Cambridge Graduation! November 25

Congratulations to our Cambridge students! After three months of studying hard, their time at Lexis Byron Bay has come to an end. Good luck in your exams next week!

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Josie’s FCE class

Beni is from Switzerland. He has made great progress over the last few months studying the Cambridge course. He has improved across all areas and is always trying to incorporate new vocabulary and grammar into his writing and speaking. His writing is at a high level with a good style which makes it interesting to read. He is a relaxed and friendly student with a positive attitude towards learning and has been a pleasure to have in class.

Vanessa is  from Switzerland. She has shown great progress during her time at Lexis Byron Bay with improvements in all areas of her English skills. She is able to apply her knowledge of vocabulary and grammar to all areas of English, in particular with her writing. She has a lovely smile and giggle that brightened the class.

Nicole H is from Switzerland. She grasps new grammar concepts with ease and has improved a lot during her time studying the Cambridge course. She speaks clearly and naturally, using a wide range of vocabulary and colloquial expressions. She is a quick learner, a hard worker and brings a positive attitude to class.

Flurina is from Switzerland. She has worked really hard during her time at Lexis Byron Bay which has resulted in her making excellent progress with her English. Her listening and reading skills were great from the start of the course and continued to improve. She put a lot of effort into her writing and use of English and has shown great improvement in these areas as a result. She has great accuracy with her speaking, an excellent grasp of grammar and has enhanced her ability to express herself in conversation. She has a great energy that positively contributed to the class.

Laetitia is from Switzerland. She has made great improvements to her English skills, particularly excelling in her reading and use of English skills. She has good reading comprehension and a firm grasp of grammar knowledge which she is able to apply to other areas of English use. She made a great effort to speak English outside of class, which helped her to improve her English across all skill areas.

Nicole S is from Switzerland. She has put a lot of effort into her studies and shown great motivation during her time at Lexis Byron Bay. She has improved in her general use of English and achieved the highest result in class in this area. She has a great attitude to learning and was a valued member of the class.

Ayuko is from Japan. She is a hard-working student who has made great progress in all areas of her English skills throughout the Cambridge course. She has become more confident in speaking both one-on-one and in a group. She has a really lovely attitude and has been a pleasure to teach in class.

Philipp is from Switzerland. He has made excellent improvements in his English skills, particularly in applying his new grammar and vocabulary knowledge to his writing and speaking. He is able to make himself understood using clear and grammatically correct language while speaking. He has a good attitude to learning English which will help him to continue improving.

Ivan is from Switzerland. He has made great progress over the past few months at Lexis Byron Bay. He shows a lot of effort in applying new vocabulary and grammar into his writing and speaking. He always has a positive attitude and a big smile in class which has made him a pleasure to teach.

Stefan is from Switzerland. He has shown excellent improvement in all areas of his English skills. He has an aptitude for applying the vocabulary and grammar that he has learnt to all areas of English. He puts in a lot of effort to his studies which is reflected in his good results. His speaking skills are excellent and he is able to have a natural discussion and make himself clearly understood. His excellent attitude to learning English was appreciated in class!

Jarvis is from Germany. He is an intelligent, hardworking student with a great attitude to learning. He has quickly learnt the new grammar and vocabulary presented during the Cambridge course and is able to apply it for general use. He is an excellent listener and has a good memory for what he has learnt in class. All of this has made him a pleasure to teach.

Ronja is from Switzerland. She has made fantastic progress throughout the Cambridge course. She is able to express herself well in English and uses a wide range of vocabulary and grammar in her writing. She was a lovely student to have in class.

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Julia’s CAE class

Katharina is from Switzerland. She has been lovely to teach as she brings her bright personality and big smile to class. She has participated well in class activities and discussions and has put in a lot of effort to her studies over the duration of the course. She has an excellent ability to express herself and has shown a marked improvement in all areas, especially her English writing skills.

