Coffee Club! 8 February

Despite the very hot weather and pull of the beach we still had a handful of people hang around for coffee club!

We enjoyed Tim Tams, card games and conversations!

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.

Coffee Club! 18th January

We had great fun at Coffee Club today!

Some students so much so they came to both the morning and afternoon sessions!

We played Jenga with the added fun of there being a question on each wooden block! Every time someone pulled one out they had to read out and answer their question.

It was a brilliant way of getting to know more about each other and get conversations started!

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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.

Coffee Lounge! December 13

Today we had a lovely relaxing Coffee Lounge. It is a hot day in Byron so we enjoyed the yummy TimTams and great conversation without the hot coffee today!

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Even Tito awoke from his midday slumber just as the packet of TimTams was opened. (Coincidence??? I think not!).

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At Lexis Byron Bay we know how much our students LOVE their TimTams so there are always plenty to be shared around!

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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.

Coffee Lounge! November 22

Today we had two lovely sessions of Coffee Lounge enjoying the coffee and conversation and, of course, the TimTams!

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In the morning we played a game where a student would describe an object, animal or place and the others would try to guess what it was. This helped the students practice their English both in speaking and listening, as well as exposing them to new words and using the language in a different way than usual.

In the afternoon we had a few different games going, after first trying to master drinking coffee through TimTams. The students love trying this very Australian way of drinking coffee, with some even making it a part of their morning ritual!

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After going through all the TimTams (so quickly!) we got into some games. We had riddles and brainteasers to keep our minds working hard for the hour to not only work out the answer, but to work it out in English!
Some examples of the riddles include:
1. What has a thumb and finger but is not alive?
2. What do you buy but not use, when you use it you don’t know it, and you only use it once?
3. What belongs to you but is used more by others?

Answers to the riddles are:
1. A glove.
2. A coffin.
3. Your name.

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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.

Coffee Lounge! November 8

Today was Coffee Lounge day at Lexis Byron Bay!

At the morning session we played a game of Aussie Heads while enjoying our coffee and TimTams. The students were given a mystery card to stick on their forehead and had to ask questions to work out what place, object, sport or animal they were. Some were quite easy to figure out, like kangaroo and Lexis Byron Bay. Others were more difficult and required some prior knowledge of Australia, such as didgeridoo and TimTams! Either way, it was a good chance to practice speaking and learn some new English words.

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In the afternoon we drank coffee and ate TimTams over a game of Uno. There was some fierce competition to start, with Yuki and then Astrid winning the game quickly, followed slowly by the rest of us!  With students from all over the world playing, there were a few differences in the rules that each player uses. For example, how many cards do you pick up if you forget to say ‘uno’ when you have only one card left – one, two or seven? Compromises were made quickly and the game continued on in the same friendly but competitive nature that it started in!

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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.

Coffee Lounge! November 1

We had two sessions of Coffee Lounge today – one in the morning and one in the afternoon. At the morning session, we played Aussie Heads which requires asking questions to discover the identity of the card stuck to your forehead!

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It is a great game to help practice English by both asking questions, giving clues to other players, and guessing the right English word for your card. Everyone did really well with asking the right questions to discover their identity, even with the more difficult cards such as ‘Aussie Dollar’, ‘Great Barrier Reef’ and ‘Sandcastle’.

In the afternoon we played Lexis Jenga, which is just like normal Jenga but with a question written on each tile which the student answered when they had pulled it out.

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The questions help the students to learn some more English words and phrases, and encourage speaking to explain their answers. It is also a great game to help get to know each other – today we found out that Myuri likes to dance in the shower, Mayumi’s favourite movie is Titanic, and Yuki would make everyone visit Japan if he ruled the world!

Some students come along to Coffee Lounge for the conversation, others come for the TimTams…Roman and Pol are definitely here for the TimTams and would do just about anything for one of those biscuits!

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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.