Elementary Class’ trip to town! 11 July

Our Elementary class having been learning to use ‘There is’ and ‘There are’. This morning they left the classroom behind and visited different locations in town to practice using them in sentences. Here are the pictures they took to illustrate!

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Student Cooking Class with Chef Bianca!! 27 September

One of our wonderful students, Bianca, kindly led a Cooking Class for some of her fellow Lexis students today!

Bianca studied Nutrition and Gastronomy at University and owned her own restaurant in Brazil where she worked as a Chef. She loves sharing her passion with others so offered to run an activity to teach us how to make quick and healthy toasties on a student budget!

As Bianca was doing the preparation and assigning people jobs she gave us lots of great cooking tips, like the best way to cut, how to tell how an avocado is ripe (it’s not by squeezing them all!) and flavours and textures that work well together.

Our fillings included avocado, mushrooms, tomatoes, scrambled eggs and bocconcini, flavored with lemon, snow pea sprouts, basil and leek!

We all then sat down together to enjoy our delicious creations!

Many of the students asked if Bianca could do this every day, but we’ve settled for one day next month! Thank you so much for sharing your love with us Bianca 🙂

 

 

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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!

 

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Graduation! December 9

Congratulations to the four students graduating from Lexis Byron Bay this week!

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Shinsuke is from Japan and graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. He is a dedicated and hardworking student who has put in a lot of effort over the past ten months at Lexis Byron Bay. He started with us in February at Elementary level and worked his way up to the Upper Intermediate class. His English skills have greatly improved in all areas, particularly his vocabulary and speaking skills. He has been a pleasure to teach and we wish him all the best for his return to Japan.

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Alice is from Korea and graduates from Kathleen’s Intermediate class.  In the eight weeks she has been studying at Lexis Byron Bay she has improved her fluency and her writing considerably. She worked really hard in class and always had a positive, enthusiastic attitude. She make lots of friends from many different countries which is proof of her excellent communication skills as well as her lovely nature. We wish you all the best for your time as an au pair in Adelaide!

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Julia is from Belgium and graduates from Ellie and Anji’s IELTS class. She has been a pleasure to teach in class and has made great progress during her time here. She has improved in all skills areas, particularly with her English reading, listening and writing skills. We hope you have a great time in Sydney!

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Mara is from Switzerland and graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. She has improved her level of English greatly since she started at Lexis Byron Bay. Her enthusiasm and participation have really added to the dynamics of the class. She is a conscientious student who participates well in class discussions. Enjoy your travels around Australia!

 

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Graduation! December 2

Congratulations to the 17 students graduating from Lexis Byron Bay this week!

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Roman is from Spain and graduates from Ellie and Anji’s IELTS class. He has been a pleasure to teach in class. He asks intelligent questions to further his understanding of the English language, especially in reading tasks. He has worked well to improve while studying at Lexis Byron Bay and will no doubt continue to improve his fluency as he keeps speaking English. We look forward to seeing you back here in the new year!

Delphine is from Switzerland and graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has been a great student over the past four weeks. She has improved her English, particularly her grammar and speaking skills, and will easily progress to Intermediate level with continued study. Enjoy using your new language skills as you travel!

Franny is from the Dominican Republic and graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has been a pleasure to have in class over the past two weeks. Her grammar and speaking skills have improved during that time and will surely continue with her onward travels. All the best for your next adventure!

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Maya is from Japan and graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. After starting in the Elementary class twelve weeks ago, she now graduates with a B+ grade and a solid Pre-Intermediate level of English. She has shown a great commitment to learning which has helped her make dramatic improvements to her grammar and speaking skills over the past couple of months. We wish you all the best for the future!

Jenny is from Korea and graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has improved her English skills during her four weeks at Lexis Byron Bay and would soon be ready to move up to the Intermediate level with continued study. Her questions, communication skills and contributions have been valuable for the whole class. Best of luck for the future!

Gaetan is from Belgium and graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. He has been an excellent student over the past six weeks. He has made great improvements to his grammar and writing skills, and has gained confidence in speaking. He brings a vibrant attitude to class and is an active participant in activities  and discussions. All the best for your onward travels!

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Lear is from Spain and graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. He is a  very capable and enthusiastic student. His positive energy and contributions to class discussions were greatly appreciated and his persistence to learning is commendable. Best of luck with your work in Byron Bay!

