New Starters! November 4th

A big hello and welcome to all new students starting at Lexis Byron Bay this week!

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Arianna is from Italy. She came to Australia 18 months ago to fulfill a career in environmentalism and during that time she has studied sustainable operations. Arianna works in Byron as a professional cleaner, pet sitter, and gardener. She will hope to study conservation and land management. She is studying English to improve her self confidence.

Catarina is from Brazil. She has transferred from the Lexis Noosa campus and will spend the next 4 weeks with us in Byron.

Rony is from Switzerland. He loves mountain biking, driving, and took up surfing earlier this year with the hope to better his skills while in Australia. Rony works as an engineer in Switzerland and will possibly study electrical engineering when he returns home. He is here to improve his English so he can communicate fluently. He will travel through Australia and New Zealand after studying in Byron.

Titouan is from France but he lives in Geneva in Switzerland where he enjoys the mountains, forests, and lakes. He also spends his spare time with friends and listening to music. Over the summer he worked in a hospital so he could save to come to Australia where, he would like to better his English skills.

Celine is from Switzerland. She loves art, painting, and yoga. when she is on holiday she really enjoys surfing. Celine plans to study next September for 3 years so she can become a primary school teacher. She is in Australia to learn English and also to travel. She wants to meet lots of people and see as much as she can.

Danny is from Switzerland. His hobbies include paragliding, skiing, running, and surfing! He works as a nutritional chef back in Switzerland and would love to work in Australia doing the same. He has come to Australia to study English and because he also loves sun and the beach.

Daniela is from Switzerland. She loves to spend time with her family and gymnastics. Her other hobby includes blanring which is a club where they organise camps for children. At home she works as a curtain maker, which she loves! Daniela will spend 2 months in Byron Bay and then she will travel with her friends to Melbourne and Brisbane.

Patrick is from Switzerland. When he finished high school he became a cook and more recently worked in technical merchandising. Travelling is something Patrick loves and that’s why he decided to come to Australia to better his English. He is hoping to be able to talk with everyone from around the world once he has finished studying at Lexis.

Mathieu is from Switzerland. He took a a break from school a few months ago to work for a security company. When he returns to Switzerland he will study to become a teacher. It is very important for Mathieu to be able to speak several languages so he connect with people from all over the world. When he finishes at Lexis he will spend time travelling around Australia and New Zealand.

Manuela is from Switzerland. She decided to come to Australia because of the weather and to see the country. After her studies at Lexis, she will travel up to Cairns. Back home she works in an office doing administration. Manuela has one brother and one sister and her family own a farm. Her hobbies are horse riding, going to the gym, and hanging with her friends.

Dorian is from Switzerland. His family live in a small city called Reconvilier where they have a big house with two cats and one dog. His interests include; ice hockey, mountain climbing, and architecture. He also loves to ski! Dorian would like to speak 3 languages, French, German, and English as it’s important for his work. He is in Australia to learn English and to also understand another culture.

Michele is from Switzerland. On her days off she likes to hike in the Swiss Alps. She is in Byron Bay for 4 weeks to study English at Lexis and when she’s finished her plan is to will rent a car and drive south to Melbourne. Michele wanted to come to Australia to see the amazing landscapes and to meet lots of friendly people.

Melissa is from Switzerland. Back home she works as a secretary but doesn’t love it, so when she returns home she is thinking about studying psychology. Melissa is in Byron for 3 months to learn English and will hopefully travel around Australia once she is finished.  Her hobbies include; running, walking, and photography!

Isabel is from Spain. She lives with her family in Mallorca and loves to spend time with her friends, going to the cinema, shopping, and spending time at the beach. She studied computer science in Mallorca and worked for an IT company but needed a break which is why she decided to come to Australia.

Amin is from Switzerland.He worked as a software engineer at a Swiss television station for 6 years and graduated computer science in 2018. He decided to take a break from his job and will spend the next 4 months in Australia where he is hoping to better his English skills. He enjoys playing drums in a band, going out, hiking in the mountains, and programming.

Lya is from Switzerland. She comes from a small city called Dudingen where she lives with her parents. In her free time she likes to play a lot of sports but mostly going to the gym, swimming, or running. This July she finished her commercial apprenticeship where she worked for a company called Comet. Comet is an international industrial company. After studying for the next 6 weeks at Lexis in Byron Bay she will move up to Brisbane where she will volunteer at a Koala Sanctuary.

 

Didgeridoo Lesson! 20 September

Yesterday we had Craig, from Fifth Circle Music Therapy, come in to teach us the basics of playing the didgeridoo!

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We started with vibrating our lips into the didgeridoo, then practiced incorporating different sounds and rhythms with this.

The didgeridoo is a wooden instrument developed by indigenous Australians. Craig told us a bit about the history and origin of this instrument which has been used within aboriginal tribes for years.

Craig taught us how to the imitate the sounds of two of Australia’s native animals, the kangaroo and dingo; first practicing without, then through the didgeridoo. We had lots of fun howling like wolves and making the bouncing noises of the kangaroo!

Some of us were more natural didgeridoo players than others… teacher Adrienne’s technique was best described as ‘cat’s bum’.

This was a brilliant authentic and cultural experience for all of us and one we all thoroughly enjoyed!

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.

Boomerang Painting! 22 February

Today we got creative with some Boomerang Painting!

We learnt a little bit about Aboriginal culture and art and then used this new knowledge to to paint our boomerangs!

We used examples of traditional Aboriginal art including the symbols for Australian animals and the method of dot painting.

It was a very relaxing and meditative way to spend an hour and everyone’s boomerangs looked amazing!