Pascal is from Switzerland. He brings a great attitude to class and is a keen learner. He has participated wonderfully in class activities and discussions. He showed a lot of improvement in all areas of his English skills, particularly with writing.

Robin is from Switzerland. He has an excellent natural ability in English and has made good improvement across all skills areas during his time at Lexis Byron Bay. He has worked hard and particularly improved his writing and speaking skills. His happy and gentle nature was a welcome addition to the class.

David is from Switzerland. He has a bright personality and bubbly nature which has been a lovely addition to the class. He has an excellent ability to express himself clearly, with great speaking skills, and has made good progress with his writing skills. He is an inquisitive and intelligent student who has been a pleasure to have in class.

Andrea is from Switzerland. He has been an absolute pleasure to have in class. His command of the English language is at a high level and has shown himself to be competent across all skill areas. He has made colourful contributions to activities and discussions, and brought a great lively nature to the class.

Patrick is from Switzerland. He is a conscientious student who has a high level of grammar and vocabulary skills, and has improved his writing skills. He has been a pleasure to have in class and has made interesting contributions to class activities and discussions. He has a positive outlook which has been a welcome part of the classroom.

Caroline is from Switzerland. She is a diligent student who has worked hard throughout her Cambridge course. She has good English skills and an strong aptitude for learning, which has helped her to make great progress during her time at Lexis Byron Bay. She asks intelligent questions and worthwhile contributions to class activities and discussions.

Tamara is from Switzerland. She is a focused student who has put in a lot of effort over the past twelve weeks, which is reflected in her excellent results. She is an enthusiastic participant in class activities and discussions. She is a keen learner with a consistent desire to refine and perfect her English skills, which has helped her to dramatically improve her writing skills and grasp new  vocabulary.

Emanuela is from Italy. She is a conscientious student who works very hard to achieve great results. She has a bright disposition and her sunny nature has lightened up the classroom. She has a keen interest in learning and is an active participant in class activities and discussions. She has been an absolute delight to teach.

Belinda is  from Germany. She is a conscientious student who has worked incredibly hard over the past twelve weeks. She has excellent vocabulary and grammar skills and has dramatically improved her writing skills. She is an active participant in class activities and discussions and brings a wonderful positive outlook to the class.

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Paul’s CAE class

Celine is from Switzerland. She is a hard working student who always comes to class ready to learn. She writes well and speaks fluently in English. Over the past three months at Lexis Byron Bay she has made great improvements to all areas of her English skills.

Pauline is from Switzerland. She works hard and as a result has improved a lot while studying the Cambridge course. She speaks fluently and writes well in English. She is a very determined, respectful student who asks questions that further her understanding of the English language.

Morgane is from Switzerland. She has worked really hard and has made great improvements to her English skills over the past few months in the Cambridge course. She speaks English fluently and makes valuable  contributions to class discussions.

Sina is from Switzerland. She is an enthusiastic learner and a pleasure to teach. She is an excellent communicator who speaks English fluently. She has worked hard during her time at Lexis Byron Bay and this has resulted in her making great improvements to her English skills.

Juliano is from Brazil. He has shown himself to be an intelligent person with a good work ethic. He grasps new concepts quickly, is an excellent communicator and has improved a lot. He has been a respectful learner and a pleasure to teach over the past few months.

Carole is from Switzerland. She is a very intelligent student who speaks English fluently and writes very well. She has improved her English skills a lot due to her hard work during her time at Lexis Byron Bay.

Nicole is from Switzerland. She works very hard in class, has great attendance and is a pleasure to teach. She speaks English fluently and writes beautifully. Her confidence in speaking and using English has grown in her time here as her English skills improved.

Yuka is from Japan. She is the student who made the most improvement during her time in the Cambridge course. This was due to her determination to speak only English while she was studying. She is a highly motivated learner and a respectful student.

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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.

End of Cambridge BBQ! November 25

After three months of studying very hard, the Cambridge course has come to an end! It feels like only yesterday we were welcoming the Cambridge students on their first day. Many friends have been made and lots of English learnt over the past three months and we will be sad to say goodbye to this group.

