New Starters – Josie’s CAE class! 31 December

This week we welcome some new and existing students to our Cambridge Courses here at Lexis Byron Bay!

Joining Josie’s CAE class we have: (left to right) Elsa, Teacher Josie, Eric, Sven, Louise, Daniel, Paulo, Maite, Andrea and Elisa. 

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To practice their speaking, listening and writing, as well as get to know each other better, they were put in pairs and had to write about their partner. From this we can now learn a little bit about each of them…

Maite is from Ibiza, Spain and she is in Byron Bay to learn English and travel. She has been studying English at Lexis for about 2 months. She is working to save money for traveling. She thinks that learning English allows her to talk and to know people better. She loves to experience new things and for her material things don’t bring happiness.

 

Sven arrived a few days ago. He’s a guy from Switzerland. He lives in Bern, the capital city, in a small village called Schmitten. He has been studying English for 7 years. Sven lives a a healthy life. Once a week he does crossfit, goes to the gym or plays tennis. He is the kind of person who is shy in meeting new people, but then he’s going to be open minded. His perfect day in Australia: going to school in the morning, after that he would go to the beach with friends. In the evening he would go out to eat a burger with some beers. After that he would go to the beach and enjoy the time.

 

Elisa lives in Geneva in Switzerland. Her mother language is French. Before arriving here 3 months ago she was in high school. She really likes meeting people and learning about them, listening to their stories, learning their way of thinking. She hates repetitive things and that’s why she thinks it is really important to have a job she likes with new things all the time. Elisa used to do contemporary modern lessons in Switzerland. She also loves skiing (as every real Swiss person!) and hanging with friends.

 

Eric is from Spain and he can speak Catalan, English and French. He is the kind of person who you can trust and who helps others. This reliable person has also a very optimistic mind. This way of thinking can reassure who don’t see hope where there is. For example, when there is a problem, he will do his best ti find a good solution. Greece is his favorite country because of the historical monuments and the sympathetic people. The last thing I would say is that he doesn’t want to be famous in a superficial way but for what he is, his actions and his virtue.

 

Daniel wants to be a high school teacher back in his home country Switzerland. For that he needs the Cambridge Advanced Certificate. But that’s not the only one reason; he likes to travel and wants to have the opportunity to fluidly talk with all kinds of people and cultures around the world. On his bucket list Thailand and other Asian countries stay at the top. So Daniel is an open minded person and likes to get to know new people. Here in Australia he will use the chance and will live his perfect days with them. Part of these are to enjoy the beaches, make sports and go out in the evening.

 

Andrea is from the Czech Republic and has already arrived a couple of months ago. She loves the nature, listening to music, traveling and napping. She is open to meet new people but she is not a big fan of small talk. Lately she has been travelling a lot and has not been home for a long time. Her ideal destination for a future holiday would be the Tonga Islands, where she would love to scuba dive.

 

Louise come from Switzerland, from Bern, where she is very happy to live in. Although she loves Australia after only 3 days and considers it as a memorable place! She loves taking naps and she would spend her ideal day with friends chilling, sharing drinks and have a good laugh on the beach. She wants to learn to surf and visit America.

 

Paulo is from Brazil’s capital, Brasilia, and he is 31 years old. He came to Australia almost three weeks ago with his fiancee. They came to the Kangaroo Island to travel around the country and to improve their English. To keep fit Paulo does crossfit and sometimes he challenge himself doing skydiving, scuba diving or even bungy jumping. A perfect day for him would start doing some sport, having a good lunch and glass of wine in a restaurant on the beach and finishing the day at a sunset party, which seems to fit perfectly at Byron Bay. He pictures himself in five years working at the same job as a Government consultant and raising a couple of kids.

 

Elsa is a beautiful Switzerland girl and so sweet. She was working and studying at the same time as being an interior decorator. She came to Australia to visit and learn English for her studies, but now she change her mind and she wants to be a skiing teacher. As an adventurous girl she wants to go to India and South America. At the moment she speaks almost three languages: French, English, a bit of Catalan and also a bit of German.., but she wants to learn Spanish and improve her Catalan and German. She loves music and it helps her to be more confident and share herself with people and also find herself.

 

 

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.

Cambridge Welcome Pizza! 31 December

On the last day of 2018 we welcomed our new Cambridge students, as well as four new General English students.

Everyone, including returning students, was treated to a free pizza lunch. The weather has been absolutely glorious here over the whole Christmas break, and this was no different on New Years Eve. This meant the students could enjoy their pizza in the sunshine and get to know eachother a little better 🙂

Happy New Year to all, wishing you a wonderful 2019 ❤

 

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.

December in Photos!

SUSHI MAKING!

 

TABLE TENNIS!

 

MAKE A DREAM CATCHER!

 

SURFING!

 

VOLLEYBALL!

 

CHRISTMAS DECORATION MAKING!

 

CHRISTMAS COOKING!

 

CHRISTMAS SALSA PARTY!

 

CAMBRIDGE WELCOME PIZZA!

 

COFFEE CLUBS!

 

LESSONS!

 

STUDENT NIGHTS!