Charlotte is from Germany and graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. She has been a pleasure to have in class. She is a conscientious student with a keen interest in learning. Her positive attitude and lively nature has lifted the atmosphere in the classroom. Enjoy the rest of your time in Australia!

Maito is from Japan and graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. He is a dedicated and hardworking student who has put in a lot of effort over the past few months. His English has improved a lot since he first started at Lexis Byron Bay in the Elementary class, particularly in his vocabulary and speaking skills. We wish you all the best for your future!

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Othman is from Saudi Arabia and graduates from Mel and Becky’s Elementary class. His English has improved in all areas, particularly his pronunciation, over the past 16 weeks of studying at Lexis Byron Bay. He has applied himself to his studies in recent weeks which is reflected in his excellent test results and lately has been the first student with the correct answer to any questions. He has participated well in class discussions and at the morning Lexis activities which has helped him to improve his speaking skills. Enjoy your next two months in Brisbane and remember to keep speaking English as much as possible!

Shiori is from Japan and graduates from Mel and Becky’s Elementary class. She has been a pleasure to have in class. Over the past four weeks she has worked hard to improve her English skills in all areas. In particular, she has made great progress with her grammar skills which is reflected in her test results each week. Have fun back in Japan for the next couple of months and all the best for your continued English studies at the Sunshine Coast campus!

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Leticia is from Brazil and graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has improved a lot in all areas of her English skills, particularly in her grammar and writing skills. She has gained confidence in speaking and her questions, communication skills and contributions to class activities and discussions have been highly valued. We wish you all the best for your return to Brazil!

Julie is from Switzerland and graduates from Iruka’s Intermediate class. She is a lovely person and a very clever student. She always stays focused on the task at hand and shows great perseverance on challenging grammar points. She has made great progress on her English skills during her time at Lexis Byron Bay, with particular improvements to her grammar, speaking and writing skills. Have a great time on the rest of your travels!

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Carolina is from Brazil and graduates from Kristy’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has been an enjoyable to student to teach. Her grammar and speaking skills have both improved a lot since she arrived at Lexis Byron Bay eight weeks ago. She has worked well in class and would no doubt be moving up to the Intermediate class with continued studies. Enjoy your travels to New Zealand!

Paulo is from Germany and graduates from Iruka’s Intermediate class. He has been a pleasure to have in class and is a great student to teach. He always has a positive attitude and participated well in class activities and discussions. Over the seven weeks of studying at Lexis Byron Bay, he made great improvements to his English skills across all areas. Well done!

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Pol is from Spain and graduates from Kristy and Sue’s Pre-Intermediate class. He has been a pleasure to have in class over the past ten weeks. He has improved his grammar and speaking skills, and has become more confident in his listening. He is a great student to have a conversation with and will be missed in his class. Enjoy your travels to Bali and around Australia! We look forward to seeing you back here next year.

Minsik is from Korea and graduates from Kristy and Sue’s Pre-Intermediate class. After twelve weeks at Lexis Byron Bay he has made great progress with his English skills. In particular he has improved his English writing skills and has gained confidence in his speaking ability. He is a lovely student to have in class. He participates well in class activities and discussions, and keeps his classmates entertained with his jokes. Best of luck in Brisbane!

 

 

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General English Graduation! November 25

Congratulations to the 15 students graduating from General English courses this week!

Samira is from Switzerland and graduates from Claudia’s Intermediate class. She is a dedicated and hardworking student who has put in a lot of effort over the past three months. Her English has improved a lot since she started at Lexis Byron Bay. She is a conscientious student and was a valuable member of  the class.

Deborah is from Switzerland and graduates from Claudia’s Intermediate class. She has been a pleasure to have in class. Her English is at a fantastic level and she has shown herself to be a motivated student. She participated well in class activities and was an active contributor to class discussions.

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Samira and Deborah graduate from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class

Richard is from Brazil and graduates from Ellie and Anji’s IELTS class. Over his 24 weeks of studying at Lexis Byron Bay, he worked his way from Pre-Intermediate, through Intermediate and Upper Intermediate before finishing up in the IELTS preparation class. He has made such great progress and improved his English in all areas. He is becoming a true Byron local and is loving his job at Skydive Byron Bay.

