Meet the Staff – This week the lovely Julia!

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Julia has been at Lexis Byron Bay since early 2014 and many ex-students will remember her as the teacher that got them through their CAE exams. Since having her son, Arthur, a year and a half ago she has taken a break from exam classes and you can currently find Julia teaching our Intermediate core class and our Movies and Songs options class on Thursdays and Fridays. Below are some things I bet you didn’t know about her.

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HOW MANY LANGUAGES DO YOU SPEAK?

Two – English and Swiss-German

 

I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE…?

An actress.

 

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

…on a visit to Top Shop for lunch on a blanket in the sun.

 

BYRON BAY’S BEST KEPT SECRET IS…

…Dumplings at Red Ginger – delicious and cheap!

 

I’LL BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW…

…I can fire twirl.

 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING TO DO?

Yoga.

 

HAVE YOU EVER LIVED IN ANOTHER COUNTRY?

Yes, Cambodia, Switzerland and England.

 

WHAT IS YOUR DREAM HOLIDAY DESTINATION?

Fiji.

 

WHY DID YOU BECOME A TEACHER?

I love people.

 

WHAT IS YOUR ENGLISH LEARNING TIP?

A little bit every day goes a long way.

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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.

New Starters – 20 August

This week, we welcome 2 new starters: Claudia from Switzerland and Antonio from Spain.

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Claudia is from the Italian part of Switzerland so her mother tongue is Italian but she also speaks fluent French as she studied for 5 years in Lausanne. She is a psychologist and has spent the last year working in a hospital clinic and a prison. She will start a new job in a private clinic on her return to Switzerland. She is in Australia for 12 weeks and at Lexis English for four of those. When she has finished at school she plans to travel up the East Coast and is currently looking for a travel buddy! She loves sport and her favourites are tennis and jogging.

Antonio is from Southern Spain and he is mad about surfing. He joins us on our English and Surfing programme and he is very excited to be surfing in Byron Bay. His dream is to teach surfing in Spain and, for this, he will need English as his students will come from many different countries. Antonio has lots of other interests too. He likes reading, writing, skating, comic books and poetry.  Antonio has worked in Thailand as a Spanish teacher and will be visiting family in Hong Kong after he has finished his time in Australia.

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.

Pizza and Games – August 17

Today we had pizza and games as our after class activity. We set up the Wii as well as Twister, Jenga and other games and teacher, Michelle, ensured everyone got some pizza.

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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.

Graduation! 17 August

Congratulations and farewell to our ten students graduating from Lexis Byron Bay today!

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Lorenza, from Italy, graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. We have really enjoyed having her here the past 6 weeks. Michelle describes her as a happy and committed student. She asks excellent questions, works hard and always make an effort to speak with others. Her participation in class discussions has been productive and she was an asset to the class. I have personally loved getting to know her at the out of class activities and will be missing her next week! Enjoy Brisbane Lorenza and come visit us before you leave Australia!

Alya, from Bali, graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. It has been a joy to have her here with us at Lexis! She has been a very polite, positive and kind student. Michelle really enjoyed the enthusiasm and creativity she brought to class. We hope you enjoyed your time here and we see you in Byron again one day!

Izumi, from Japan, graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has made brilliant progress in her short 6 weeks with us, starting in Elementary and graduating Pre-Intermediate with an A! Well done Izumi, all your hard work and efforts have paid off! Good luck for the future!

Asana, from Japan, graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has made excellent progress in all areas of her English during her 12 weeks with us. When she arrived she could barely have a conversation but now she can easily express herself and is always lovely to talk with. We wish you all the best for the future Asana!

Catalina, from Chile, graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. Michelle says she has a great attitude and humour and has really loved having her in class. She should be very proud of all the progress she has made, particularly with her speaking and grammar. Best wishes Catalina, you will be missed!

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Fuku, from Japan, graduates from Mel and Julia’s Intermediate class. It has been an absolute pleasure having her here for the second year in a row! She is a very interesting and interested person who made an effort to talk with all other students and staff. She was an excellent student who worked hard to improve her English. Her positive attitude was always appreciated in class and she will be missed by all! We hope to see you again next year Fuku!

Pinky (Jinyapa), from Thailand, graduates from Mel and Julia’s Intermediate class. She is a lovely, positive, friendly student who made a lot of friends during her time with us. Her knowledge of grammar is excellent, and it’s no surprise she graduates with a well deserved A! Good luck with your yoga course in Melbourne, we hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Australia!

