Halloween 2017!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN from all of us at Lexis Byron Bay!

Today the students were treated to a free lunch, prepared for them by a cat and a witch!

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We had some Halloween snacks and cooked up some sausages on the BBQ for the students to enjoy in the sun.

There was lots of fun and games, including apple bobbing!!

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

New Starters! 30th October

Welcome to our three new starters joining us at Lexis Byron Bay today!

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Jean, from France, will be here with us for the next 5 months. In this time he is looking forward to studying English, meeting new people and getting lots of surfing in! He has been studying Science in Bayonne City for the past 3 years but is wanting to improve his English so he is able to get a scholarship in an English speaking country!

Maurizio is from Italy. His hobbies include swimming, surfing and hanging out with friends; all things he’ll be able to do plenty of in Byron Bay! After his studies with us he will stay in Australia for one year, hoping to find a job where he can continue to practice his English!

Cristina, from Spain, studied Children’s Education at University and works as a Kindergarten Teacher. She chose to come and study at Lexis Byron Bay as it has everything she needs; English and water sports, such as surfing and diving!! She is really happy to be here and is looking forward to studying, working and enjoying this beautiful town!

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

Graduation!! 27 October

This week we say a sad farewell to 11 lovely students.

Elementary – Teacher: Michelle

Reo and Kento, both from Japan, leave the Elementary class this week.

Reo was only at Lexis for 8 weeks but his progress has been outstanding. When her arrived at school he found it very difficult to have even the most basic conversation but now he is able to talk to anybody! Michelle said that they will miss his smiley face in class and hope that he can find a fun job in Australia and enjoy the rest of his time here.

 

Kento was only her in Byron Bay for two weeks, although he was in Lexis Noosa beforehand. Michelle said that Kento participated well in all activities and his speaking and confidence improved during his short time here. Kento is leaving Byron Bay to start a new job on the Gold Coast.

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Pre-Intermediate 1 – Teacher: Harriett

Pre-Intermediate 1 say farewell to Fabio (Italy) and Nicole (Switzerland) this week. Both students have been at Lexis for 8 weeks.

Fabio started in Elementary and then moved into Pre-Intermediate after six weeks. His teachers (Michelle and now Harriett) said that he is a very kind person with a great sense of humour. Also, that he had a great attitude to learning and participated in all the class conversations.

Nicole’s teachers said that she is very friendly and easy to converse with. In particular, her English speaking and pronunciation are excellent and she shows great enthusiasm for learning. Nicole will now be travelling in Australia so will have plenty of opportunity to practice the English she’s learned.

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Pre-Intermediate 2 – Teacher: Adrienne

Three students are leaving Pre-Intermediate 2 this week: Lucio and Alessandra from Brazil and Fabio from Switzerland. All three students studied at Lexis Byron Bay for four weeks.

Adrienne praised Alessandra for her contributions in class and her ability to self-correct. She also said that she is a great language learner because she is not shy to try to give an answer or read out a sentence and always keen to learn. Alessandra will definitely be missed from the class.

Mario, Alessandra’s husband, leaves with grade “A” despite finding the class speaking activities quite difficult at first. Adrienne said that she is very impressed with his progress and knows that he will continue to sail forward.

Fabio was described as easy-going and fun to have in the classroom and Adrienne said she would be sad to lose him from the class. He always had something to contribute and asked great questions. He also graduates with a grade “A”.

 

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Intermediate 2 – Teacher: Kathleen

Kathleen’s class loses two students this week. Svetlana from Switzerland, who has been at Lexis for eight weeks and Fuku from Japan, who has only been here for two.

Svetlana’s grammar knowledge improved significantly during her time at the school and she graduates with a “A” grade (meaning she scored 84% or more on her last four weekly tests). Kathleen said that it was a pleasure to have her in class because of her excellent participation and her strong conversational skills.

As for Fuko, even though she has only been at Lexis for two weeks, she has made a big impression. Kathleen said that her grammar and vocabulary knowledge were great and that she has been able to communicate really well and fluently with all her classmates. All the class enjoyed hearing about some of her life experiences!!!

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Upper Intermediate – Teacher: Claudia

The Upper Intermediate class is losing the lovely Unai, this week. Unai, from Spain has been at Lexis for four weeks and has been a conscientious student who has participated very well in class. Claudia said his contributions and enthusiasm really added to the dynamics of the class and that they all wished him the very best for the future.

