you can buy which makes you richer.

What is your favorite trip/place in Australia?

Fraser Island, The Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef were all such special trips for me in completely different ways and they would all be in my top 3 places making it impossible to choose just one. The Whitsundays are absolutely stunning, world class beaches, unbelievable sunsets and living on a sailing boat for 2 days is something only a handful of people can say they’ve enjoyed. Fraser Island was all about the adventure, being in the car and exploring this huge island is something I’ll never forget and the Great Barrier Reef speaks for itself, to see the difference between the world below and the world above the water with coral growing over billions of years with colours and patterns so different to anything we see on land is pretty special.

What do you enjoy most about Byron Bay?

10448727_10152630849302292_4521840715836819765_oIt’s the first time in my life that I’ve lived by the beach and experiencing and adapting to this kind of beach life culture has been interesting. I love the individuality of Byron Bay, how you can be yourself and express your own personality however which way you like and the people embrace it here, the art and music on the street combined with the distinctly local business and not allowing many major corporations to come in and take over shows the strength and community this town has built up over many years. Byron bay is only a small town yet almost every backpacker will come and see it, which just goes to show how special and unique it actually is and how lucky we get to call this place home (even if it is only for a small while)

What was your favorite childhood activity?

Rugby. I played rugby for around 12 years taking it to university. I have always loved football and followed my favourite team (Liverpool) ever since I was a little kid, but playing rugby twice a week for so many years would count as my favourite childhood activity.

What’s the one thing you want to do/see that you haven’t yet?

Any country that hasn’t been stamped in my passport yet.

What a great mix of mother tongues!

Do you know what your “mother tongue” means? It means your first language; the language you speak at home.


The pie chart above shows the current percentage breakdown of the different first languages spoken at Lexis. As you can see, it’s a great mix. So, you now have the opportunity to practise conversational English with people from all over the world. Enjoy!

New Starters for 23/2/15

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This week we bring in 5 new students! First we bring you Sylvain. He is excited to be here studying English and is a TV Cameraman at home! Next is Shihori from Japan. Shihori comes to us from her studies at University where she is studying math. Vanessa, comes to us from Hong Kong. She is currently a Masseuse in Ballina and wanted to improve her English to help with her job and travels. Last shown we have Gaizca.  He is from the Basque Country in Spain and went to University to be a Teacher. Not Shown is Marvin who rejoins our school for more studies! Big Welcome to all our new students!

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Beach Soccer Cancelled… So We Played Ping Pong!

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Due to the weather, and the Cyclones hitting Australia at the moment, we had to cancel beach soccer and move indoors. So 12 students battled it out in our Ping Pong Tournament. There was a very high level of Ping Pong played and the final between Marvin and Daniel was ridiculous! Good play from all our players it was such a good tournament! In the end Daniel became the 1 photo 2 photo 3 photo 4

Graduation 20.2.15

Today we had eight students graduating. Tatjana, Miyori, Andre, Mia, Katharina, Miguel, Jana, and Jan.

photo 4Tatjana from Switzerland was here for 5 weeks. Her teacher said she was a lovely student.

photo 2Andre from Brazil was here for 6 weeks. His teachers spoke very highly of him and said he is very intelligent and asks very good questions all the time. Andre said thank you to all of his teachers and said thanks to all his classmates.

photo 3Katharina from Germany was with us for 4 weeks. She is leaving to visit her son. Her teachers thought very highly of her and she’s funny. Katharina said thank you for teaching me and that she enjoyed all of her lessons and liked the open mindedness of the classes and that her classmates were very inspiring.

Jana from the Czech Republic was with us for 12 weeks. She has a very high level of English and was a great student and even ended with a 100%on her last listening test. She leaves to go travelling for a month before heading home.

photo 1Jan for Switzerland was here for 12 weeks also. He did very well and his teacher said he had a dry sense of humor like an Aussie. He said he had an amazing time and will go travelling for the next 3 months.

photo 5Mia was with us for 6 months and is from Korea. Her teacher said she was very clever and intelligent and very lovely.

