It’s TAP (Teen Activity Programme) season at Lexis Byron Bay! At this time of year, budding young surfers from all over the world come to join our English and Surfing programme, where they study English in the mornings and have a surf lesson in the afternoons.
Claire, our Student Services and Activities Officer, is amongst the staff members here to welcome them and help them with any questions they may have.
We asked Claire to answer the following questions…
- What languages do you speak?
Other than English, I speak basic Spanish and French. In the future I would like to try and learn Japanese; so far I can say hello, goodbye and thank you!
- What countries have you lived in?
I’m from England so lived there most of my life before moving to Australia nearly 4 years ago. I have also lived in Spain (where my dad lives) and worked in Guatemala for 2 months training native speakers for English speaking roles.
- What do you enjoy most about your job?
The amazing team I get to work with and being part of the student’s journey! We really do have such lovely students who come to Lexis Byron and it’s wonderful to be able to help them and watch their confidence with the language grow. As well as being very rewarding my job is also a lot of fun!
- What are the most popular things that Junior students in Byron Bay enjoy doing?
Surfing is of course the favourite and Byron is one of the best places in the world for this!
They also enjoy meeting students from other countries and being able to hang out with them at the beach after a morning of studying!
When they’re not surfing or at the beach we also have free afternoon activities they can participate in; with skateboarding, soccer and volleyball being amongst the most popular with the juniors!
- What is Byron Bay’s best-kept secret?
Winter is the best time to come to surf! There are far fewer people so it’s much easier to catch your own wave!
- What is the best advice you could give to juniors and their parents?
Coming to Lexis Byron Bay will be an unforgettable experience they will forever be thankful for!
When they are here they should talk with students from other countries so they can practice their English as much as possible, and have new friends to visit once they return home!
Thank you for getting to know the staff from Byron Bay! If you are interested in the TAP program or would like for information please head over to our website: https://www.lexisenglish.com/course/teen-activity-program-tap/