Mink You is from Korea and graduates from Ellie and Anji’s IELTS class. He is a lovely student who has been a pleasure to have in class. He has worked well on the IELTS material and shown improvement in all areas of his English skills.

Barbara is from Brazil and graduates from Ellie and Anji’s IELTS class. She has been an enjoyable student to teach. She asks extremely intelligent questions to further her understanding of the English language and continues to improve her fluency.

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Richard, Mink You and Barbara (absent) graduate from Ellie and Anji’s IELTS class

Celine is from Switzerland and graduates from Iruka and Sue’s Intermediate class. She has shown herself to be a hard working student who consistently puts in her best effort. During her time at Lexis Byron Bay, she has made great improvement to her English skills, particularly her writing, grammar and speaking skills.

Saya is from Japan and graduates from Iruka and Sue’s Intermediate class. She is a lovely and very clever student, with a good intermediate level of grammar and speaking skills. She has also made great improvements to her writing skills, which we know will  continue to improve with practice! Keep up the hard work that you have shown at Lexis Byron Bay.

NooRi is from Korea and graduates from Iruka and Sue’s Intermediate class. She has been a hard worker who consistently puts in her best personal effort to every class. She is a inquisitive learner who enjoys analysing situations and making new discoveries during class activities. She has been a pleasure to teach!

Jules is from Belgium and graduates from Iruka and Sue’s Intermediate class. He is a student who uses higher level thinking strategies to apply learned skills to new situations. He builds well on other’s ideas and expresses his own clearly and persuasively. His English skills, in particular his grammar and writing skills, are at a good Intermediate level.

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Celine, Saya, NooRi and Jules graduate from Iruka and Sue’s Intermediate class

Luisa is from Spain and graduates from Kristy’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has improved her English grammar and speaking skills during her time at Lexis Byron Bay. She said she has had a great time in Byron Bay, has made a lot of new friends and the teachers at Lexis have been very good. She is now travelling to Sydney to experience living in an Australian city.

Janine  is from Switzerland and graduates from Kristy’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has been a great student during her six weeks at Lexis Byron Bay. She has improved her grammar and speaking skills, and made excellent progress with her writing skills. With a little more practice she will no doubt be ready for Intermediate level soon!

Nozomi is from Japan and graduates from Kristy’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has been an excellent student. She has learned new grammar, improved her writing skills and become more confident with speaking. She has beautiful pronunciation and is a very interesting person to speak with. She is now off to spend some time working on a farm near Melbourne.

Maylis is from France and graduates from Kristy’s Pre-Intermediate class. Over her four weeks at Lexis Byron Bay, she has improved in all areas of her English skills. In particular, she has learned new grammar and increased her confidence in speaking, which she now plans to use and practice with her onward travels.

Bettina is from Switzerland and graduates from Kristy’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has been a pleasure to have in class over the past seven weeks. She has improved her grammar and writing skills, and has gained confidence in speaking. She was a valuable member of the class, making positive contributions to activities and discussions.

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Luisa, Janine, Nozomi, Maylis and Bettina graduate from Kristy’s Pre-Intermediate class

Hinako is from Japan and graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has been a pleasure to have in class. Over her seven weeks studying at Lexis Byron Bay, she has made great improvements to her grammar, speaking and writing skills, and has gained confidence with her speaking also. Her questions, communication skills and contributions to class discussions and activities have been valuable for the whole class.

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Hinako graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class

We  wish all the graduating students the very best for their next adventure, whether it be finding work in Byron Bay, travelling around Australia or returning home. 🙂

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Birthday party! November 25

Franny is from Switzerland and had a very enjoyable birthday at school today! Every student who has a birthday during their time studying at Lexis Byron Bay has a lovely mini-celebration in their English class with a TimTam ‘cake’. Today Franny had an extra special day with her Options class also having a mini-celebration with a Lamington ‘cake’ too! Happy Birthday Franny! 🙂

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Graduation! November 11

Congratulations to the seven students  graduating from Lexis Byron Bay this week!

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Fuka is from Japan and graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. She is a dedicated and hard-working student who has put in a lot of effort to her studies over the past few months. Her English has improved a lot since her arrival at Lexis Byron Bay, particularly with her vocabulary and speaking skills. She now has a a couple of months break before joining us again early next year. We look forward to seeing you again in 2017!

