English + Surfing with Dominique and Manuel!

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Dominique and Manuel are from Switzerland and spent four weeks with us here at Lexis Byron Bay. They enrolled in the English in Action – Surfing course for two weeks, followed by another two weeks of General English.

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Manuel has always dreamed of visiting Australia. He also loves to surf, having done a surf camp in Portugal, and he enjoys the hippy culture and lifestyle. Byron Bay was the obvious choice for him to visit! Dominique was interested in spending some time overseas to practice his English, and thought that Manuel’s plan sounded pretty good, so came along with him!

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For both of them, their favourite things about Byron Bay includes the lovely, friendly, polite people, although Manuel said they can be a bit too relaxed at times (for example, when they are making your to-go coffee and it takes a good ten minutes!). Dominique also enjoyed the Lighthouse and being able to watch the whales swim past in the ocean, while Manuel loved the beaches, the lifestyle and the positive attitudes of everyone he met.

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Dominique and Manuel felt that they absolutely made improvements to their English skills while they studied here at Lexis Byron Bay. Their teachers were very, very good and were friendly and helpful at all times. They found that the teaching style here is quite different to what they have experienced in Switzerland, which was very helpful in learning new English concepts.

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In addition to improving their English, they also improved their surfing! For Dominique, it was his first time ever to try surfing. Manuel, on the other hand, had tried surfing before at a surf camp in Portugal. Compared to that experience, the lessons he had here with the team at Let’s Go Surfing Byron Bay  were outstanding. The classes were much smaller here, allowing a more personal and attentive method of coaching. Their instructors were great teachers, very motivated and clearly love what they do, which all came together to make a positive and fun surfing experience!

Overall, Dominique and Manuel would definitely recommend the English in Action – Surfing course to anyone considering studying English and learning to surf in Australia!

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After completing their studies at Lexis Byron Bay last week, they were flying straight back to Switzerland the day after their graduation. They would have liked to stay in Australia for a longer period of time, but unfortunately had to be back at work this week. Manuel plans to continue his English studies and will be completing the Cambridge CAE course next year in Switzerland, and is hoping to study Law at university, which is a bilingual course. He also hopes to return to Byron Bay in the next few years!

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We truly enjoyed having you both here at Lexis Byron Bay and hope to see you back in Australia again one day! All the best for whatever your futures 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.

 

English+Surfing with Alessa!

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Alessa is from Switzerland and studied at Lexis Byron Bay for two weeks on the English in Action – Surfing course. During those two weeks she studied English in the mornings and learnt to surf in the afternoons.

Her first visit to Australia was in January of this year, when she spent a month travelling with her family. She loved the country and the people so much that she had to come back!

 

She arrived in Australia with an Intermediate level of English and, although her time at Lexis Byron Bay was short, she feels has learnt more and improved her English language skills.

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Alessa (back row, on the right) with the other new students on her first day at Lexis Byron Bay

Alessa had never surfed before, so was quite nervous for her first lesson! Over the two weeks she had eight lessons with the team at Lets Go Surfing Byron Bay who taught her the basics of surfing and helped her to improve. By the end of the eight lessons, she was feeling very good in her ability to surf and hopes to keep surfing when she returns to Europe.

One of Alessa’s favourite things about Byron Bay was the people. In particular, she enjoyed meeting all the people at Lexis Byron Bay and the friends she has made from all  over the world.

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Alessa (second from right) enjoyed the Coffee Lounge conversation activity with other Lexis Byron Bay students

Alessa said she would definitely recommend the English in Action – Surfing course to anyone thinking of studying English and learning to surf in Byron Bay. She said the team at Lets Go Surfing Byron Bay  are really nice, very motivated, always have a smile and make the lessons really fun!

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Alessa (centre) with her Lexis classmates on graduation day

Now Alessa is enjoying two months of travelling around Australia. After Byron Bay she is off to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and then Perth before  flying back to Switzerland.  We hope she has a great time travelling around the country and continues to practice both her English and her surfing!

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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 2

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

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Mariko with teacher Paul and her classmates

Mariko is from Japan and graduates from Paul’s Intermediate class. She has spent the last two weeks at Lexis doing the English in Action: Yoga course, learning English in the mornings and enjoying different types of yoga in the afternoons. She was a delight to teach and she was a good participant in class activities. Mariko made good progress in her two weeks here, by asking questions to help understand the grammar and vocabulary better. We are glad you enjoyed your time here, learning both English and yoga, and hope you will continue to use both!

Angela is from Spain and graduates from Ellie’s Upper Intermediate class. She has been at Lexis Byron Bay doing the English in Action: Yoga course as well, studying English in the mornings and attending yoga classes in the afternoon. She was a lovely student to have in class. She asked intelligent questions to further her understanding of the grammatical and lexical points they were studying. We wish you all the best with your studies in Ayurvedic medicine!