Miguel and Miyori are also leaving us but weren’t with us today during Graduation.

A Cyclone of a Weekend

This weekend you better find some indoor activities it sounds like! Thursday night we have student night at Backpacker World Travel at 9pm. Don’t forget this weekend we have the trip to the Nimbin Markets. If you are interested go talk to Joe at the travel desk!


This weekend for the weather it might get pretty hectic! With that Cyclone off the coast most of Queensland and NSW will be getting a lot of rain. We have heavy rain and high wind advisories and the surf should be pretty out of control. If you wanted a weekend to hang out inside and relax listening to the rain and wind. This might be your weekend for that. Might be worth putting on some rain boots and a rain jacket to go look and the ocean but I would suggest staying out of it.

Going for a Movie?

Palace Cinemas


DAILY 1.10pm, 3.45pm, 6.20pm, 9.00pm


DAILY 4.15pm, 6.50pm

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DAILY 11.00am, 1.55pm, 8.40pm


DAILY 1.40pm, 9.30pm


DAILY 11.10am, 4.30pm, 6.35pm

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Gig Guide

1799904_784102254938389_1585122633_oFriday 20th February:
The Northern – The Courtney’s & DJ Taya
The Rails – (7pm) Soul Shakers
The Beach Hotel – (5pm) Akova (9pm) Wandering Eyes
Woody’s – (8pm) Supamaorifulla
The Brewery – (7:30pm) Raw Byron Bay ft. Local Indie Artists
Ginger Pig – (9pm) Ginger Pig DJ’s

The_Belligerents_WEBSaturday 21st February:
The Northern –  The Belligerents, The Jensens, DJ Sammond

The Rails – (7pm) The Hi Boys
The Beach Hotel – (9pm) Rhythm & Cutloose
Woody’s – (8pm) DJ Sanchez
The Brewery – (4pm) Earth Frequency After Party
Ginger Pig – (4pm) DJ Anton Leaf (8pm) DJ Bango

Swamps+538195_439741119428299_9126992Sunday 22nd February:
The Northern – The Swamps
The Rails – (6:30pm) Chris Cook Band
The Beach Hotel – (4:30pm) Hombres (8pm) Terace & Danny T
The Brewery – (3pm) Infected Mushroom


Byron Artisan Market – Saturday – Railway Park Evening 5pm – 9pm

That’s some of the awesome things to do this weekend so go out and have fun and enjoy!

Everybody Salsa!

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Today’s activity was a new one here for Lexis Byron Bay! Students got out of class hearing music pumping from one of our classrooms and found that when they went to go investigate they ended up in the middle of a salsa lesson.  With help Daniella from Sassy Salsa our students got an hour long Salsa experience and danced away learning new moves and shaking their hips and moving their feet.

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Jobs in Byron This Week!

Experienced Legal Secretary/Administrator

Seeking an experienced administrator/secretary to work in a small law firm located in the Byron Bay area. Immediate start, full time. Experienced necessary, preferably in Family Law 0403563137

Sales Representative

We have an opportunity for a commission-based sales representative for our health retreats.
Suit motivated, energetic and results oriented individual.
An important criteria is being a good salesperson, as it is up to you to find the potential clients and you will only be paid on commission.
Our aim is to improve people wellbeing. If you have the same vision and are passionate about making a difference, then check our website and contact us (via link on website).

Resort Housekeepers

Resort housekeepers wanted. Must have resort experience and have attention to detail. Award wages paid with excellent conditions. MUST BE FLEXIBLE & AVAILABLE 10-3 EVERYDAY. To apply SEND RESUME to beachsidepartners@gmail .com

Social sales & Marketing Europe UK

We are looking for motivated person to develop a strategy for contacting people in the UK and Europe promoting a mental health care workshop in Paris. The position requires somebody to be self-motivated and work independently. Reliable Wifi important. Hours are generally in the evenings from 7.00 to 11.00pm Monday to Friday – we provide great back up support – pay 15 per hour to start, plus a site visit bonus. This is something you can do from home. A good opportunity for native European speakers and English speakers.
Please text Gary 0409 062 074