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.

Goodbye from Megan! 20 December

After nine months in the Activities and Student Services Officer role, I am finishing up at Lexis Byron Bay today. I will be starting a new job, an almost dream job for me, working with animals at a Veterinary clinic in Mullumbimby!

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Thank you to everyone, staff and students, for making this time so amazing! I’ve met such wonderful people from all around the world and I will miss you all.

Claire will be taking over my position and I have no doubt she will do an excellent job and be loved by all the students! Make sure to say hello and introduce yourself when you see her around school and running the activities.

I’ll still be living in the Byron Shire so will be sure to see many of you when I come into Byron Bay for a surf or a beer.

Best wishes to everyone for wherever your studies, work and travel takes you in the future!

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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.

January Activity Calendar!

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After Christmas we have a short break before returning to school on Tuesday 3rd January. We have an exciting month of activities to kick off the start of the new year! These activities are run in both the morning and afternoon especially for our lucky Lexis students.

Every Monday you can stretch out and relax doing Yoga with Stef in the garden from 11-12 and with Fee in Room 8 from 2:15 to 3:15.

On Tuesdays and Wednesdays we alternate the popular activity of Coffee Lounge, which gives students the chance to get to know each other while practicing English, with other fun activities. On the first Tuesday back we will have a BBQ to welcome all our new students, then on the following weeks we will enjoy learning to Skateboard with Flavio, Slackline with Olmo and we have an exciting BWT Travel Bonanza day with special deals and travel prizes to be won! We will finish off the month with the 1-hour Surf Lesson.

On Thursdays we start the month with a 1-hour Surf Lesson with the amazing team at Let’s Go Surfing Byron Bay. We have Job Club the following week to help any students looking to work while they are in Australia. Then there is Aussie Cooking where we will bake some yummy Anzac Biscuits. The last Thursday of the month is Australia Day, which is a public holiday so there will be no school on this day.

On Fridays we will be keeping active and heading to the beach as much as possible to enjoy the Summer in Byron Bay! To start the month we have the Table Tennis Tournament to find out who our new Lexis Champion is, then we have Volleyball and the very Aussie game of Cricket on the following weeks before finishing off the month with a Sandcastle Building Competition (with prizes to be won!).

GIL (Guided Individual Learning) runs every day from 12-1pm and 2-3pm in Room 8. Come along to get help with anything from homework to vocabulary to writing your resume.

We will also continue to enjoy our Student Nights at Cheeky Monkeys every Tuesday night – meet at BWT @ 8pm first to get your drinks, food and fun!

Don’t forget that you can book your 3-hour surf lessons with us anytime at Reception for just $50!

Have a great month!🙂

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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.

Graduation! 16th December

Congratulations to the eleven students graduating from the General English courses at Lexis Byron Bay this week!

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Estelle is from Switzerland and graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. She is a conscientious student who participates well in class discussions. She has been a great student to have in class and will do well with her English in future.We wish you all the best for your onward travels!

Marion is from Germany and graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. She has been a real pleasure to have in class. Her enthusiasm and participation has really added to the dynamics of the class. She participates and contributes well in class discussions and has made good progress with her English. Enjoy the rest of your travels in Australia with your family!

Anna is from Germany and graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. She is a very diligent and hard-working student. Her enthusiasm and contribution to the class were greatly appreciated. Her persistence and conscientiousness have paid off and she has considerably improved her English skills during her time here. Good luck with your Cambridge course in Brisbane!

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Miji is from Korea and graduates from Melinda and Becky’s Elementary class. Her speaking ability has has improved a lot and her confidence grown over the past ten weeks. Good luck with continued studies with Lexis in Noosa!

Ai is from Japan and graduates from Melinda and Becky’s Elementary class. Her English has improved greatly over the past few weeks, especially in grammar. She participated well in class activities and got along well with all her classmates.

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Romain is from Switzerland and graduates from Ellie and Anji’s IELTS class. He is a very capable student who has made great improvements to his English during his time at Lexis Byron Bay. We wish you all the best for your Cambridge Advanced course!

Saki is from Japan and graduates from Ellie and Anji’s IELTS class. She has been a lovely student to have in class and a pleasure to teach. Keep up the hard work in your Cambridge First course!

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Beatrice is from Switzerland and graduates from Kathleen’s Intermediate class. In her short time at Lexis Byron Bay she has made an enormous impression in the classroom and in out-of-class activities. Her English skills are at a very high Intermediate level, especially her speaking and writing skills. These combined skills with her positive, enthusiastic attitude and lovely nature have helped create a fabulous learning environment. Good luck on your return to skiing!

Izabel is from Brazil and graduates from Kathleen’s Intermediate class. Her improvement since her arrival at Lexis Byron Bay has been excellent. She has worked incredibly hard in class and self study.She has played a leadership role in class and this has been a testimony to her language and personal skills. She is certain to make excellent progress with her further studies in the Cambridge Course.

Gwen is from France and graduates from Kathleen’s Intermediate class. She has worked very very hard in class. She showed impressive effort to improve her writing and speaking skills. These along with her warm inclusive nature made her a valuable class member. We look forward to seeing you around Byron over summer!

Andi is from Switzerland and graduates from Kathleen’s Intermediate class. He has made excellent progress during his 12 weeks at Lexis Byron Bay, particularly in his grammar skills. He has grown in confidence with his speaking skills, which are now very good in both fluency and pronunciation. His intelligent questions and great sense of humour were really appreciated in class!

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn to Skateboard! December 14

Yesterday we had Flavio from Byron Bay Skateboard School come by to teach us how to skateboard!

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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.