In addition to the Cambridge students leaving, we have 16 students finishing up their General English courses today too. This gave us all the more reason to come together for an Aussie BBQ celebration and what a lovely day it was. 🙂

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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.

November Activity Calendar!

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It’s the first day of NOVEMBER and we have an exciting month of activities planned in the mornings and afternoons especially for our 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 we have Coffee Lounge, which gives our students the opportunity to practice their English and get to know each other while enjoying great coffee and yummy TimTams!

On Wednesdays we will start the month with a 1-hour Surf Lesson for our students who want to learn to surf in Byron Bay. The following week we have Boomerang Painting for the morning activity and Beer Tasting in the afternoon. Then there is Skateboarding with Flavio, Flamenco Dance with Alba and we finish off the month with a Poker Tournament!

Every second Thursday we have Job Club for those students looking for work in Byron Bay and wanting extra help with writing their resume, preparing for interviews and applying for jobs. This week we will run a Table Tennis Tournament to see who this month’s Lexis Champion is, and on the other Thursday in November we will have a round of Pizza and Pictionary in the morning and Mindfulness Meditation with Chloe in the afternoon.

On Fridays we start the month with baking Anzac biscuits at Aussie Cooking, followed by Volleyball  in the garden or at the beach the next Friday. Then we have Slacklining in the morning and our next match against the SAE College at the Soccer Challenge on the 18th. To finish off the month and the Cambridge course, we have the End of Cambridge BBQ.

 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.

Meet Ellie’s CAE class!

There are two Cambridge CAE classes that started this week at Lexis Byron Bay. Find out more about the students in Ellie’s CAE class in the beautiful poems below!

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Andrea (by Robin)

Andrea is at first sight a deep sleeper

But he’s not lazy, he’s a footballer

In Australia, snakes and sharks are his only fear

To forget them, his has to drown in beer

A good hangout is always good

It makes him happy and in a nice mood.

 

Caroline (by Pascal)

Tattoed jewellery on her skin

Shows the expression of herself

In the shower, she will sing

Like nobody else.

She’ll find her future husband here, for sure

Blonde long hair, bearded and tattoos

This sounds like a surfer boy, put pure.

 

Pascal (by Caroline)

Pascal wants to travel so he quit his job

And actually, I think that wasn’t a flop

It was the best thing he did in his life

Maybe, he will meet his wife

You know what’s funny about him?

He can’t remember anything

The weirdest thing when he was drunk?

Yeah, can’t remember, maybe kissed some junk.

 

Tamara (by Emanuela)

Tamara is afraid not to live her life to the fullest

Determined, she continues to follow her road to the top

Easy going girl, she would be a sea animal to swim underwater

And breathes the ocean that she loves

Tamara has a celebrity crush called Travis Fimmel

At Australian actor that attracts her like the country where she is.

 

Emanuela (by Tamara)

Emanuela is not afraid too easily

But spiders and snakes

That’s what her biggest fear would be

 

High up in the sky

If only she had wings to fly

A bird she would love to be

The world from above, she would see

 

A genuine and open-minded girl

You’ll love from the start

Only Johnny Depp is able to steal her heart.

 

Patrick (by Belinda)

Peru is a place, he’d love to see

Adventurous, he likes to be

Tries hard and never gives up

Ready, set, go until he’s on top

Inception is his favourite movie

Curious about South America, which he loves to see

Kangaroos and Koalas now surround him, life’s easy.

 

 

Belinda (by Patrick)

Bee is her nickname from her South African friend

Eating chocolate makes her feeling happy

Likes paella

I’d love to drink a beer with you

Nepal is her next destination

Dolphin is her favourite animal.

Awesome

 

 

Robin (by Andrea)

Robin would love to be a panda

Obsessed with eating crispy bamboo

Being in love with the beautiful Scarlett Johansson

In fear of spiders, they are not so handsome

Now I instantly stop because this poem is a flop.