A full-time exp breakfast chef/cook. Only successful candidates will be contacted. Email resume to:


Looking for a dedicated conscientious & reliable cleaner. 6 hours per week over two days. ABN preferred. References required. Ph 0422661419


(Part-time) Required at The Byron Bay Brewing Co. Must have at least 2 years bookkeeping and payroll experience utilising MYOB. Approx. 20hrs per week. Send covering letter and CV to

Qualified Chef

Casual min 4 days immediate start. or call 0411107555

Qualified Chefs Byron Fresh cafe

Is looking for part-time & full-time chefs to join the busy team. Must have previous experience in busy, health-focused kitchen environment. Available nights & weekends. Please drop resume to 7 Jonson Street or email resume to

Front Office Reception/ Sales Byron Bayside Central

Is seeking an experienced Front Office Reception/ Sales person with great customer service skills & computer skills. To apply email:


Exceptional massage practitioner req’d for our professional health practice in Brunswick Heads. Min requirements: Remedial Massage Diploma; Health Fund Rebate eligibility; Current First Aid Cert; Professional Indemnity/Public Liability Insurance; ABN. If you meet these criteria, please email your resume to:


Lennox area, training provided. Teacher or sales experience of particular interest. Hours 12-7pm. Ph 0414519432

Operations Manager

– 32 hrs/wk PPT pos Working as part of the senior team, this role includes management of: • WHS, IT, POS systems • Grounds, maintenance, security & cafe teams • Groups & events Must have 5–10 yrs exp in hospitality/tourism and have proven track record. More info: about/employment-opportunities/ Email cover letter, refs & resume: by 22.02.15. Only successful applicants will be notified.

Payroll/Human Resource & Admin Officer

 – 20hrs/wk Casual Working as part of the accounts team, this role includes: • Payroll & super of 50+ emp • Interpretation of awards • Manage HR reviews • General admin Successful applicants must have previous payroll exp, pref with Attaché and Xero / cloudbased programs. More info: about/employment-opportunities/ Email cover letter, refs & resume: by 22.02.15. Only successful applicants will be notified.


– Casual Fully veg Crystal Castle Café has an opening for an experienced cook to join our team. Min 2–3 days. Will work every weekend, no evening work. Exp in veg food & cake baking pref Email cover letter, refs & resume: by 22.02.15. Only successful applicants will be notified.

Nanny Wanted

Female nanny required for 6 year old boy. Babysitting in exchange for accommodation, clean, tidy and good English. contact Karen for details. 0448719125

“It’s like being part of a big family”


Lovely ex-student Cristina Alonso Serrano left Lexis Byron Bay at Christmas and spent January travelling in New Zealand. She popped in last week to say hello and share  her memories of being a Lexis student.

My first memory of Lexis

I remember my first day clearly. It was 30 September 2013. and I couldn’t understand anything so I just copied what everyone else was doing. But it was great because there were two other girls my age, Mayumi from Japan and Celine from Switzerland. None of us could speak English very well but we all had fun trying together and laughing at our misunderstandings.”

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Going home and coming back

“Unfortunately, after only one month, I had to go home for a family emergency. Lexis made this easy for me and, because I was on a student visa, I was able to postpone my study until I was ready to come back.

“I was confident coming back in May 2014, because now I knew I could understand people and make myself understood. I stayed in a homestay with Claudia and Byron Bernardazzi. It was awesome; really, really awesome. They are a family of four and their two children are really sweet and funny. Byron loves surfing and Claudia is an architect and very creative. They have a beautiful home and they used to have big family dinners when the grandparents and other family members came. It was really fun.”

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How I learned English

“In my first month my English improved really, really quickly. As I got better and better, I felt like my progress was slower but now I realise it wasn’t really; it was just that I could already say the things I needed to in everyday life. I was still improving.

“One thing that really helped was I tried to avoid Spanish as much as possible. I didn’t read Spanish books or even speak to my family too much because I noticed that when I started communicating in Spanish it was more difficult for me to come back to English. I think this was a really good decision for me.

