Native Speaker – Adrienne’s Options Class

Teacher Adrienne is famed for making all her lessons fun and interesting, and her feedback comments very often include both these words, along with ‘she really cares’ and ‘she has helped me so much’. Her students love her enthusiasm and passion for teaching and we love finding out what they’ve been up to in class…

For one of Adrienne’s recent Native Speaker options classes, which teaches phrasal verbs, idioms and slang, the focus was on ‘getting directions’.

In pairs the students had to take it in turns to give each other directions. To make it more fun and challenging the person getting directions was blindfolded and an obstacle course was created!! Using equipment they found downstairs, including a trolley, exercise ball and hula hoop, the students got creative directing each other around the garden.

The hour lesson was filled with lots of laughter, making it a memorable way for the students to remember the new vocabulary and phrases they had learnt!

 

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.

Morning Coffee Club! 11 December

This morning we started our day off with our weekly Lexis Coffee Club!Β Everyone was being super healthy today, opting for the chai tea options instead of the lattes and cappuccinos and eating a very modest amount of Tim Tams! πŸ™‚

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Ready…. Set…. JENGA!

During the first half, we chatted about everything – from what we did at the weekend, to yoga classes and travels in Australia. It’s always fun and a great way to practice your English outside of the classroom environment πŸ™‚

Things got competitive then with some Jenga with questions. It’s just like the usual Jenga, except that each block has a different question on the side – a great way to pick up random facts about everyone and it always leads to the funniest conversations…

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Do you??!Β 

We managed to build a huge Jenga tower but the game met a very different demise – see if you can spot the culprit…! πŸ™‚

Coffee club is every Tuesday at 11.30am and 2pm outside the student lounge. Come find us!

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.

Happy Travels Welcome Walk!

Every Monday at 2pm the lovely Sarah from Happy Travels leads a small tour around Byron town!

It’s designed to help our new students find all the important places; banks, supermarkets, phone shops, and of course, Cheeky Monkeys and the beach!!

Existing students are also welcome to join; it’s a nice way of meeting the new students, having a nice walk with some laughs along the way, and perhaps discovering a new place you didn’t yet know of!

 

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! 10 December

Welcome to our eight new students joining us at Lexis Byron Bay today!

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Ana is from Madrid, Spain. She loves going out with friends, discovering new music and taking photos. She studied Psychology at university and worked as a Human Resources specialist. She also did an internship in a hospital, helping children with social disabilities. She decided to study in Australia so she could learn about other cultures and enjoy the wonderful nature here!

Anselmo is from Italy. His passions include cooking, drawing and listening to music. In his summer vacations he enjoys going sailing. His mum and dad are both architects and design furniture, and he has worked in their office for the past 2 years. There are many reasons why he chose Australia for his studies and he is very happy to be here for the next 17 weeks!

Maria is from Chile. She loves hiking, going to the beach, traveling and meeting new people. She studies Law at university and is taking a short break before she finishes her last year and finds a job. She chose to study English in Australia because it is a beautiful country full of good vibes and people!

Pol is from Spain. He lives close to the beach and loves water sports. He has also been skating for 6 years. He has just finished High School and startedΒ  a degree in International Commerce. He has worked for a phone company for the past 3 years but has just quit to learn English to help him find a better job!

Jack is from Belgium. His hobbies are sports and traveling. He wants to study International Business and Management, which is taught in English, so first he will join us for 15 weeks to improve his level. He chose Australia for his studies because it is far from his country and a good growing experience for him.

Tomas is from Spain. He loves all types of sports, particularly skiing, surfing, paddling and sailing. His other passion is traveling, and that’s what brings him to the other side of the world to learn English! In his short time in Australia he says it has already made a big impression on him and he is very excited to be here!

Maria is from Spain. She loves swimming, listening to music and writing. She studied Dentistry at university and then a Masters in oral surgery. She has worked as a dentist for the past 4 years but has now decided to take a break here in Australia! She will study with us for 6 months and would then like to return to Spain and open her own dental clinic with her sister.

Karsten is from Germany. He has just transferred to us from Lexis Brisbane. He will only be with us for 1 week but is looking forward to learning to surf during this time and improve his English further! He goes straight into Claudia’s Upper Intermediate 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.

Graduation! 7 December

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

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Marisa, from Switzerland, graduates from Adrienne’s Pre-Intermediate class. Adrienne loved having her in class and really appreciated her eagerness to learn. She worked hard to improve in all areas and it’s no surprise she graduates with A! Well done Marissa πŸ™‚ We wish you the very best for the future.

Remi, from France, graduates from Adrienne’s Pre-Intermediate class. He was a hard working, polite student. He participated well with his classmates and all of his contributions in class discussions were greatly appreciated. Have an amazing time on your travels around Australia Remi!

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Patrik, from Switzerland, graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. It has been an absolute pleasure having him here at Lexis. He always has a smile on his face and has been a diligent, motivated student. You should be very proud of all the progress you’ve made Patrik! Best wishes for the future!

Pablo, from Spain, graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. It has been lovely getting to know him over the past 12 weeks. He is a friendly, enthusiastic and hard working student. His commitment to his studies has paid off with him graduating with an A grade! Good luck for the future Pablo and I look forward to seeing you in Spain next year!!

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Jael, from Switzerland, graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has made excellent improvements in all areas of her English during her 3 weeks with us, particularly in her vocabulary and grammar. It has been lovely to see her progress and we hope she continues to use her new language! Best of luck for the future Jael!

 

 

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.

Sushi Making! 6 December

Yesterday’s activity was Sushi Making!

We all worked together to prepare the rice and fillings, with everyone having their own job, whether it be cutting carrots, slicing avocado or cooking the rice.

Once everything was prepped we all sat around the table to prepare our own individual sushi rolls. For fillings we had a choice of tuna, smoked salmon, cream cheese, cucumber, carrots and avocado.

Some of the students then sliced theirs into small neat pieces, whilst others just wanted to eat theirs straight away!

Then we had Lucas who tried to smoke his…

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However they were eaten, they were all delicious!

 

 

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.

Morning Sushi Making! 6 December

For yesterday’s morning activity, we ventured into the [delicious] art of sushi making! πŸ™‚

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We started out with our core ingredients of sushi rice, rice wine vinegar, nori seaweed sheets, soy sauce and the all-important bamboo mats – to roll the sushi. For the filling, we had a choice of smoked salmon, tuna, avocado, cucumber, carrots, cream cheese and mayonnaise.

The first thing to do was get the rice cooking – made all the easier by using a special rice cooker! Two of the students took charge of this, while everyone else set to prepping all the delicious fillings. Carrots and cucumbers were peeled and chopped to perfection – in long strips, to fit the long sushi rolls.

When the rice was cooked, it had to be cooled and prepared with the rice wine vinegar, sugar and salt. The rolling mats were prepped using some cling film to cover them – a great tip we got from Koko! πŸ™‚ This makes them easier to use and keeps them clean.

Only one of the group (Nicol) had ever rolled sushi before so it was new to us all. Everyone did an amazing job!

Check out the amazing results!

Sushi perfection πŸ™‚

And the best bit – enjoying it all at the end! πŸ™‚

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.