New Starters – General English! 2nd January

Welcome to our nine new starters joining our General English courses at Lexis Byron Bay this week!


Laurine is from the French speaking part of Switzerland. She enjoys swimming and listening to music, either at home or going to concerts. After finishing her studies she found a job within children’s education. She wants to improve her English to help her travel around Australia; she is hoping to go to Townsville and the Whitsundays to dive with her PADI license!

Mariela is from Chile. Her hobbies include playing the guitar and listening to music. She works as a fashion designer. It is very important for her job that she has a high level of English as she travels to other countries to put together prices for collections and make changes to clothing and accessories. She is looking forward to be able to speak fluent English after her 18 weeks at Lexis!

Yannik is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. His hobbies include snowboarding, skiing and chilling by the seaside. He has just spent to summer at a surf camp in Portugal and is now doing our English in Action course (15 hours of English and 4 surf lessons a week) to improve his skills even more! His plans for the future are to speak fluent English and save enough money to travel all over the world making friends along the way!

Toni (Antonio) is from Spain. He loves the mountains and will often climb or bike through them. He also loves nature and animals and swimming in the sea, all of which he will enjoy lots of in Byron Bay! He has been working in construction for 8 years, before which he worked in a greenhouse for 4 years. He is excited to have this opportunity to learn English in Australia!

Urs is for the German speaking part of Switzerland, in a beautiful mountain valley. After completing 3 years of studies he is now a full time gardener. In his free time he plays for a soccer team 4 times a week and also enjoys skiing. He would like to one day be a school teacher and it is important for this job that he has a good level of English.

Patrick is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. He loves sports, particularly triathlon and is a member of a club who’s coach has been 15 years a professional and won the championship 6 times in Hawaii! He works as a team leader and car mechanic in a garage. They often have to order parts from England and South Korea so to make his job easier he wants to improve his English! He chose Australia for his studies because of recommendations from friends about how beautiful it is, the lovely weather and friendly people!

Leonardo is from Brazil. He loves surfing, playing guitar and going to concerts. He has just finished high school and would now like to study gastronomy at University. English is very important for his future job so he will spend the next 7 weeks studying with us, whilst also enjoying the surf in paradise!

Isabella is from Brazil. She finished her degree in law at the end of 2016 and will find work as a lawyer, but would also one day likes to work within horticulture. She decided to study in Australia because she can enjoy this beautiful country and the nature whilst also improving her English!

Oceane is from France. She has been studying at Lexis Noosa but now wants to experience beautiful Byron Bay! She will continue to improve her English here with us for the next 4 weeks!


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.

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