All of my teachers were excellent in different ways; Sarah-Jane was a brilliant teacher in that she made it easy for us Pre-Intermediate students to understand when we didn’t understand much at all. Kathleen was really motivating; she made up funny songs to help us remember the grammar, and also she always tried to teach using topics and discussions she knew we were interested in. Finally, Paul was really, really funny. He always used real-life examples about himself or us students to bring the grammar to life, personalise it and help us remember it.”


The best thing about Byron?

“Everything: the energy, the people, the sky, the stars, everything. And there’s always something going on. If you want to be alone you can spend time in the beautiful nature but if you want to be sociable there are too many options. It’s so easy.”


What I loved about Lexis Byron Bay?

“It was like being part of a family. When you are travelling around alone, you are grateful to find somewhere like that. I know that if I had any problems then every teacher and every member of staff would work together to help me. I’d like to say a big thank you to Lisa, Yvonne, Amy, and Anna, my teachers Sarah-Jane, Kathleen, Paul, Marie and Kat and everyone else who was always so friendly and kind to me.”


New Starters 16.2.15

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Today at Lexis Byron Bay we welcome  seven New Starters! Three from Brazil, one from Spain, one from Japan, one from Switzerland, and one from Taiwan.

Miho from Japan is studying Sport’s Science and Marketing and wants to better her English so she can work for Nike. Rodrigo is an account manager for a company in Brazil and wants to improve his English to be even more successful in his workplace while Vitor from Brazil is studying Mechanical Engineering and Michael from Switzerland is an electrician at home.

Meanwhile, Veronica is from Spain and is really excited to be studying here in Byron Bay. Tom is from Taiwan, where he is a mechanical engineer, but at the moment he is enjoying a working holiday in Australia working as a Massage Therapist in Bali. Finally, Arthur’s ex-girlfriend was here last year and he is really excited to be here in Byron and eager to get in the water and start surfing. 

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End of Course / Valentine’s Day BBQ

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Last Friday we finally finished the course book and finished  Unit 12! Many students will be changing classes and moving up into higher or different classes. To celebrate the end of the course we threw a BBQ. To add even more to it we also celebrated Valentine’s Day with some cookie decorating! Students enjoyed a sausage sizzle grilled up by Paul, and cookies that they made and decorated themselves!photo 1 photo 2 photo 3 photo 4 photo 11 photo 41 photo 51

Graduation Today

We said Good Bye to four students this week at Graduation. Mariana, Ash, Luca,and Kanami.

Mariana left us earlier this week to head home to Brazil. She was with us for a total of twelve weeks and it was sad to see her leave.

photo 1Luca from Switzerland has been here for six weeks now. His teacher said he is always happy and smiling and a good student. Luca said thanks to his teacher for such a fun class and that his time here in Byron has been amazing! He is going to start traveling and adventuring now with his improved English sills.


photo 2Next to graduate was Kanami from Japan, and she was with us for 12 weeks. Kanami is returning home to her job as an acupuncturist. Her teacher said she was a great student and asked good questions. Kanami told everyone to enjoy their time in Byron Bay!



photo 3Last and definitely not least to graduate was Ash. Ash was here for a grand total of 28 weeks, that’s 7 months! He has been in many different courses including Intermediate, Upper Intermediate, Advanced, and even completed the FCE course! Ash said thaank you to the teachers and staff for all their support and to his FCE instructor that he credits his passing the FCE Exam. He also said he can’t wait to come back again one day and visit!

The Valentine’s Day Friday the 13th Weekend Special!

Another week another Weekend! Interesting thing about this weekend we have Friday the 13th… ooooooo SCARY! AND Saturday we have Valentine’s Day!

