Happy Student – Johnny

Our happy student this month is the wonderful fun-loving Johnny from Japan 😀 Johnny is always smiling and always keen to have a chat. He is the life and party at our student nights and I have been told he has some seriously impressive dance moves up his sleeve!

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Why did you choose to come to Australia and to Lexis Byron Bay in particular?

I firstly saw Lexis Byron Bay blog and noticed there was only a few Japanese students and a nice mix of people from different countries. I have also heard great things about Byron Bay and its magic. I hope my dreams come true while I am here.

What do you remember about your first day in school?

The day I started there was only 2 other new students. I was very tired and a little bit nervous for my test, but it was okay in the end. It was a good memory.

What are your English goals and how is Lexis helping you achieve them?

I want to improve my English. Eventually I want to be a fluent native speaker and find a job where I speak English. In class we have a lot of time to speak with other students, which is very helpful.

What do you like most about your classes?

The conversations. Compared to when I studied in the USA, i find it a lot easier here.

You’ve joined many of our activities. What has been your favourite one so far?

I like the student parties and always hanging out with my friends.

Outside school, what is your favourite thing about Byron Bay?

Watching sunset and sunrise. The nightclubs and lots of socialising.. sometimes its crazy! 😀

What would you say to anyone thinking of coming to study at Lexis Byron Bay?

Lexis students are all very friendly. They are all happy to speak with you. It is important to talk to people from other countries, at Lexis there is a great mix of people from all over the world so it is always great practice.

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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.

Hip Hop Class! August 29th

Thursday afternoon we had the incredible Mina Sangsari come and take us for a Hip Hop lesson! Her classes are always high energy and consist of a combination of hip hop, funk and Caribbean styles.

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We got straight into a fast paced warm up, with plenty of stretching and jumping.

Then we began learning a hip hop routine. We practiced to a nice slow tune to start with, before trying it out to a really fast beat.

You can catch Mina the Beach Hotel on Monday’s for Reggae Night, where she performs with her dance crew. She also has regular workshops and classes at the Circus Arts School for those who love to dance. Keep an eye on the Lexis Facebook page or come and see me for more information.

We are all ready looking forward to having her back next month for another great class 😀

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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.

Table Tennis! August 21st

Wednesday afternoon we had our monthly Table Tennis Tournament. It was a lovely sunny afternoon so we only had a small turn out, but it was still tight competition.

First up was Naoki vs Fabrice. It was a close game, with both competitors being equally as strong. In the end, Fabrice was the first to score 21 points and win the match. Next up was Fernanda vs Johnny..

Fernanda was July’s champion and also the runner up in June. She is a fierce competitor and hard one to beat! This month was no exception and she defeated both Johnny and Fabrice to win herself the 6 pack of beer!

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Congratulations Fernanda!!

Keep an eye on next months calendar for a chance to compete for a 6 pack of ice cold beer and win the title of Table Tennis Champion for the month!

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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.

Photo Challenge Winners!

Wooohooooo! Check out these happy winners!

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First prize for Camila and Josefina! Enjoy Nimbin and Kayaking with Dolphins!

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Hinako and Nami in 2nd place, they both won a ticket to the Aborigunal Dream Time festival next month!

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Ayumi and Gabi will be set for the weekend winning the 3rd prize!

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.

Body Boarding! May 10th

Friday afternoon’s free activity was body boarding!

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We all walked down together to see Blake, Katie and Hughey (the dog) at ‘Lets Go Surfing’. They were kind enough to lend us the boards for the afternoon and also wet suits if we wanted them… but we all decided we were tough enough without them.

It was a slightly windy afternoon, but the sun was shinning and the water was warm so we didn’t mind too much.

The group headed out into the waves between the flags. This is the safest part of the beach as it is always patrolled by lifeguards.

The waves were slightly choppy due to the wind, but everyone did amazing! I even spotted Hinata catching a wave with no hands! Go girl!!

I hope you all enjoyed body boarding! Have a safe and happy weekend!

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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.

Sushi Making! May 9th

Thursday afternoon’s activity was the delicious art of sushi making!

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We got to work preparing the vegetables and avocado.

Nanaka and Ai helped lead the way with the most important job.. The rice!

 We had special short grain sushi rice but the rice cookers were proving to be slightly difficult and stopped working half way through. As a group we decided to finish cooking the rice on the stove. 

In the mean time, Mano decided to taste test the wasabi.. he managed to convince Nami and Ai to do the same.. as you can imagine, it wasn’t pleasant.

Then the taste testing then moved on to a sweeter flavor; carrots and nutella chocolate spread… hmm.. Strange combination, but surprisingly, it was quite yummy.

Happy faces all round as the rice is finally cooked to Hongki’s high standards!

Ai and Nanaka helped cool the rice and added the vinegar and sugar to flavor.

Then it was time to roll!

Ai showed us how to make onigiri and the rest of us used the sushi mats to make hand rolls.

Now for the best part.. eating! They looked and tasted amazing! Well done everyone 🙂

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.

Thursday Nights with the Lexis Legends!!

Love starting the weekend early with the Lexis Crew!! Thursday nights, for Happy Hour and a free dinner at Aquarius Backpacker Bar then onto Cheeky Monkeys for free drinks and lots of silliness…Roll on summer!!!