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Daniel (Bartosz), from Poland, graduates from Paul’s Advanced class. He has only been at Lexis a short 2 weeks but Paul really enjoyed having him in class. His command of the English language is excellent and across all skill areas he’s shown himself to be competent. He made valuable contributions to lessons and the class will all miss his enthusiasm and sense of humour. Luckily this is not goodbye as he will return to us in September for the Cambridge course!

Isabella, from Brazil, graduates from Paul’s Advanced class. She has made brilliant progress since first starting at Lexis in January, working her way up from Pre-Intermediate all the way to Advanced! She is a lovely, warm person and we are very glad she chose Lexis for her studies! Well done on all your achievements Isabella! Enjoy the rest of your time in Australia ❤

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.

100% Attendance! Song – 24 weeks

Well done to Song for maintaining 100% attendance for an astounding 24 weeks!!!

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He started in our Elementary class with very little English, and with his exceptional attendance and hard work has made brilliant progress in all areas!

We thought this deserved being recognised, so awarded him a certificate and 6 pack of beer to enjoy!

Keep up the good work Song!

 

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.

August Table Tennis Tournament!

Yesterday we had our monthly Table Tennis Tournament!

There was a high standard of players, but only one could be the best…

Well done Luis, our August Champion!

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Luis won his three games against Lucas, Pit and Oscar to earn himself the title and a 6 pack of beer!

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.

 

It’s the Weekend! 17 – 19 August

Weekend

 

WEATHER

Weather

 

SURF

Surf

 

HAPPY TRAVELS

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See Sarah from Happy Travels to sign up for the weekend trips! She will be in the student lounge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday from 12pm til 3pm, or you can pop into their store on Jonson Street!

Saturday

Julian Rocks Boat Trip. Snorkel or dive with turtles!

Sunday

FREE gig – Touch Sensitive Party at Beach Hotel!

 

 

GIGS

FRIDAY 17
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, 5.30PM BYRON BAY DROUGHT FUNDRAISER 8PM BOATKEEPER JOSHUA HAMILTON, TAY OSKEE
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY GOODRICH
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 5PM LEIGH JAMES, 9PM PINK ZINC
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7PM SUNDAZE + PUB FRICTION + OLE FALCO
BYRON THEATRE 7.30PM MATT HILL ALBUM LAUNCH
SAFYA, BYRON BAY 6PM CHRIS WESLEY
TARGA, BYRON BAY 4PM MARK RIDOUT
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 9PM UPSTAIRS DJ KYLE WALKER 9.30PM OOZ
THE SUN, BYRON BAY 7PM BIGGY P
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 7PM TIMBUKTU
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 8PM ADAM HARPAZ
PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLK PARK 6.30PM LUKE YEAMAN

SATURDAY 18
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY 8.30PM SKUNKHOUR
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY THE SWAMPS
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 5PM DJ LONGTIME, 9PM RHYTHM & CUTLOOSE
BYRON BAY BREWERY 8PM THE PREATURES + ALI BARTER
BYRON THEATRE 7.30PM SCREENING – ANDY IRONS: KISSED BY GOD
SAFYA, BYRON BAY 6PM LUKE BENNET
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 9PM UPSTAIRS DJS 9.30PM JOSH LEE HAMILTON
THE SUN, BYRON BAY 6PM OPEN MIC NIGHT
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 7PM CHRISTIAN PATEY
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 9PM LIVE DJS
PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLK PARK 6.30PM OLD FALCO

SUNDAY 19
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY JESSE PUMPHREY
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY PROPELLERS
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 4.30PM LIVING IN THE 70S, 8PM TOUCH SENSITIVE & DJS
BYRON BAY BREWERY 4PM TRIBAL REVIVAL
BYRON THEATRE 7.30PM SCREENING – ANDY IRONS: KISSED BY GOD
BYRON GOLF CLUB 2PM LIVE MUSIC
THE SUN, BYRON BAY 5PM GREG KEW
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY LUNCH ’TIL LATE SUNDAY SESSION DJS EVA J & DJ DANGEROUS COBRA

 

MARKETS

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

 

Saturday

Mullumbimby Market

Bangalow Farmers Market

Lismore Farmers Market

Blue Knob Farmers Market

 

Sunday

Ballina Market

Lismore Carboot Market

 

 

CINEMA

Friday 17th Aug

Adrift2:00pm
The Breaker Upperers4:00pm
Ocean’s 85:45pm
MAMMA MIA!: HERE WE GO AGAIN8:00pm

 

 

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.