Coffee Lounge! November 28

Today at Coffee Lounge we had a lovely game of Aussie Heads in the morning and tested our brain power with Riddles in the afternoon!

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At the morning session, everyone asked excellent questions and discovered the name on their card very quickly!

Othman even figured out Boomerang with little difficulty, though this is his favourite Coffee Lounge game and he has played it a few times during his studies at Lexis Byron Bay!

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In the afternoon, Myuri, Mayumi and Natsumi were enthralled with the riddles and worked their brains hard to figure them out – successfully almost every time too! Tito resorted to google to find the answers but enjoyed the TimTams all the same 🙂

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

December weekend activities with BWT!

Check out all the awesome activities BWT has planned for our Lexis students in December!!! There are some great deals on must-do activities this month, from hang gliding to kayaking with dolphins and a trip to Yamba. See Darryl in the Student Lounge every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at lunchtime, or in store at BWT to book all your adventures!

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

December Activity Calendar!

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It’s so very close to DECEMBER and we have an exciting month of activities ahead for the last month of the year. These activities are run in both the morning and afternoon especially for our lucky Lexis students!

Every Monday you can stretch out and relax doing Yoga with Stef in Room 8 from 11-12 and with Fee in Room 8 from 2:15 to 3:15.

On Tuesdays we have Coffee Lounge, which gives our students the opportunity to practice their English and get to know each other while enjoying great coffee and yummy TimTams!

We have Kathleen taking the first Wednesday with an Auxiliary Verbs Workshop in the morning and Job Club in the afternoon, followed by another Skateboard session with Flavio and a Photography Workshop with Julia on the subsequent weeks.

On Thursdays we start the month with Cider Tasting to try some delicious ciders from around Australia, we have the next Table Tennis Tournament to see who our next Lexis champion is, then a day of Christmas Cooking as we come up to the festive season, and finally a 1-hour Surf Lesson so you can learn to surf just before the Christmas break!

On Friday this week we have the first 1-hour Surf Lesson of the month, followed by Slacklining with Olmo in the garden, a Volleyball match the next week and to finish off before going on break we celebrate with a Christmas Party!

For the final week of December the school is CLOSED for the Christmas and New Year’s break. School resumes on Tuesday 3rd January.

 GIL (Guided Individual Learning) runs every day from 12-1pm and 2-3pm in Room 8. Come along to get help with anything from homework to vocabulary to writing your resume.

We will also continue to enjoy our Student Nights at Cheeky Monkeys every Tuesday night – meet at BWT @ 8pm first to get your drinks, food and fun!

Don’t forget that you can book your 3-hour surf lessons with us anytime at Reception for just $50!

Have a great month!🙂

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

New Starters! November 28

Welcome to our six new starters at Lexis Byron Bay this week!

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Romain is from Switzerland. He has been studying at Lexis Perth over on the west coast of Australia and is now looking forward to enjoying Lexis Byron Bay on the east coast!

Estelle is from Switzerland where she lives with her parents and older sister called Laura. She is passionate about gymnastics, which she has practiced since she was a child. She has worked for four years in Real Estate and is now hoping to change into a different career, but she is unsure in what area yet. She decided to study in Australia for the weather, the beaches and because it has been her dream to travel here! In the future she hopes to work in other countries.

Raphael is from France. He wants to improve his English because he believes it is important for his future career and is a useful language to know. He chose to study English in Australia for the weather, the people, the beaches and the lifestyle. He does not know what kind of job he would like to do in the future, but is hoping this experience in Australia will help him find his way!

Sibille is from Switzerland. She has been studying at Lexis in Noosa, on the Sunshine Coast, and now joins us at Lexis Byron Bay to continue her studies. She is looking forward to improving her English skills and learning how to surf in Byron Bay!

Axel was born in Switzerland to his French parents and speaks French. He is one of four in his family, with an older sister called Leslie. He plays football for both enjoyment and for his job. He trains or plays five days a week usually, but they have a break at the moment for two months. He is making the most of this break with a trip to Australia to learn English at Lexis Byron Bay!

Kunkae was born in Korea but lives in Japan with his parents and speaks Japanese. He came to Australia on a Working Holiday visa and hopes to improve his English while studying at Lexis Byron Bay.

