Coffee Lounge! 15th August

It was just myself, Maya and Munae at Coffee Lounge today as everyone else had gone surfing!!

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This meant plenty of Tim Tams for each of us!!

We played a game of Uno which I quickly won, but Maya and Munae continued for what seemed to be a never ending game! They each kept getting down to their last card before then having to pick up multiple cards, numerous times! Munae eventually won second place and they then headed off to join their friends at the beach!

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.

Byron Bay Photo Shoot!

Last week Jess, Lexis’ new Digital Marketing Co-ordinator, paid a visit to Byron Bay with Jason, our Sales and Marketing Director.

Whilst here they took some photos around campus and also around Byron with a group of our students. The beautiful beaches and laneways of art made for perfect backdrops!

Thank you to Tae, Natsumi, Gustavo, Eugene and Jessica for doing a brilliant job of being models for the day!

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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! 14th August

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

Bryan, from Switzerland, is just 16 years old and will study with us in Byron for 16 weeks! He choose Byron Bay for his studies because he loves to surf and knows this is a great place for it! He is wanting to improve his English so he can become a ski instructor and communicate with people from all over the world!

Irina, from Brazil, has just finished studying biology at University. She chose to come to Australia because of her love of nature, because it is so wild and beautiful, perfect for adventures! After her studies she would like to continue her travels around the world and then open an Eco hostel in Brazil and become a jungle tourist guide!

Choi (Cheong Hyun), from Korea, only started learning English last year but has been so focused on learning English, studying 10 hours every day, taking Skype classes and watching American dramas, he is already at Upper Intermediate level! We are sure his English will continue to improve rapidly in his 8 weeks here with us at Lexis!

Heitor, from Brazil, is studying Engineering at University but has taken a break to come to Australia and improve his English! He currently works for FIAT but he wants to be able to speak English fluently as he feels it is necessary for a successful career. He enjoys soccer and surfing, so no doubt he’ll be enjoying the waves in Byron after class!

 

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.

Let’s Go Surfing – Surf Pics!

On a recent surf lesson Let’s Go Surfing snapped some great shots of our students on the waves!

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Remember you can book a surf lesson any day with me in reception! $50 for 2 hours in the water! We also have our $20 1 hour monthly special coming up next week on the 22nd!

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.

TAP STUDENTS – TEEN ACTIVITY PROGRAMME!!

Last month we had a group of TAP students here with us at Lexis Byron Bay – this is our Teen Activity Programme that includes 4 surf lessons a week alongside 15 hours of English lessons.

I asked each of the students to tell me a little bit about their experience and their thoughts on the school, surf lessons and Byron Bay!

Francois, the youngest of our TAP students at just 13, said:

‘the age gap between myself and my classmates was never a problem; we all got on great and everyone made a huge effort to make me feel welcome. All of the staff at Lexis were excellent, so friendly and happy to help. My teacher Mel was brilliant; our lessons were the best kind of lessons as they combined work and fun, and I really enjoyed being Mel’s teaching assistant! I have loved my time at Lexis and in Byron Bay and would recommend the school for anyone wanting to improve their English. I also really enjoyed the surfing; everything was well organised and all the instructors were funny and great surfers!’

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Ferran studied with us at Lexis last year and had such a great time he decided to return again this year! He said:

‘I love Byron and it was great to come back and study at Lexis again; it’s a really good place to learn and make new friends. My teacher Claudia was so friendly and helpful.

I’ve surfed a lot before and done the surfing programme last year with Lexis, but Let’s Go Surfing were able to adapt the lessons to my level so I still found them useful and fun!’

 

Nicolo, 17 from Italy, said:

‘Everyone at Lexis is so friendly and helpful. I’ve had such a great time and it now feels like home to me. My teacher Kristy is such a good teacher, she was always so patient and if there was anything you didn’t understand she would stay with you until you did. I really enjoyed the surf lessons too, Byron Bay is an amazing place for it!’

 

Zoe, 15 from France, says:

‘Lexis is a very nice place to learn English and meet people from everywhere. My teacher Josie was very funny and nice; she would always take the time to explain anything we didn’t understand. I’m going to miss her! It’s so great that we’re free to come to school or not, but we want to come! The surf lessons were really cool too; the teachers were always smiling and joking, but also really careful’

 

Isaure, 16 from France, said:

‘Lexis is a great school, I have spent a very good time here. Even though I miss home I’m very sad to be leaving this place. I really like that you get to meet people from all countries of all generations, there’s a great mix here. Our teacher Josie was really good and I always enjoyed our class activities; it’s a fun and cool way to learn English. I will definitely recommend Lexis to friends, it’s a really nice place and I’ve had a lot of good moments here. I especially liked that I was able to learn surfing and English at the same time. I really enjoyed my surf lessons, the teachers are really friendly and we had choice over our board, where to surf… Thanks for everything!’

 

Beatrice, 18 from Italy, said:

‘I love this time in Byron, my host family was really good, and I want to come back again! Thanks for everything!’

 

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! 11th August

Congratulations and Farewell to our 4 students graduating from Lexis Byron Bay this week!

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Valerie, from Switzerland, graduates from Paul and Josie’s Upper Intermediate class. Both teachers have really enjoyed having her in class; saying she is a hard-working and enthusiastic student. Valerie has really enjoyed her time in Byron Bay improving your English and surfing, which always make us very happy to hear!

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Pietro, from Italy, graduates from Paul and Josie’s Upper Intermediate class. Despite only being here at Lexis for 1 week he has worked really hard and already made improvements. We hope you continue your English studies and come back to us one day!

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Asier was not in today, so here’s a picture from his first day (fifth from left)!

Asier, from Spain, graduates from our Pre-Intermediate class. His teacher Kristy says he has been an absolute pleasure to teach; an enthusiastic learner who is always polite and respectful. He has a great attitude and friendly personality, which has made him popular with his classmates. His speaking, listening and writing are now at a good Intermediate level so he would have soon been moving to this class had he been staying with us longer! Best of luck for the future Asier!

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Enkar, from Spain, graduates from Michelle’s Elementary class.  She has improved in all areas in her 6 weeks here with us at Lexis, particularly with her speaking and vocabulary. She always participated well in class activities and will be missed by all her classmates! We wish you all the best for the future!

 

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.

Spanish Tapas! 10th August

Yesterday we had our Spanish Tapas activity!!

I printed out a selection of recipes for the students to pick from, but our lovely Spanish student Gloria was on hand to take lead and tell everyone how tapas is really done!!

Everyone worked together and also in pairs or solo to make a few dishes.

We enjoyed Spanish omelette; Cheese, prosciutto and olive pintxos; Prawns; Patatas bravas; Stuffed peppers; Pan Con Tomate; Chorizo and Olives!

Next month for Spanish Cooking we’ll be making Paella!

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.