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Thursday night we have student night at Backpacker World Travel at 9pm. Friday night we have our student night at Aquarius Bar and grill! Make sure to see me (Grant) for your discount wristband BBQ ticket and free drink for the first students! 5 o clock at Aquarius. Don’t forget this weekend we have Sky Diving. If you are interested go talk to Joe at the travel desk!logophoto 1

This weekend for the weather it looks like we haven’t seen the last of the rain and there’s a chance of rain all weekend again sadly and even some thunderstorms on Friday. It’s looking like a mellow and 27 for the weekend at the highest, getting down to 18 at nights.

Going for a Movie?

Palace Cinemas 


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Gig Guide

little earthquakeFriday 13th February:
The Northern –  Robina, We Play Machines, Eva J,Gosper
The Rails – (7pm) The Hombres
The Beach Hotel – (5pm) Mick Mchugh Duo (9pm) Madison Kat
Woody’s – (8pm) DJ Supamaorifulla
The Brewery – (7:30pm) Little Earthquake
Ginger Pig – (9pm) DJ Euan

goochpalmsSaturday 14th February:
The Northern – The Gooch Palms, Skeggs, White Lodge,DJ Sammond
The Rails – (7pm) Dawn Patrol
The Beach Hotel – (9pm) DJs Tom and Jarry
Woody’s – (8pm) DJ Sanchez
The Brewery – (7:30pm) Sexy Hits Musical Bingo w/ Disco Danny
Ginger Pig – (4pm) DJ Anton Leaf (8pm) DJ Bango

Sunday 15th February:danhannaford
The Northern –  Dan Hannaford
The Rails – (6:30pm) The Hillbilly Goats
The Beach Hotel – (4:30pm) Late For Woodstock (8pm) Sundae Soiree
The Brewery – (12:30pm) Brewery DJs


Byron Artisan Market – Saturday – Railway Park Evening 5pm – 9pm

Special Events

Main Beach – 6:30 am Valentine’s Day Flash Mob and Swim

That’s some of the awesome things to do this weekend so go out and have fun and enjoy!

Jobs This Week In Byron Bay!

Backpacker World Travel

Ideal candidates will have travelled extensively throughout Australia, New Zealand and South-East Asia. You must be able to commit to a minimum of 6-12 months and have a strong command of the English language (both written and oral).
Backpackers World Travel uses both the Website Travel and Galileo booking systems, so any experience in these areas is welcome.

Email your resume and cover letter to and tell us why we should embark on this journey with you – be part of our world!

Housekeeper Wanted

Cleaning experience, Good communication skills, Make beautiful beds, Enthusiastic and energetic, Driving license, Friendliness and Cleanliness”
Send email to:

Part-time Admin / Accounts Assistant Required – Start Immediately

The successful applicant will undertake a range of office administration duties including the following:
• Accounts payable/receivable,
• Reconcile processed work by verifying entries and comparing system reports to balance.
• Charge expenses to accounts and cost centers by analysing invoice; recording entries.
• Entering invoices and preparing receipts,
• Detailed data entry,
• Answer phones in a friendly, informed & professional manner
• Filing, photocopying and scanning of documents,

Hours will vary, minimum 2 days per week 4-6 hrs per day.
Please address the above listed criteria and its relevance to you in your cover letter. To apply please email your cover letter and resume in PDF format to:

Chef Needed

The Iconic Pass Cafe is looking for a fully qualified Chef to work a minimum of 25 hours per week with a view to becoming permanent for the right candidate.
If you think you have the drive and the ambition to work in this idyllic location just up off the beach in Byron Bay then this may just be the right position for you.
Predominantly Breakfast and Lunch shifts with the occasional evening shift for functions.
The right person must have enthusiasm and be driven with a willingness to be an integral part of this small but driven team. The position is for an immediate start. Take in Resume/CV.

Looking For a Solo Artist

Restaurant looking for a solo acoustic musician or even DJ to play Friday Saturday or Sunday evenings contact by txt or email with links to demos (Soundcloud / YouTube etc) 0451965258

Grounds Keeper Wanted

Groundsman needed for busy Byron Bay resort. Mon to Fri for between 30-120 mins per day. Average 5 hours per week. Check grounds for rubbish, gardening, landscaping and tending to yellow and red rubbish bins. $20 per hour paid weekly. Please send on resume if you are able to work as described. Many thanks.