 

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

 

General English Graduation! November 25

Congratulations to the 15 students graduating from General English courses this week!

Samira is from Switzerland and graduates from Claudia’s Intermediate class. She is a dedicated and hardworking student who has put in a lot of effort over the past three months. Her English has improved a lot since she started at Lexis Byron Bay. She is a conscientious student and was a valuable member of  the class.

Deborah is from Switzerland and graduates from Claudia’s Intermediate class. She has been a pleasure to have in class. Her English is at a fantastic level and she has shown herself to be a motivated student. She participated well in class activities and was an active contributor to class discussions.

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Samira and Deborah graduate from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class

Richard is from Brazil and graduates from Ellie and Anji’s IELTS class. Over his 24 weeks of studying at Lexis Byron Bay, he worked his way from Pre-Intermediate, through Intermediate and Upper Intermediate before finishing up in the IELTS preparation class. He has made such great progress and improved his English in all areas. He is becoming a true Byron local and is loving his job at Skydive Byron Bay.

Mink You is from Korea and graduates from Ellie and Anji’s IELTS class. He is a lovely student who has been a pleasure to have in class. He has worked well on the IELTS material and shown improvement in all areas of his English skills.

Barbara is from Brazil and graduates from Ellie and Anji’s IELTS class. She has been an enjoyable student to teach. She asks extremely intelligent questions to further her understanding of the English language and continues to improve her fluency.

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Richard, Mink You and Barbara (absent) graduate from Ellie and Anji’s IELTS class

Celine is from Switzerland and graduates from Iruka and Sue’s Intermediate class. She has shown herself to be a hard working student who consistently puts in her best effort. During her time at Lexis Byron Bay, she has made great improvement to her English skills, particularly her writing, grammar and speaking skills.

Saya is from Japan and graduates from Iruka and Sue’s Intermediate class. She is a lovely and very clever student, with a good intermediate level of grammar and speaking skills. She has also made great improvements to her writing skills, which we know will  continue to improve with practice! Keep up the hard work that you have shown at Lexis Byron Bay.

NooRi is from Korea and graduates from Iruka and Sue’s Intermediate class. She has been a hard worker who consistently puts in her best personal effort to every class. She is a inquisitive learner who enjoys analysing situations and making new discoveries during class activities. She has been a pleasure to teach!

Jules is from Belgium and graduates from Iruka and Sue’s Intermediate class. He is a student who uses higher level thinking strategies to apply learned skills to new situations. He builds well on other’s ideas and expresses his own clearly and persuasively. His English skills, in particular his grammar and writing skills, are at a good Intermediate level.

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Celine, Saya, NooRi and Jules graduate from Iruka and Sue’s Intermediate class

Luisa is from Spain and graduates from Kristy’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has improved her English grammar and speaking skills during her time at Lexis Byron Bay. She said she has had a great time in Byron Bay, has made a lot of new friends and the teachers at Lexis have been very good. She is now travelling to Sydney to experience living in an Australian city.

Janine  is from Switzerland and graduates from Kristy’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has been a great student during her six weeks at Lexis Byron Bay. She has improved her grammar and speaking skills, and made excellent progress with her writing skills. With a little more practice she will no doubt be ready for Intermediate level soon!

Nozomi is from Japan and graduates from Kristy’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has been an excellent student. She has learned new grammar, improved her writing skills and become more confident with speaking. She has beautiful pronunciation and is a very interesting person to speak with. She is now off to spend some time working on a farm near Melbourne.

Maylis is from France and graduates from Kristy’s Pre-Intermediate class. Over her four weeks at Lexis Byron Bay, she has improved in all areas of her English skills. In particular, she has learned new grammar and increased her confidence in speaking, which she now plans to use and practice with her onward travels.

Bettina is from Switzerland and graduates from Kristy’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has been a pleasure to have in class over the past seven weeks. She has improved her grammar and writing skills, and has gained confidence in speaking. She was a valuable member of the class, making positive contributions to activities and discussions.

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Luisa, Janine, Nozomi, Maylis and Bettina graduate from Kristy’s Pre-Intermediate class

Hinako is from Japan and graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has been a pleasure to have in class. Over her seven weeks studying at Lexis Byron Bay, she has made great improvements to her grammar, speaking and writing skills, and has gained confidence with her speaking also. Her questions, communication skills and contributions to class discussions and activities have been valuable for the whole class.

