Meet the Staff – This week Campus Manager, Lisa

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in Brisbane at a Lexis Academic Managers’ Meeting

HOW MANY LANGUAGES DO YOU SPEAK?

Just English fluently, but I studied Spanish in Guatemala for a few months and I’m currently learning Turkish.

 

I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE…?

…an author, a fashion designer, an explorer, a gardener and a Campus/Academic Manager in Byron Bay.

 

WHEN YOU ARE IN BYRON BAY, DON’T MISS OUT….

…on learning to surf. I only started this year and it’s the most amazing, relaxing, addictive thing I’ve ever done.

 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING TO DO?

Surfing, eating, laughing, practising yoga, and spending time with my dog – Jacko.

 

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With my 15 year old dog – Jacko

I BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW….

…I’ve been a vegan (no meat, fish, dairy or eggs) for nearly three years.

 

WHAT IS YOUR DREAM HOLIDAY DESTINATION?

I’d love to spend a couple of years travelling the whole world doing different /treks/camps/retreats/workshops/classes.

 

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Enjoying the sun and the water in Singapore

WHY DID YOU BECOME A TEACHER?

Because it feels good to help people achieve their goals, it’s creative, and no two days are ever the same.

 

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At the 2017 Lexis Byron Bay Christmas Party at Mez Club

WHAT IS YOUR ENGLISH LEARNING TIP?

Try to follow your passions in English e.g. if you like gardening, find a community garden, if it’s yoga, attend yoga classes in English, If you love soccer, join a club. When you make English part of your everyday life, you’ll improve without effort.

 

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.

Meet The Staff – Harriett – Teacher / Front Desk Support Officer

A big hello to everyone at Lexis English!!

My name is Harriett but you can call me Harry!  I am super excited to be a new member of the Byron Team working in the sunshine as a new Teacher / Front Desk Support Officer.

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I am 26 , from the UK and arrived in Australia in June for my working Holiday visa. I have been living in Melbourne for the past 3 months but am very happy to be swapping the rain and cold for the beach and surf in Byron Bay!

I have spent the last two years living and teaching English and Art in Thailand.  I am so excited to get back into the classroom to have lots of fun  sharing my love for English with everyone at Lexis!

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I will be running the morning activities at 11am and teaching some classes in the afternoons.

I am very creative, I  love to drink tea, paint, draw, make and create. I hope to get messy and  artsy with everyone in some of our morning activities !

Please come along to the  for a cup of tea or coffee and introduce yourself.

I am really friendly, bubbly and love to meet new people!

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I am looking forward to getting to know you all and helping make your time at Lexis English fun and full of laughter!

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.

 

 

Meet the Teachers – Michelle!

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Where did you grow up?

Sunshine Coast, Queensland

 

Which languages can you speak?

Japanese and English.

 

Which countries have you visited?

I haven’t been overseas yet!

 

What do you love the most about teaching?

Helping students reach their goals.

 

What is your top English learning tip?

Practice, practice, practice

 

Apart from a teacher, what else have you always wanted to be?

Speech pathologist.

 

Where will we find you at 11pm on a Saturday?

In bed, fast asleep

  

What about 8 am on a Saturday?

Mountain bike riding at Nightcap National Park

 

Tell us something not to miss out on in Byron Bay….

Make sure you visit all the National Parks in Byron and Lismore.

 

Which is your favourite restaurant/cafe in Byron Bay?

Traditional Thai.

 

What is your dream holiday destination?

Norway! I would love to see the Northern Lights.

 

Tell us something we didn’t know…

I have a pet duck called Alfie.

 

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.

 

Meet the Teachers – Georgie!

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Where did you grow up?

 In Saudi Arabia, the Ukraine, and the U.K

 

Which languages can you speak?

 English (kind of) and Chinese (with pointing)

 

Which countries have you visited?

 So many!

 

What do you love the most about teaching?

 When students make me laugh

  

What is your top English learning tip?

 Be my student 🙂

 

Apart from a teacher, what else have you always wanted to be?

 A musician

 

Where will we find you at 11pm on a Saturday?

 In bed

 

What about 8 am on a Saturday?

 In bed

 

Tell us something not to miss out on in Byron Bay….

 One or two people surf around here I think….

 

Which is your favourite restaurant/cafe in Byron Bay?

 The Sustainable Bakery next to  the bus stop

 

What is your dream holiday destination?

 Australia!

 

Tell us something we didn’t know…

Wombats can be as fast as horses (for a short time)! Wombats are also just generally very cool, OK?

 

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.

 

Meet The Staff – Claire: Activities and Student Support Officer

Hello! My name is Claire and I’m very excited to be joining Lexis Byron Bay as the new Activities and Student Support Officer.

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I’m from the UK but have been living in Byron Bay for 2 years now; which means I’ll be able to help you with questions about the local area and also about settling into a new country!

I love any outdoors activities and my favourite thing to do in my time off is camp, preferably close to a beach or somewhere with rainforest walks and a good chance of spotting wildlife!

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I also love to travel and have visited many countries all over the world and worked in both Spain and Guatemala.

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I will be based at reception and running the activities so please come along and introduce yourself; I’m really looking forward to getting to know you all and help you make the most out of your time in Byron Bay!

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.

 

 

Surf Lesson! October 6

Today we had two surf lessons with the awesome team at Let’s Go Surfing Byron Bay: one in the morning for the students studying in afternoon classes, and one in the afternoon for students studying in the morning classes!

Four students joined the morning class with instructor Johnny, and twelve students joined the afternoon class with instructors Blake and James.

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Noori, Julie, Mara, Astrid, Jules, Yuki, Pauline, Lucile, Clara, Anna, Jane and Maria at the afternoon class

They first learnt the basics of surfing on the beach before heading into the water to put these skills into action.

The conditions were perfect both in the water and out, and it was a great day for beginners to learn how to surf. After falling off a few times, getting some more tips from the instructors and refining their skills a few more times, the students all caught some waves and had a lot of fun learning to surf!

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Ana, Corinne, Fanny and Leticia at the morning surf lesson

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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.

Bye bye Josie

Today everyone is sad to say goodbye to the upper intermediate teacher Josie as she is leaving Australia…don’t worry though, it’s not forever, she is lucky enough to be taking a holiday for two and a half months! Her first stop is Hawaii, then Canada and after that a tour of Europe! She’ll be back refreshed in time for the rush of summer when our CAE and FCE Cambridge classes start up again on the 5th of September. If you want to catch her before she jets off then head to the Railway bar this evening at 6pm where some of the students are going to have a few beers and celebrate the start of the long weekend! And if you don’t know already, there’s a Brazilian party at the Buddha Bar later on this evening so don’t forget your dancing shoes!

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