Paulo is from Brazil and graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. He has been a pleasure to have in class, with his participation adding a valuable dynamic to the group. He has been a conscientious student who has worked hard to improve the level of his English grammar knowledge. We wish you all the best for your time in Australia!

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Ayaka is from Japan and graduates from Anji’s IELTS class. She has been studying at Lexis Byron Bay for four weeks and has made excellent improvements to her English speaking and listening skills. She has been an active participant in class activities and discussions, and her contributions to the class were appreciated. All the best with your IELTS exam!

Yuu is from Japan and graduates from Anji’s IELTS class. In just three weeks at Lexis Byron Bay she has made great improvements to all areas of her English skills. In particular, she has significantly improved her speaking and listening skills. She participated well in class activities and made valuable contributions to class discussions. Good luck with your job search in Byron Bay!

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Alexandra is from Germany and graduates from Kathleen’s Intermediate class. She has been a lovely student who has worked hard both in class and in self-study to learn and apply new vocabulary and grammar. She is an active participant in class in both asking questions and in initiating or maintaining conversations with other students. She is now  off to spend her final two weeks in Australia exploring Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Enjoy the rest of your travels!

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Charles is from France and graduates from Iruka’s Intermediate class. He was a great student to have in class and made excellent improvements to his English skills. When he first arrived at Lexis Byron Bay he joined the Pre-Intermediate class before progressing to the Intermediate class. We wish you all the best for your future Charles!

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Sheryl is from Switzerland and graduates from Kristy’s Pre-Intermediate class. She showed herself to be a good student on arrival at Lexis Byron Bay and learned some useful grammar and vocabulary during her time here. She has made the most of her experience, discovering many of the joys and jewels of Byron Bay. Enjoy the rest of your travels!

 

 

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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! November 4

Congratulations to the students graduating from Lexis Byron Bay this week!

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Priscilla is from Switzerland and graduates from Iruka’s Intermediate class. She is  an active learner, always paying attention to detail and being focused on the task in hand. She has made great improvements to her English writing and grammar skills, and her confidence in speaking has grown over the twelve weeks she has spent at Lexis Byron Bay. Enjoy your travels around Australia over the next couple of months!

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Chiara is from Belgium and graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. She studied at Lexis Byron Bay on the English in Action – Surfing course, learning English in the morning and getting surf lessons with Let’s Go Surfing in the afternoon! She is a very diligent and hardworking student who has been a pleasure to have in class. She brings great enthusiasm to the class and valued contributions to discussions. She is persistent and conscientious in her learning, which will help her to continue improving her English. We wish you all the best for your future!

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Leo is from Germany and graduates from Kathleen’s Intermediate class. Over her four weeks at Lexis Byron Bay she has worked well to gain a good, solid knowledge of her vocabulary and grammar. She also has a high level of English writing skills and is able to converse fluently with other students. Her positive attitude and active participation in class was highly valued. We hope you enjoyed your first solo trip to Australia!

Haru is from Japan and graduates from Kathleen’s Intermediate class. She is one of the most diligent students that her teacher has ever had the pleasure of teaching! Her hard worked has paid off – in only 16 weeks at Lexis Byron Bay she has progressed from Elementary class through to Intermediate, and graduates with an ‘A’ grade. Her knowledge of grammar and vocabulary is very strong and she has made outstanding progress in her speaking skills. Good luck in your job search and we hope to see you around Byron Bay!

 

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Graduation! October 21

We have five students graduating from Lexis Byron Bay this week.

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Dominique is from Switzerland and graduates from Kathleen’s Intermediate class. When he arrived, Dominique had a good knowledge of English grammar but little confidence in speaking and listening, especially when trying to understand the Australian accent. Over his four weeks here, he was (in his teacher’s words) a teacher’s dream! He attended all his classes, he came to class on time and he worked hard to improve and learn. He has made great improvement with his English, particularly in building his confidence in speaking and has a great ability to explain words to other students. Dominique came to Lexis Byron Bay on the English in Action – Surfing course, so he not only improved his English but also learnt to surf during his time here! He is now heading straight back to Switzerland this weekend and will be back at work by Monday. We hope to see you back in Australia again one day!