Byron Bay Tennis is seeking a highly qualified Barista who is able to multi task and work unsupervised and within a team environment. Must be able to work weekends. Must be punctual and professional and have exceptional customer service and a full understanding of coffee. Back packers need not apply. Casual to long term employment available for the right applicant. Please contact V on 0490335906 between 9am and 5pm for an interview.

Wicked Travel

Looking for a sales genius to join our current team. Come in with Resume and Cover Letter. Proven Sales Experience (fundraising, telesales, B2B, club promo etc.)
Fun, Energetic, Positive Personality with a ‘Can do attitude’
Travel experience on Australia’s EAST COAST (Fraser island / Whitsundays an advantage)
3-6 months commitment to the job for the coming summer.

Immediate Interviews


tree planter. Ph 0487050005

ACCOUNTANT REQUIRED for tax agent practice in Brunswick Heads. Previous experience working in a tax agent practice preferred. Proficiency in MYOB accounting, Excel and Word highly desired. Apply in writing to ‘Accountant required’ PO Box 293 Brunswick Heads NSW 2483


Require 1st or 2nd yr apprentice chef for breakfast & lunch cafe. Ph 66851355


Shifts avail for taxi, coach & hire cars. Full training provided. Min 12 months Aus Licence Required. Email:


couple preferred, for Talalla Retreat Sri Lanka. Starting 28 April for 5 months. All airfare and expenses provided. Salary $900pw per couple. Attractive, well-presented experienced teachers required. Ph 0439978787


some cleaning, 6.30am start, must have own transport. Locals only need apply. Send resumes to:


Weekends, experience necessary. Locals only need apply. Send resumes to:

Kitchen Role

(Plus some front) Mon-Wed 6am We have an opening for a local, long term position. Min. 20 hrs+. Must have kitchen AND front experience, as also involves helping serve. Barista skills ideal. For more info visit


to join a young developing team. Send resumes to:


Required to join the busy team at Fresh Cafe 25+ hours. Passionate with a min 2yrs exp in a high volume barista role required. Must be available nights, weekends & all public holidays & hold NSW RSA. No travellers. Please email resume to:

BARISTA/RETAIL SALES PERSON for busy patisserie in Mullum. Exp req. Pls email CV

Customer Service Administrator

CASUAL 4 hours a day, 4 days a week Established and expanding ecommerce business are seeking a detail oriented administrator who loves making customers happy. You’ll need strong computer skills, ability to learn things quickly, excellent written and verbal English and the desire to give the best customer service to continue our award winning level of service. Long term applicants with visas. Must have the ability to take on more hours as the business grows. Early starts 8am in OS (negotiable). Please email Lainie for an info pack:

10 Weeks – 100% Attendance

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Graziella Cambin (above) from France has been studying at Lexis English for 10 week and has another 3 weeks to go. She has made excellent progress; she started in Elementary, spent 6 weeks in Pre-Intermediate (where she topped 90% in nearly every weekly test) and will be moving up to Intermediate next week.

What is the secret of her success (apart from amazing teacher and a great school)? I think it comes down to her great attitude her enthusiasm and the fact that, after 10 weeks, she still has 100% attendance. Well done Graziella!

Weekend Trips for February!

Here’s what we have for weekend trips for the month of February! Thanks to Joe and Backpacker World Travel we have some awesome opportunities and specials for our students this month! Check them out they are going to be a lot of fun and awesome experiences. Talk to Joe at his desk in the Student Lounge for more information!


New Starters for 9/2/15

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Today in Byron Bay we bring in 15 new students! The students come to us from all over the world. The students also have  a range of occupations at home from Dental Hygienists to Engineers to Fire Fighters to Pharmacist Assistants to Students! Gabriel and Pedro come to us from Brazil. Isabel, Sarah, Melanie, Daniel, Laura, and Gabriel all are from Switzerland. Joan is from Spain. Francisca and Valentina came from Chile. Daichi and Keiko are here from Japan. Last but not least we have Sujung and Keun from Korea. photo 2

Graduation 6/2/15

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Today we had 13 Students graduating from all different levels today.