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Hinako graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class

We  wish all the graduating students the very best for their next adventure, whether it be finding work in Byron Bay, travelling around Australia or returning home. 🙂

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Cambridge Graduation! November 25

Congratulations to our Cambridge students! After three months of studying hard, their time at Lexis Byron Bay has come to an end. Good luck in your exams next week!

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Josie’s FCE class

Beni is from Switzerland. He has made great progress over the last few months studying the Cambridge course. He has improved across all areas and is always trying to incorporate new vocabulary and grammar into his writing and speaking. His writing is at a high level with a good style which makes it interesting to read. He is a relaxed and friendly student with a positive attitude towards learning and has been a pleasure to have in class.

Vanessa is  from Switzerland. She has shown great progress during her time at Lexis Byron Bay with improvements in all areas of her English skills. She is able to apply her knowledge of vocabulary and grammar to all areas of English, in particular with her writing. She has a lovely smile and giggle that brightened the class.

Nicole H is from Switzerland. She grasps new grammar concepts with ease and has improved a lot during her time studying the Cambridge course. She speaks clearly and naturally, using a wide range of vocabulary and colloquial expressions. She is a quick learner, a hard worker and brings a positive attitude to class.

Flurina is from Switzerland. She has worked really hard during her time at Lexis Byron Bay which has resulted in her making excellent progress with her English. Her listening and reading skills were great from the start of the course and continued to improve. She put a lot of effort into her writing and use of English and has shown great improvement in these areas as a result. She has great accuracy with her speaking, an excellent grasp of grammar and has enhanced her ability to express herself in conversation. She has a great energy that positively contributed to the class.

Laetitia is from Switzerland. She has made great improvements to her English skills, particularly excelling in her reading and use of English skills. She has good reading comprehension and a firm grasp of grammar knowledge which she is able to apply to other areas of English use. She made a great effort to speak English outside of class, which helped her to improve her English across all skill areas.

Nicole S is from Switzerland. She has put a lot of effort into her studies and shown great motivation during her time at Lexis Byron Bay. She has improved in her general use of English and achieved the highest result in class in this area. She has a great attitude to learning and was a valued member of the class.

Ayuko is from Japan. She is a hard-working student who has made great progress in all areas of her English skills throughout the Cambridge course. She has become more confident in speaking both one-on-one and in a group. She has a really lovely attitude and has been a pleasure to teach in class.

Philipp is from Switzerland. He has made excellent improvements in his English skills, particularly in applying his new grammar and vocabulary knowledge to his writing and speaking. He is able to make himself understood using clear and grammatically correct language while speaking. He has a good attitude to learning English which will help him to continue improving.

Ivan is from Switzerland. He has made great progress over the past few months at Lexis Byron Bay. He shows a lot of effort in applying new vocabulary and grammar into his writing and speaking. He always has a positive attitude and a big smile in class which has made him a pleasure to teach.

Stefan is from Switzerland. He has shown excellent improvement in all areas of his English skills. He has an aptitude for applying the vocabulary and grammar that he has learnt to all areas of English. He puts in a lot of effort to his studies which is reflected in his good results. His speaking skills are excellent and he is able to have a natural discussion and make himself clearly understood. His excellent attitude to learning English was appreciated in class!

Jarvis is from Germany. He is an intelligent, hardworking student with a great attitude to learning. He has quickly learnt the new grammar and vocabulary presented during the Cambridge course and is able to apply it for general use. He is an excellent listener and has a good memory for what he has learnt in class. All of this has made him a pleasure to teach.

Ronja is from Switzerland. She has made fantastic progress throughout the Cambridge course. She is able to express herself well in English and uses a wide range of vocabulary and grammar in her writing. She was a lovely student to have in class.

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Julia’s CAE class

Katharina is from Switzerland. She has been lovely to teach as she brings her bright personality and big smile to class. She has participated well in class activities and discussions and has put in a lot of effort to her studies over the duration of the course. She has an excellent ability to express herself and has shown a marked improvement in all areas, especially her English writing skills.

