Volleyball!! 13 October

On Friday afternoon we headed to the beach for a game of volleyball in the beautiful sunshine!!

There was a slight malfunction with the net but the students displayed great teamwork in resolving this!!

Once the net was up and secure the competition began…

Upon seeing how much fun we have having some fellow beachgoers asked to join and the students happily welcomed them into the game!

After all their jumping around in the heat I made sure I had a cold beer (coke for Katjana!) waiting for them all 🙂

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.

 

New Starters! 16 October

Welcome to our seven new students at Lexis Byron Bay today!

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Miyu, from Japan, loves to watch movies and listen to music. She works as an Aesthetician but would now like to study Naturopathy so she can help people with their health rather than their appearance, as she feels this is more important. She will study this in Australia after she has improved her English with Lexis over the next 9 months!

Jenny is from Switzerland, where she lives with her boyfriend and their 2 guinea pigs! She enjoys traveling, cooking, running and meeting up with friends. She has worked in the Post Office for eight years and is now the manager there! She wants to improve her English so she can make many new friends on her travels!

Fuka, from Japan, is mum to our lovely homestay officer Koko! After visiting back in August and coming along to some of the school activities she decided to enrol herself for 2 weeks of studies! She has four grandchildren who she would really like to help with their English when she returns to Japan, and then one day bring them all here!

Tifany, from Switzerland, enjoys skiing, running, sports and reading. She works as a teacher for children aged 8 to 10, which keeps her very busy! It was her childhood dream to come to Australia so she is very happy to be here in this beautiful country! She wants to improve her English as she feels it is very important for travel, work and hobbies!

Daniela is from Columbia. She loves to read religious books and also to work out. She works as a physical therapist in a private hospital. She has studied in Colombia and Spain, and also studied English in America for 2 years,  but is hoping her studies here in Australia will now help her to be fluent!

Sharon lives in Switzerland, but her mum is from Israel so she also speaks Hebrew.  She was working in a dental practice but quit to go traveling! She wants to improve her English so she can speak to people from all over the world. She chose Australia for her studies because she loves the beach, warm weather an nature!

Kento, from Japan, joins us from Lexis Noosa! He will start off in Michelle’s Elementary class and study with us here in Byron for 6 weeks!

 

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.

Graduation! 13th October

Congratulations and farewell to our 5 students graduating from Lexis Byron Bay today!

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Andrea, from Switzerland, graduates from our Pre-Intermediate class. Her teacher Kristy is so pleased with the progress she’s made in her 6 weeks at Lexis and is very happy to award her with an A grade. Her positive, bubbly attitude is lovely to be around and we’re so glad she enjoyed in her time in Byron as much as she did! Have fun on your travels!!

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Silvia, from Brazil, graduates from Elizabeth and Julia’s IELTs class. She is a very enthusiastic student who is passionate about learning and pushes herself to progress. Her contributions to class have been greatly valued, as has her persistence, determination and dedication to learning. We wish you all the best for the future, you will be missed!

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Andy, from Switzerland, graduates from our Intermediate class. He was only with us for 2 weeks but his teacher Mel expressed what a pleasure it was to have him in class and hopes he comes back soon to study with us for longer! Best of luck for the future Andy!

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Lea, from Switzerland, graduates from Kathleen’s Intermediate class. It has been a joy having her here at Lexis, her lovely personality has been a great addition to the classroom and out of class activities. She has improved in all areas of her English, particularly her speaking confidence, which we’re sure will help her on her travels around Australia!

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Natsumi, from Japan, graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. She has studied with us at Lexis Byron Bay for 6 months and will be very much missed! She is a very conscientious and friendly student who is loved by staff and students. We are sad to see her go but wish her the very best for the future!

 

 

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.

Flamenco Dancing with Alba!!!

 

Last night we had so much fun Flamenco dancing with our amazing dance teacher Alba! Everyone got involved shaking their hips, clapping their hands and kicking their feet!

Flamenco dancing is a very popular dance throughout Spain and it reflects a lot of Spanish culture. We feel very luck to have Alba at Lexis sharing with us a part of her home culture and important steps to a basic Flamenco routine.

By the end of the hour we all looked semi professional and had big smiles on our faces!!

We hope to see Alba again so we can continue to practice our moves and shake our hips to some great Spanish music!

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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.

 

Lighthouse Walk – Mondays @ 2pm!

Every Monday the delightful Zara from BWT (Backpacker World Travel) leads a lighthouse walk for our Lexis students!

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The walk is designed to help our new students get to know the area, as she first takes them through town and shows them where the banks, post office, supermarkets and good places to go out are!

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Any and everyone is welcome to join though! Just meet out the front of school at 2pm 🙂

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From town you’ll then head up to the iconic Byron Bay lighthouse, past the most Easterly Point in Australia, to spectacular views of the beaches and ocean!

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So far on the walk students have been lucky enough to spot whales, dolphins and a koala with it’s baby!!

 

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.

 

Cooking with Bianca!! 11th October

After it’s popularity last month Lexis student and Chef Bianca kindly agreed to host another cooking class for us!

This time she showed us how to make a sweet, simple, quick, cheap, tasty snack!! Everything you could ever want!

She started by giving everyone some fruit to cut (strawberries, kiwis, bananas, berries, and apples), whilst she made a warm mixture of condensed milk, coconut and cream!

We all then went outside and she demonstrated the best way to present and layer our ingredients onto toast, explaining what flavours and colours work well together to make it look good, as well as taste good!

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It was absolutely delicious; so much so that none of us cared that we had nutella all over our faces!! Renata, while enjoying her second, described it as ‘the best day of here life’!

Luckily Bianca loves sharing her passion and knowledge of cooking with others as her fellows students have asked for this to be a regular activity! 🙂 🙂

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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.

Coffee Club! 10th October

Yesterday at Coffee Club we played 3 variations of Uno!

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Between us we had three different sets of rules we play by, so we thought it would be fair to have a turn with each!

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We started with my rules (the official Uno rules 😉 ), then Marta explained the Italian rules to us: you can put down after forfeit cards and also put down all your cards of any colour at once if they’re the same number.

We then played by Lydie and Charlotte’s Swiss rules, where you can put down at any time if you have the same colour and number; a much faster paced game but slightly confusing to then know who’s turn it is (for me at least, who lost!)

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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.