From Elementary we had Patrick graduate from Switzerland who will be continuing his English schooling in Noosa!

In Pre Intermediate we had Lisa, Elisa, and Adrien. Both Lisa and Elisa are from Switzerland and Adrien is from France. Lisa was quite the hard worker and improved a lot and thanked her teachers and the other students for helping improve her English. Elisa was a gentle and quiet natured person with a good sense of humor said her teacher and her English improved quite a bit as well. Adrien, when he was seen in class, was very enthusiastic and had great English skills. His teacher said he’snot a morning person!

In Intermediate we had Justin, Andreas, and Matthias from Switzerland and Cecile from New Caledonia. Matthias worked hard and asked a lot of questions and will go travelling for four weeks.Cecile blew her teacher away with how well she did and how hard she worked. Andreas and Justin thanked every one for their time her.

Last but not least in Upper-Intermediate we had Christian, Tamara,and Nora from Switzerland, Nadine from Germany, and Juliana from Brazil. Christian advanced over his few months with us up from pre-intermediate and believes he has achieved many of his English speaking goals. Tamara learned English from her Grandma at a young age and came to us at a high level already and graduated at an advanced level. Nora was quite the talker which helped her English improve a lot as well. Nadine was an excellent student and learned a lot and always did extra work.

Juliana was with us for 18 weeks and was a wonderful student. She thanked her classmates for all the conversations with them about their countries and their history that truly helped her English get better. She will be back with us in a month or so to do the Cambridge course.

Sad to see everyone go but glad they all enjoyed their time here and will be enjoying their English skills.

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CAE Class Trip to the Library!

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IMG_6669Last Friday, on that lovely sunny morning, the CAE class had an unbelievable and unforgettable experience. We discovered the big building with the huge selection of books.

The atmosphere in the library is very relaxed and welcoming.

IMG_6678Unfortunately, there was an annoying paparazzi man who was taking pictures all the time.

There are a lot of opportunities of what to do in the library. It’s not just about borrowing books, you can use the computers, read newspapers, study and there are a lot of other things to do and use.


The funky fluorescent-pink-haired library lady gave us a guided tour and showed us around. Later, all the students joined the library and borrowed some stuff.

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Ping Pong Tournament! New Champion!

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Yesterday we had a Ping Pong Tournament that pitted 12 of our students against each other. We had quite the range of students from different countries like Switzerland, France, Japan, Korea, and Brazil.

We played the games to eleven and win by two until the semi finals and finals where the students played until 21. In the final we had Adrien vs Patrick. It was quite the showdown and a lot of skill was displayed. In the end Adrien became the victor! He said although the prize was great he really just wanted to be the victor! All of our students played at a very high level and it was amazing to watch!

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The Weekend is my Best Friend

Hey Every One! Last weekend we brought in a new month with a lot of fun. And of course Byron Bay keeps giving out more and more things to do and fun to have. Don’t forget this weekend we have snorkelling or diving at Julian Rocks. If you are interested go talk to Joe at the travel desk!


This weekend for the weather it looks like we haven’t seen the last of the rain and there’s a chance of rain all weekend. It’s looking like a mellow 24 degrees Friday and 27 for Saturday and Sunday, getting down to 19 at nights.

Going for a Movie?

Palace Cinemas

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Gig Guide

Friday 6th February:1342608596_14-IMG_6440
The Northern –  (9pm) A Little Province, DJ Taya Mills
The Rails – (7pm) Bohemian Cowboys
The Beach Hotel – (5pm) Animal Ventura (9pm) Tin Can Radio & Betty The Shark
Woody’s – (8pm) Supamaorifulla
The Brewery – (7:30pm) DJ Miss Renee Simone
Ginger Pig – (9pm) DJ Chris Bradley