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CAE – Teacher: Josie

Pascale leaves CAE this week after 8 weeks at Lexis Byron Bay. Although Pascale hadn’t initially signed up for CAE, her placement test showed her to be perfect for this exam preparation class and the exam. Josie said that her command of the English language is very good and she has proved herself to be very competent across all skill areas. She has also been a cheerful, engaged and conscientious student, who Josie said has been a pleasure to teach. Pascale will take her CAE examination in Melbourne, while she is travelling and we wish her all the best.

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

Friday soccer in the garden! October 27th

Today the sun is shining in Byron and the weather is just glorious. Most of the students headed down to the beach to surf and tan but a few stayed behind to have a kick around in the garden!

It was the perfect opportunity to show off everyone’s soccer skills! Some were better than others (Harriett)  but it didn’t stop us from enjoying ourselves and having lots of fun!

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Look out for our activities calendar to see when the next big soccer game is.

We are hoping for a great turn out and lots of goals !

 

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.

 

Thursday morning trip to the Farmers Market! 26th October

What better way to enjoy the sunshine than to visit Byron Bays local farmers market on a Thursday morning!

Harriett and one of our  new students Jenny walked  around the markets to check out the fresh local fruit and veg and soaked up that chilled Byron Bay atmosphere!

A great way to start a Thursday !

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You can find amazing live music pretty much everywhere in Byron Bay.  Today Jenny and Harriett enjoyed a delicious fresh smoothie whilst listening to these great guys sing and play acoustic tracks!

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The farmers market is on every Thursday morning from 6:00 am. If you haven’t had chance to visit already we would highly recommend it!  Harriett plans to do more trips to the market in the future, so make sure you keep a look out on our weekly activities calendar and sign up at the front desk so you don’t miss out!

 

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

 

Its the weekend !!!! 27th October !

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Weather 

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Surf 

Surf report 27TH

Gigs in Byron 

Friday 27th 

GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON SEASIDE, SUNROSE, COASTAL CURE
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON 7PM FERGO
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 5PM PINK ZINC DUO 9PM
RAGGA JUMP BYRON BAY BREWERY 7PM DAY OF THE DEAD WITH WILD MARMALADE, BLACK RABBIT GEORGE, DONI RAVEN, HAPPY AFRICA
STICKY WICKET, BYRON 9PM
DJ KYLE WALKER 9.30PM
KEVIN LASO

WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON 9PM LEFTWING

PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLK PARK 6.30PM GREG KEW

Saturday 27th 

GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON TOTALLY UNICORN, ELEGANT SHIVA,
PANDAMIC, CANDY LUCID DREAM
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON 7PM DAN HANNAFORD
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 9PM RHYTHM & CUTLOOSE
BYRON BAY BREWERY 4PM COCO REPUBLIC FSTVL
BYRON THEATRE 2PM & 6.30PM FAME! JR

LONG GOAT GALLERY, BYRON 2PM CAITLIN REILLY IN CONVERSATION
STICKY WICKET, BYRON 9PM SURPRISE EVENT 9.30PM BIGGY P
WOODY’S SURF SHACK,BYRON 9PM DJ NERY
TREEHOUSE, BELONGIL 7.30PM CKNU
STUDIO 93, BYRON A&I 7PM SOUL SANGEET
PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLKPARK 6.30PM PAT TIERNEY COORABELL HALL 5PM MADHATTER’S HALLOWEEN DISCO
GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON TOTALLY UNICORN, ELEGANT SHIVA, PANDAMIC,CANDY LUCID DREAM
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON 7PM DAN HANNAFORD
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 9PM RHYTHM & CUTLOOSE
BYRON BAY BREWERY 4PM COCO REPUBLIC FSTVL
BYRON THEATRE 2PM & 6.30PM FAME! JR

Markets 

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

Saturday

Bangalow Farmers Market

Brunswick Heads Markets

Lismore Farmers Market

Blue Knob Farmers Market

Sunday

Byron Bay Markets

Pottsville Beach Markets

Lismore Car Boot Market

Pig house Flicks Byron 

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

Lessons in the sun!

The weather is so beautiful here in Byron Bay this week that many teachers are taking the opportunity to do part of their lessons in the sun.

On Monday, Kristy’s class were doing a running dictation (one student has to run, read something, remember it and tell their partner who writes it down. Then they swap).

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Then, today Kathleen’s class were doing pair work discussing relationships. They had to tell a relationship story and then, later write a poem about someone they felt strongly about.

What a lovely way to study English! And it’s only the start of summer. We’ve got months of this lovely sunshine to look forward to 🙂

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