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Maria is from Spain and graduates from Iruka’s Intermediate class. She studied at Lexis Byron Bay for 12 weeks and showed great improvement in her English skills over that time. She has very good writing and grammar skills and achieved excellent results, finishing with an overall A grade. She is now off to do some travel in Australia before returning to Spain. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels!

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Manuel is from Switzerland and graduates from Ellie and Anji’s IELTS class. He has been a very intelligent and wonderful student. He brings a lot of enthusiasm, smiles and laughter to the class as well as showing a high aptitude for the English language. Manuel studied the English in Action – Surfing course at Lexis Byron Bay, which gave him the opportunity to not only improve his English, but also his surfing skills too! He is now heading back to Switzerland this weekend and back to work next week. We hope to see you back in Byron Bay one day!

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Kazumi is from Japan and graduates from Iruka’s Intermediate class. She has worked hard and has shown great improvement during her time here at Lexis Byron Bay. In particular, her English writing and grammar skills are improving more and more every week. Kazumi is staying in Byron Bay and we are sure we will see her around town!

Liu is from China and graduates from Kristy’s Pre-Intermediate class. He has been a pleasure to have in class for the past two weeks. He has done very well in that time and is beginning to understand English grammar forms and how to use them. He hopes to stay in Australia with his family and to one day be able to speak both English and Chinese with his daughter. We hope to see you back at Lexis Byron Bay to help you continue to improve your English skills!

 

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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.

Well done Andi!

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Well done to Andi who achieved 100% on his progress test this week!

Andi is from Switzerland and has been studying at Lexis Byron Bay for just three weeks so far, and will be staying with us for another nine. He has impressed his teacher and class and one of his classmates thinks that, with these results, he will be moving up from Pre-Intermediate to the Cambridge class in no time! Congratulations Andi and keep up the good work!

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Well done Maya!

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Congratulations to Maya who achieved 100% on her weekly progress test yesterday!

Maya is from Japan and is half way through her twelve weeks studying at Lexis Byron Bay. Along with her teacher Mel and her classmates, Maya is very proud  of herself and excited to be making such great progress with her English skills. Well done Maya…and Happy Birthday! 🙂

 

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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.

Farmer’s Market visit! October 13

Yesterday Kathleen’s Intermediate class went to the Byron Bay Farmers Market to practise this week’s target language: food, cooking and modal verbs. It was a delicious lesson!

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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! October 14

We have four students finishing at Lexis Byron Bay this week: Carla, Maria, Alessa and Lucia.

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Carla is  from Spain and graduates from Iruka’s Intermediate class. She has been an exceptional student who has worked hard to achieve great results. In class  she has been enthusiastic, helpful and respectful to other students. Outside of class she has worked well on homework and self-study, and is described as a model student by her teacher! Carla plans to enjoy another couple of weeks in Byron Bay before heading to back Spain, but hopes to return to Australia in the next few years to continue learning and practicing her English. We look forward to seeing you back here Carla!

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Maria is from Spain and graduates from Claudia and Ellie’s Upper Intermediate class. She is a lovely student to have in class, with an enthusiastic and dynamic personality that always lifts the class atmosphere. She contributes very well in class and has shown herself to be a dedicated and intelligent student. Maria has worked hard during her time here and has improved her English in all areas. She will be in Byron Bay for a few more weeks before travelling in Australia and possibly doing some more studies. You will be missed in the Lexis Family but we hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Australia!

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Alessa is from Switzerland and graduates from Kathleen’s Intermediate class. She has been at Lexis Byron Bay for just two weeks, on the English in Action – Surfing course. In class she made a positive impact, with her lovely nature putting other students at ease and encouraging them to speak. This enabled her to get lots of speaking and listening practice, which resulted in great improvements in these skills. She is a quick learner, picking up and using the new grammar and vocabulary taught in class. After learning English in the mornings, she spent most of her afternoons learning how to surf the famous Byron Bay beaches! Alessa now has two months of travel around Australia planned before going back home. Enjoy exploring more of Australia!

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Lucia is from Slovakia and graduates from Paul’s CAE Advanced class. She showed great aptitude for the English language and, with just four weeks at Lexis, she studied for two weeks each in the Upper Intermediate and Advanced (CAE) classes. She now plans to do some travel while figuring out her next step – possibly to continue studying English. We wish you all the best for the future – whatever it may hold!