Pascal is from Switzerland. He brings a great attitude to class and is a keen learner. He has participated wonderfully in class activities and discussions. He showed a lot of improvement in all areas of his English skills, particularly with writing.

Robin is from Switzerland. He has an excellent natural ability in English and has made good improvement across all skills areas during his time at Lexis Byron Bay. He has worked hard and particularly improved his writing and speaking skills. His happy and gentle nature was a welcome addition to the class.

David is from Switzerland. He has a bright personality and bubbly nature which has been a lovely addition to the class. He has an excellent ability to express himself clearly, with great speaking skills, and has made good progress with his writing skills. He is an inquisitive and intelligent student who has been a pleasure to have in class.

Andrea is from Switzerland. He has been an absolute pleasure to have in class. His command of the English language is at a high level and has shown himself to be competent across all skill areas. He has made colourful contributions to activities and discussions, and brought a great lively nature to the class.

Patrick is from Switzerland. He is a conscientious student who has a high level of grammar and vocabulary skills, and has improved his writing skills. He has been a pleasure to have in class and has made interesting contributions to class activities and discussions. He has a positive outlook which has been a welcome part of the classroom.

Caroline is from Switzerland. She is a diligent student who has worked hard throughout her Cambridge course. She has good English skills and an strong aptitude for learning, which has helped her to make great progress during her time at Lexis Byron Bay. She asks intelligent questions and worthwhile contributions to class activities and discussions.

Tamara is from Switzerland. She is a focused student who has put in a lot of effort over the past twelve weeks, which is reflected in her excellent results. She is an enthusiastic participant in class activities and discussions. She is a keen learner with a consistent desire to refine and perfect her English skills, which has helped her to dramatically improve her writing skills and grasp new  vocabulary.

Emanuela is from Italy. She is a conscientious student who works very hard to achieve great results. She has a bright disposition and her sunny nature has lightened up the classroom. She has a keen interest in learning and is an active participant in class activities and discussions. She has been an absolute delight to teach.

Belinda is  from Germany. She is a conscientious student who has worked incredibly hard over the past twelve weeks. She has excellent vocabulary and grammar skills and has dramatically improved her writing skills. She is an active participant in class activities and discussions and brings a wonderful positive outlook to the class.

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Paul’s CAE class

Celine is from Switzerland. She is a hard working student who always comes to class ready to learn. She writes well and speaks fluently in English. Over the past three months at Lexis Byron Bay she has made great improvements to all areas of her English skills.

Pauline is from Switzerland. She works hard and as a result has improved a lot while studying the Cambridge course. She speaks fluently and writes well in English. She is a very determined, respectful student who asks questions that further her understanding of the English language.

Morgane is from Switzerland. She has worked really hard and has made great improvements to her English skills over the past few months in the Cambridge course. She speaks English fluently and makes valuable  contributions to class discussions.

Sina is from Switzerland. She is an enthusiastic learner and a pleasure to teach. She is an excellent communicator who speaks English fluently. She has worked hard during her time at Lexis Byron Bay and this has resulted in her making great improvements to her English skills.

Juliano is from Brazil. He has shown himself to be an intelligent person with a good work ethic. He grasps new concepts quickly, is an excellent communicator and has improved a lot. He has been a respectful learner and a pleasure to teach over the past few months.

Carole is from Switzerland. She is a very intelligent student who speaks English fluently and writes very well. She has improved her English skills a lot due to her hard work during her time at Lexis Byron Bay.

Nicole is from Switzerland. She works very hard in class, has great attendance and is a pleasure to teach. She speaks English fluently and writes beautifully. Her confidence in speaking and using English has grown in her time here as her English skills improved.

Yuka is from Japan. She is the student who made the most improvement during her time in the Cambridge course. This was due to her determination to speak only English while she was studying. She is a highly motivated learner and a respectful student.

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Birthday party! November 25

Franny is from Switzerland and had a very enjoyable birthday at school today! Every student who has a birthday during their time studying at Lexis Byron Bay has a lovely mini-celebration in their English class with a TimTam ‘cake’. Today Franny had an extra special day with her Options class also having a mini-celebration with a Lamington ‘cake’ too! Happy Birthday Franny! 🙂

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.