Martina is from Switzerland and graduates from David’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has been a pleasure to have in class over the past six weeks. Her confidence speaking English has grown and she has worked well with other students in class discussions. She was committed to her studies and showed great progress during her time at Lexis Byron Bay. We hope you have a great time at the Farmstay and enjoy the rest of your time in Australia!

 

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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.

New Starters! August 22

We have ten new starters this week at Lexis Byron Bay.

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New starters (left to right): Jain, Kazumi, Elisabeth, Denise, Antoine, Caterina, Laetitia, Angela, Mariko and Natsumi

Laetitia is from Switzerland and is one of four in her family, including her mother, father and older sister. She likes to spend time with her friends and family, listen to music and go horesriding. She has just completed her studies at Business School and hopes to work in tourism. She chose to study with Lexis Byron Bay to improve her English and because she has always dreamt of visiting Australia.

Jain is from Korea and lives with her close-knit family of her mother, father, grandmother and sister. She is interested in religion and studies management at university, at the School of Christianity. She enjoys playing musical instruments, including the piano, guitar and violin. She is interested in working in Management for Developing Countries in the future, and needs to be able to communicate with foreigners. She came to Lexis Byron Bay so she could improve her English to achieve this goal.

Antoine is from Belgium and is one of five in his family, including his two older brothers. He likes playing soccer, guitar, surfing and hanging out with friends. In Belgium he works in the shop that his parents own. Next year, he will be studying at a new school in Holland. Antoine came to Australia to learn English because he enjoys surfing and likes the variety of animals we have here.

Caterina is from Switzerland and is one of four in her family. She has a fantastic sister who she gets along really well with and all of her family are quite sporty. She likes listening to music and practicing circus arts. She is studying English so that she can get into tourism and event work. She plans to also live in the German part of Switzerland to improve this language as well.

Denise is from Brazil and lives with her husband and their pet cat. She is a fashion designer and has a range of homemade accessories, such as necklaces, bracelets and rings, that they make during the week to sell on Saturdays and over the internet. She came to Australia because her husband loves to surf. They travel a lot, so learning English is important to her. She hopes to build a pop-up store to travel her own country selling her fashion accessories.

Natsumi is from Japan and is one of four in her family, including her mother, father and younger sister. She enjoys watching movies and her favourite film is ‘Funny Face’. She studies Psychology at University and finds it very interesting and useful at times. She would like to study English to improve her speaking and listening skills, so that she can communicate with her foreign friends.

Mariko is from Japan and joins us in Byron Bay for the English in Action: Yoga course. She lives with her family of her mother, father, brother and grandmother. She works at a wedding company, welcoming people when they arrive at wedding receptions. She enjoys her work, because the guests are always happy which makes her happy too! She came to study English in Byron Bay to try new things and to have a holiday.

Kazumi is from Japan. She loves being in nature and likes to go for regular surfing and camping trips with her friends. She studied at university  then worked for 3 years as a Web Designer. She then went to Malta to learn English before travelling in Europe. After completing more studies in PHP programming, she got another job as a Web Designer. She has just left that job to come to Australia because she loves travelling and wants to improve her English.

Angela is from Spain and joins us in Byron Bay for the English in Action: Yoga course.

Elisabeth is from Spain and transferred here from Lexis Brisbane.

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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.

English + Surfing with Gaspard!

At Lexis Byron Bay we have a range of courses available for students wanting to improve their English skills in Australia. A lot of students choose to come to Byron Bay for the beachside lifestyle and to learn how to surf. Why not combine all of this and do the English in Action – Surfing course in Byron Bay?

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Gaspard is from France and is graduating this week after completing the English in Action – Surfing course. Gaspard lives in the surfing town of Biarritz, France, so he was already a good surfer when he arrived in Australia. He chose to come to Australia to learn English because he has never been here before and has had friends tell him how beautiful the country is. He had also heard that Australia is one of the best places to surf. After almost four weeks in Byron Bay, Gaspard says his favourite thing is that there are always waves to surf and friends to surf with.

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Gaspard feels that his English has improved and his classes have been good during his time at Lexis. His surfing has also improved a lot during his time in Australia. He says the team at Lets Go Surfing! are all very friendly and are great surfers, and did an excellent job helping him to improve his surf skills.

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Gaspard would recommend the English in Action – Surfing course to anyone interested in improving their English and their surfing. He believes it makes it more interesting and fun to study English in the mornings and spend the afternoons surfing.

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After graduating from Lexis Byron Bay this week, Gaspard is looking forward to returning to France to show off his new surfing skills to his friends!

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To find out more about the English in Action – Surfing and other courses available, please go to our website: www.lexisenglish.com

 

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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.