 

HAPPY TRAVELS BYRON TOUR!

 

39 NEW STARTERS!

 

34 GRADUATES!

 

 

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! 21 December

Congratulations to our twenty nine students who graduated Lexis Byron Bay last week!

We said farewell to seventeen students and ‘see you soon’ to twelve students who also graduated from their General English courses but will return to us after the Christmas break to start their Cambridge courses!

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Michelle, from Switzerland, graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. She has made excellent progress during her 13 weeks with us, quickly progressing from Pre-Intermediate. She was a diligent and hard working student and should be very proud of all her achievements. Best wishes for the future Michelle, it was lovely to have met you!

Christelle, from Switzerland, graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. She is a conscientious and hard working student who was always happy to contribute in class discussions. She always participated actively and asked interesting questions to further understand and improve her English.  We wish you the very best for the future Christelle!

Naiara, from Brazil,  graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. She has worked hard and was always enthusiastic and ready to learn. She was also very motivated and this led to her making vast improvements in all areas of her English. Well done on your progress Naiara, good luck for the future!

Julia, from Brazil, graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. She was a diligent student and worked very hard to improve her English. Claudia says she was an absolute pleasure to teach and we know she has made lots of friends here! Best wishes for the future Julia!

Also graduating from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class but starting our Cambridge Course we have: Elsa, Rachel, Nuria, Ana, Giorgia, Tania and Nora. 

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Benjamin, from Switzerland, graduates from Serena’s Elementary class. Serena says his attitude was always positive and respectful and he was always happy to help his classmates. It has been wonderful to watch his confidence with speaking grow during his short time here. Have an amazing time on your travels around Australia!

IELTS

Anesa, from Switzerland, graduates from Elizabeth’s IELTS class. She achieved an Upper Intermediate level, with her speaking being particularly good. She had a wonderful sense of humour and was always friendly and good to have a chat with. We hope you enjoyed your time at Lexis Byron as much as we enjoyed having you here!

Maria, from Switzerland, graduates Elizabeth’s IELTS class. Elizabeth has been very grateful for her contributions in class, adding it has been great to have her energy and perspective. She has been an attentive student and progressed well during her time here, achieving an Upper Intermediate level. Best wishes for the future Maria!

Also graduating from Elizabeth’s IELTS class but starting our Cambridge Course we have: Larissa and Maite. 

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Rikiya, from Japan, graduates from Mel’s Intermediate class. Mel says he has been a lovely addition to the class and was a pleasure to teach. He worked extremely hard and this resulted in him drastically improving in all areas and graduating with a well deserved ‘A’ grade! Well done Rikiya!

Patricia, from Spain, graduates from Mel’s Intermediate class. It has been a pleasure having her here with us at Lexis. She has improved in all areas, especially her speaking ability. Mel says she always asked good questions and she was very impressed with her knowledge of grammar rules. We will all miss your lovely smile Patricia!

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Celine, from France, graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has come such a long way since she first started! It has been great to watch her confidence and English grow during her 4 weeks with us. On her last test she achieved 100% and graduates with a very well deserved ‘A+’ grade! Best wishes for the future Celine!

Nadja, from Switzerland, graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. In her short 4 weeks with us she has improved in all areas, particularly her grammar and writing skills. Her confidence in speaking has grown and she can now easily converse with others; which will be great for her travels around Australia and New Zealand! Enjoy your trip Nadja!

Carlos, from Spain, graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. He has kept us very entertained during his time at Lexis and we will all miss his bubbly personality when he leaves. He worked extremely well with all his classmates, always bringing great enthusiasm and attitude to class. It has been wonderful to watch his English improve since his first day and he should be very proud of his achievements!

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Eva (third from left, front row) on her first day back in October

Eva, from Spain, graduates from Josie’s Fast Track Intermediate class. Josie says she has a great attitude in class; always participating well, asking good questions and keen to learn new English! She has a friendly and easy going nature, which has made her a pleasure to have at Lexis! We hope you continue to use your English and wish you well for the future!

Adrienne

Jose, from Spain, graduates from Adrienne’s Pre-Intermediate class. His grasp of grammar was very good and he made great improvements in all areas. We hope you enjoyed your learning experience in Byron Bay and hope you continue to use your new language and mix with other nationalities. Best wishes for the future!

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Annick, from Switzerland, graduates from Adrienne’s Pre-Intermediate class. Adrienne has loved having her in class, and particularly appreciated her good sense of humour! Her speaking and writing skills have greatly improved during the last few weeks, as well as progress in all other areas. We hope you have an amazing time on your travels around Australia with your boyfriend!

Eiden (ChangSeok), is from Korea, graduates from Adrienne’s Pre-Intermediate class. Adrienne says it has been wonderful to watch his confidence grow over the past 8 weeks, and says he has now really come out of his shell! Well done on your progress and ‘A’ grade Eiden! We wish you the very best for the future and getting your dream job at Uluru!

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Graduating from Kristy’s Intermediate class but starting our Cambridge Course we have: Elisa, Lara and Estelle ❤

 

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.