 

 

David (by Katharine)

Drums, piano, guitar and bass are the instruments that he plays

Always drinks without getting a hangover

Veggie burger isn’t a thing he would order

Interested in sound and light engineering

Dreams about being a meerkat.

 

Katharina (by David)

Kidney beans, she doesn’t like

Although she likes to sing on her bike

The only thing she wants to do, is be a tree ‘cause of the better view.

 

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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.

Meet Paul’s CAE class!

We have two Cambridge CAE classes that started this week at Lexis Byron Bay. Read on to meet the seven students in Paul’s CAE class!

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Nicole comes from Switzerland. In her free time she likes to go to the gym or hang out with friends. She speaks three languages; German, French and English. Nicole is staying in Byron for three months and would like to learn how to surf. Before she came to Byron, she wasn’t working.

Juliano Castro was originally imported from Brazil. He’s a music lover but not just Samba. He likes every kind of music from classic pop to Jazz. Juliano is always on fire! He speaks English and Spanish and a little bit of Portuguese… but not fluently. No, just kidding, that’s his mother language 🙂 . Nobody knows how long he’s staying in Byron. It’s a mystery. He loves soccer and he’s addicted to the beach. He can surf, which he really enjoys. At home he works as a Building Manager.

Pauline is from Switzerland in her free time she likes to swim to go the beach and to watch movies, especially drama movies. She speaks three languages; German, French and English. She is going to stay for three months. She doesn’t know how to surf but is going to try it soon. Before coming here, she was doing an internship at McDonald’s in the finance department.

Sina is also from Switzerland. In her free time she likes to dive, to do horseriding, go to the beach and do yoga. She speaks German, Italian and English. She is staying in Byron Bay for two months and maybe more. She doesn’t know surfing but she wants to learn. Before she came to Australia she did an apprenticeship as a pharmacist.

Yuka is from Kanagawa, which is next to Toyko in Japan. In her free time she likes to go to the pub and have a beer. Yuka speaks three languages; Japanese, English and Indonesian. She has already spent almost one year in Byron Bay and will stay for another four months. Yuka can surf a little and wants to improve this. Before she came here she work for 15 years as a painter in Japan.

Celine is from Steinhausen in Switzerland. She likes spending time with her friends. She speaks German and English and a little bit of French. She is going to stay in Byron Bay for three months. She can’t surf yet, but would like to learn to while in Byron. Before she came here she was working in a bank in Switzerland.

Morgane comes from Switzerland. In her free time she likes to hang out with friends at the lake, go shopping and do sports like stand-up paddle boarding. She speaks four languages in total. At the moment she can’t surf but she’d like to learn to. Before she came here, she worked at a factory to save money for this trip.

 

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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.

Meet the Cambridge FCE class!

This week we had 11 students start in Josie’s FCE class. Read on to find out more about the students studying this Cambridge course at Lexis Byron Bay…

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Beni is 23 years old and works as an IT Scientist. He likes to ride bicycles, go hiking and play guitar. After studying English in Byron Bay, Beni wants to go to Tasmania and then to New Zealand. In New Zealand, he plans to travel by bicycle and sleep each night in his tent.

Jarvis is 18 years old and lives in Germany. He has just completed High School and is in Byron Bay to improve his English skills so he can study Law when he returns to Germany. He has played guitar for ten years and football for twelve years. He also goes skiing in the ski town of Lenzerheide in Switzerland.

Nicole is staying in Australia for five months before spending one month travelling in New Zealand with a friend. She works as a clerk in a bank and in the future plans to study at university. She hopes to travel the east coast of Australia, from Cairns to Sydney, and possibly Tasmania as well.

Stefan is from Switzerland and is 26 years old. He works in an IT company as a Systems Administrator. In this job he creates networks for small offices. He likes to go jogging, cycling and lifting weights at the gym.

Natsumi is 21 years old, is from Japan and has been in Australia for five months. Back in Japan, she has two older brothers and one older sister. Natsumi was in Australia last year and was excited by this country and the natural environment, which is why she chose to come back here. When she returns to Japan, she will continue her studies in Sports Science.