 

 

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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! October 7

We have four students graduating from Lexis Byron Bay this week.

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Jana is from Germany and graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. She has been a diligent and hard-working student throughout her time here at Lexis Byron Bay. She has been an enjoyable member of the class who brings enthusiasm and valuable contributions to class activities and discussions. She has shown persistence and conscientiousness in her work which has helped her to make great improvements to her English grammar skills. Jana is now off to meet up with some fellow Lexis graduates in the Whitsundays for a week before heading back to Germany. Enjoy your week on the beautiful white beaches of the Whitsundays!

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Kim is from Korea and graduates from David’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has progressed very well during her time at Lexis Byron Bay, starting in Elementary and working her way up through Pre-Intermediate and finishing off with a week in Intermediate. Her confidence has increased in speaking by developing an excellent knowledge of vocabulary and understanding of grammar. She is a polite, kind student who works well with others. She has been dedicated and focussed on her studies and has gained an A grade as a result. Kim is now moving up to Brisbane to continue learning English with Lexis. Good luck with your ongoing studies!

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Fanny is from France and graduates from Kristy’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has been a pleasure to teach in class and has worked hard to improve her English. In just five weeks she has grown in her ability to speak and structure her sentences, and is able to correct her own mistakes. She is friendly and an active participant in class discussions. She has a passion for travel and we hope she enjoys the rest of her time exploring Australia and beyond!

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Bernarda is from Argentina and graduates from David’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has made excellent improvements in her English, advancing from Elementary through to Pre-Intermediate during her time at Lexis Byron Bay. She works well with other students and offers great contributions to class discussions. Her English grammar and vocabulary has improved a lot which has increased her confidence in speaking. She is not sure what the future holds, but we wish her all the best for her travels in Australia and abroad!

 

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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! September 30

Today we have seven students graduating from Lexis Byron Bay.

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Cate, Laura and Michelle with their teacher and classmates

Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class has three students graduating: Laura, Cate and Michelle. All three are from Switzerland and have been a pleasure to have in this class.

Laura is a conscientious student who has worked very hard during her time here at Lexis Byron Bay. She brings a positive attitude to class and her lively nature has lifted the classroom atmosphere on many occasions. She has shown a keen interest in learning which has helped her to improve her English skills.

Cate has made great improvements to her English since starting at Lexis Byron Bay. She has shown great enthusiasm towards her studies and added a positive dynamic to the class. She is a conscientious student and has participated well in class discussions and activities.

Michelle has been a diligent and hard-working student. She shows enthusiasm towards her work and makes great contributions to class discussions and activities. Her conscientious and persistent attitude to her studies has paid off, with her making considerable improvements to her English skills in her time at Lexis Byron Bay.

We wish you all the very best for the future and safe journeys in your onwards travels and return to Switzerland!

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Yuki with her teacher and classmates

Yuki is from Japan and graduates from Kathleen’s Intermediate class. After 24 weeks with Lexis Byron Bay, she is graduating and will be greatly missed by the Lexis family. She has made enormous progress in all areas of English during her time here. In particular, she has become very confident in her ability to speak with people from a wide variety of countries and English levels. She has brought a bright personality, great sense of humour and lovely smile to her classroom. She asks intelligent questions in class and in GIL, which has helped both herself and her classmates to learn more and improve their English language knowledge. Well done, Yuki!

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David and Isaac’s Pre-Intermediate class has two students graduating today.

Felipe is from Brazil and has worked extremely well in his four weeks at Lexis Byron Bay. He has shown an excellent understanding of grammar and has improved his confidence in speaking during his time here. His participation in class discussions and activities has been productive and he has shown himself to be a great asset to the class. All the best for the rest of your time in Australia!

Oliver is from Germany and has been studying at Lexis Byron Bay for just one week. He has worked very hard this week and has participated well in class discussions and activities. His understanding of English grammar and vocabulary is excellent and we know he will continue to improve in his travels through Australia. Enjoy exploring the beautiful islands off Queensland!

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Katrin graduates from Kristy and Ellie’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has been at Lexis Byron Bay for just one week and was a pleasure to have in class for this time. She was an active participant in class activities and grasped the English concepts being studied very well. Have a great time on the rest of your travels up north to the Great Barrier Reef!

 

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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.