0003504440_10Saturday 7th February:
The Northern – The Family Jordan, Moses Gunn Collective, The Furrs, The Silver Dollars
The Rails – (7pm) Dillon James Band
The Beach Hotel – (9pm) DJ Discrow
Woody’s – (8pm) DJ Sanchez
The Brewery –  (8pm) DJ Brevil
Ginger Pig – (4pm) DJ Anton Leaf                                                                          (8pm) DJ Jimmy D & DJ QC

Sunday 8th February:a1123218912_2
The Northern –  The Smith Street Band, Pup, Great Cynics, Apart From This
The Rails – (6:30pm) Sugercane Collins
The Beach Hotel – (5pm) Ragga Jump (8pm) DJ Longtime
The Brewery – (3pm) DJ Autograph, DJ Kakhand, DJ Golden, DJ Basslines, DJ Oren Selecta


Byron Artisan Market – Saturday – Railway Park Evening 5pm – 9pm

That’s some of the awesome things to do this weekend so go out and have fun and enjoy!

Jobs Around Byron 4.2.15

Coffee Barista Experienced

Bluesfest Catering is looking for an experienced Coffee Barista. Position is temporary and for only 9 days. 6AM start daily March 30th to April 7th. Send resumes to

Bluesfest Breakfast Chef

Be able to start on 30th march April 7th please forward your cv to and

French to English Translator

French/English Translator role available for a candidate that can also perform marketing and customer support tasks when required. The successful applicant would possess the following skills / experience: E-commerce and Marketing skills, Excellent written and verbal communication skills, Business oriented thinking, Ability to work in a fast paced environment independently

Chef for new Italian Restaurant

Chef with 3 years of experience in an Italian restaurant required. CV to

Latin Musician and/or Dancer

Needed for lively atmosphere outside workspace. Pay negotiable weekly work and dinner included. Contact Kali at with video and or soundtrack.

Qualified Personal Trainers Required

Must hold cert. 4 in fitness, fixed rent, 4 weeks rent free per year. Forward interest to

Domino’s Delivery Driver

5-25 hours a week, potential for full-time and a management role if interested. Must have valid driver’s license and own car. Drop off resume to Candice or Oryssa in the shop.

Fish Heads Takeaway Cook

Experienced cook needed. Drop resume off in the restaurant.

O Sushi Japanese Restaurant

Experienced Japanese sushi chef wanted for long term. Send inquiries to

Belongil Bistro

Qualified Chef wanted. CV’s to or call 0411107555


Work flexible hours. Apply by email: or phone 0456635006. No texting please.


We’re looking for a team of Graphic Designers for multiple website work. Approx 16hrs – 24 hrs per week of regular work. You must have strong Photoshop, Illustrator and web based experience. HTML and CSS experience is preferred but not essential. ABN is also required. $30 – 35 per hour. Please send a cover letter, resume & examples of your work to Johnathon at

Coffee Club – Speed Dating Edition

photo 3Today’s activity was coffee club, but this time we added a little twist. We did a version of speed dating so the students could get to know each other. Students were talking away and every time it was time to switch, no one wanted to. Even after the activity ended many students stayed and were chatting 4

Student Night at Aquarius!

Last Friday we had our 1st Student Night at Aquarius. We had many students show up and everyone ended up getting a free drink and a free BBQ dinner.Students sat and mingled for a while as they waited for the BBQ to start. Once that got going so did the live music which was very nice acoustic group playing some nice tunes for a good vibe. It was a ton of fun and can’t wait for the next one on the 13th! Hope to see everyone there!

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New Students 2.2.15

We have 9 new students starting with us this week to bring in February.

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We have five students that came to us from Switzerland: Jennifer, who at home is a nurse; Nathalie, who is going to be a teacher; Manuel, who worked in public transportation; Nina, who transferred to us from Brisbane; and Jonas, who at home is a Mechanical Engineer for a solar company.

We also welcome Aline from Brazil, a lawyer who works closely with Americans, and is here to improve her English to help with her work and Cody a massage therapist from Taiwan. Also joining us today are French beautician Caroline and Miyori from Japan who is hoping to improve her English so she can do a TESOL course.