Laetitia is from Switzerland and speaks French at home. She is 19 years old and lives with her parents and her older sister. She studied at Business School for four years. She likes skiing, spending time with friends and travelling the world.

Vanessa is 26 years old and is from the German part of Switzerland, where she lives with her family. She works as a Front Office Manager. She likes snowboarding, travelling, reading books and going out. She would like to live in Sweden one day.

Ivan is from Switzerland and lives in a small village in the countryside, in the German part of Switzerland. He studied Multimedia and likes playing volleyball and soccer. While he is in Byron Bay he would like to learn to surf and to go skydiving.

Ayuko is from Japan. She likes playing soccer, having BBQs and going to the beach. She works as a waitress and barista. In the future she hopes to open her own Sushi Restaurant. During her time in Byron Bay, she would like to try surfing.

Philipp is staying in Australia for six months, until March next year. In this time, he plans to travel to the Outback and the West Coast, and possibly over to New Zealand too. After leaving Australia, he hopes to study to be a carpenter or a teacher. He likes playing the trombone.

Ronja is from Switzerland and last visited Australia when she was just two years old. She used to work as a florist. After her studies at Lexis Byron Bay, she plans to travel to Alice Springs and to drive from Cairns to Sydney in a campervan.

 

 

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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.

Lexis Byron Bay – Highly Commended in the 2016 Cambridge Awards

Lexis English Byron Bay has been “Highly Commended” in the 2016 Cambridge English Language Assessment awards for preparation centres*.

The Highly Commended status was awarded, in acknowledgement of the exemplary quality of the school’s nomination.

Our entry for the award focused on the student-centred approach Lexis English Byron Bay has towards preparing Cambridge First and Cambridge Advanced candidates.

Some features of this include:

  • An outstanding team of teachers and staff that really go that extra mile for students who need it; both with studies and personal issues.
  • An efficient academic program which includes first day, mid-course and end-course tests to and identify and support at-risk students and mid and end-course reports and individual counselling of students. (The final report shows the results of all three tests allowing students to chart the satisfying progression from their pre-test to their end test.)
  • A suite of student feedback mechanisms including an anonymous form in week two, to identify any issues in time for us to respond, a comprehensive mid-course form where students also evaluate themselves, and an exit questionnaire, where students provide feedback on all aspects of their time in Byron Bay, helping us to make ongoing improvements.
  • The utilisation of email and social media to communicate formally and informally with students, potential students and agents.

 

This is what some recent students have said about their experience of studying Cambridge Preparation at Lexis Byron Bay

celine“Oh thank you so much {for my results} I’m so happy! I would like to thank you for the organisation of Lexis School. I had a so amazing time there.  Everything was just perfect, the lessons, the schedule, our unique teacher Paul. So thank you for that!” Celine, Switzerland, CAE March 16.

 

“Julia is a really good teacher who always asks if we have specific topics to have a look at. She gives me the opportunity to make extra preparation test or writing exercise. I enjoy participating in the class.”
Michelle, Switzerland, CAE Dec 15

 

“Ellie is a great teacher for me. She is good at teaching and her class is really organised. Also the whiteboard she write is very clearly. She always checks our reading carefully. Therefore I like her class and think she is a great teacher.”
Miho, Japan, FCE March 16

 

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“Josie’s explanations are always clear. She is also really patient when we don’t understand directly and tries to find other examples to make sure we understand properly. I had a great time at Lexis school, much more than I expected so thank you for everything.”
Ludivine, France, FCE March 16

 

We still have spaces left for the September 2016 Cambridge First and Cambridge Advanced Preparation Courses. Please contact marketing@lexisenglish.com for more details.

*See http://preparationcentre.cambridgeenglish.org/support-for-you/preparation-centre-events/ for more information about  the awards and for a list all the finalists and highly commended schools.

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students can 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.